+ Friday December 6th, 2019

Since first releasing SuperSU for the Pixels, Chainfire has been kept on his toes by other devices and their Nougat builds. Nougat brings a heap of new security measures and as such root access is a lot more complicated. Chainfire has now released his fifth beta version of SuperSU for Nougat, although he calls them a service release and not beta.

The new release brings fixes to service execution rules in Nougat that prevented some scripts not being executed which with some firmwares (eg. S7 Nougat Beta, CM14.1) leading to wi-Fi, cellular and other modem-related features not working. Apparently the HTC 10’s “shell-script-spaghetti Nougat firmware” it caused bootloops. The update also brings the ability to “disable Samsung’s SecurityLogAgent component as part of disabling KNOX, to get rid of some annoying popups”.

If you are running a rooted version of Nougat on your phone/tablet head on over to Chainfire’s Google+ post and download the required version for your device. Note for those running the HTC 10 Nougat firmware there is a specific installer as there is no TWRP available for it yet. For those wondering, yes, of course I have installed it on my Pixel XL and it is working perfectly. I installed it straight over the old version in TWRP, with the custom kernel staying intact.

Source: Chainfire Google+.

Scott Plowman   Editor


Scott is our modding guru - he has his finger on the pulse of all things ‘moddable’, pointing us towards all the cutting edge mods hacks that are available. When he’s not gymming it up, or scanning the heck out of Nexus devices, you'll find him on the Ausdroid Podcast.

Outside of Ausdroid, Scott's a health care professional and lecturer at a well known Victorian university.

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