SuperSU hits 100 million downloads on Google Play
Posted on 2017-09-16, 55 comments, 609 +1's, imported from Google+/Chainfire

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AndroidPolice broke the news that SuperSU broke the magical 100 million users barrier on Google Play last night.

As I understand, these are unique Google accounts over the lifetime of the app. My own servers count another 160 million downloads, and external sites serve SuperSU downloads as well, but obviously you can't just add these numbers together.

Then there's the fact that many users will have used multiple different Google accounts over the years, but there are also untold millions of devices (especially in Asia) that do run SuperSU but do not run Google Play.

So, the true number of users over the app's lifetime is not really knowable, but I would guess it is indeed somewhere around that 100 million mark. Of course, this number does not represent active users today - years ago when I had access to those numbers, they were between a quarter and a third of the total listed.

Either way, I'm grateful to be lucky enough to see a milestone like this reached for something I made, and a little proud too! A heartfelt thanks to everyone who has supported me and my work over the years - it would not have been possible without you.

Christian Wölfel commented on 2017-09-16 at 13:41:

Congratulations ???

N. W. Dood commented on 2017-09-16 at 13:44:

Your work has been an important part of what makes Android "Android"

Claudio Ibarra commented on 2017-09-16 at 13:44:

You deserve to be proud, sir. That's quite the achievement. You do excellent work.

Dario Mehdi commented on 2017-09-16 at 13:50:

Congratulations my friend ? you deserve more

Lance Givens commented on 2017-09-16 at 14:02:

Been in the Android game since the G1. Many don't know your importance in helping make Android what it is today. Thank you

Glenn Hutchings commented on 2017-09-16 at 14:06:

Bravo, sir!

Candra Yudha tama commented on 2017-09-16 at 14:14:


René Verbeek commented on 2017-09-16 at 14:21:


Edward commented on 2017-09-16 at 14:29:


Ryan Hayle commented on 2017-09-16 at 14:42:

You should be proud! Not many of us can claim they've touched 100 million people's lives. That's 1.3% of the population of this planet! Congratulations! ?

Rain Master commented on 2017-09-16 at 14:42:

Congratulations to the master. Thank you for all your great work.

Kiran Nair commented on 2017-09-16 at 14:47:

You are the star here, not the app, not us.. but you.. its you who made and showed the difference between ios and android for the masses

Ian Pride commented on 2017-09-16 at 14:50:

Congrats!!! I know I've installed/re-installed SuperSu on countless devices over the years...

Jaythenut commented on 2017-09-16 at 15:19:

Congratulations bud ?

Nathaniel Clay commented on 2017-09-16 at 15:24:

Make an actual firepit put a chain around it, get marshmallows and chocolate and gram crackers, pop a cold beer kick back and celebrate! (What I would do)

Faith Fly commented on 2017-09-16 at 15:51:

Not use it anymore

Yoogesh PAliwal commented on 2017-09-16 at 15:54:

Congratulations and celebration

Rashad commented on 2017-09-16 at 15:55:

No sir, thank you for your hard work you deserve it and even more. We are proud of you. I wish you all the best in your next endeavor. ???

Anbuselvan P commented on 2017-09-16 at 16:16:

We should be thanking for your work +Chainfire

Nuno Pinho commented on 2017-09-16 at 16:17:

congrats, android without +Chainfire​ its not the same

time to celebrate and donate

Ryan Cavitt commented on 2017-09-16 at 16:47:

Amazing work on your part +Chainfire, I am just hoping Codingcode doesn't drop the ball on what is your hard work.

Jason Pasch commented on 2017-09-16 at 17:02:

Congratulations! +Chainfire​! ??

Marek Góral commented on 2017-09-16 at 17:07:

... and I'm eternally grateful that you created SuperSU, thank you Sir.

Dan Fryling commented on 2017-09-16 at 17:41:

due props to you. Have been with Android from day one rooting and roming.

Louix Chazique commented on 2017-09-16 at 18:49:

It was me, me, me....

When I downloaded Super SU on my 6P, the notification light started flashing, the display flashed strobing technicolors and the sounds of a casino jackpot vibrated out of the front facing stereo speakers. And a manic advertising voice over informed me that I'd won an all expenses trip to Floston Paradise....I'm famous....I downloaded the hundred millionth copy of SU! Do I get to meet the Grand Master himself at Floston?

Poloasis commented on 2017-09-16 at 21:53:

Way to go. You're my hero, can't leave on Android without Superuser.

Davi Menezes commented on 2017-09-16 at 22:05:

it never work for me

Walter Franklin commented on 2017-09-16 at 22:26:

Thanks for all you have done for our Android communities and congratulations Sir.. way it go ?

Dan Fryling commented on 2017-09-16 at 22:43:

+Louix Chazique be careful that Gary Oldman and his minions don't try to kill you.

Louix Chazique commented on 2017-09-16 at 23:08:

+Dan Fryling You gotta stuck your head above the parapet sometimes!

Louix Chazique commented on 2017-09-16 at 23:09:

Stick, I mean

Dani commented on 2017-09-16 at 23:33:

Congratulations Sir..but i got superuser from another app and i've tried to switch to your SuperSu..but i 've failed..can anybody help me..thanks

Oscar Rodriguez Murphy commented on 2017-09-17 at 00:14:

Congrats my friends

Steven V commented on 2017-09-17 at 02:23:

Congrats you have definitely made a grand program and I'm enjoying it everyday

Angad Deep Singh Sehdeva commented on 2017-09-17 at 03:35:

What a Lukewarm celebration!

James Mason commented on 2017-09-17 at 04:58:

+Nathaniel Clay Oreos, too.

Mario Suarez commented on 2017-09-17 at 05:10:


Kẻ Sa Ngã commented on 2017-09-17 at 05:23:

Well, im asia. And most of time i will flash supersu via twrp, because i will need install supersu binary if i just download supersu from play store. So if i can get full setup with supersu from play store, you may get more downloaf from me ?

Dalius Gužauskas commented on 2017-09-17 at 09:20:


Martin Hall commented on 2017-09-17 at 09:30:

Without you Android would have become a locked down OS by now. You and your work are unparalleled in the world of Android.

I know it is none of my business but over the years Google and other developers must have at least taken an interest in you and your work. Thank you for being true to being "out there" for the end user. 100,000,000 is by your own post a Conservative figure. It is an immense achievement.

Thank You.

Martin Coulon commented on 2017-09-17 at 12:22:

Yay ?

Pani Olivier commented on 2017-09-17 at 17:12:

10% of Android users therefore hate bloatware to the extent of gluing the extra mile

Wim Vandekerckhove commented on 2017-09-17 at 20:32:

Without you the root user community would be far worse off. The apps you create work beautifully and are simple in design. SuperSU and flashfire are in my view your 2 best apps ever. +Chainfire​ keep doing what you're doing, you deserve every bit of gratitude. I salute you! ?

Adalberto Muriel commented on 2017-09-17 at 23:59:

The One and the only

Yan Saputra commented on 2017-09-18 at 21:58:

+Chainfire​ I use your masterpiece from 2013 on my first android samsung galaxy s3 mini ... Su is the best and the stability I've used up to this moment with my second android device asus zf2 regular x86 from 2015 ... Thousands of thanks sir has shown to the world what is the meaning of rooting actually ... For my personal rooting is mandatory in the android ... Even if I can feel the device aplle ios 11 bionic and upcoming versions, I have made sure to in jailbreak like android device to be able to do full customize without limit ... I will faithfully use your works su and wait for experiment from you sir ... ?????

Максим Пензин commented on 2017-09-19 at 08:26:

Интересно описал..... только что то с тюрьмой не очень ясно....

Drake Osborn commented on 2017-09-19 at 08:45:

you have made android my number one os. I just wish it was easier to unlock bootloaders on a few of my devices.

mr mightie commented on 2017-09-20 at 14:51:

Big up yourself mr Chainfire

Paulo Panelli commented on 2017-10-18 at 13:57:



Nasar Ahmed commented on 2017-11-18 at 03:28:

Thanks a million for this excellent piece of software.

wakti ahmed commented on 2017-11-24 at 15:44:

Bravo ! C'est du top

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James murphy commented on 2018-04-08 at 08:42:

Congratulations SuperSU! Finally got it right just 5 minutes ago for my Galaxy Core Prime!

Mohim Arif commented on 2018-06-29 at 12:32:

how the work this app?

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