SuperSU v2.82 SR2 released
Posted on 2017-08-08, 20 comments, 231 +1's, imported from Google+/Chainfire

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This update to SuperSU brings SBIN mode (details below) and various fixes to Pixel support. The latter patches have been available as a test version on XDA ('PixelFix') for some time now.

SBIN mode

Traditionally, SuperSU's systemless mode used an ext4 image (/data/su.img) that was mounted to the /su path. It was done this way to bypass some root restrictions (mostly Samsung's).

SBIN mode stores its files directly on the /data partition, and makes su available through /sbin. The forementioned root protections have now been circumvented in other ways.

For most root apps, this really shouldn't make any difference. Some very specific ones (like FlashFire) will need to be updated to cope. Apps that need access to SuperSU specific files and paths should refer to /sbin/supersu and /sbin/supersu_link, rather than finding the files on /data manually.

SBIN mode is the default mode for Android O and newer, but is supported on Nougat and Marshmallow as well. To enable it on N and M, you need to execute the following command in ADB shell before (re-)flashing the SuperSU ZIP:

echo "BINDSBIN=true">/data/.supersu

Users are encouraged to try it on N and M as well as O, and report any issues they may encounter to the BETA thread on XDA. Upcoming SuperSU features will require SBIN mode.


As with all SR releases, you are supposed to update them by flashing the ZIP, not by installing the APK.

Flashable ZIP:

BETA discussion thread on XDA:

Pixel (XL) users, I advise to 'fastboot boot' this modded TWRP to flash the ZIP:


  • ZIP: Support order-swapped /etc/recovery.fstab

  • ZIP: Cope with /system being a symlink to /system_root/system

  • suinit: Fix remount /system r/w issue on Pixel(XL)+OPreview

  • sukernel: Fix pre-patched ramdisk detection for reduced system_root footprint

  • ZIP+suinit: Fix recovery going to ramdump on Pixel(XL)

  • Added "BIND SBIN" mode, mounts files in /sbin instead of /su, stores files directly in /data instead of su.img (new default for O+)

  • Systemless: all file contexts are restored at boot, see /path/to/su/mount/file_contexts

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Rain Master commented on 2017-08-08 at 10:47:

Thanks a lot for all the great work.

You are one of the android masters.

DodoGTA GT commented on 2017-08-08 at 11:09:

+Chainfire Will you update suhide?

Jeremy Jones commented on 2017-08-08 at 13:27:

Working good here on Nexus 6P on 8 DP4.

Keurys Almonte commented on 2017-08-08 at 14:13:

Gran Trabajo Equipo +Chainfire

British Waters commented on 2017-08-08 at 14:19:

Is it possible to flash a Samsung TV with another development.

Tizen has to be the worse possible system to put on a T.V in my opinion and is the Achilles heel of the device.

I would clearly need root access and was looking for a tutorial if anybody can direct me?

Cleveland Stamps commented on 2017-08-08 at 15:31:

Has anyone got adb/fastboot working on Windows 10? Still unable to get adb to recognize/ see my device. It continues to say "waiting for device". How do I get adb/ fast working on Windows 10?

Marty Fender commented on 2017-08-08 at 15:52:

+Cleveland Stamps​​

sounds like you don't have the drivers installed properly. the best way to have adb and fastboot installed system wide: Here is a system wide installer, although I have never used it with Windows 10. confirm that your device is listed in the device manager as adb and when booted into bootloader mode as fastboot. You may need to get the proper driver for your device from the manufacturer's site, also. in addition, you may need to allow for an unsigned driver to be installed.

Nick commented on 2017-08-08 at 15:59:

+Cleveland Stamps do you have USB debugging turned on? I know, simple question, but worth asking. Also, what device are you using?

Marty Fender commented on 2017-08-08 at 16:15:

+Nick​ I forgot to mention that and the fact that you must approve the security prompt on your android device when it pops up.

Dan Hutchins commented on 2017-08-08 at 18:17:

+Cleveland Stamps you need to download and install adb and fastboot to pc then it will work.

Dan Hutchins commented on 2017-08-08 at 18:19:

+Marty Fender works great on win.10. I use it myself.

Dan Hutchins commented on 2017-08-08 at 18:20:

Only question I have is, is this compatible with Moto g4 play? And do I still need to flash the su fixer before it?

Kevin Pang commented on 2017-08-08 at 20:57:

What about Sony devices? Can I safely update from 2.79?

Marc Williams commented on 2017-08-09 at 01:50:

Just wondering, does the old BINDSYSTEMXBIN still work with newer SU?

PACMAN PHOTOg commented on 2017-08-09 at 01:59:

+Kevin Pang backup flash and test

monkey ruu commented on 2017-08-09 at 13:17:


Jullian Donalds commented on 2017-08-09 at 19:49:

Benifits of sbin mode?

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Jan Muszynski commented on 2017-08-10 at 15:42:

ADB shell actually means any shell. You can use the terminal in TWRP for those commands. Or just create a text file containing the string "BINDSBIN=true" (without the quotes) using any method you please. Push the file to /data/.supersu and give it permissions of root:root 644 (in actuality permissions probably don't matter because of the way it'll be accessed. Root can read anything no matter what permissions there are - that's why it's root)

Chainfire commented on 2017-08-13 at 12:08:

Continued here:

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