Hi together, I just wanted to install the Fairphone updater and was asked for the super user PIN. I cannot remember to have set-up such a PIN. What should I do now in order to proceed with the installation? Where can I (hopefully) find the PIN? Thank you in advance!
I never heard of a superuser pin before but I just coincidentally found it while looking for something else.
If you go to Settings > Superuser you can tap the Settings Softbutton again and tap “Settings” again to get to advanced Superuser Options. There you can set a pin.
Now the bad news: I don’t think you’ll be able to disable the pin without knowing the pin…
Where does the question for “super user PIN” pop up and how is it phrased, exactly?
Just to be sure: there is something called PUK related to your SIM - but you’re not talking about that, are you?
Hey guys, the number pad for the superuser access PIN (not the PUK) appears after I click on the install button (for installing the new update). After clicking, a page, requesting superuser access, appears and you have the choice to select 3 options how the system should proceed such requests in future: Remember the choice this time only or for the next 10 minutes or forever. Then you have to click on a accept button which leads you to the previously mentioned number pad to insert the PIN.
I hope this makes it clearer
Very clear! Normally there is no PIN for superuser (su) access, so you have either set one as explained by @paulakreuzer above, or you installed an app that sets a su PIN. Did you install such an app (like Superuser Elite)?
Neither did I install such an app, nor can I remember to set up a PIN I don’t have many PIN codes and tried them all, but non worked out. Don’t know what to do
I once had such an issue after I installed an anti-theft app. This kind of app can also force you to enter a PIN code when it thinks your phone was stolen. I could find this PIN on the website of the app. Maybe you installed such an app?
Hey together! I just made it
I wasn’t aware that the PIN is not fixed to 4 digits and finally guessed my PIN correctly. It seems that it was really set up, maybe due to a previously installed anti-theft app as described by danielsjohan. Thank you so much and have a great week!
Great, I’m glad you worked it out!
Nice week to you too.
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