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Chainfire Patches Samsung’s Attempts to Block Root, New Devices Added to CF-Auto-Root and ADBD Insecure

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Samsung, Samsung, Samsung, you never cease to amaze. You love to say that you are friendly to the developer and user communities, and some have even bought that. There’s an old saying that says, “Actions speak louder than words.” There’s another one that says, “Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me.” Both apply here, as you stooped to another low when you started rolling out updates to the Samsung Galaxy S4 that disabled the ability to elevate user permissions (effectively what “su” does) via a kernel configuration.

With the update of SuperSU to v1.30, XDA Elite Recognized Developer Chainfire has patched the attempt by Samsung to . . . READ ON »

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TWRP Reaches Version 2.5.0.0 and Sees Debut on the HTC One

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We have had some rather long running projects on XDA over the years. Some involve simple, yet elegant things like theming engines (UCCW, VR Theme, etc), while others focus a bit more on the functionality side of things. The case for recovery images is one such area that needs to be constantly evolving due to the evolution of the devices and their inner workings. Pushing an insecure recovery into a device is not always easy. Or rather, it is not as simple as some people make it be. Lots of things and information are required even before beginning the process of loading it onto a new device. For XDA Recognized Developer Dees_Troy and other members of Team Win, this has been the case for a while now, but they always ten. . . READ ON »

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Rooted and XDA April Fools Day Pranks – XDA Developer TV

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XDA Elite Recognized Developer Chainfire has rooted the Samsung Galaxy S 4 successfully and variably. That story and more are covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week’s news is a discussion of XDA’s April fools pranks, like us teaming up with Google to track iPhones and the Job Board shutting down.

Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA Developer TV. XDA Developer TV Producer Kevin gives us a tutorial to remotely support or access computers from your device, Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler started development on his Google ADK 2012, and TK released an Android App Review of Wakelock Detector. Pull up a chair . . . READ ON »

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Sony Xperia Z Rooted Before Release!

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Just because a device hasn’t been released, is in limited release, or isn’t in the hand of a developer doesn’t mean that developers cannot root the device. XDA Elite Recognized Developer Chainfire has rooted a pre-release device a few times, such as when he remotely rooted the Samsung Galaxy S III. Today, we are talking about Chainfire’s CF-Auto-Root in a roundabout way.

XDA Recognized Developer DooMLoRD took the Nexus 4 version of CF-Auto-Root, modified it a bit, did a dance to the rooting gods, and crossed his fingers. Using TeamViewer, which we’ve reviewed in the past, to remotely attempt rooting, he was successful. Thanks to Chainfire’s app and DooMLoRD’s dancing, the Sony Xperia Z now . . . READ ON »

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Chainfire Announces SuperSU Icon Winners with v1.0 of SuperSU

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We talk a lot about the importance of developers here at XDA because the reality is XDA was born for developers and exists for developers. So when one of our own consistently puts out significant and useful applications, we make sure to talk about it. XDA Elite Recognized Developer Chainfire is one of those. His work with CF-Root, Triangle Away, ExynosAbuse, PerfMon, FAAPT, adbd Insecure, and more is second to none. With SuperSU, he introduced an icon competition to pick the next icon for the upcoming version 1.00 of SuperSU. Now, both have reached completion.

With the icon competition, Chainfire decided to deploy some new SuperSU features into the mix, including the ability to choose from one of the four fin. . . READ ON »

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Help Select a New Icon for SuperSU

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It’s not often that a developer of many prolific applications gives the rest of the world the power to pick the icon for one of his apps. In this visual world, the icon is what the user sees when they decide what they want to open. And very often, the icon is what sets the first impression for the usefulness or value of the app. Essentially, it becomes the app’s identity.

XDA Elite Recognized Developer Chainfire decided that since many users were unhappy with SuperSU’s new icon Super Andy, he should let them pick its replacement. After a few months of taking user submissions, he is finally ready to let the voting begin. On his site, he has 150 user-submitted icon, ranging from the very basic to the . . . READ ON »

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Dangerous Exynos 4 Security Hole Demoed and Plugged by Chainfire

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We recently told you about the Exynos4 security hole found by XDA Member alephzain. This is a security hole in the kernel that allows malicious code full access to all physical memory. XDA Elite Recognized Developer Chainfire would have none of it, and not only pointed out the security hole by creating an app that roots your device without ODIN, but also provided a way to plug it.

His application, aptly named ExynosAbuse APK, gains root privileges via the ExynosAbuse exploit and installs SuperSU. In addition, in version v1.10, it allows you to disable the exploit at boot. The downside of disabling the exploit is that your camera may break. However, this is not so bad considering how your device can no longer b. . . READ ON »

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Big Android BBQ 2012: Interviews and Silliness! – XDA Developer TV

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A little over a month ago, the Big Android BBQ event happened and XDA was in attendance. XDA Developer TV Producer Erica was there with her camera, recording all things exciting and interesting. After sifting through hundreds of hours of video, Erica presents a video detailing all the fun at the Big Android BBQ.

Erica interviews many people including, XDA Elite Recognized Developer supercurio, Recognized Developer and AOKP creator Roman Birg, Creator of Awesomeness Tha Phlash, Recognized Developer and creator of ClockWorkMod Recovery Koush, Senior Moderator M_T_M, Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler, Elite Recognized Developer Chainfire, Elite Recognized Developer Entropy512,  and a spec. . . READ ON »

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New Nexus Devices Receive CF-Auto-Root Treatment

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Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock somewhere, you know that Google has released a few new devices (Nexus 4 and Nexus 10), as well as a refresh to the Nexus 7. What makes this different from previous Nexus releases is that there are two new manufacturers added to the mix with Asus (Nexus 7) and LG (Nexus 4) joining Samsung (Nexus 10 as well as Nexus S and Galaxy Nexus) and HTC (Nexus One).

We recently told you about XDA Elite Recognized Developer Chainfire’s new project to automatically root devices and keep them as stock as possible, and we now have an important update to share with you, as Chainfire has added CF-Auto-Root support for the new Nexus devices. What makes this update different from previo. . . READ ON »

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