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Just ROOTed an MTK6582 device with Chinese iRoot PC application (not vRoot but the successor of vRoot) and everything went well. I now find two (Chinese) apps "iRoot.APK" & "SuperUser.APK" in "/root/system/app" path with same icon (white horse head in Blue shield). My current knowledge tends me to think a single super user manager app is suppose to manage the app SU permission requests. So now I am confused about the purpose of these two apps and am not sure if both of them are needed for real. In my launcher app drawer I can see the Chinese super user app icon (single app icon) and tapping that icon brings up the Chinese super user manager app, but am not sure which app this icon is launching!

So, my question is, are both the apps necessary for keeping the ROOT state and managing the app SU requests. If not, which one is safe to remove (delete)?

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25th December 2014, 04:43 PM |#2  
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Just ROOTed an MTK6582 device with Chinese iRoot PC application (not vRoot but the successor of vRoot) and everything went well. I now find two (Chinese) apps "iRoot.APK" & "SuperUser.APK" in "/root/system/app" path with same icon (white horse head in Blue shield). My current knowledge tends me to think a single super user manager app is suppose to manage the app SU permission requests. So now I am confused about the purpose of these two apps and am not sure if both of them are needed for real. In my launcher app drawer I can see the Chinese super user app icon (single app icon) and tapping that icon brings up the Chinese super user manager app, but am not sure which app this icon is launching!

So, my question is, are both the apps necessary for keeping the ROOT state and managing the app SU requests. If not, which one is safe to remove (delete)?

Thanks is advance.

iroot (formerly vroot) installs two apps, a superuser app and a app that no one really knows what it does.
you can safely delete the apk called iroot.apk, you ABSOLUTELY CAN NOT delete the superuser.apk.
in any case, i highly advise getting rid of vroot and going to supersu completely with this handy tutorial:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2532818
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25th December 2014, 05:14 PM |#3  
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Actually, the file name is "iRootSU.apk", and what I discovered is, deleting this app makes the "SuperUser.apk" (Chinese) visible in app drawer (before deleting the "iRootSU.apk" none were visible).
25th December 2014, 06:29 PM |#4  
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Trying removing Chinese vRoot apps with the advised method was bitter It revoked ROOT privilege and SuperSU was not installed. Mine is KitKat 4.4.2 on MTK6582. The only ROOTing method worked on this device is iRoot.

iRootSU.apk & SuperUser.apk are the same, iRootSU.apk is the successor.

Is there any special reason we should not be using the Chinese iRoot apps?
28th December 2014, 03:23 PM |#5  
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Trying removing Chinese vRoot apps with the advised method was bitter It revoked ROOT privilege and SuperSU was not installed. Mine is KitKat 4.4.2 on MTK6582. The only ROOTing method worked on this device is iRoot.

iRootSU.apk & SuperUser.apk are the same, iRootSU.apk is the successor.

Is there any special reason we should not be using the Chinese iRoot apps?

from my research, no one has been able to find out if there any bad things with iroot, except that during the process they harvest imei numbers.
i personally would not want something on my phone which i cannot understand what i am clicking.
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21st January 2015, 04:01 PM |#6  
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from my research, no one has been able to find out if there any bad things with iroot, except that during the process they harvest imei numbers.
i personally would not want something on my phone which i cannot understand what i am clicking.

I've used the iroot app also on my ulefone u7. Kingroot isn't an alternative as the supersu app conflicts with titan backup. With the iroot superuser app TB works.
Is there anyone who could provide a translation of the menu of the chinese superuser app. (app with crowned lion head) Perhaps it is the same menu as supersu as it resembles supersu.
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I replaced the superuserapp with supersu pro. I was able to make it compatible with titanium backup.
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How can I remove the. chinese superuser app. (app with crowned lion head) from my tablet. I do also factory reset but I can not remove it.
9th August 2015, 08:35 PM |#8  
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I used iroot on my Lenovo B6000 tablet because no other tool would do the job. I'd rather get rid if it now and replace it with supersu, but it seems to protect itself against removal: Even when I remount /system rw, and have root in the adb shell, trying to remove the binaries gives me "operation not permitted". That's kind of nasty. I wonder how it protects itself.
9th August 2015, 11:36 PM |#9  
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I used iroot on my Lenovo B6000 tablet because no other tool would do the job. I'd rather get rid if it now and replace it with supersu, but it seems to protect itself against removal: Even when I remount /system rw, and have root in the adb shell, trying to remove the binaries gives me "operation not permitted". That's kind of nasty. I wonder how it protects itself.

Use Super SuME to uninstall the Chinese crap and will install SuperSU
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10th August 2015, 12:33 PM |#10  
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Use Super SuME to uninstall the Chinese crap and will install SuperSU

Yes, did that. It's well worth the 1 € and does the job just fine. I just wonder /what/ it does that I couldn't accomplish on the command line. I suppose it has to do with killing some services installed by iroot, which prevent removal.
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i rooted my phone by iroot.but it says that not properly rooted when chcked by root checker.sombody help
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