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Koush Releases Open Source ClockworkMod Superuser Beta App

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Koushik Dutta, known as the mind behind ROM Manager and other apps such as Carbon Backup and DeskSMS, is at it yet again. Late last night, Koush posted details and a video to his Google+, showing off his newest creation, ClockworkMod Superuser.

The app which will forever be free and open source, is Koush’s definition of how a superuser app should be – secure, open, and work properly (with a pinch of prettiness). It features multiuser support, PIN protection, customizable notifications and a whole lot more.¬†


* Multiuser support
* Open source https://github.com/koush/Superuser
* Free
* Leverages Android’s permission model
* Logging (and per app logging)
* Pretty UI
* PIN Protection
* Request Timeout
* Customize notifications
* x86 and ARM support.
* Handle concurrent su requests properly
* NDK clean

To install the new SU app, you will need a custom recovery installed and of course, root access. To grab the download link, hit up Koush’s Google+ page off the via below.

Let us know what you think of Koush’s new work!

Via: +Koush

Cheers Tim!

  • http://profiles.google.com/kevhilton kevhilton

    Other than Koush’s opinion about how a SU app is supposed to function, what are the added benefits to using this over the SU app I’ve run now for several years? I’m asking this as a legitimate question, because I frankly see no use to using Carbon as a rooted user over Titanium Backup (and I’ve bought both apps) — no granular control from within Carbon. If Koush’s new SU app is like the Carbon app — forget it!

    • jab416171

      What does the superuser app have to do with carbon or TI Backup?

  • kane

    Didn’t he get shunned by the community for not opening up CWR or working with other devs?

  • http://geniousatplay.blogspot.com/ Bikram Agarwal

    I’m currently using SuperSU. If I want to flash this, do I need to do any special uninstall of SSU to keep my root or simply flashing this one will take over from SSU?

    • http://twitter.com/kirilv Kiril

      Go to the settings of SuperSU, and under Clean Up, select “Clean up for new superuser app” or something like that. Then flash this zip.

      • http://geniousatplay.blogspot.com/ Bikram Agarwal

        Thanks; found it. I see SSU also has multi-user support. Not that I need it.

  • Jared

    The same koush that has ignored several attempts via email, forums and finally a 1-star review about the unbelievably poor performance of DeskSMS. Thanks for nothing.

    • Pedro

      I got roughly the same response with Xoom CWM issues.
      TWRP works just as well, without any problems. He got my cash in my OG phase, but I see no reason to stick around based on that.

    • http://www.hammertechnologies.net/ Chase Johnson

      Same guy with Android Overclock I bought back on my Droid2 where the extra options stopped working and he basically blew me off. Yeah no thanks.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=58400438 Gary Graf

      Been waiting for him to update his Klaxon alarm clock app, too.

    • http://twitter.com/kirilv Kiril

      He always responds to me very quickly. Did you do something to make him angry?

    • SecurityNick

      DeskSMS has worked pretty darn good for me. I enjoy TabletSMS as well, and wish he’d actually work a share function into it.

  • http://twitter.com/kirilv Kiril

    So far, it’s good. We’ll see how the permissions thing plays out, since they (Koush and the CM team) can’t enforce it if app devs don’t play ball.