Documenting Problems That Were Difficult To Find The Answer To

Cannot Get SuperUser In CyanogenMod 10.1 ADB Shell

I was having trouble. I wanted to activate the superuser account by typing “su” into the shell.

I would see the following:

1|shell@android:/data $ su
Permission denied

To get access I had to go Settings -> Developer options -> Root access -> Apps and ADB (by default it was set to Apps only).

After this su worked:

1|shell@android:/data $ su
shell@android:/data #

Getting Developer Options

Cannot find, in CyanogenMod 10.1, the developer options in settings? Is this driving you mad because you want to enable “USB debugging”?

Go to Settings -> About phone -> tap on “Build number” about 8 times. This will unlock the developer options.

2 responses to “Cannot Get SuperUser In CyanogenMod 10.1 ADB Shell

  1. SamusArin June 28, 2013 at 11:20 am

    Ohhh, thanks for the tip about the developer options.

    Seems that anything android related requires the knowledge of some quirky little illogical trick
    (especially programming for the god forsaken platform, ugh… death please).

    Really, I appreciate the post though, good info, thanks.

  2. leoboiko February 5, 2014 at 11:51 am

    thanks! exactly what I needed :)

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