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SuperSU v2.35 release update rolling out now

Chainfire’s popular SuperSU has just been updated to version v2.35, complete with Android Lollipop support and a tweaked UI. This marks the first full release since v2.01.

Published onNovember 27, 2014

new SuperSU logo

Chainfire’s popular SuperSU has just been updated to version v2.35, marking the first full Play Store update since V2.01. It arrives with support for Android Lollipop, now out of beta, and some changes to the user interface inspired by Google’s Material Design.

One of the big issues providing Lollipop support came from the closure of previously exploited loopholes used with the older KitKat version and new SELinux security policies. Previous Beta versions of SuperSU had provided workarounds for the early Android L Preview builds, but the retail release closed the flash_recovery service loophole used to start SuperSU’s daemon, preventing it from starting on boot. In the Release Notes, Chainfire goes into some detail explaining the various methods used over the course of development, but has finally settled on a solution with minimal drawbacks.

As for the user interface, SuperSU is gradually fitting in with the Material Design look, but a full overhaul has not yet been completed. Chainfire intends to do more in the future, but says that it’s not a top priority at the moment, as there are other apps to work on. Oh, there’s a new Android 5.0 look logo too.

SuperSU material UI

Root users who haven’t automatically received an update can force one manually through the Play Store. First time rooters may want to look up the updated CF-Auto Root for their device or grab the flashable .zip file for a manual installation.

You can read up on the release and previous beta change logs right here.