CHAINFIRE Posts on XDA

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....

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 install-recovery.sh script on...

SuperSU Beta 2.23 Increases Root App Support

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...

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...

Chainfire Roots Lollipop on the Nexus 9!

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

SuperSU 2.01 Lets You Root the Android L Developer Preview the Right Way

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...

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...