SuperSU v2.23 BETA - for immediate testing
Posted on 2014-11-17, 66 comments, 704 +1's, imported from Google+/Chainfire

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I've just added a TWRP flashable ZIP for SuperSU v2.23 to my download server - see the link in the box at the bottom of this post.

I was busy writing the 5.0 additions for How-To SU when an idea struck me that could fix a number of SELinux policy issues on Lollipop, of which previous attempts to transparently work around resulted in failed boots.

v2.23 is the implementation of those workarounds. Please extensively test this version ASAP on your Lollipop (and KitKat) Android's.

A number of root apps that previously would not work may now start working - please post in the XDA thread if so.

However, there could also be negative side effects, so if something stops working that did work with v2.22, please post about that as well.

(Note that I am not interested in root apps that did not work and still do not work)

I want to get a new version to the Play store in the next few days, so time is of the essence.

SuperSU BETA XDA thread:

EDIT: download removed, comments disabled. Please see the v2.24 post here:

ComuManager Ultimate commented on 2014-11-17 at 23:46:


Richard Men commented on 2014-11-17 at 23:47:

You are the man

ComuManager Ultimate commented on 2014-11-17 at 23:47:

try my app!

Bruce Baxter commented on 2014-11-17 at 23:52:

Does this need the patched kernel from cfar or does this zip do it all? By the way THANK YOU!

Cédric Monféfoul commented on 2014-11-17 at 23:53:

Helium was not working on Lollipop Nexus 7 2013.. Working now ! Thx :)

Chainfire commented on 2014-11-17 at 23:57:

Still requires the patched kernel from CFAR, kernel patching will not be in the mainline SuperSU ZIP, as non-compatible kernels and locked bootloaders will go boom. There will be a separate ZIP available for the kernel patching soon. If you're currently rooted with CFAR you can update by just flashing the ZIP - you only need to CFAR once.

Robert Chandler commented on 2014-11-18 at 00:03:

Chainfire your the man because softkeyz was not working before but now its working your the best updated thru wug fresh root tool kit just about a hour ago. On 5.0

ComuManager Ultimate commented on 2014-11-18 at 00:06:


Mark Bencze commented on 2014-11-18 at 01:01:

+Chainfire​, I will test all the top root apps on both kk and lolli. If any issues arise as per your request, I will post in the above thread

Jason Pasch commented on 2014-11-18 at 01:06:

nexus 5 LRX21O franco kernel r68 TWRP rec(no other mods)

FKU (Franco kernel) apk, the color control works fine on v2.19 but v2.23 color profiles no longer apply(off\on the screen no change) ,superuser permissions granted and access the interactive shell is functioning for other kernel settings(posted this on supersu beta v2.23 on xda)

UPDATE: re flashed v2.19 then again v2.23 to test now it is working.

Md. Ziaul Hoque Ch. commented on 2014-11-18 at 01:08:

It works fine on m7 cm 12 ROM.

Mark Bencze commented on 2014-11-18 at 01:22:

all the top root apps working fine on kitkat.  by top I mean root explorer, titanium, rom toolbox, trickster, xposed installer, adfree,flashifysynapse, etc.  testing on my nexus 5 now

Maciej Gasiorowski commented on 2014-11-18 at 01:24:

Top man

Bruce Baxter commented on 2014-11-18 at 01:25:

+Chainfire Thanks. You're the man!

Mark Bencze commented on 2014-11-18 at 01:25:

Yes people we all love chainfire. He's not looking for e-head right now. He needs some feedback about beta SuperSU

Benjamin Nettinyahoo commented on 2014-11-18 at 01:28:

Perfect on 4.4.4 ??????

Wim Vandekerckhove commented on 2014-11-18 at 01:30:

+Chainfire​ stuck on updating binary. 'Busy installing' on normal mode, recovery fails. See support thread

mimoto man commented on 2014-11-18 at 01:47:


John Kavanaugh commented on 2014-11-18 at 01:58:

This is Randall Flag appreciating your work for now I could only do it with this information your help, I wouldn't have a decent rooted phone; on my samsung galaxy note 3#( Verizon SM-N900V) meaning a locked bootloader, using TowelRoot within seconds I had root already I had downloaded safestrap 375, busybox pro, 18. Supersu 2. 16 . Superuser pro 201, stickmount Pro 1. 10 stickmount 3.23)( model number SM-N900V Verizon hardware, baseband version NC 4, Android versionN900V.07/ Android version Kit Kat 4. 4. 2) kernel 3. 4. 0; it's running stable any suggestions you can give would be fine thanks Chainfire boy you're a busy person meaning you're nice to people you like Android phones meaning I really appreciate your information so keep me on your list Thanks flag out.

Perry K commented on 2014-11-18 at 01:59:

+1'd your post awesome work . even though I can't use it I am on ATT with note 4. But I have used it with previous devices. Awesome application keep up the fantastic work.

Shannon Nie commented on 2014-11-18 at 02:03:


Evan Wickes commented on 2014-11-18 at 02:19:

+Wug Fresh

Adam Slobodian commented on 2014-11-18 at 02:37:

ES File Explorer still not able to obtain root. But all other root apps I've tried are still functioning. 

William Harrison commented on 2014-11-18 at 02:56:

Works fine on Samsung Galaxy S3 unofficial CM12.

commented on 2014-11-18 at 03:02:


Brian King commented on 2014-11-18 at 03:18:

+Adam Slobodian There's a patch-pie file floating around on the XDA forums that made my ES Explorer get root.

Rob Beane commented on 2014-11-18 at 03:33:

+Chainfire​ All the apps that wouldn't work before (Wakelock Detector, Display Control, Parcel.. etc) are now working with v2.23. Nexus 5 w/ LRX21O factory image.

Canad1an Bac0n commented on 2014-11-18 at 04:35:

Works fine here nexus 5 stock

Chuột Tí commented on 2014-11-18 at 05:50:


Shahram Mehrani commented on 2014-11-18 at 05:55:

Thanks for the Hard work +Chainfire​. Best luck as always. ?

Kilo Oneninenine commented on 2014-11-18 at 06:41:

Awesome work. Nexus 5 Lollipop on Mac.

didier MOLESTI commented on 2014-11-18 at 08:17:

Thx a lot Chainfire

Vernon Chin commented on 2014-11-18 at 08:21:

Helium on 5.0, Nexus 5 is now working

Anderson Aragão commented on 2014-11-18 at 09:46:

+Brad Hoschar thanks friend! Updated the post of my Rom.

Алексей Сычев commented on 2014-11-18 at 10:35:

Worked for me. Nexus5, stock lollipop, flashed zip after CFAR.

Nexus7 2013 - working too.

Adam Slobodian commented on 2014-11-18 at 10:43:

+Brian King Actually when I woke up this morning I had an update to ES File Explorer which addresses the root issue. Root is working now.

slipknot30 JC commented on 2014-11-18 at 11:05:


Adam Slobodian commented on 2014-11-18 at 12:04:

+Teodoro Robert Abilay Thanks, I actually just posted about it a little earlier as well.  Glad to hear it works on the v2.20 of SuperSU as well.  Thanks again.

PENG CHENG commented on 2014-11-18 at 13:04:

Guys did you flash a modified boot.img before install supersu. Without this boot.img, supersu didn't work. Does it still required with supersu v2.23?

Simos Katsiaris commented on 2014-11-18 at 13:13:

+Chainfire​ I can confirm that fx root add-on now works

Igor Lavrentjev commented on 2014-11-18 at 13:19:

Wakelock Detector working again! Thanks man! ?

Roberto Cocchiararo commented on 2014-11-18 at 13:22:

+PENG CHENG I was rooted with CFAR, and when i went to install a custom boot.img that supported F2FS and then on top of that the latest elemental X for my Nexus 5, i lost root. I then flashed SuperSU2.22 (2.23 was not released then) and i got root back.

PENG CHENG commented on 2014-11-18 at 13:54:

+Roberto Cocchiararo Sounds like your SuperSu 2.22 works on custom boot.img after successing root once. Though I flashed orginal boot.img of LRX210(nexus 5) first, then flash supersu with failure. I'll try flash boot.img and supersu again to see if any change. 

Jon commented on 2014-11-18 at 14:18:

Are your going to add support for the Nexus 6? The new SU works great on my Nexus 9!

Birol Cin commented on 2014-11-18 at 14:56:

wakelock detector didnt worked with 2.22, works now with 2.23, great!

Spiridon C. Dalietos commented on 2014-11-18 at 15:15:

Just updated from 2.22 via TWRP flashed with Franco's boot.img. | Nexus 5 | Everything rolls alright... Great Thanks +Chainfire !

Alex. S. commented on 2014-11-18 at 16:16:

When will support Nvidia Shield Tablet?

Tyler Cooper commented on 2014-11-18 at 17:18:

As others have mentioned, WLD wasnt working with CFAR, but it is working now with v2.23! thanks! 

Birol Cin commented on 2014-11-18 at 17:43:

did someone testet cerberus?

~~the only app i have which is still not working with root is es explorer... but dont know if its a problem of supersu or the app... :(~~

updated es explorer to latest version and now it works xD

shiva kakkar commented on 2014-11-18 at 18:12:

Rom Toolbox lite started working. Using on Android L 5.0 on NExus 4. Thanks a lot!

Jeff Mitchell commented on 2014-11-18 at 20:59:

I'd love to test this, as soon as there is CFAR for the SHIELD Tablet  :-D

paul poco commented on 2014-11-18 at 23:50:

+Adam Slobodian ES File Manager attains root now with mounting / as root r/w.

Jan Sokol commented on 2014-11-19 at 00:27:

On nexus 9 ,fixed power toggles' shutdown menu so now i have reboot, recovery and bootloader options.

Weak Control commented on 2014-11-19 at 01:11:

Weak Control  was not working with previous version

Now working without change with v.2.23 beta

Nexus 5 Lollipop works fine with the beta as well.

mike lipps commented on 2014-11-19 at 01:12:

+Chainfire what are those of us with failed nexus 10 root w/ CFAR on release day of lollipop supposed to do?  Are we supposed to re-root with CFAR again or is it still broken on the nexus 10?

Alessandro Vannucchi commented on 2014-11-19 at 01:52:

You r da man!

Shawn Zhang commented on 2014-11-19 at 02:09:

Yeah they are working now. Good job! Power Toggles requires root for GPS toggle and it is working now (not working on 2.22)

M Prindle commented on 2014-11-19 at 02:56:

Just flashed it on my N5 with the new L update.  Root is back and all my normal root apps are working.

Rico Wang commented on 2014-11-19 at 03:54:

Still not working on Nexus 5 running stock Lollipop...

M Prindle commented on 2014-11-19 at 04:19:

Did you run the chain fire auto root again?

Pradnesh Patil commented on 2014-11-19 at 04:23:

Working like a charm. <3

Great job. Thanks

Antonio Wong commented on 2014-11-19 at 05:38:

adblock plus and droidwall are denied from root access without asking permission. Great if you can take a look at it

Tom P. commented on 2014-11-19 at 07:23:

Want root my gt i9506 4.2.2...please help me

Seraphin54 commented on 2014-11-19 at 09:14:

On Nexus 5 with lollipop i can't obtain root for : root checker, lightflow,tasker,gmd gesture.

But i can obtain root for cerberus, secure settings and titanium backup

Darren Lindley commented on 2014-11-19 at 09:22:

Stock lollipop on nexus 5. Titanium, solid explorer,adaway,BBS were good before and still are. Es file explorer and Wakelock detector were broken before and now work. None of my root apps broke due to this update.

Abed Rojas commented on 2014-11-19 at 12:55:

Please update the autoroot motorola moto g xt1063 to android lollipop the previous version (4.4.4) of autoroot because bootloop in the new version of lollipop

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