Popular Android root control app, Superuser, has seen an update recently, taking the app version number up to the heady heights of version 3.1. Security improvements are included, along with a raft of other changes that may or may not be of use to most of us in the Android hacking community.
If you’re part of the ever-growing Android rooting community, whether you are installing new ROMs or simply using your newfound freedom to mod the living daylights out of your smartphone, there are always some must-have apps. One of those apps is something to control what has access to that root access you’ve just received. One of those apps is Superuser.
The theory is about as simple as it gets. You’ve just gained complete control of your smartphone by taking control of the root user account. While this means you can now do things that you normally wouldn’t be able to, it also means that your handset is now wide open for malicious apps to do what they want with it. Not great, not great at all.
Superuser is one of a couple of apps that acts as something of a gatekeeper, keeping track of which apps want access to your root account and granting or rejecting that access based on your tapping a button. It’s not fool proof, but it’s better than nothing that’s for sure.
Superuser has now received a new update, adding some extra features and tweaking some existing ones. While some of those features may never be used by many, the addition of new functionality is always welcome in our eyes.
So, what’s new?
Fix FC when entering preferences on pre-HC devices
Improve binary updater
Add button to action bar on tablets to access info page
To be absolutely honest, we are not even sure what one or two of those even mean, so we don’t think we’ll be using them any time soon. Improvements to stability, security and performance are always very welcome, though.
Superuser is available to download from the Google Play Store right now and is absolutely free.
Download Superuser for Android [Google Play link]
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