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The new SuperSU beta from Chainfire is open for testing, working to fix root apps in Lollipop

Chainfire's new version of SuperSU is available for download now. Try it out and send in some feedback!
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November 18, 2014
android 5 lollipop

Android 5.0 Lollipop brings a massive number of improvements to the table, and this goes equally for security, in large part due to its tweaked implementation of SELinux. Of course, the downside is that getting root and using root apps with Lollipop is much more challenging than past versions of Android.

In particular, there are quite a few rooted apps that are broken with Android 5.0. Thankfully the newest version of SuperSU from Chainfire looks to fix many of these issues. If you’re feeling brave, you can download SuperSU v.2.23 directly from Chainfire’s site, though it’s currently just a beta version. Testers are of course welcome, as it speeds up the bug-fixing process.

If you decide to try it out, feedback is a must, especially when it comes to previously broken apps that now work with the new update. If you have any feedback you particularly want to make known, you can post it on the dedicated XDA thread. Remember to proceed with caution when it comes to these things. Unstable software/rooting procedures aren’t usually the easiest modifications to deal with, but the payoff can be awesome in the long run.

Chainfire is working to get the update to the Play Store within the next few days as well, so stay tuned!