Updated On October 13, 2017 – In this guide, you will learn How to Flash SuperSU Zip File using TWRP Recovery or any other custom recoveries & Root Any Android device.Here we will be sharing all the necessary steps to flash SuperSu On An Android device

If you want to root your android device, then you have to flash the SuperSu zip file via any recovery.We recommend TWRP recovery as it is the most used & features packed Recovery for Android devices right now.The flashing process is very simple and easy.

What is SuperSU and Why It is Important?

If you have an android phone and you know about root then you must know about SuperSu.This is developed by chain fire team.This is a must needed tool for rooted android phones.It should be installed on rooted phones to perform any other root related tweaks.

SuperSU is the Superuser access management tool.The SuperSU requires a rooted device.The SuperSU allows for advanced management of Superuser access rights for all the apps on your device that need root.

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There are few devices where this superSu will not work.Please download the right SuperSu from the tutorial from where you come to this post

Now Follow these simple steps to Safely Flash SuperSU using TWRP Recovery & Root Any Android device

Flash SuperSU using TWRP Recovery & Root Any Android devices

Flash SuperSU using TWRP Recovery

  • Download the latest SuperSU zip file from the download section above and save the file in your device.
  • Now Boot your device into TWRP Recovery (Press and hold the Volume Down button + Home button + Power button at the same time. As soon as your device screen goes black, immediately leave the Volume down button and swap to Volume Up button while still holding other 2 buttons. Keep the 3 buttons pressed until you get into TWRP Recovery.)
  • Now click on “Wipe” in the TWRP main menu and do a “Swipe to Factory Reset” on the bottom of the screen.
  • Now go back to TWRP main menu, Click on “Install” and select SuperSU (zip file) that you saved in your device in Step 1.
  • After selecting the .zip file, do “Swipe to Confirm Flash” to begin the installation process.(This may take some time as it is a fresh flashing process).


  • Once your SuperSU is successfully installed, click on “Wipe cache/Dalvik” option, and then do “Swipe to wipe” on the bottom of the screen.
  • Once done, reboot your device from the TWRP main menu


  • Done!!!Your device should be rooted.

For confirmation, install Root Checker from Google Play Store and confirm the root privileges in your smartphone.

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About the author

Dibyajyoti Kabi

Dibyajyoti an Android enthusiast, a tech-blogger and an avid reader.He is graduated in B.tech.He is the founder and chief editor in rootmygalaxy.net

  • Elvis Johnsingh

    you hav to do the first step which is to use Odin and install TWRP on core prime using your pc then you will be able to boot in TWRP recovery mode.

  • Julien Boussou

    I installed and flashed, when i rebooting, it stuck on Metro PC icon forever. What should I do?

    • Makes sure you downloaded the right supeSu file and have the latest TWRP recovery

  • Devon Maple

    i boot into TWRP recovery mode
    i select reboot
    i select power off
    a pop up says “your device isnt rooted, would u like to download SuperSu now?”
    i clicked yes.
    system restarts and now im stuck on the metro pcs boot up screen and it virbrates twice quickly then vibrates once a second later. Then does it again about 3 seconds.
    What do i do? Please help!!

    • You did it wrong.You should not click on the popup saying “your device isnt rooted, would u like to download SuperSu now?”.Users have to manually flash the SuperSu root file from TWRP >> Install.
      Now your phone is in boot loop.

      1)If you have taken nandroid backup from TWRP then try to restore it
      2)If you can boot into TWRP recovery.Then try to flash the Stock ROM Zip file via recovery
      3)If you can’t boot into recovery then try to flash the Stock image via ODIN Flash tool.

      • Devon Maple

        i can still boot into TWRP recovery. Can you explain to me how to flash the stock ROM Zip file via recovery?

      • Devon Maple

        Sorry about the dumb question.. Thank you for helping me, i followed what u said and my phone works again and now it is rooted! 🙂 Thank you!!

      • Devon Maple

        So i downloaded the stock ROM using Odin and got my phone to boot up again
        Had to re download TWRP so i successfully did
        Then i transferred the SuperSu file into a folder in the phone so i can download SuperSu using TWRP
        It says it successfully downloaded but then gets stuck at reboot again like before.
        Did i now download the wrong SuserSu?

        (Thank you for helping me)

      • Devon Maple

        So i flashed the SusperSu into the Internal memory then downloaded it using TWRP >> Install. Finally, it works. I know what i did wrong and was able to fix it. Thank you for helping me!

        • Glad this worked.

          • john

            same problem stuck in the bootloop, i can get into the twrp and i tried restoring the device. still in bootloop and don’t know what to do next.

          • Which device?

          • john

            It was on a note 4, I used Odin to reinstall the stock firmware and recovered my apps etc with google. Thank you for the tutorial it works well. Now before I root again I will have to flash twrp back onto my phone, how do I get supersu on my phone that’s where I went wrong before.

          • Please tell me the current firmware details

          • john

            Well I do have marshmallow 6.0.1 downloaded and updated. I don’t really know what details you need. I was unable to flash supersu I couldn’t figure out how to do it the files wouldn’t transfer using Odin in the same way it worked for twrp.

  • Alan Adamson

    I have tried to do the first steps stated on your site and for twrp but after i download recovery and try to install it says that something went wrong. I can’t proceed any further. I would love to root my vs 985 running 6.0 Marsh. Can you help me out? I’m new to this, sorry. Thank you

  • Bruno

    Is this for ANY android device? Can i root my xperia running on stock 6.0.1 this way?

  • Benjamin

    I followed the instructions and got as far as trying to flash the supersu file. When I try to flash it it fails twice then says completed and reboots. I then installed the supersu apk. But when I opened the app I get an error message saying there is no su binary installed and supersu can’t install it. Also root check says no root access. What am I doing wrong? Help

    • Alnight

      i also had the same problem. Is there still no way to fix it?

  • orange monk

    ok trying to do this when I flash supersu and then rebbot my core prime metropcs gets stuck at bowling ball screen vibrates twice and I have to flash stock firm ware please help

  • orange monk

    oh do I need fastboot? heres exactly what I did, ran odin, booted into download mode, clicked ap with unofficial twrp g360t1 rebooted phone works fine. then turned off phone powered up flashed supersu. the clicked rebbot in twrp software then my phone does that vibrating thing at metro pcs screen

    • lyco

      Your phone just not unlocked due to your carrier blocking UNLOCK IT FIRST BFORE YOU FLASH

  • RM199724

    You cannot access internal memory from TWRP. Tried on 2 Mi5 phones. Cannot mount. I need Root to fix this problem so I can put a zip in internal memory…

  • EVan

    How do I transfer the SU file to the device’s internal storage? I copied it into the downloads folder (and several other places when that didn’t work) in explorer, but I couldn’t find the file in TWRP

  • Ryan

    After I do part 2, it gets stuck at the boot logo screenhttps://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/86a0658e0a8d27cc5d100c8386675cdbf4198fdf49067cc1038182a1d45abf54.jpg

  • Ryan
    • Please provide device info.

      • Ryan

        Samsung Galaxy Core Prime
        Model: SM-G360T1
        Android Version: 5.1.1

  • Souda

    Works and rooted my phone =)

  • Eduardo Pinto

    Hi, I followed all the steps from the previous tutotials but when I get to this point int the recovery menu, when I select the SuperSU zip file it says installation failed. Can you help me? (Tried 3 different versions 2.46, 2.65 and 2.68)

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