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Chainfire Turns Your Bootanimation into a Logging Center


Having a nice boot animation certainly adds a little bit of aesthetic polish to your ROM. But other than its purely aesthetic value, boot animations don’t really provide any useful information. When your device is boot looping or one of your services is constantly crashing, ADB is still the most reliable option to get information. There are plenty applications able to get logs straight from device, but not many can access logs while booting.

XDA Senior Recognized Developer and Senior Moderator Chainfire, known from various projects such as SuperSU and CF-Root, decided to “tweak” the boot animation by adding logcat and dmesg logging. LiveBoot is a root-only application that can replace standar. . . READ ON »

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SuperSU BETA: Root Android Lollipop on Stock Kernel


Up until now, if you wanted to get root on Android 5.0, you needed to flash a modified kernel onto your device to work around some SELinux restrictions. XDA Senior Recognized Developer Chainfire recently released the previously-necessary CF-Auto-Root package, which made the necessary kernel ramdisk modifications to remove SELinux restriction from the script on AOSP. This morning, however, Chainfire brought smiles to many faces, as he announced on Twitter that this would no longer be necessary going forward.. . . READ ON »

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SuperSU Beta 2.23 Increases Root App Support

SuperSU Beta 2.23

You may recall that back when Android 4.4 KitKat was the cool kids’ Android version and Android 5.0 was just a name floating on everybody’s lips, we spoke about the next Android version bringing root headaches. Fast forward to the present, Lollipop is rolling out quickly to Nexus devices and most of this year’s flagships, and we already have root access on it thanks to CF-Auto Root being patched accordingly. But due to the aforementioned hurdles and subsequent exploits, some root apps are still unable to acquire root permissions.

Earlier today, XDA Senior Recognized Developer Chainfire pushed an update to the SuperSU Beta flashable zip on his website, which bumps up the version to v2.2. . . READ ON »

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Chainfire Releases CF-Auto-Roots For Nexus Line


Benjamin Franklin, the US Statesman from simpler times, gave the famous quote in 1789 that “…in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” I can’t fault him for not having the forethought to identify that there would be a few more certainties in life, and those would be “Chainfire releasing root for Nexus devices and providing analysis of the state of root on a new Google release.”

For those not familiar, XDA Senior Recognized Developer Chainfire has become the preeminent source for information related to root on Android devices as well as analysis of how Google is changing system security on their new Android OS updates. His Google+ post. . . READ ON »

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Chainfire Roots Lollipop on the Nexus 9!

Google Nexus 9 Root

Just a few hours ago, we talked about how the Android 5.0 Lollipop-powered factory images were released for Google’s latest flagship tablet, the Nexus 9. Naturally, this meant that it would not be too long before someone stepped up to the plate and rooted the device. This someone happened to be none other than XDA Senior Recognized Developer Chainfire, who not only rooted the device, but also created a 64-bit build of the SuperSU binary in the process.

Achieving root on the Nexus 9 isn’t quite as simple using CF-Auto-Root. This is because at this time, the CF-Auto-Root framework isn’t updated to be able to live patch kernels (Lollipop requirement) and work with 64-bit devices. That sai. . . READ ON »

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More Android 5.0 Details Revealed, Microsoft Band Fitness Tracker – XDA TV


Google talks more about Android 5.0 Lollipop! That and much more news is covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week’s news is the announcement of the new Mircosoft Band, a fitness tracker and be sure the check out the article talking about sideloading apps to Android TV thanks to Chainfire. That’s not all that’s covered in today’s video!

Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA TV. XDA TV Producer TK released an Xposed Tuesday video for No Lock Home. Then RootJunky showes us How to Unlock, Root, and Restore Your Moto 360. And later TK showed us how to sync music to your Android Wear devices. Be sure to check out K. . . READ ON »

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Sideload Applications to Android TV Thanks to Chainfire


Android TV played quite a major roles at this year’s Google I/O’s keynote. We didn’t have to wait long to see the first Android devices designed specifically to work with TVs. One of the most exciting Android TV devices is the recently launched Google Nexus Player, which was introduced alongside Lollipop and other Nexus devices.

Google added a requirement that every existing application that is to work on Android TV must be declared as compatible by the app’s developer(s). Such a situation is far from perfect, because users often can’t use their favorite applications or games even if they actually work with Android TV but aren’t officially tested. Luckily, there are . . . READ ON »

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SuperSU 2.13 Begins Preparations for Android L Release


After a few quiet months since the last major release and several minor beta revisions, SuperSU finally receives a major update in its stable branch. XDA Senior Recognized Developer Chainfire added a vast number of bug fixes, compatibility additions, and under-the-hood changes that only tech savvy users will notice.

SuperSU is now fully ready for Android L, which should be released sometime soon. Chainfire put a lot of efforts into making this application compatible with AOSP. As a result, SuperSU is now more compatible with root-level applications. There are still some concerns as to whether the boot.img will have to be updated in order to acquire root, but we should remain optimistic.

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CF-Auto-Root Gains Note 4 and S5 Prime Support!


We’ve talked quite a bit about CF-Auto-Root by XDA Senior Recognized Developer Chainfire in the past–all with good reason. For the few who don’t know, CF-Auto-Root is essentially the easiest and most efficient way for new users to root their devices while keeping them as close to stock as possible. Essentially everything is automated, and once all is said and done, you end up with a practically stock device, but with the SuperSU binary and APK installed.

Not too long ago, we saw CF-Auto-Root appear for the Samsung Galaxy S 5 before the device was even publicly available. Now, CF-Auto-Root has made its way to another variant of the Galaxy S5, the significantly higher resolution S5 Prime. . . READ ON »

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