Superuser version 3.0 – NFC, PINs, & Backup, Oh My! [Download]

This morning I woke up to the “updates available” notification on my Android devices. Among them was an update for Superuser, bringing the version number to 3.0. Now I couldn’t even remember the last time Superuser had an update  so I took a moment to check the change log. To my delight, this update packed a handful of great new features in addition to the usual bug fixes. What’s in the new update you ask? Straight from the changelog:

  • Fixed layout on non-Honeycomb tablets
  • Better handling of fragments on tablets
  • Compatibility for Donut restored
  • Fixed bug that caused unpredictable results when an app is remembered that was previously allowed
  • Backup/restore of apps and preferences
  • Fix for Superuser thinking the binary is outdated when it’s not
  • Major speed increase for notifications and logging
  • Show seconds in log defaults to off now
  • Fix FC when trying to swipe left/right in HomeActivity
  • Fix changelog version tracking, only show what’s changed since the last time the changelog was displayed on launch

The NFC tags, PIN locking, and backing up of apps are major new additions to the Superuser app. The 3.0 update also adds malware scanning so clearly the app is becoming more robust and multipurpose. If your interested, the entire change log is available here.

The updated Superuser can be had for free, but $3 will net you an Elite license, unlocking some of the aforementioned cool features and others like:

  • Advanced log management
  • Per app notification/logging settings
  • Pin protection for Superuser prompt
  • NFC tag allow (where hardware supports it)
  • Ghost mode
  • App list and preferences backup/restore
  • Featured Root apps list

Superuser free version

Superuser Elite version

[via Android Market]


About the Author: Jim Farmer

Originally from Mathews Virginia, Jim is now residing in Newport News where he attends Christopher Newport University, majoring in Computer Science. He interns with NASA Langley by day, and scours the internet for Android News by night. In his free time, he enjoys stand-up paddle-boarding, pwning on XBOX Live, coding, or hanging out with his favorite gal in the world, Morgan. His hero is Dean Kamen, you know, aside from Andy Rubin, and as for politics he’s for Open Source, Net Neutrality, and Unlimited Data.