Koush releases open source Superuser app for rooted Android devices

Android developer Koushik Doutta has made a name for himself developing some of the most popular tools used by folks who root their devices and install custom ROMs. His ClockworkMod Recovery and ROM Manager apps are some of the most popular tools for installing custom firmware on an Android device.

Now he’s released a Superuser app which lets you determine which apps can have root privileges on your phone or tablet.

ClockworkMod Superuser

This isn’t the first or only app of its sort. There are already Superuser and SuperSU apps available from the Play Store, and most custom ROMs come with one of those apps preloaded.

But Koush’s ClockworkMod Superuser app is a little different for a few reasons:

  • It’s open source, and you can access the source code at github.
  • There’s no paid version of the app, it’s 100% free.
  • ClockworkMod Superuser has a tablet-friendly user interface.
  • The app supports multiple user profiles on Android 4.2 and later.

Among other things, the app lets you require a PIN before an app can be granted Superuser permissions, and you can decide whether an app should be able to access root functions just once, just for the next 10 minutes, or every time it runs.

If you have trouble downloading the app from the Play Store you can also download a ZIP file which you can flash using ClockworkMod or another custom recovery.

via reddit

  • StephD

    This is great news