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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by ral, Aug 16, 2012.

  1. ral

    ral Android Expert
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    I was not sure where to post this. Is it worthwhile to switch from Superuser to Superuser SU, or should I just stick to what the ROM developer bundles?

    Was thinking about this because I have been having some issues with Andrev_oc.It does not want to keep my undervolt settings after a reboot. After I undervolt, and select make perm, it Superuser keeps continuously granting it permission, maybe three or four times.The undervolt settings are stable if I apply them temporarily.

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  2. scotty85

    scotty85 Extreme Android User

    i think it is worth switching to it. ive used it to root various stock ICS builds,and flashed it overtop of some semi-functional bundled superusers in custom roms.

    i dont know if it will fix your particular issue,but IMO it is better than the standard superuser. ive used it on GB and ICS
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  3. ral

    ral Android Expert
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    I don't suppose you could guide me through the process :)
  4. scotty85

    scotty85 Extreme Android User

    why certainly :)

    download it from this thread: [16.07.2012] SuperSU v0.94 - xda-developers (the link that says CWM-SuperSU-v0.94.zip)

    -put it on your sd card
    -boot to recovery
    -wipe cache/dalvik
    -flash the .zip :)
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  5. ral

    ral Android Expert
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    I would have missed this step.

  6. ral

    ral Android Expert
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    Everything seems fine. Superuser app was still there with no option to unlnstall, so I "Unistalled Updates" it is now gone :)
  7. ral

    ral Android Expert
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    I was thinking the best way to do this might be to flash it in with every new ROM I install.
  8. scotty85

    scotty85 Extreme Android User

    i dont see any prollems with that :) i always switch to it if the rom im using doesnt include it. seems to to work fine on GB as well.
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  9. ral

    ral Android Expert
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    I just realized that when I update Super user I effectively change it from a /system/app to a /data app. Is this just fine as is or should I try to convert it into a system app again?

    From the reading I did it seems that the benefit of this is to save on space since I now have SuperSu in both /system/data (the old one) and /data (the new one).

  10. scotty85

    scotty85 Extreme Android User

    how are you updating it? thru the market? or flashing a new .zip file?

    the .zip files are set up to install the app in system/app and the binary into system/xbin

    if you download or update it from the market,that may be why its putting it into data/app,since thats where user installed apps are typically located.

    im off to work at the moment,but later ill flash a newer zip(v95) overtop of the one on my resound(v94) and verify what happens :)

    to asnwer the other question,i would prolly move it to system/app. thebiggest disadvantage i can thing of to leaving it data/app,is that if you do a factory data reset,it will disappear :eek: tho you can always reflash it to get it back,but it would be a minor inconvenience.
  11. ral

    ral Android Expert
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    Updated from the market...

    Found a 0.96 zip. Wil flash it and see what happens :)
  12. ral

    ral Android Expert
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    Pretty uneventful. Uninstalled updates from the app manager,to clean up SuperSU from /data/app and than flashed 0.96 via 4Ext. Everything fine.

    (I finally understand why some apps allow you to uninstall them and others allow you only to uninstall updates)

    OT: I was having problems with the Daemon Controller which I installed to control virtuous_oc. Acting buggy, usually displaying blank windows for the entries for governor and when I close and reopen the app it displays a different governor from the one I am using. This was a system in ARHD where it was mated to the same virtuous_oc daemon. So I used Titanium Backup to convert it to a system app. Did this 3 hours ago. Now its working flawlessly.
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