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Hi all,

Has anyone ever had application "init" ask for root from SuperSu? I just did, and denied it, but I've never seen it happen before. Is this normal?

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Hi all,

Has anyone ever had application "init" ask for root from SuperSu? I just did, and denied it, but I've never seen it happen before. Is this normal?

Thanks,
Ben
I saw this for the first time, after installed BusyBox Stephen (Stericson) and play a little with dSploit , init ask for root in SuperSU. All this apps up to date, gingerbread 2.3.6

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I saw this for the first time, after installed BusyBox Stephen (Stericson) and play a little with dSploit , init ask for root in SuperSU. All this apps up to date, gingerbread 2.3.6

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Actually, you have it on the nose. I had been using dSploit shortly beforehand. Thanks.

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Hi all,

I was going through apps on my phone last night as clicked on supersu and noticed that I had "init" listed with a green #.

I never remember supersu requesting access to for "init" and I am worried that this is some sort of virus...

Should I be worried? I looked at my supersu logs for the past three days and noticed that "init" had no activity.

Is there any way I can check to see what this "init" is?

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Hi all,

I was going through apps on my phone last night as clicked on supersu and noticed that I had "init" listed with a green #.

I never remember supersu requesting access to for "init" and I am worried that this is some sort of virus...

Should I be worried? I looked at my supersu logs for the past three days and noticed that "init" had no activity.

Is there any way I can check to see what this "init" is?

Thanks!
If I am not mistaken...
"init" is the binary used to load the scripts ("*.rc") at the root filesystem; which in turn loads the rest of Android.

It's strange that it asks for root though. It should already be root!

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If I am not mistaken...
"init" is the binary used to load the scripts ("*.rc") at the root filesystem; which in turn loads the rest of Android.

It's strange that it asks for root though. It should already be root!

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That's seems to be the consensus as I've read other threads regarding "init".

However, I pulled up a backup I had made on Clockwordmod during last October and this "init" is no where to be found on SuperSU.

I'm still worried this could be some malware or other malicous software pretending to be called "init" that actually isn't at all.

Any thoughts?

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