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    • esuhl
    • By esuhl 5th Aug 17, 11:11 PM
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    Android custom ROM with SuperSU
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    • 5th Aug 17, 11:11 PM
    Android custom ROM with SuperSU 5th Aug 17 at 11:11 PM
    I have a Samsung Galaxy SII (i9100) running Cyanogenmod 13 (a custom ROM), which has root capabilities built-in.

    I also use Apps2SD. It allows the creation of a 2nd system partition on the SD card to which you can fully move apps.

    With default settings, due to inherent limitations, the 2nd partition on the SD card cannot be mounted at boot, so a soft-reboot is required. I want to get rid of the need to reboot. The "best" solution to this seems to be to install SuperSU (an app which handles root permissions).

    Unfortunately SuperSU gives an error ("SU Binary occupied") when it tries to replace Cyanogenmod's root binary with its own. The SuperSU site suggests to install it by flashing a ZIP file version in recovery mode. I tried that, but get a ramdisk error, causing the installation to abort.

    Is there some kind of inherent incompatibility between SuperSU and custom ROMs that have root access built-in?

    Has anyone tried something like this themselves?

    Cheers for any tips!
    Last edited by esuhl; 05-08-2017 at 11:42 PM.
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    • forgotmyname
    • By forgotmyname 6th Aug 17, 1:56 AM
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    • 6th Aug 17, 1:56 AM
    The trick i found with the S2. Do not update it... I stuck with gingerbread when my daughter updated hers. What a failure.

    Copy and paste stopped working in games we played. Some of her apps wouldnt install to the SD etc.

    Mine no issues at all. I thought about Cyanogenmod but there always seemed to me little issues where hardware didnt quite work as well as stock. Put gingerbread on it?
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    • JJ Egan
    • By JJ Egan 6th Aug 17, 9:23 AM
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    • 6th Aug 17, 9:23 AM
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    • 6th Aug 17, 9:23 AM
    Try flashing the supersu zip .
    I have used Supersu on multiple roms including S2 .
    There are other root handlers besides supersu .

    Dont know if its an actual CM problem as i have never used ASOP roms .
    • esuhl
    • By esuhl 6th Aug 17, 5:20 PM
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    • 6th Aug 17, 5:20 PM
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    • 6th Aug 17, 5:20 PM
    The trick i found with the S2. Do not update it... I stuck with gingerbread when my daughter updated hers. What a failure.
    Originally posted by forgotmyname
    Thanks -- I find Cyanogenmod faster and more stable than the stock ROM. I'm not having any problems with it, other than getting SuperSU working.

    Try flashing the supersu zip .
    Originally posted by JJ Egan
    As above, that doesn't work. I get the ramdisk error I mentioned.

    I have used Supersu on multiple roms including S2 .
    There are other root handlers besides supersu .
    Originally posted by JJ Egan
    Yes -- Cyanogenmod can handle root itself. I think this might be part of the problem. And apparently Apps2SD only works with some root handlers. SuperSU is recommended, so I'd like to use it as I assume this is what the developer uses for testing.

    Dont know if its an actual CM problem as i have never used ASOP roms .
    Originally posted by JJ Egan
    What's an ASOP ROM? A non-stock one?

    Cyanogenmod is deprecated now, having forked into LineageOS. And the latter doesn't have root access built-in. So I installed LineageOS, but now when I try to install SuperSU, I get the message "Root undetected".

    Hmmm... :-/
    • JJ Egan
    • By JJ Egan 7th Aug 17, 8:42 AM
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    • 7th Aug 17, 8:42 AM
    ASOP android open source project roms .
    • DoaM
    • By DoaM 7th Aug 17, 10:25 AM
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    • 7th Aug 17, 10:25 AM
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    • 7th Aug 17, 10:25 AM
    What's an ASOP ROM? A non-stock one?
    Originally posted by esuhl
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    • esuhl
    • By esuhl 8th Jan 18, 4:11 AM
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    • 8th Jan 18, 4:11 AM
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    • 8th Jan 18, 4:11 AM
    I just rediscovered this thread while searching for something else, but if anyone else is having the same issue...

    I found that selecting the "Advanced method" when creating the mount script in Apps2SD fixes the problem. :-)
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