[Submit] SuperSU Icon Competition

A lot has been said about the SuperSU icon. Many were unhappy with the original icon, saying it lacked quality. After changing it to Super Andy, many complained the icon was not serious enough. Just as many people wrote me to say they loved Super Andy, as there were who hated it.

So, I've decided to have a little competition. Everybody may submit their icon propositions for a while, after which we will publicly have a vote for which icon will become the new SuperSU icon.


- I reserve the right to veto any icon I really don't like, or doesn't fit with the rest of the application
- Participating means you give up any copyrights and royalties and such for the icons you submit
- The icon should be clearly identifyable at 48x48 pixels
- Please stick to the current Android colors. Blue definitely has my personal preference, as it matches the program accents. Resize and place your icon inside the app's screenshots to make sure it fits color-wise
- You might also want to look at Android iconography (and the rest of the Android design section, really)


You must create a ZIP file containing the icon in the following sizes in PNG(+alpha) format:
- 18x18
- 24x24
- 36x36
- 48x48
- 72x72
- 96x96
- 512x512

You may email that ZIP file to icon @ chainfire.eu

Do not include your PSD file - send that one when you actually win ;)

Current contestants

All submitted icons up for voting can be found here:

I definitely have some favorites !

(last updated December 31)



Posted by HDTechVideo on 29-08-2012 at 22:39:11
I like the original one :)
Posted by Chainfire on 29-08-2012 at 22:41:50
In essence, so do I - but people are right, if we go back to the # sign, I would definitely like somebody who can properly use Photoshop to remake it a bit better quality !
Posted by DMD9 on 29-08-2012 at 22:44:18
If you really have to change it just use the silver S overlaid with a smaller blue #
Posted by Jason on 29-08-2012 at 22:44:55
Still preview the original #
Posted by Iain on 29-08-2012 at 22:52:19
I look forward to some one with more talent than I creating one that I can vote on.

Personally I am not a fan of either, they are just not polished enough.

Well done on a great app though.
Posted by MJ on 29-08-2012 at 23:11:29
Keep the new Super Andy! He's showing off his super powers.
Posted by yojlik on 30-08-2012 at 00:35:32
I really prefer the # sign, maybe just better done. I actually was about to research alternate superuser apps for Jelly Bean when I thought that maybe you might have a way to post feedback just because the Super Andy icon is so awful in every way. Obviously I'll hold off replacing the app in hopes that something classy prevails but please- this is in so many custom ROMs, can we not make it look cartoonish?
Posted by Chainfire on 30-08-2012 at 00:39:09
IF you want it cartoonish, get somebody to draw and submit it :) I personally couldn't draw a stickfigure to save my life.
Posted by john on 30-08-2012 at 22:47:52
so, don't get me wrong but if you don't want the psd file, why would you want a file in 7 different resolutions in the first place and then asking for the psd from the winning person? not sure about this...

OK, I'm not a designer but: the logo should be this # sign made by chains on fire.
end of story

you can see here a demo of mine, again, I'm not a designer...
good luck
Posted by Chainfire on 30-08-2012 at 22:58:48
Not wanting the PSD file immediately is mostly just so my mailbox doesn't get clogged. On the other hand, all those resolution will make sure I can immediately implement the icon when a winner is selected.

I like your idea - but again, we need somebody to make it :)
Posted by imneveral0ne on 31-08-2012 at 09:41:34
Super Andy!
Posted by @_Dibbz on 31-08-2012 at 09:50:31
I like super andy!
Posted by Mechapanda on 31-08-2012 at 10:05:04
I'm going to have to vote for Super Andy still too.
Posted by scarecrow on 31-08-2012 at 11:02:06
Super Andy ftw
Posted by Jhwarehouse on 31-08-2012 at 14:08:59
I like Super Andy.
Posted by ernest33 on 31-08-2012 at 14:45:20
"TedB" us nice :-)
Posted by Shaggyskunk on 31-08-2012 at 15:59:31
This is quite a thought provoking quandary - why superSU, have you presented me with this dilemma? What would you have me do - divide a "child" How to choose? :-D
Posted by Markuzy on 31-08-2012 at 17:14:07
Just have an option to create a custom icon and hide the original will solve all problems.
Posted by Wfrandy on 31-08-2012 at 17:33:30
I still like super Andy best, so far.
Posted by Lesid007 on 31-08-2012 at 21:56:47
Tedb is the best one.
Icon give a good view what program is
Posted by Toxicbubbles on 01-09-2012 at 00:41:19
I have to say not a fan of super andy at all, I love your mobile odin icon and think something along the same lines as that except with a # instead of flash and maybe even stick a cape on him, wife is out of the house tomorrow evening and if the kids stay asleep I will give this one a bash, do you have a 512x512 of mobile odin icon as a starting point?
Posted by TMFGO45 on 01-09-2012 at 10:46:13
Currently I Vote Robertom...
Posted by Steve on 01-09-2012 at 16:45:35
With out a doubt TedB is excellent. Lol @ Super Andy.
Posted by tltan86 on 02-09-2012 at 08:48:54
I like the original icon. Simple and minimalistic.
Posted by Chainfire on 02-09-2012 at 10:24:33
11 new submissions added !
Posted by TDC on 02-09-2012 at 10:30:10
I really like the MuhammadD number 3.
It's nice.
Posted by kokakoalak on 02-09-2012 at 12:01:57
MuhammadD #3 is my choice
Posted by kokakoalak on 02-09-2012 at 12:03:41
but wait for my 5 minutes of work ;-)
Posted by Rebell on 02-09-2012 at 12:23:48
That one form EzioB or Expreiment. :)
Posted by Ezio on 02-09-2012 at 14:13:48
I love LagrandeI :D
Posted by Sobhi on 02-09-2012 at 15:32:54
Michal-Castaway ic0n is cool and professional. me likey.
Posted by andreas on 02-09-2012 at 17:19:36
Posted by yojlik on 02-09-2012 at 23:37:11
Ock or LarsK
Posted by Greg on 03-09-2012 at 15:56:47
I like LucienP the most
Posted by joel on 03-09-2012 at 16:11:23
Super Andy....
Posted by seahorsepip on 03-09-2012 at 16:24:41
I like super andy and I'm going to make a cleaner and refined version of the idea that follows the design guidelines ^^
Posted by NubCake on 03-09-2012 at 16:29:38
I actually think it should be the one you'r already using on Google Play:


It's really nice
Posted by JoP on 03-09-2012 at 16:47:59
finally! You needed this.

Personally I like the LucienP one :)
Posted by QuBe2 on 03-09-2012 at 17:12:03
the MuhammadD number 3 looks a bit like the adobe air installer icon ( https://dl.dropbox.com/u/54506580/xda/air_20080225162906.jpg )
watch out chainfire before you get sued by adobe(like apple always does) for using the same logo design as them. @MuhammadD it is a really nice icon.
Posted by icecore on 03-09-2012 at 18:22:34
Sent a few styles. goes well here :)
Posted by Doug on 03-09-2012 at 18:39:08
I like EzioB
Posted by Ammar on 03-09-2012 at 18:40:11
Just sent mine to chainfire, vote up peeps once posted
Posted by LucienP aka Bluewall on 03-09-2012 at 18:42:53
Thank you everybody :)
As a design learner, it's a real pleasure to do this competition, cheers and good luck to everybody!
Posted by Robert on 03-09-2012 at 19:13:28
I am a little confused, this is for the icon that shows up for su requests only? Not the app icon in the launcher or the play store?
Posted by krozo on 03-09-2012 at 19:28:37
my PS fall down when I tried to make something (i have to install it again) ... anyway my idea is superman logo with letters "su" ... could any1 try to make something like that?
Posted by Chainfire on 03-09-2012 at 19:36:01
Robert, it's for all of those places. Play Store + launcher + popups
Posted by alvaroag on 03-09-2012 at 20:01:16
I really like Super Andy, none of the others is as good as it.
Posted by seahorsepip on 03-09-2012 at 20:28:27
krozo, I'll give it a try, have been trying some other idea but that didn't scale down nicely :/
Posted by krozo on 03-09-2012 at 20:32:42
2seahorsepip: should be great in blue tones...
Posted by lelinuxien52 on 03-09-2012 at 21:28:39
The original one is so beautiful.

For me, SuperSU means "#".
Posted by MYPaT on 03-09-2012 at 21:37:52
should be as same as supermen emblem, covered by # maybe
Posted by Georgy on 03-09-2012 at 22:24:07
From Russia with Love.
Posted by Georgy on 03-09-2012 at 22:24:50
Posted by Salim Alaleeli on 04-09-2012 at 00:02:28
Posted by Moogle Stiltzkin on 04-09-2012 at 01:18:20
I liked super Andy.

You should tell the critics to stfu >->;
Posted by NeoBTK on 04-09-2012 at 03:18:33
I liked Super Andy a lot better since I updated SuperSU.
Posted by remizik on 04-09-2012 at 11:49:08
@MYPaT : I did it ;) it's not shown here yet though.
Posted by calvinpl on 04-09-2012 at 12:49:58
what do you think about this one guys?
i just sent the zip to chainfire

Posted by remizik on 04-09-2012 at 14:04:29
@calvinpl : very nice idea ! I love it.
the two I made :


what do you think ? :)
Posted by calvinpl on 04-09-2012 at 14:12:58
i like the second one more, much more creative and the colors matche the android color guidelines :)
Posted by calvinpl on 04-09-2012 at 14:37:32
i made two more icons based on that one

how about these? :o
Posted by remizik on 04-09-2012 at 14:49:37
I might need to play around with shadows and glossy effects with it, or not ! Dunno yet :)
Posted by calvinpl on 04-09-2012 at 14:54:34
you know... stock android icons arent too glossy, the first one i made looks kinda iphonish because of it
Posted by Kyle on 04-09-2012 at 15:01:01
I sent you an e-mail and mentioned you on Twitter, but here are my submissions: http://kyletuite.com/2012/09/03/chainfire-superuser-icon-competition-submission/

In the e-mail is an attached file with both sets, in all sizes.
Posted by Corias on 04-09-2012 at 15:05:51
IMHO art by LucentP is the best
Posted by calvinpl on 04-09-2012 at 15:08:18
it looks pretty smooth, i like it, but the icon doesnt really tell you what kind of app it is
but other than that its really cool
Posted by Splintter on 04-09-2012 at 15:42:23
hi there! i've already sent mine icons to the chainfire's email, bur theire not here

take a look!

icon 1: http://postimage.org/image/jb3rw1bst/

icon 2: http://postimage.org/image/tdkwaxftz/

icon 3: http://postimage.org/image/vla1ad0jv/
Posted by splintter on 04-09-2012 at 15:46:37
hi there! i've already sent mine icons to the chainfire's email, bur theire not here

take a look!

icon 1: http://postimage.org/image/jb3rw1bst/

icon 2: http://postimage.org/image/tdkwaxftz/

icon 3: http://postimage.org/image/vla1ad0jv/

please comment ;)
Posted by calvinpl on 04-09-2012 at 15:47:55
its funny because the 3rd one kinda looks like hp logo to me :d
Posted by splintter on 04-09-2012 at 15:57:09
i see it, yes...

and what do you think about the other?
Posted by remizik on 04-09-2012 at 16:27:34
@Splintter :
your N°2 is pretty awesome ! great work !
N°3 is great too !
Posted by splintter on 04-09-2012 at 16:29:50
@ remizik

Posted by Pinback on 04-09-2012 at 17:32:52
Here is my first submission:

Posted by Pinback on 04-09-2012 at 17:33:12
Here is my first submission:

Posted by x on 04-09-2012 at 17:40:19
The best so far

Posted by Splintter on 04-09-2012 at 15:42:23

Icon 2: http://postimage.org/image/tdkwaxftz/
Posted by splintter on 04-09-2012 at 17:44:26
thanks X!!!!
Posted by remizik on 04-09-2012 at 17:55:33
@x : I tend to agree :) but maybe the "metal" texture with the blue is too iphonish. I don't know.
anyway, My favorite so far !
Posted by maze1 on 04-09-2012 at 21:34:21
here's my silly submission...

Posted by Asad on 05-09-2012 at 01:52:53
i entered too
look forward to it guys
Posted by Chainfire on 05-09-2012 at 09:58:48
Note that any icon not submitted to my email address mentioned will *not* be able to take part.

The reason I have not posted the new submissions yet is because I'm building a special page for them. I've had some 50 submissions now, it's too much work to put them all on here manually. They are coming in the next few days though !
Posted by m_atze on 05-09-2012 at 11:33:19
If you could Mix "Michal-Castaway" and the chains from the 1st Picture of "MuhammadD" It will be cool minimalistic Design for ICS and up.
Posted by Asad on 05-09-2012 at 12:00:37
you received one yesterday right ?
i hope i sent to the right address
Posted by icecore on 05-09-2012 at 18:38:56
ChainFire i sent you an email with bunch of icons, when u'll update the post with them? (dj.icecore@gmail.com)
Posted by Joss Gitlin on 06-09-2012 at 00:43:14
Just sent them. Hope you like them. I'm ssojyeti2 by the way ;)
Posted by Laurentiu on 06-09-2012 at 11:13:57
I made this icon http://db.tt/96gUj61b but I can't continue to make the small versions bc my power source is dead and my hdd is also dying but I can recover the psd if you think is worth

I've also think to make an icon like the settings one... dark grey square with the blue #
Posted by Dragoon on 06-09-2012 at 15:05:15
IMO these are the best:
Posted by Chainfire on 06-09-2012 at 16:27:10
We're not voting yet ... :)
Posted by A5J4DX on 06-09-2012 at 20:49:33
I submitted the draft of the first one yesterday but thought I'll do more since I sent the wrong resolution through email hence why it's not added xD

Posted by Joss Gitlin (ssojyeti2) on 06-09-2012 at 22:59:28
Just submitted another series. Hopefully these win lol...
Posted by Myk on 06-09-2012 at 23:50:23
I think superandy needs a shield on his front with a hash sign.
Posted by Joss Gitlin (ssojyeti2) on 07-09-2012 at 02:33:58
Posted by Kmagameguy on 07-09-2012 at 18:04:17
How long is the competition open for entries? I really hope the chosen icon fits with the overall android theme. A lot of the entires don't look like they attempted to follow the android design guidelines at all. What was the problem with the original # logo? It was fine!
Posted by G3-SCORPIO on 07-09-2012 at 22:05:07
Chainfire sent to you the icons. Confirm please, that reached. There I did a new grate.

Posted by G3-SCORPIO on 07-09-2012 at 22:08:24
If Android will choose, I him will do more clear. The dirty turned out from for impositions.
Posted by ezio on 08-09-2012 at 17:39:23
021-KokaK-1.png is amazing!
Posted by G3-SCORPIO on 08-09-2012 at 18:16:22
Good icon 072_ThomasW-2.png
Posted by kokakoalak on 09-09-2012 at 13:24:37
Thanks ezio
Posted by AtomicGiraffe on 10-09-2012 at 04:39:20
Looks like A LOT of people have NO idea how to design icons. Icons should be as simple as possible and not put twenty different elements into one small area. I would NEVER use any of these. The app will look amateurish.

Do the right thing and throw all of these away and use a pro.
Posted by kovdev on 10-09-2012 at 08:42:48
I'm not entirely happy with the terms set by Chainfire. At any rate, should I decide to comply, here's what I'll be entering:

Posted by BBC on 10-09-2012 at 19:24:41
Are you still able to submit icons ?
Posted by Joss on 10-09-2012 at 21:19:41
Well he hasn't said anything about voting yet, so I imagine you still are...
Posted by BBC on 10-09-2012 at 21:32:57
I guess so, thanks for the reply!
Posted by G3-SCORPIO on 11-09-2012 at 00:50:02
Strange, whatever my icons no placed.
Posted by NachoB on 11-09-2012 at 01:14:15
Submitted last Thursday I believe, the icon page hasn't been updated in quite a bit.


Here it is being used

Posted by Chainfire on 11-09-2012 at 09:20:11
The icon page has been updated again. As icon submissions have slowed down significantly over the weekend, I'm probably going to close submissions by then end of the week or so. Then I have to think about voting. Not sure if I'll do a pruning round before or after the first voting round ...

In the meantime, submissions are still welcome. Please do look at the Android guidelines for icons, because a lot of the currrently submitted icons will never make it into SuperSU do to being too complex for small sizes.
Posted by Chainfire on 11-09-2012 at 09:23:55

If you don't agree to the terms, you can always tell me your terms and I can see if I can accept them... but unless you have a very good reason I can agree with, I won't deviate from the set terms.
Posted by Graeme on 13-09-2012 at 00:26:51
Posted by xtcdj15 on 18-09-2012 at 16:55:00
one week and no update :) is this still on ?
Posted by Chainfire on 19-09-2012 at 00:51:18
It certainly is, but I am a busy person and this takes time.
Posted by xtcdj15 on 19-09-2012 at 09:58:31
it would be great if u can update the icon page (and maybe add some comments/suggestions to the ones u think can be improved, u may end with higher quality final versions :))
Posted by Chainfire on 19-09-2012 at 11:30:13
I did just update the page this morning. In a few days (hopefully) I'll be able to go through all the icons, add my own comments, build a voting page, etc. That's going to be quite a bit of work, so I have to be able to squeeze it in between my other activities.
Posted by osm0sis on 22-09-2012 at 04:46:31
144 submissions is a lot of ways to split the vote... Chainfire, maybe you should narrow it down to the top 20 or 30 contenders in your opinion? Basically make it so you'll be pleased no matter who wins at that point. :)
Posted by osm0sis on 22-09-2012 at 04:49:26
That, or use the first round of voting to do the narrowing down... So basically 2 or 3 rounds of voting to get the final icon decided.

Just a thought! Keep up the great work!
Posted by kokakoalak on 26-09-2012 at 21:53:51
@osm0sis thats a lot of voting, can't you just pick one or two? and most picked ico wins. simpler and faster that way. unless you are an American ;-)
Posted by osm0sis on 27-09-2012 at 02:12:38
@kokakoalak I was thinking in terms of only having one vote each. Your way would work too! :)
Posted by Tai Li on 27-09-2012 at 03:15:57
I like http://suicon.chainfire.eu/comp/128_KevinA-3.png for its simplicity.
Posted by kokakoalak on 27-09-2012 at 20:07:55
me too, but I think icon should be recognizable and unique. And that is challenge, simple yet recognizable. There's nothing oryginal in #. Super Andy is, but not simple and aesthetically satisfying enough. In short, tell the story in simpliest possible way, and keep it unique & catchy
Posted by joss on 13-10-2012 at 04:17:13
been quiet lately...
Posted by osm0sis on 13-10-2012 at 21:42:26
Indeed. The suspense is killing me. :P
Posted by Chainfire on 15-10-2012 at 18:19:11
It's still coming - sorry about the delays :)
Posted by kokakoalak on 15-10-2012 at 19:35:33
PerfMon is great, thanks Chainfire. Sorry for offtopic ;-)
Posted by Ba7rani123 on 03-11-2012 at 09:36:24
When is the deadline ?
Posted by Ba7rani123 on 03-11-2012 at 16:15:37
I just saw this.. anyways I made my own today I hope am not late

Posted by Joss Gitlin on 19-11-2012 at 23:22:05
This is dead right?
Posted by Chainfire on 04-12-2012 at 10:34:15
Nope, it isn't. I'm actually waiting for two more submissions to be finished :)
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Hi Chainfire,

Sorry for writing this here. I am not trying to be rude, but could you please check you PM in XDA?
It was about EGL driver, and related to screen resolution.

I'd like to know your opinion on that matter. :)

Posted by Ba7rani123 on 20-12-2012 at 11:58:44
waiting curiously.... when is the deadline ?
Posted by fuktface on 29-12-2012 at 00:11:10
wait for me, im making an icon right now. let me know if this is dead.
Posted by gtpdjw on 08-01-2013 at 19:00:00
Here is mine but I don't see it with the other icons. http://db.tt/73qgaycS
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