Questions tagged [superuser]

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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Rooting Samsung Galaxy Pocket

i have an android Device (Samsung Galaxy Pocket S5300) which i want to root, because i have used Ubuntu on my PC and Notebook for five or six years and i am familiar with doing different maintainace ...
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Moto g 2nd gen, lollipop bootloader unlock issue

I have just bought Moto G 2nd generation smart phone with 16 gb internal memory. To root device, I tried to unlock bootloader. But it didn't go smooth. When I hit command fastboot oem unlock <key&...
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SuperSu update binary error

I have a lg optimus g pro f240 running on android os version 4.4.2. I recently rooted the phone using the software in This thread I have installed SuperSu though each time I try and open it, it tells ...
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How does SuperSu provide root privilege?

Has a write-up ever been released on exactly how SuperSu works? After searching around for a while I found mostly guides on how to use the app, not the implementation details. I did, however, find ...
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Rooting failed, superSU remains

I tried to root my Galaxy Core 2 Duos using Kingo root, which installed SuperSU. Unfortunately rooting failed all of a sudden, but still SuperSU remains. How can I remove SuperSU from my device?
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root cannot list files 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 failed,...
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How to grant an app root access without GUI interaction?

I'm trying to update my APN settings using: adb shell "su -c 'content update --uri content://telephony/carriers --bind name:s:\""SDR"\" --bind apn:s:"SDR-internet"'" The first time I run this ...
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How does SuperSU check if a phone is rooted?

I have a rooted custom device (Android 8.0), I can use adb and run su and do whatever I want in the shell. But SuperSU or any other app cannot find root. I have made a symlink from /system/xbin/su to /...
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How to edit the list of reserved ports (under 1024) on Android?

Is it possible to edit list of reserved ports on Android (0 - 1023) to move lower port (under 1024) to higher port (equal or above 1024). My mobile phone is rooted and I want to use lower port. One ...
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Error when using DirtyCow

I get an error when launching an exploit CVE-2016-5195. The work of the exploit is completed, without getting root rights. I checked my phone for this vulnerability with make test, as a result I ...
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Customising a custom rom

I want to know is it possible to edit a custom rom from zip and then zipping it again (flashable) to a device. Will it brick the device? Thanx
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How to use dirty cow exploit?

I got Sony m4 aqua with locked bootloader, android 6.01 and july 1 2016 security patch, no DM verity... I would like to freeze few factory apps via adb's pm disable command (or any other way possible)....
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How to block network traffic going to a specific remote port?

Is there a way I could block a specific network port connection for a specific app in Android? My phone is rooted. I know iptables -I OUTPUT -p tcp --dport xx -j DROP but this blocks those ports for ...
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How to block TCP connections?

I have an app, a replica of a shooter game in Android. It is just for experimental use only, me and my friends are testing it. I need to block all TCP connections so I can test my security. But its ...
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Is it possible to make init stop restarting one of it's “services”?

My init is making the eris persistent, I don't know if the /system/bin/eris is important to keep android's good functionality but at this moment this "service" (the quotation marks are because i ...
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Do I Need a Super User app on a rooted phone?

Our company uses a few devices for in house tasks. I have the SU binary flashed to my devices. I have proprieteary apps installed that access the SU through hardcoded shell commands. My devices are ...
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Le eco le 2 Android 6.0 : How to share my computer internet on my android with USB?

Having troubles sharing my internet connection from my desktop computer to my LE ECO LE 2 compact phone. I went to Settings -> Network connections -> USB connection. From this post (a bit old, it's ...
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Root checkers tells me my phone is rooted but most root required apps warns me that the system denied to root. Why? Anyone, please explain it to me

Before my phone was said to be rooted by root checkers, I tried many rooting apps, both Android and PC based. The first significant change which happened occurred when I first installed and used the ...
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Phone stucked while booting with moto logo

After all for a game, I've done all the stuff that gets it to play the way i love. I did the following in the order as it is. Backed up my contents Unlocked the bootloader Flashed TWRP recovery ...
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Error in Galaxy tab a: 'Unable to restart your device. Verification failed' after supersu

I own a Galaxy tab a 10.1 with s pen (2016). I flashed via odin, twrp 3.1.1.0 and the system booted fine. Then I flashed the last version of SuperSU and since then the system doesn't turn on and I get ...
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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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Pervasive Kingroot app avoids uninstall

I managed to root my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet with Kingroot, but I'd like to remove it and switch to using SuperSU (because of KingRoot's aggressive practices and somewhat shady ...
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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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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 'Allow'...
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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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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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Moved mp3's from internal storage to sdcard with su privileges - music apps don't see them now

In order to free up space on internal storage I opened a terminal and su removed some uneeded files. While still su root, I also moved my mp3 collection out of internal storage onto the external ...
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permission denied error trying to run custom script, but works in SSHDroid

I wrote this script to reset a USB controller: echo -n '1-2' | tee /sys/bus/usb/drivers/usb/unbind sleep 0.5 echo -n '1-2' | tee /sys/bus/usb/drivers/usb/bind I can then run it like so: q201:/data #...
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How to wipe sdcard?

I want to wipe sdcard, but am not sure how best it should be done. usually wiping is done into device, for example: cat /dev/urandom > /dev/mydev The thing is that I don't find a device which is ...
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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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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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The SU binary must be updated

Xiaomi redmi 2 runs MIUI 6.2.4.0(KHJCNBK) I ran a zip file in CWM, and had a success done!: Then installed SuperSU from google play, it wanted to update binary, so I clicked normal. It said failed ...
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Super user and supersu

I am facing a typical problem. I have rooted my android kitkat (4.4.2) device with kingo root and now I have a system application named superuser on it. The superuser app is unable to give root access ...
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Can an app with root permission access another app data?

I have an rooted android phone and use root apps like greenify regularly. Recently i have installed my Bank application on my phone and the bank application is not allowing me to login as my phone is ...
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Switching superuser permissions? [duplicate]

I used Kingoroot to root my Micromax Canvas A116 yesterday. And Kingoroot installed its own superuser app as a rooting procedure. The problem is kingoroot's superuser is paid and displays ads and ...
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android 8.0 su not working in terminal on Nexus 5x, ROOTed

android 8.0 su not working in terminal on Nexus 5x, ROOTed. Is anyone else experiencing the same problem? ROOT-based apps work fine, but in terminal emulators when I try su I just get a stalling of ...
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What are the technical reasons of updating SuperSU?

After rooting a device , and installing SuperSU ( Chainfire or Coding Code Mobile Technology ) and everything is fine , let's say an update to SuperSU is available say after a few months Do I need ...
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su command not working, eventhough I am rooted

My problem is that my rooted android phone with Terminal Emulator app doesn't seem to be executing the 'su' command correctly. I am trying to execute this command, after having executed the 'su' ...
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Difference CFAutoRoot vs CFRoot vs SuperUser vs Armeabi-universal?

What difference CFAutoRoot with CFRoot with eu.chainfire.superuser with android-armeabi-universal-root-signed? I'm still a little bit confused. Thanks for help.
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Can multiple androids be paired to work on the same task?

PlayStation 3 consoles were combined to make a super computer. Can the Android phones be modified in the same way? Could I use the processing power of 2 phones to play a movie that 1 would not. https:...
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Get logs for file transfer using any medium

Is there any app (using root permission also if possible) using which i can get logs for file transfer using MTP or Over Bluetooth. I know about SysLog app but does it print MTP logs also. Any help ...
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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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The process of rooting

Rooting is the process of installing the "Super User" account in Android. Which are the processes carried out in rooting ? I mean how actually it's done ? Apps like Kingroot can root many devices in ...
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Titanium Backup unable to obtain root permission

I recently updated my SuperSU to 2.79. Titanium Backup has stopped working since then. I've tried reinstalling it and clearing data and cache too. Strangely, it is trying to obtain SuperUser ...
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SuperSu doesnt show up on TWRP

I installed TWRP successfully. On my phone i downloaded the SuperSu Zip. When i click install on TWRP it doesnt show up. Can Anyone tell me what to do to make it show up. Info: -Phone = J7 (2016) ...
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Stuck on “verification fail” while Rooting Moto G 3rd gen

I am trying to root my moto g 3rd gen. I am following this guide: http://theunlockr.com/2015/09/09/how-to-root-the-motorola-moto-g-3rd-gen/ I am completely stuck on Step 7: installing SuperSu on the ...
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Plot twist: could a rooted device be actually safer than a non-rooted one?

For almost 10 years, I have been using Linux based operating systems, so I know very well how giving root access to applications may be a security issue. However, from my searches regarding Android, ...
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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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In superuser app what does force user do and what are there meanings

I'm using a Samsung Galaxy tab Pro 10.1 I have rooted my device and I have general knowledge but I am not an expert on tablet settings and controls so I would like to ask the following question's. ...
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Installing SuperSU — I found a binary problem

Hi I am following Android Central's guide to root my HTC One Mini. I got to this part: After installing the Custom Recovery, Your phone is now ready to get root access! Step 1: Connect your ...