POSTS TAGGED: chainfire
Posted November 20, 2014 at 10:15 am by Pulser_G2
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 install-recovery.sh 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 »
Posted November 18, 2014 at 05:00 pm by Faiz Malkani
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.
Posted November 15, 2014 at 11:09 am by jerdog
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 »
Posted November 5, 2014 at 01:30 am by Will Verduzco
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 »
Posted October 31, 2014 at 08:00 am by Jimmy McGee
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 »
Posted October 28, 2014 at 01:30 pm by Tomek Kondrat
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 »
Posted October 12, 2014 at 11:30 pm by Tomek Kondrat
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.
To work proper. . . READ ON »
Posted October 7, 2014 at 01:30 pm by Will Verduzco
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 »
Posted July 1, 2014 at 06:00 am by Will Verduzco
Last week during the Google I/O 2014 opening keynote, Google unveiled the much anticipated and radically different Android L release. The very next day, Google made an early developer preview available for users to get an early taste of what L will eventually be like.
Many end users rocking the Google Nexus 5 or 7 ended up flashing this update, and this in turn lead users to want to root the update. But unfortunately, SuperSU was not yet compatible with Android L Dev Preview, so a workaround with a pre-rooted boot.img was necessary. Now, however, XDA Senior Recognized Developer Chainfire has returned from I/O and presents a new version of SuperSU that is able to handle the L developer Preview. And co. . . READ ON »