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There are many apps out there that will hide your root su file and this seems to work well enough, but none of them are capable of hiding the Superuser application, not even 'Hide My Root' which claims it can do it but actually it doesn't do anything (Galaxy Nexus JB4.1.1., Superuser 3.1.1). Is there any way I could hide the Superuser app in such a manner that I could bring it back easily with an app rather than having to re-root my phone and re-mount/restore or just re-install the app itself?

My motives are not nefarious, actually I just want to get email on my phone but our 'Good' policy blocks rooted phones and once it sees Superuser it bails. This conflicts with the many tools I need available to me which require root access. I've tried putting Superuser into Ghost mode but this does little other than remove it from the launcher. I've tried SuperSU as an alternative to Superuser and Good still recognizes that. Maybe if there were some other lesser known Superuser app that might work but I haven't been able to find one yet.

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SuperUser doesn't need root to be installed, and if you can hide su without removing it where does the problem arise? –  Matthew Read Oct 18 '12 at 22:11
    
The problem is I need to hide Superuser temporarily –  FrozT Oct 18 '12 at 23:34
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There is an easy way to hide root/Superuser temporarily. Just rename the Superuser app/apps to some other name in /system/app.

The disadvantage is that this will disable root for all apps.

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