ClockworkMod Recovery Developer Release Beta Open-Source Superuser App (Video)
The most important part that comes with rooting our Android devices, is the ability to manage the apps that require the extra privileges and grant them a way to the system files. Thus a Superuser app, who´s place is to monitor and ascertain if you wish an app to be branted the extra privileges, is a must.
On the Play Store you will find more then one alternative for granting Superuser privileges. The most popular and convenient, that has been available since a long time, is made by ChainsDD and it offers extra functionality through the purchasing of the Pro version. The other is made by Chainfire and called SuperSU. The latter is the newest of the two and, like the first, it offers extra functionality if you are willing to spend a few.
From Koush, the maker of the famos custom recovery ClockworkMod, comes a third option. It is still in Beta but has been provided as it is for testing purposes. Unlike the two above, this option is Open-Source, which means anyone can modify it and improve its functionality. The most important aspect is that is free and it will remain that way, offering all the features that the other two would have you pay for:
- Multiuser support
- Open source https://github.com/koush/Superuser
- Leverages Android’s permission model
- Logging (and per app logging)
- Pretty UI
- PIN Protection
- Request Timeout
- Customize notifications
- x86 and ARM support.
- Handle concurrent su requests properly
- NDK clean
If you want to give the Beta a try, head over to the official page to download the zip and flash it through CWM.