Fix and Resolve SuperSU Binary Update Failed on a Rooted Android Devices

These are just some  hints on how to resolved issues while you’ve encountered  ‘SuperSU Binary Update Failed error’  if you have had to update to the latest version.  This has been seen happening to those who freshly installed the CF-Root or CF-Auto-Root while rooting the Samsung Galaxy S4 or even on other devices, as long as it has the older version of SuperSU. When the SuperSU apps is installed in your device, it will automatically prompts you to download the newest version if there is a recent update available from Play Store.

Suddenly, once you perform the update you’ll get stuck and it says ‘SuperSU Installation Failed’, this error somehow occurs it’s because the newly installed version will not tend to work properly in overwriting the binaries, you can’t even open the SuperSU apps and this also cause trouble with your root applications. Below are  methods that may worked on your Android device.

Replace the old SuperSU and get the updated version, according to [Chainfire]- developer of SuperSU:

Superuser access management runs through a so called “su binary”. There can be only one of these at a time. So if you install SuperSU, your previous superuser access management solution will no longer operate. So if you want to switch back: (1) Open that application, and search for an option for it to install/update/replace the “su binary”. (2) Confirm root-using apps are using the superuser solution you want. (3) Uninstall SuperSU.

Here’s a workaround that might work for you.

1)  Tap in ‘Settings’  and then search for an option for it to install/update/replace the “su binary”
2) Confirm root- using apps are using the superuser solution you want.
3) Uninstall SuperSU.
4) Now install the recent  SuperSU update, heading over to  Play Store is the easiest way if you already have root/
5) If you have installed CMW/TWRP custom recovery, grab the latest SuperSU in a flashable zip file at XDA.

Another method is by using an apps called ‘Busybox installer’ from Play Store, this apps will diagnose some error and check any updates from phone automatically. I have been tested this apps before and it has worked, but I am not sure if this will still works on latest SuperSU updates.

7 thoughts on “Fix and Resolve SuperSU Binary Update Failed on a Rooted Android Devices”

    1. Hey terry, Can you help me how the 2nd method worked? I m trying to update SuperSu binary and getting installation failed, and dont know how to do it using busybox?

  1. I currently rooted my galaxy tab 3 8 using the cf auto root method and it worked but only to find out that I cant go in to supersu because every time I do im brought up with a message saying that I have to update binary for supersu to work I cant update it because it fails every time please help!

  2. I tried to swipe external to internalby using external 2 internal Applications. But when i go to view different devices
    It says the mount is incorrect error with su. The phone im using is lg T-Mobile android. Thank u.

  3. sgh i747m ..i did not update nor upgrade to 4.4.2 ibought the phone new last month ….after cf autoroot it says supersu binary not installed
    .if u just upgraded to 4.3 then manualky reroot…tbis phone has only ever been on 4.4.2 right outa tge box …i have twoother sgh i747m’s one on jelly bean rooted and the other on kikat 4.4.2 ..but was purchased two months ago and is rooted..used tr…but it as well now is having permission issues ….i have worked and surfed endlessly trying to find root for the sgh i747m on 4.4.2..but none work …am baffled is a very popular phone and not a new one to the world …i could be missing my brain butif so please find one for me too ty


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