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?

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You can see the advantages from the developer's home page.

Superuser Elite is the Premium version of Superuser. It unlocks several premium features within Superuser, including:

  • PIN Protection – Secure your Superuser prompt with a PIN number so that nobody but you can grant Superuser rights to apps
  • Access timeout – Allow an app to maintain Superuser rights for a set amount of time, so that you can allow certain apps access without having to remember them or press allow multiple times
  • Ghost mode – Hide Superuser from your app tray and home screen. With ghost mode activated, the only way to launch it is by dialing a secret code into the dialer. The default secret code is *#*#787378737#*#*, but it can be set to whatever you want. Note that this feature will probably be disabled if your device does not have a dialer (tablets specifically).
  • Advanced log management – Set the log to only store a certain number of entries before deleting the oldest entry. You also gain the ability to set certain apps to not log at all.
  • Advanced notification management – Set which apps send notifications and which apps don’t
  • Toast notification placement – If you choose to use Toast notifications instead of Status bar notifications, you gain the ability to set where the notification will appear; top, bottom, or center of the screen, or the default location
  • I got it for the PIN protection and for beta access (which I believe is over), and of course to support Chainfire. So far it's been great and the binary updater came in handy a few times before it made it into the standard version. Nov 16, 2011 at 15:32
  • Thanks! I really had no idea what most of those things did, haha.. Nov 17, 2011 at 4:20

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