Superuser (also available as Superuser Elite) is an Android app that manages what apps on your rooted device have access to su i.e. which apps can run under the root account and thereby have full access to the system.

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Possibly a trojan named “SuperUser [UID]”?

SuperUser is prompting for access for something named "SuperUser [UID]" Why would the app SuperUser prompt for access for itself? Could it be a trojan with almost the same name as SuperUser?
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adb shell su: permission denied

I was trying to unlock my android phone by adb installed. I tried to followed these steps: adb devices adb shell cd data/system su rm *.key But when I typed and enter su, it's showing permission ...
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Ubuntu Dual Boot “Failed to get SU Permissions”

I followed the instructions on LifeHacker / the Ubuntu site. I got to the point where I have the Ubuntu Dual Boot app and have tried to make it install. The download proceeds without any problems, ...
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Galaxy s3 came prerooted?

I recently bought a Factory Unlocked s3 from Amazon. It came preinstalled with the superuser app and when I scanned with AVG for android it said my device had root. When I downloaded a root checker ...
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How to modify a system configuration file on Android?

On an Android device I would like to modify /data/misc/wifi/wpa_supplicant.conf with as minimal side effects to the rest of the device as possible. (there are unexposed APIs in Android framework) Is ...
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What is the difference between Android user app with root access and a system app

The answer I am looking for is in the aspect of permissions. Can a system app do everything? Can a user app with root access (on rooted device) do everything? If so, are they the same? For example ...
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get back root with custom rom

Not long ago I upgraded my Samsung Galaxy 3 (GT-i5800) with Kyrillos' rom v10.6 It appears to use CyanogenMod 7.3.0-RC3 Android 2.3.7 Some apps I often need to use, like SSHDroid, Terminal and ...
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Rooting Nexus 7 - SuperSU Binary Update Installation Failed

Can someone please help me find the correct SU binary for this device? I am trying to install the SU binary for SuperSU, and I get an installation failed every time. I have been looking for ...
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Root - How to remove one of the superuser app?

I rooted my phone a month ago and downloaded the SuperUser app yesterday. However, when I use the app SuperSU, it is not running and it said i need to update a file. I could not update it. What ...
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SuperUser doesn't give/prompt root access

I was trying to move GoogleMaps on SD-Cards using Link2SD. When I tried to do so I got a message stating Link2SD could not obtain root access. if you have root access make sure you respond ...
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root privilege required only for one app

I need Superuser privilege only for one app on my Sony Xperia M. How do i "lock" it after that? Would the phone need re-rooting everytime there is a software update from Sony?
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Unlock Root reports success but still cannot perform root user actions

Initially, I have tried to root my tablet(retail brand, not one of the mainstream ones) using SuperOneClick but it failed. Then I seeked UnlockRoot's help. Everything ran so smoothly. It reported ...
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Superuser does not show prompt

Firstly I need to say that I know this topic has been discussed many times but none of answers helped and I think this question is somewhat different than the others. I have tried to root my Android ...
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Some magic to remount /system

First of all: Phone's model is Alcatel One Touch Idol Mini / 6012X Chipset model is MT6572 The short version: The device is in boot loop and to resolve this I must rename a file. The problem is that ...
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How can I change the app for managing root access from SuperSU to Superuser?

I used a rooting package on my Galaxy S4 which installed SuperSU. Howvever, I preferred to use SuperUser, so I removed SuperSU and installed SuperUser. Now the apps that normally request root do not ...
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Android System [UID] 1000 Root Permission Request

Is Android System [UID] in your list of SU Root Permissions? I just reloaded the stock rom then installed SuperSU (otherwise blank system) Upon the next restart, one of the permission request that ...
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What is HTML viewer and why is it requesting root access?

A couple of days ago, an app called "HTML viewer" started requesting superuser access. I didn't install this app, and it came with my ROM. I naturally denied it, because I had used it before and it ...
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Setting appropriate permissions on SU binary

I recently found a way to maintain root access on my android device using a dropbear SSH server that I modified to run at boot as root using init.d, a lil scripting magic & some config scripts I ...
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adb shell superuser access without approve from phone

I'm running MIUI 3.9.27 on my HTC Desire S. I accidentally froze my miui launcher (com.miui.home) and after reboot, phone stuck on boot animation, but seems everything running except miuiHome. I ...
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SuperSU vs Root

I have seen two methods, which claim that they root an Android device, that I don't know the difference of. Method 1 is as easy as installing the SuperSU from Google Play. Method 2 is going ...
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root cannot list filed in /data

1|shell@maguro:/ # ls -l /system/xbin/ -rwxr-xr-x root shell 59816 2013-07-11 02:12 dexdump -rwsr-sr-x root root 67008 2013-10-08 17:24 su shell@maguro:/ # ls /data opendir ...
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How CF-Autoroot works?

How CF-autoroot Theoretically is able to root android devices ? I'm wondering on what technics it use to run su ? Do it use a custom/patched Linux kernel ? or it is based on local root exploit ? I ...
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“system” reboots my device after I allow it to in SuperUser?

Today, a random SuperUser request from "system", with UID 1000, appear. I figured that it was nothing, so I accepted it. A couple of seconds later, my phone rebooted, or at least that's what I think ...
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Why has my Android become half-rooted?

I had rooted my Samsung Galaxy S 4G, and for some reason it seems to be only partially rooted now. What I mean by this is that while SuperUser is installed, apps such as BusyBox and Titanium Backup ...
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Superuser app won't grant root acess anymore

I tried to do a backup a few days ago but TB just stucked on the "Asking root permissions" screen. And now, every app that needs root access doesn't work properly because root access is denied. My ...
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What is the difference between Superuser from ChainsDD and Superuser from ClockworkMod?

A while ago I rooted my LG Optimus Slider. The process installed Superuser from ChainsDD. Now I see that there is another Superuser from ClockworkMod, developed by Koush. What is the difference ...
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CWM Superuser on HTC Droid Incredible

I am trying to install ClockworkMod's Superuser on an HTC Droid Incredible running an older leaked Gingerbread build from Verizon labled TMartin GingerInc. I keep getting the following error:There was ...
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Nexus 4: Lost superuser rights after an update to 4.2.1 - how can I get them back?

A couple of weeks ago, my rooted Nexus 4 was updated from 4.2 to 4.2.1. Now it still seems to be unlocked (open lock symbol while booting), but I've lost my Superuser privileges. Is there any way I ...
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Android does not boot because of missing apk files in system/app folder

I moved the question from http://stackoverflow.com/q/15872848/1665807 I have a rooted Huawei u8825d phone.I want to know if there were no apk files in "/system/app/" folder. So,I moved these apk ...
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Why can't I use su to run under another app's permissions?

It's well-known that every Android app is its own user. I have Android Terminal Emulator installed as user u0_a5. u0_a5@android:/ $ whoami u0_a5 u0_a5@android:/ $ groups u0_a5 sdcard_rw sdcard_r ...
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Accidentally deleted superuser from CyanogenMod installation. How can I re-install superuser again?

I have rooted galaxy s3, but I somehow deleted superuser. I still have CWM, and my phone can boot into download mode. Am I able to flash CyanogenMod without bricking my phone?
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ADB 'su: permission denied' in recovery mode on rooted device

ADB 'su' command returns 'su: permission denied' on a fully rooted device in recovery mode. I can modify folders and files that require root access on phone (when it's booted). ADB also works when ...
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After “legitimately” rooting an HTC phone, how do I get SuperUser to work?

I went through HTC's official rooting steps which I've discovered is unusual because it means I didn't instantly start with a special rom that has SuperUser installed by default. I installed ...
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Rooting/unlocking Android Nexus One with broken power button using Linux terminal tools

I am attempting to get Cyanogenmod onto my Nexus One, but am running into far more problems than expected. The information on rooting Android devices seems heavily fragmented across the web and the ...
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Hide Superuser?

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 ...
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What is Ghost Mode of Superuser Elite?

Superuser Elite (paid) provides a premium-exclusive feature: Ghost Mode! What is it? As I haven't purchased it, I don't have option to test it..
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What exactly is superuser.apk and su?

I've done a lot of reading into rooting of Android devices. I really want to know exactly what is going on at each step before I commit to the process. I'm a little confused as to where the ...
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Superuser not prompting

I recently installed ICS(Android 4) on my Samsung Galaxy S, and it seems that in the process my superuser app broke. Everything went fine, my phone is working better than ever, but when an app ...
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What pros would upgrading to Superuser Elite bring?

I somewhat understand what Superuser does, but I'm curious if upgrading to the Elite version is a good idea... What pros are there? Does upgrading provide any additional features?