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Support Root Menu? [Jelly Bean 4.3, GT-I9300]

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  1. Skullsplinterer

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    Hey!

    So I just rooted my phone (Samsung Galaxy S3 [GT-I9300]) and well, I need something called a Root Menu? I don't know if it's automatically installed once you root the phone, or anything similar as this is my first time rooting a device. I have searched the Play Store for a root menu, just in case, but nothing has turned up. If someone could tell me how to either install or bring up said root menu, it will be highly appreciated!

    Many Thanks!
     

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    Ive never heard of that tbh. Can you explain more what it should do?
     
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    Well, from what i've heard and seen from YouTube, it's a menu that comes up on the left of your screen that allows you to manage certain things to do with your root.
     
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    Hi and welcome. If you successfully flashed the root file, or it was included in a custom ROM then you'll find an app in your app drawer either called 'Superuser' or 'SuperSu'. Both do the same job but haver a slightly different UI. Currently the SuperSu one from a developer called Chainfire is the most widely used and the only one that apparently works with new KitKat ROMs. For JB 4.1.x and up both will work.

    Every time you install an app that requires Superuser permission (access to root) the Supperuser app will pop-up requesting you to grant root access for the app. You can at this stage either decline, grant once and then every x minutes or grant permanently even after an app update - you choose.
     
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    So that's my Root Menu? SuperSU?
     
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    Not in those words, but in function, yes.
     
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    This is the first I've ever heard of a root menu and I've been using rooted phones for over 2 years now. Please understand what root access actually is. It's administrator access to your phone basically. It allows certain apps to access the system parts of the phone that you normally can't access. SuperSU or Superuser is the app that controls what apps have access to root. I hope this explained things a little. For more info just type why do I need root or what is root into Google.

    That being said, if you could post a link to the YouTube video you watched maybe one of us could explain what you saw better.
     
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    I think youre either thinking of supersu as Heat says or the custom recovery (clockworkmod[cwm] or twrp)
    As mydian says, show us a link to the vid. Its maybe a badly made vid because as the others say, "root menu" isnt a term ive ever seen.
    What is it that you want to do in the root menu?
     

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