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SuperSU Privacy Policy Updated Under CCMT

About a year ago Chainfire announced that he would be passing on SuperSU to Coding Code Mobile Technology LLC (abbreviated to CCMT). The end user would not see changes to the app they loved, but the change was happening nonetheless. Until now, SuperSU's privacy policy continued to exist under Chainfire's name. Some users expressed concern over this...

SuperSU v2.78 SR1 Released with su Binary Bugfixes and New Versioning Scheme

XDA Recognized Developer Chainfire has released an update to his SuperSU app, involving a few bugfixes and one critical update to supolicy. The critical update to supolicy is best explained in the man's own words: Due to an initialization bug, introduced in v2.68 BETA, some SELinux contexts (including shell and untrusted_app) could be granted sys_module capability. If this happens,...

Experimental suhide Mod for SuperSU Hides su Binary from Applications

XDA Senior Recognized Developer Chainfire needs no introduction in the world of third party development, so we'll spare you some time. Today, Chainfire brings to us his latest work -- suhide. Suhide is an experimental mod for SuperSU, one that leverages the systemless installation to give you a way to hide the su binary from applications on a...

Chainfire Discusses SuperSU and Problems With The Note 7

Earlier today Chainfire took to Google+ to discuss progress with the Note 7 and SuperSU, explaining that as the Note 7's release has been delayed in some countries he has had to work via remote debugging. Thankfully, with the aid of Dr.Ketan and SeraphSephiroth it is now working. However it is not all good news. "As...

Unoffical Systemless Xposed is Now Available — OTAs and Pay Unaffected!

Recognized Contributor topjohnwu has modified the Xposed Framework (V.85.1) to work alongside Chainfire's systemless SuperSU in order to also run without modifying the system partition. This means that you can install Xposed modules on a rooted device running the stock ROM and continue to receive OTAs. Some users have even reported that Android Pay works using this method,...

FlashFire v0.33 Update Brings Ability to Backup and Restore via ADB over WiFi

FlashFire, for the uninitiated, is the work of XDA Recognized Developer Chainfire, a man who needs no introduction to an Android enthusiast. FlashFire is the successor of Mobile Odin, an application that aids in flashing Android devices on-the-go. The latest update to FlashFire has brought the ability to backup and restore your phone partitions through ADB....

Chainfire’s FlashFire can now Create Fastboot Flashable Backups

Custom ROM users are probably familiar with the process of making regular backups and restorations because of unexpected hiccups causing your phone to enter into a bootloop. It's imperative to backup your device in the off chance that such an event were to occur or you'll have to deal with the frustration of resetting all...

Android N Testers: Here’s why your Root Apps Keep Failing

You love to live at the bleeding edge, so you hopped on board and installed Google's new Android N preview builds. If you're running the software as your daily driver (maybe you like things crashing and burning, who knows?) then you've likely noticed many of your favorite apps simply not work at all. You've flashed...

FlashFire Updated with Android 6.0 and OTA Flashing Support

XDA Senior Recognized Developer Chainfire is known in the Android community for a wide variety of reasons, one of which is FlashFire. Often referred to as the spiritual successor to Mobile ODIN, FlashFire is used to flash custom ROM's and kernels, without going through the procedure in recovery. There's good news for FlashFire users, the app has been...

Top 5 News Stories of 2015 – XDA TV

It’s that time of year where you look back and remember the things that happened during the year. You learn from the bad things, and celebrate the good things. It’s been a great year here at XDA TV and we are looking back at some of our favorite items from the year. There have been a...

CF-Auto-Root Updated with Support for Over 300 devices!

If you are a Samsung user and call yourself an Android enthusiast, you sure would be familiar with CF-Auto-Root. Coming from the reputed XDA Senior Recognized Developer Chainfire, this tool has opened up the doors to the world of root and beyond for a lot of new users. Often times, CF-Auto-Root is the easiest and most...

Chainfire’s Systemless Root Now Supports Automated Boot Image Patching

Continuing on with the Systemless Root experiment, XDA Senior Recognized Developer Chainfire's latest release for SuperSU Beta includes automated boot image patching at the time of installation. This essentially eliminates the need to upload specific boot images for devices as the zip installer for SuperSU will install SuperSU in systemless mode on Android 6.0 and Touchwiz...