The veteran developer who developed the ROM manager app and co-developer of CLockworkmode Recovery has come up with his own Root access manager app called as the ClockworkMod superuser. A root access manager app is one which helps you to grant or deny root access to apps that require root access to perform the intended function. There were currently two apps that could manage root access namely CHAINFIRE‘s SuperSU and CHAINSDD‘s Superuser. Both of these apps function great. If you have used them you must know both perform the required task magnificently, then why is there a need for another Root manager app.
Koushik Dutta, the develop of ClockworkMod Superuser has given the following explanation in a blogpost:
Some of you are probably wondering why I’m rewriting Superuser.
* Superuser should be open source. It’s the gateway to root on your device. It must be open for independent security analysis. Obscurity (closed source) is not security.
* Superuser should be NDK buildable. No internal Android references.
* Superuser should also be AOSP buildable for those that want to embed it in their ROM.
* Maintenance and updates on both the market and source repositories should be timely.
* I want to be able to point users of my app to a Superuser solution that I wrote, that I know works, and that I can fix if something is wrong. Yes, this is selfish: Carbon does not work with some versions of Chainsdd’s Superuser. SuperSU works great, but I am not comfortable pointing a user to a closed source su implementation.
* Handle multiuser (4.2+) properly
* Handle concurrent su requests properly
Here is a list of features of ClockworkMod Superuser:
- Multiuser support
- OPEN SOURCE (https://github.com/koush/Superuser)
- Pin protection
- Manifest permission support
- Per app configuration
- Request timeout
- Proper Tablet UX
Since the app is Open Source it can easily be integrated into any Custom ROM. CyanogenMod recently integrated ClockworkMod’s Superuser into CM. So if you recently updated your CM and are wondering where did CHAINSDD‘s Superuser go you’ll find replaced by ClockworkMod‘s Superuser in the settings menu.
It can be Downloaded from Google Play store from here.