Android 4.5 Update Could Break Rooting Applications
It appears that the next release of Android could be more trouble than good news, if we take the word of Chainfire, the developer behind several root apps and utilities. Be it Android 4.5 or version 5.0, the new release or even something as fresh as Android 4.4.3 may break root apps.
Chainfire warns us to expect “much breakage for root apps” and bad news for root app developers. There are also arguments to this theory, like a recent commit to the AOSP master tree, that prevents the unconfined domain from executing files located on the /data partition. A lot of root apps, but not all of them rely on scripts that extract much needed files on the /data partition and then execute them from there.
Of course, devs have already come up with solutions and workarounds to prevent this, but there’s not a single generic one to work on the entire ecosystem. This means you’ll have to update the root apps to work with the next Android. Name of apps that come to mind here are Android Tuner, Tasker, Juice Defender Ultimate, ROM Manager, Titanium Backup and more.