Cyanogenmod 10.2 comes pre-rooted, but some people don't like the built-in SuperUser program, and would like to either update the su binary or use a completely different su program. Can this be done? If so, how?

  • Are you talking about some custom ROM for 4.3?
    – Dan Hulme
    Commented Sep 8, 2013 at 12:46
  • CyanogenMod 10.2
    – user24200
    Commented Sep 8, 2013 at 12:54
  • Thanks for clarifying. I've taken the liberty of adding that information to your question, to avoid confusing any future visitors, and to make your question easier to find by those who can answer it.
    – Dan Hulme
    Commented Sep 8, 2013 at 12:56
  • No, I don't use CM. We do have a few regulars who know much more about it, so I'm sure someone will be able to help you.
    – Dan Hulme
    Commented Sep 8, 2013 at 13:00
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    At least SuperSU (an alternative to SuperUser) has the feature to replace other SuperUser apps. One normally doesn't care that much about the su binary; it's rather the different features of the managers people are after.
    – Izzy
    Commented Sep 8, 2013 at 13:40

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Flashing a SuperSU update zip via recovery will override Android 4.3's built-in Superuser. From then on, you can use SuperSU, but you will need to keep Superuser enabled in Settings.

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