SuperSU is an Android application that can keep track of the root permissions of apps, after the Android device has been rooted.[1][2]

SuperSU is generally installed through a custom recovery such as TWRP.[3] SuperSU includes the option to undo the rooting.[4] SuperSU cannot always reliably hide the rooting.[5]


In 2014, support for Android 5.0 was added.[6]

In 2018, the application was removed from the Google Play Store.[7]

In 2018, the original developer Chainfire announced their departure of SuperSU development, although others continue to maintain it.[8]


The SuperSU project includes a wrapper library written in Java called libsuperuser for different ways of calling the su binary.[9]

See also


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  2. ^ "SuperSU for Android Manages Root Permissions So You Don't Have To". Lifehacker. Retrieved 2021-09-11.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ July 2018, Robert Zak 06 (2018-07-06). "How to root your Android phone using Windows 10 and TWRP Recovery". TechRadar. Retrieved 2021-09-11.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. ^ in, Jack Wallen; October 30, roid on; 2014; Pst, 5:00 Am. "Pro tip: How to unroot your Android device so you can update". TechRepublic. Retrieved 2021-09-11.((cite web)): CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  5. ^ Summerson, Cameron. "How to Unroot Your Android Phone". How-To Geek. Retrieved 2021-09-11.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. ^ "Nederlandse root-app SuperSU krijgt ondersteuning voor Android 5.0". Tweakers (in Dutch). Retrieved 2021-09-11.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  7. ^ Davenport, Corbin (2018-10-02). "SuperSU has been removed from the Play Store". Android Police. Retrieved 2022-12-23.
  8. ^ "Chainfire, creator of SuperSU, announces end of development for his root apps". Android Police. 2018-05-05. Retrieved 2021-09-11.
  9. ^ Elenkov, Nikolay (2015). Android Security Internals: an In-Depth Guide to Android's Security Architecture. San Francisco, CA: No Starch Press. p. 374. ISBN 1-59327-581-1. OCLC 896723300.