SuperSU v2.61 BETA released
Posted on 2015-12-07, 120 comments, 983 +1's, imported from Google+/Chainfire

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In the ongoing effort of having root on 6.0 as streamlined and seamless as possible, SuperSU v2.61 BETA was just released.

The last few BETAs have been providing SuperSU installs without touching /system, as we are modifying the boot images anyway. Since a few days ago (v2.60) the ZIP installer automagically does this boot image patching for you (for Android 6.0+, and Samsung 5.1+), significantly reducing the hassle for devices this is compatible with.

While this works great on the 6.0.x stock Nexus firmwares and even custom ROMs such as CM13, we know it still has some issues on for example the G3 and some Samsung 5.1 devices.

Keep in mind this is still a BETA, and you should only be using it if you are tech-savvy enough to fix your device if you mess it up.

In the thread below, the information in posts #2 and #3 are both relevant, with the v2.61 BETA download attached to #3. The information is still a bit scattered and sparse, a clean-up is on the to-do list :)

[WIP][2015.12.07] Android 6.0 Marshmallow

George C commented on 2015-12-07 at 21:44:

Will this work on the oneplus one running cm13? Or is it only for nexus devices? +Chainfire

Matthew Garbett commented on 2015-12-07 at 21:46:

+Chainfire​ I'm assuming this still works for 6.0.1?

Younes Layachi commented on 2015-12-07 at 21:58:
yeffrin vega commented on 2015-12-07 at 22:04:


Cris Castillon commented on 2015-12-07 at 22:06:

Does system-less root still work with Android Pay?

Rami Debab commented on 2015-12-07 at 22:15:

+Matthew Garbett I used the 2.60 version and it worked you're good :)

Lucien L commented on 2015-12-07 at 22:20:

Thanks legend!

Matthew Garbett commented on 2015-12-07 at 22:23:

+Rami Debab Good to know :P I'm hoping that we get COS 13 Android 6.0.1 on the Bacon :P

hamada samir commented on 2015-12-07 at 22:35:

not work in CM 13 .. Doualboot note 3

Akshay Mehta commented on 2015-12-07 at 22:52:

Working great on Nexus 6p with 6.0.1 ???

Rami Debab commented on 2015-12-07 at 22:53:

+Akshay Mehta Dat emoji ?

Younes Layachi commented on 2015-12-07 at 22:55:

+Matthew Garbett yeah Bacon :D

andy o commented on 2015-12-07 at 23:03:

Does this decrypt the device, though? I just installed it on my decrypted N6, but I keep my N6P encrypted.

Shawn Villaire commented on 2015-12-08 at 00:07:

Thank you!  Works great on my 5X running 6.0.1.

andy o commented on 2015-12-08 at 00:09:

+Shawn Villaire Is your 5x completely stock otherwise, and encrypted?

Shawn Villaire commented on 2015-12-08 at 00:13:

+andy o Yes stock and encrypted.  Now rooted and Android Pay works!

Tim Liquia commented on 2015-12-08 at 00:16:

Confirmed on Nexus 5 6.0.1 :)

Petr Matula commented on 2015-12-08 at 00:46:

Nice work. I tryed now with new 6.0.1 factory image on my N7 2013 and N5, both with latest elementalx kernel. Works fine and I have more space in system (for xposed, android pay not available in my country).

But some apps don't have root acces (es file exploer - I do not know about better matching compensation, quick reboot - replaced others app).

Does anyone know if there is an error in the system less access or standard detection method and the requirement to root acces to the applications?

Well, the last inconvenience during the transition 2.52-> 2.61 was to erase history, I had all the apps again allow root access.

Courtney Buck commented on 2015-12-08 at 01:55:

Anyone else with a Nexus 5 noticed having a ridiculous battery percentage since updating to Android 6.0.1, SuperSU 2.61 and the latest boot image? Mine is currently on 3, 781% which definitely isn't correct...

Shad Ryshad commented on 2015-12-08 at 02:05:

I've been using this v2.60 since yesterday on my moto G3 6.0 and it's been working pretty well, only problem I've seen was flashify not wanting to backup my recovery.img

Juve Zavala commented on 2015-12-08 at 02:42:

Confirmed working on OnePlus One running Omnirom 6.0 by herna and also by samstone86! Awesome stuff +Chainfire​!

Juve Zavala commented on 2015-12-08 at 02:44:

+Burung Gereja I would start with a clean /system setup. The point of chainfire's new method is so that /system stays stock and untouched.

Juve Zavala commented on 2015-12-08 at 02:45:

+George Charters should work dude.

Juve Zavala commented on 2015-12-08 at 02:47:

+Cris Castillon in theory it should. Android Pay is going to check if your entire setup is GMS certified too though.

adhi chronique commented on 2015-12-08 at 06:56:

Like this

René Bour commented on 2015-12-08 at 07:36:

Binary update 2.60 good (normal)

Binary update 2.61 failed! (Normal)

On Galaxy S5 with Android 5, whats wrong? 

Sascha Heinze commented on 2015-12-08 at 08:17:

+George Charters​ I know the older beta did not. Maybe this one does but why try if you have a ROM with integrated root, just turn it on. No extra SU needed.

George C commented on 2015-12-08 at 13:42:

Nice, which zip did you use for the oneplus? I'm running cm13. Thanks +Juve Zavala​​

Joe Philipps commented on 2015-12-08 at 15:25:

hmmmm...I thought you wanted to leave this alone, pass it on to someone else.

Денис Бахтияров commented on 2015-12-08 at 15:55:

6.0.1 ? Can i root it?

João Paulo Ferreira commented on 2015-12-08 at 16:25:

+Денис Бахтияров trying just now...

Juve Zavala commented on 2015-12-08 at 16:26:

+George Charters either 2.60 or 2.61 should work.

PACMAN PHOTOg commented on 2015-12-08 at 23:42:

How come I get fail on flashing systemless? N5

Omkar Gupta commented on 2015-12-09 at 03:16:

Do I still need to flash the custom boot image for rooting Nexus 5 with su 2.61?

Fabricio Nahun Rodriguez Agurcia commented on 2015-12-09 at 03:49:

Una pregunta ise root a un Note 3 SM-N900T lollilop 5.0 y no me pasaba de cuando lo enciendo de actualizacion de aplicsciones decia system se detubo y se apagaba, pero lo encendi como 3 veces y encendio normal despues ire a tener algun problema mas adelante en el futuro con el.

Juve Zavala commented on 2015-12-09 at 04:13:

+Fabricio Nahun Rodriguez Agurcia parece que todo esta bien. Creo, como lo describiste, que estaba actualizando todas las aplicaciones solamente. Si Samsung sale con actualizaciones en el futuro es possible de que pierdas root.

Fabricio Nahun Rodriguez Agurcia commented on 2015-12-09 at 04:58:

+Juve Zavala ok gracias mira antes este mismo telefono lo havia echo root pero era version 4.4.2 y todo me iva bien de alli lo actualize con kies y perdi el root y me costo allar una pagina confiable donde exista el root para esta 5.0 pero en fin espero que no tenga fallas y no creo que samsung siga tirando actualizaciones para la note 3 despues de 5.0 por eso lo volvi a rootear y si saliera una nueva actualizacion solo lo conecto a kies y me actualiza de vuelta lo que cuesta es que lanzen un root de vuelta compatible con este telefono de T mobile

matias urra commented on 2015-12-09 at 06:13:
Zhang GuoPing commented on 2015-12-10 at 05:22:

In the "hammerhead" Nexus 5, 6.0.1 (MMB29K) the brush into modify boot.img for the Nexus will cause battery display abnormal. Hope repair

carlo tarasco commented on 2015-12-10 at 08:20:


Geovane Souza commented on 2015-12-10 at 13:05:

Version 2.61 does not work on android 6.0 M. stock ROM. He gave endless loop.

varun soni commented on 2015-12-11 at 09:36:

Working great on cm 13.. :)

cn aring commented on 2015-12-11 at 12:01:

version 2.61 2.62 working nice on nexus 5, 6.01 ???

David Hathaway commented on 2015-12-12 at 22:18:

+Courtney Buck Same battery percentage issue on my Nexus 5

philip cabornay commented on 2015-12-13 at 10:59:

Need help my aura tablet

Stefanie Bondzio commented on 2015-12-13 at 18:54:

Works with Cataclyst 6.0.1 on Nexus 5 (installed V2.6.1)

Elijiah Stalder commented on 2015-12-13 at 20:25:

+geovane souza what cell phone are you using? I'm using the lg g3 d851 and haven't tried this yet. But on last releases on cm13 I have gotten infinite boot loop. I will try this and edit post afterwards

Omid Karimi commented on 2015-12-14 at 23:24:


Nathan Chimwendo commented on 2015-12-15 at 09:19:

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Nathan Chimwendo commented on 2015-12-15 at 09:20:

sorry about that gi¡!!!!!

Chintan Patel commented on 2015-12-15 at 14:51:

Go on

Elijiah Stalder commented on 2015-12-15 at 17:18:

Works perfect on the latest cm13 build for my lg g3. No boot loops anymore here! Sorry for the long wait had no inernet

Rizla Jefry commented on 2015-12-15 at 19:17:

How to root coolpad e501?

Help me please

cn aring commented on 2015-12-16 at 23:36:

good on nexus5 6.01

Ann Earnheart commented on 2015-12-17 at 02:31:

Just rooted my Sprint Galaxy edge and want the best rom to improve my battery. Can you make a suggestion?

Sebastien Furino commented on 2015-12-17 at 05:18:

Just rooted my second cell. This time a Samsung. Thanks +Chainfire

Angel Miranda commented on 2015-12-17 at 18:15:

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Michael Scott Calhoun commented on 2015-12-18 at 23:47:

My son, CF

Sebastien Furino commented on 2015-12-20 at 06:27:

Hey can I be in the beta test group? Please?

Nick cosmas commented on 2015-12-20 at 06:33:

My one plus failed when its start updating can you help me ?

risha lupitasari commented on 2015-12-20 at 18:13:

Lenovo a6000,what is binary su n how to download binary su

Ta Duncan commented on 2015-12-20 at 22:20:


Nick cosmas commented on 2015-12-21 at 07:44:

+George Charters George also I hv oneplus and it come with SuperSU but when update come am trying to install my phone switched of its self then its switched on .can you help me with this

George C commented on 2015-12-21 at 09:17:

Sorry, I misunderstand the problem. Is this after you install the rom update in recovery? Or are you on stock rom +Nick cosmas

Nick cosmas commented on 2015-12-21 at 09:20:

I got notification about new update ready for install but when am trying to install its starting and showing that Android toy then phone switched off then on

Read Me commented on 2015-12-22 at 05:19:

Keep it up bruh..thanks you very much..

abu fawaz commented on 2015-12-22 at 13:39:


THAI Win commented on 2015-12-23 at 16:20:


Rick B commented on 2015-12-24 at 18:14:

+Chainfire​ Thank you for all the work you put into this. I installed v2.64 on my Sprint S6 5.1.1 and it is working perfectly!

Rick B commented on 2015-12-24 at 18:17:

+Chainfire​ Is it ok to install xposed framework using this method?

Krzysztof Barcikowski commented on 2015-12-25 at 06:50:

how to break the IMEI number samsung 3 note

Esteban Granadino I. commented on 2015-12-26 at 20:03:


Muhammad Fachry commented on 2015-12-28 at 03:29:

I use v2.65, and move apps to system, can I get OTA update later?

abu fawaz commented on 2015-12-28 at 03:36:


Jim Smith commented on 2015-12-28 at 13:28:

Is SuperSU v2.61compatible 28th lollipop 5.1.1 on LG ls665 tribute 2?

don fundroid commented on 2015-12-30 at 07:03:

Your shots awesome!! Fan of all your works.☺

don fundroid commented on 2016-01-01 at 05:57:

Don't forget DVS do shitloads of work and time!support all our developers all over?

Kane You commented on 2016-01-05 at 07:05:

When updated versions of Google Store?

Laercio Metzner commented on 2016-01-06 at 12:35:

Worked flawlessly on Samsung Grand Duos AOSP 5.1

phi long vũ commented on 2016-01-11 at 09:34:

Nhac ngoai tuyen

phi long vũ commented on 2016-01-11 at 09:34:

Nhac tre

phi long vũ commented on 2016-01-11 at 09:35:

Nhac anh tho

G君临四海 commented on 2016-01-15 at 00:01:

+Muhammad Fachry did you ota successful ly ?

ياسين الحميدي commented on 2016-01-17 at 10:40:

how root note 4 sm-n910v 5.0.1 Verizon

victor ordonez commented on 2016-01-18 at 01:35:

Help my Samsung S3 is not letting me do anything the s/u is hidden and all my settings how I had them gone please help

Ethan M. commented on 2016-01-18 at 06:43:

I just keep having this problem, and all the apps That need SU root permissions doesn't seem to work propriety. Other ones just doesn't respond at all, is not the first time a rooted a device, I even buyied the Pro version of supersu, I have a galaxy tab S 10.5 wt 5.0.2 lollipop. I need some help here.

don fundroid commented on 2016-01-18 at 07:49:

+Ethan M.​​ Kingo root has a new version it surprised me when I rooted my tab 4 with it.,but you need binaries installed first chain fire has cf- auto root too?I'm not sure if it roots the 10"? But just adding su won't do anything.?samsung with the Odin mode they don't like root my s5 was a mother!

Ethan M. commented on 2016-01-18 at 08:00:

+don fundroid I know I need root access, and I have it already ?, my problem is that it keeps asking me for binaries update, and it just keeps failing.

don fundroid commented on 2016-01-18 at 08:16:

Ohhh!?zip and sighn it and install threw recovery that's what I would do?

don fundroid commented on 2016-01-18 at 08:20:

Or if rooted use the old version or hopefully you saved a backup?and unzip su and install it as a standalone?i used your new 2.66 su it worked on my nvidia shield perfect! When it said install normal that's what I did? It went threw?now I'm running 2.66 and still on lollipop? nvidia is slacking on the older devices using the old k1 tn8 version now its about the Kepler 192 core?

don fundroid commented on 2016-01-18 at 08:40:
Brandon Aguirre commented on 2016-01-19 at 01:19:

Superuser pro

ياسين الحميدي commented on 2016-01-19 at 10:19:

hi how root note 3 vrezion sm-n900v 5.0

don fundroid commented on 2016-01-19 at 13:05:
  • ‫ياسين الحميدي‬‎ XDA has a page for rooting sm series
Militza Rojas commented on 2016-01-19 at 16:49:



Samuel Holland commented on 2016-01-20 at 17:34:

+Chainfire Thank you sincerely?

Yoga Mandala commented on 2016-01-21 at 00:47:

Saya mau bertanya nih,,hp saya kan asus t00j

Saya sudah root lwat apk rootzenfone trus buka xmod dan mngikuti petunjuknya tpi xmodnya gk berjln d coc ya tlong penjelasannya...thanks

gaurav gupta commented on 2016-01-22 at 13:24:

Please provide cwm and twrp coolpad dazen 1

Yoga Mandala commented on 2016-01-22 at 13:49:

Saya sudah beri yg d minta super su tpi knapa klo saya masuk d xmodgames handphone selalu mati tlong penjelasan yg lebih rinci atw detail

Jim Condon commented on 2016-01-22 at 16:11:

+Chainfire Thanks for this work. I'm trying to integrate SuperSU in a rk3288 build. Do you have instructions for building SuperSU into an AOSP build?

Yoga Mandala commented on 2016-01-22 at 16:13:

Apakah untuk hp asus bleh.....

Yoga Mandala commented on 2016-01-22 at 16:14:

Apakah untuk hp asus bleh.....

Gianluca Russo commented on 2016-01-22 at 22:10:

Is there a problem on last zip 2.67? I got an error from WinRAR.

Yoga Mandala commented on 2016-01-22 at 23:05:

Saya bermasalah saat buka xmodgames pdahal supersu sudah da

Christian Taype Escarcena commented on 2016-01-23 at 17:43:


حسن كيم commented on 2016-01-25 at 14:52:


Achmad Mukti commented on 2016-02-03 at 17:46:


javad LODER commented on 2016-02-10 at 00:36:


javad LODER commented on 2016-02-10 at 00:37:

الان اینجا کجاست؟?

مریخ که نیومدیم اشتباهی?

zawwin Limbu commented on 2016-02-12 at 02:52:

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حسن كيم commented on 2016-02-12 at 10:04:


Charissa Coleman commented on 2016-02-16 at 19:00:

Im expecting this will woork

Khaing Mye commented on 2016-02-16 at 19:20:


BT Mobile commented on 2016-02-26 at 19:28:

Does work s6 edge - sm-G925F

Joel Concepcion commented on 2016-02-28 at 06:27:

Are this work on S3 GT-I9300

John evans commented on 2016-03-13 at 07:40:

Worked on my S6 edge SM-G925f on 5.1.1

Eduardo SANTOS commented on 2016-05-27 at 19:54:


Hello I have a E6533, I would like to know a root method for him'm with 32.1.A.1.185 not mind doing a downgrade. Thank you so much

coolbeans 2016 commented on 2016-12-10 at 17:56:

+Petr Matula for es file explorer use root explorer to move the 7 files under "system/bin/" to "su/xbin/"... reboot & it will give you root auth pop-up for SuperSU by Chainfire.

Petr Matula commented on 2016-12-10 at 18:02:

+Stephen Cox

Your response is swift :-)

Now, supersu is a stable v2.78 and ES have fixed this problem.

coolbeans 2016 commented on 2016-12-10 at 18:03:

+Ethan M. when you do a root option ("r/w") using say root explorer when moving files for es file explorer to the correct place to get root auth... this will get SuperSU to prompt for "binary update". Just let it do this the normal way, not TWRP & it will download/install right then & there on desktop and prompt to restart. Your good to go after this. If it fails start over. Flash cfSuperSU, do a root "r/w" file move with root explorer and wait for prompt again. THIS ONLY APPLIES TO THOSE EXPERIENCING THIS EXACT BINARY PROMPT

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