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- May 11, 2016 at 3:50 PM #3604
SuperSU zip is an Android ROOT package that can be installed using a custom recovery like TWRP to get ROOT access on an Android Phone. SuperSU ROOT is developed by ChainFire. Here you will find SuperSU zip Download link and how to ROOT using SuperSU.DISCLAIMER:
INSTALLING SUPERSU ZIP TO ENABLE ROOT ON YOUR ANDROID PHONE MAY FAIL AND MAY ENDUP IN BOOTLOOP OR A BROKEN PHONE.
HAVE A BACKUP OF THE CURRENT OS BEFORE INSTALLING SUPERSU ROOT ZIP PACKAGE.
Installing supersu zip may require unlocked bootloader on your phone, which may VOID the warranty and may delete all your data. Before proceeding further you may consider taking a backup of phone data.
At last, but not the least, You are the only person making changes to your phone and I cannot be held responsible for the mistakes done by YOU. Do this at YOUR OWN RISK.
What is SuperSU?
In general, SuperSU is a tool or a utility that can enable ROOT permission on an Android Phone.
SuperSU ROOT package is in a zip file format which can be installed via custom recovery such as TWRP, and contains code or script that copies the su binary into Android system.
This su binary is the one that enables the super-user privilege or we say ROOT privilege for an pplication who requests for it.
How does SuperSU enables ROOT on Android phone?
SuperSU ROOT zip package basically copies the su (super-user) binary into the Android system and gives executable permissions.
This su binary is the primary executable file that enables ROOT privilege when asked by an application.
This is a basic Linux thing. And you know, Android is built on top of Linux kernel.
As long as the su binary is there in the system file and it is enabled with executable permission, the corresponding Android phone is treated a ROOTED phone.
Many Android users don’t even know what is rooting, forget about how to ROOT.
Well, in a simple statement:
Rooting gives your Android phone, super power and wings to fly.
There are many endless possibilities are opened when you ROOT your Android phone, in this case when you ROOT Mi Mix 2s.
Following are few of the benefits of ROOTING an Android Phone:
- You can remove pre-installed junk applications called as bloatware
– Most of the Android phones come with pre-installed applications by manufacturers such as: Samsung Apps on Samsung phones, Honor Apps on Huawei Honor phones etc.
- You can update the phone manually
– No need to wait for OTAs to be pushed by your OEM.
- After rooting the phone, there is a possibility that you can install incompatible apps which are only available for specific devices.
– One such example is Google Camera or Xposed modules etc.
- Rooting helps you install ad-blocker application phone wide
- You can install Custom ROMs like LineageOS, Resurrection Remix OS, OmniROM etc on your Android Phone
– OEM updates for latest Android releases are pretty much slower as compared to the custom ROMs. Rooting helps you taste the latest Oreo almost as soon as it is released, provided it should be built for the phone by one of the developers.
– After couple of years when your Android Phone no longer will get Android upgrades, custom ROMs will be the only way to keep the phone updated to the latest Android
- You can access to system files after rooting your Android phone
– Initially when OnePlus 3 was released it was restricted to use the full potential of RAM by using only almost half of the RAM.
– Unlocking that potential was only possible after rooting the phone and then modifying the system file.
- Rooting the Android Phone allows to install more themes, and customization.
Rooting is more attractive for above said reasons but there are a handful disadvantages of rooting an Android phone too which you should consider before you root the Android phone.
Let’s see some of the key downfalls of rooting and Android phone:
- You may lose warranty
– Many of the manufacturers now a days supporting software customization on Android phones but on the other hand many OEMs discourage the use of altering software on the phone.
– Although this can completely reverted back to original state, but still OEMs like Samsung user binary or hardware counters that tells how many times the software has been changed on an Android phone.
- You may lose all your data on the phone
– Rooting a device involves unlocking the phone’s bootloader and installing a custom recovery.
– This process may erase all the data of your phone.
- Rooted Android phones may not pass SafetyNet
– Android has a security mechanism to know if a device is tempered or can be still reliable for security.
– Most of the banking apps use SafetyNet as a security measure, which will be broken after rooting the Android phone.
- Official OTA updates for your phone will be stopped
– you have to manually install OTA updates.
– This is an advantage if you know where to download and how to install stock firmware updates otherwise it is the other way round.
- Rooting gives system file access, which is very dangerous.
– If any of the core system file is missing, the whole Android system is gone, and the Android phone could be bricked.
SuperSU ROOT zip download link, SuperSU FREE APK and SuperSU Pro APK Download link:
Before installing the SuperSU zip to get ROOT access:
- Make sure your Android Phone’s bootloader is unlocked before you install the SuperSU zip to enable ROOT.
– Here is a guide that explains how to Unlock Bootloader on an Android Phone.
- After unlocking the bootloader, make sure that you have a custom recovery installed on your Android Phone.
– Well, this is a very important aspect of this SuperSU ROOT process. The SuperSU zip file is developed in a way to be installed via a custom recovery. Stock recovery may not be able install this.
Step By Step Guide.
How to ROOT using SuperSU zip file for Android Phone:
- Download and copy the SuperSU zip package to your Android device. (Download from the above downloads section)
- Now Boot your Android device into TWRP recovery.
- Then, Select theInstall from TWRP home screen, then select the SuperSU ROOT zip file from the file browser.
- Flash or install the SuperSU zip by Sliding the Swipe to Confirm Flash on TWRP screen.
- Wait for TWRP to flash the SuperSU or the Lineage SU completely. Once the flashing is done just reboot your device.
- Profit!!! Your Android device should now be rooted.
How to check if the SuperSU zip has enabled ROOT on your phone or not?
Install the ROOT checker app from the Play Store and verify if your phone is ROOTED or not.
Here is a screenshot how to flash the SU ROOT binary via TWRP:
if you have any concerns or any difficulties following this guide, then feel free to place a reply on this thread and I assure you to help you out.August 21, 2016 at 2:54 PM #5652
After Confirming flash, i do a reboot but its stuck at cyanogenmode logo.
What should i do next?
Please helpAugust 22, 2016 at 1:43 PM #5670
Can you write which SuperSU version did you install?
Also cna you tell on which ROM have you installed?
Recently I have updated the SuperSU download link(s) on this page. Try with the latest SuperSU and if that does not work then try with the Stable SuperSU and let me know what happens.February 21, 2017 at 5:22 PM #13387
I am currently using Lineage 14.1 on my Samsung S4 Mini I9192 and have problem using SuperSU.
File Manager can not delete any file on the SD used as internal memory. Even after giving File Manager full root rights using SuperSU we get error message that access is denied to File manager on interactive shell.February 22, 2017 at 9:19 AM #13445
Hi ruddcl, you need to flash the SU binary on the Lineage OS 14.1 ROM to get ROOT access.
By default ROOT access is disabled on Lineage OS ROMs for Applications.April 19, 2017 at 3:41 PM #17869
i can’t flash the zip, it says error, what should i do?April 26, 2017 at 7:16 PM #18267
@raya_rama Can you explain more about the issue??
Provide the following so that someone can help you out:
– Which phone?
– Which recovery are you using on that phone?
– What is the issue that you are facing? Take a picture and upload or at least put the text that you see when the error occurs.April 29, 2017 at 7:11 AM #18358
I Get this error:
sending ‘recovery’ (12498 KB)…
OKAY [ 0.402s]
FAILED (remote: Command not allowed)
finished. total time: 0.418sMay 3, 2017 at 10:16 AM #18486
Do you have an unlocked bootloader on your phone?? If not yhen you need to unlock the bootloader first and then only you can use the fastboot to update the recovery partition.
If you have unlocked the bootloader then you need to update the host side USB driver. It could be a driver issue otherwise.July 31, 2017 at 10:57 PM #24174
The arm links are broken.
- You can remove pre-installed junk applications called as bloatware
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