CHAINFIRE Posts on XDA

Next Version of Android to Bring Even More Root Headaches

About a week and a half ago, we took a look at a few recent AOSP merges initially spotted by XDA Senior Recognized Developer Chainfire that severely impact root app developers due to changes in SELinux, default runtime compiler, and the requirement of PIE (Position-Independent Executable) for non-statically built executables. These changes compounded previous headaches caused by commits that prevent SU from executing files...

Next Version of Android to Cause Even More Issues for Root App Developers

You may recall that a few months back, XDA Senior Recognized Developer Chainfire analyzed some upcoming changes to AOSP that will likely appear in the next publicly available version of Android. As a quick refresher, the two commits in question at the time made life a little more difficult for root app developers by preventing the SU...

Mobile ODIN 4.20 Brings Support for Several Galaxy S5 Variants

We last talked about XDA Senior Recognized Developer Chainfire's Mobile ODIN back in January with the launch of version 4. For those who don't recall, v4 brought quite a few new features such as the ability to flash modem images and support for several new Galaxy S 4 and Galaxy Note 3 variants. Now, version 4.20 is here, and it packs a few...

500 Firepaper Update to V2 Brings Major Overhaul

It's been a while since we talked about 500 Firepaper. For those who don't remember, it's an innovative application that downloads high quality wallpapers of various genres from the popular service 500px. XDA Senior Recognized Developer Chainfire recently announced a major overhaul to version 2.0.What's new in 500 Firepaper v2? The changelog is quite long and is covered on his Google+. These...

Nokia X Camera Ported, Easily Flash Between Dalvik and ART, CF.lumen Released by Chainfire! – XDA Developer TV

You can now easily switch between Dalvik and ART if you're experiencing ART-related bootloops! That and much more news is covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this weekend. Included in this weekend's news is the announcement that the Xperia Z2 X-Reality Image Enhancer has been ported to all Xperia Devices and the...

Here’s What You Can Do with Your New Samsung Galaxy S5!

Well folks, today is Galaxy S5 day and Samsung's "Next Big Thing" is officially here. And although certain South Korean carriers decided to jump the gun and sell the device a bit early, today marks the device's official worldwide launch date.So now that you've either gotten your grubby little paws on an S5 or you're eagerly...

CF.lumen Resurrected as New App, Brings KitKat Support

Way back in 2011, we talked about the interesting Chainfire3D plugin CF.lumen. For those of you who don't remember, the plugin intelligently modified the color temperature of your device's display based on the time of day and relative solar position. In other words, a customizable color filter would be added after sundown in the hopes of reducing...

Chainfire Roots the Samsung Galaxy S 5 SM-G900F Ahead of Release!

The Samsung Galaxy S 5 isn't even officially available yet, but that hasn't stopped development for the device. Earlier, we talked about how a system dump appeared, enabling users to begin work porting Samsung's latest proprietary applications to older devices.Now, the International SM-G900F variant of the device has been rooted, courtesy of none other than XDA...

500 Firepaper Update to 1.6 Adds Muzei Support

Device customization is a great thing, and one of the best places to begin is your home screen wallpaper. To that end, Android has allowed users to define custom wallpapers since its inception---something that took the competition quite a few tries to get right. However, sometimes it becomes tiresome manually changing your wallpaper to suit...

Android 4.5 May Break Compatibility with Many Current Root Apps

There's often much speculation surrounding what may be seen in upcoming and updated devices and new versions of Android. Most of this talk unfortunately centers around leaked images of some sort, rather than any hard evidence. Once in a while, however, genuine clues are discovered that help paint a picture of what's to come.A little...

Note 3 KitKat Kernel Source and Mobile ODIN 4 Released, Sony Social Camera Ported to Xperia Devices – XDA Developer TV

The kernel files have been released for the Android 4.4 KitKat update on the Samsung Galaxy Note 3! That and much more news is covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this weekend. Included in this week's news is the announcement that the full Smart Social Camera Experience has been ported to Android...

Mobile ODIN Updated to Version 4, New Features and Devices

We first featured XDA Senior Recognized Developer Chainfire's Mobile ODIN app a little over two years ago. Ever since the beginning, Mobile ODIN has allowed users to flash ODIN-flashable firmwares directly from the device itself, without the need to connect to a full computer.Over the course of the app's various updates, Mobile ODIN has evolved considerably---both...