SuperSU has always been the trusted rooting application when it comes to rooting the devices. SuperSU also comes with a flashable zip that can be directly flashed in phone’s recovery. The developer behind SuperSU, Chainfire is also the most popular guy on XDA and is the most active. Recently, the SuperSU versions 2.81 and 2.80 were released simultaneously upgrading the users from the SuperSU version 2.79. Over the last couple days, some people have reported that the latest updates, 2.80 and 2.81, have been causing some issues on specific devices. The issues faced by the users include range of minor inconveniences, from temporary loss of root on some older devices to bootloops on specific phones.
Now that the issue has been reported by many people already and the newer users are also facing the issue, SuperSU developer Chainfire has said that he is aware of the problems and is working towards a fix. Chainfire also posted a status report on its page acknowledging the issue and making people know exactly what went wrong. The developer, in a long statement said that “If you came here to report v2.80 or v2.81 isn’t working for you: thank you, we are aware of the issues, we are working on it.”
It is worth noting that the specific bugs that have been reported in this latest version are crashes on network state changes, problems with AdAway, Xperia devices bootlooping after updating su binaries, and some older devices running 4.4 and earlier are losing root. The developer has also said that some of this issues have already been solved in the test builds and are scheduled to be released soon. In the meantime, it is advisable to revert to version 2.79 of SuperSU if you are facing the problems. Stay tuned as we know more about the release of version 2.8x of SuperSU.