1. Somegeek's Avatar
    I was visiting a site tonight on my rooted S3 (endless randomBLOG | endless random pics) and clicked on an image to go to another page on the same site. A moment after that page popped up, I got the 'Shell has been granted superuser permission' popup message. Never seen that while in the stock browser before. I backed outta that page and checked the superuser logs and the shell was granted root something like 10 times within the same minute. Out of caution, I rebooted into CWM and restored to backup from a few days before and went to that site to see if I could get the same message and I did. I restored again and could not then replicate the shell getting root.

    I'm running stock everything for the most part. My phone is rooted but only for a few well known apps(ClockWork Mod being one). Any thoughts on why I'd see that shell superuser message while using the stock browser?

    somegeek
    12-03-2012 02:41 AM
  2. etnpnys's Avatar
    Dang - nothing? I had the same issue right now and came here looking for some direction... I was actually in my Gallery app cruising through some pictures.
    02-05-2013 10:29 AM
  3. Soundtrack to Chaos's Avatar
    What super user app are you using?

    Sent from an orange potato......no, really
    02-05-2013 12:26 PM
  4. etnpnys's Avatar
    What super user app are you using?

    Sent from an orange potato......no, really
    I'm using just plain old Superuser.

    I was going to try Super SU, but I just updated the binaries and I'll run it like this for a few days and see if I still see the issue. If I do, I'll remove Superuser and give Super SU a try.

    Speaking of which, how am I supposed to remove Superuser? "Uninstall" is not an option in the app manager...
    02-05-2013 12:38 PM
  5. etnpnys's Avatar
    I'm using just plain old Superuser.

    I was going to try Super SU, but I just updated the binaries and I'll run it like this for a few days and see if I still see the issue. If I do, I'll remove Superuser and give Super SU a try.

    Speaking of which, how am I supposed to remove Superuser? "Uninstall" is not an option in the app manager...
    Still happening, FYI. I can reproduce the problem every time in the stock Gallery app. Any ideas?
    02-07-2013 04:06 PM
  6. Rodawg71's Avatar
    Do you a screen shot app installed?

    sent from a Galaxy SIII near you
    02-07-2013 05:29 PM
  7. BrockS.'s Avatar
    I have had this happen as well. I'm pretty much stock. The only app that I have given root access to is Avast Mobile Security for the Anti Theft features. It normally happens when going onto Angry Birds or a stock app like Gallery.
    02-07-2013 09:40 PM
  8. meyerweb#CB's Avatar
    I'm really just guessing here, but Shell probably always had access to root. It would be hard for the phone to operate if core functions didn't have that access. User apps call built-in device functions to perform necessary activities. I suspect all you're seeing is that Superuser is notifying you of what was always happening anyway. I'm running SuperSU, and don't see these warnings for Shell.
    02-08-2013 09:45 AM
  9. etnpnys's Avatar
    I'm really just guessing here, but Shell probably always had access to root. It would be hard for the phone to operate if core functions didn't have that access. User apps call built-in device functions to perform necessary activities. I suspect all you're seeing is that Superuser is notifying you of what was always happening anyway. I'm running SuperSU, and don't see these warnings for Shell.
    Agreed - but Gallery crashes as soon as the toast notifications stop. Basically, it's like this: open Gallery > select a folder > flip through a few pictures > gallery freezes and doesn't respond > several toast notifications > notifications stop > gallery closes (no message, just returned to desktop).

    I installed SuperSU and updated the binaries and it's still happening.
    02-08-2013 10:22 AM
  10. meyerweb#CB's Avatar
    My guess would be a corrupt file, directory, or cache is causing the app to crash. You can easily clear the cache in Manage Applications, but I'm not sure what clearing data does in the gallery. I wouldn't expect it to delete the images, but you might want to back them up first, just in case. Maybe delete, or move to an external device, recently added images, then reboot, and see if that solves the problem.
    02-08-2013 11:26 AM

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