CHAINFIRE Posts on XDA

Chainfire Roots the Google Nexus 5 with CF-Auto-Root

We all knew that the Google Nexus 5 would be rooted as soon as users and developers started getting their hands on the device. And now, that time has come. XDA Elite Recognized Developer Chainfire recently received his unit, and we can all guess what happened next. So if you're lucky enough to already have your own, or even if yours...

Chainfire Removes the Galaxy Note 3 N9005 Region Lock

Another day, another action taken by Samsung seemingly intended to earn the ire of its users. Those looking into the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 may already be familiar with the device's region lock situation. While not the very latest scandal surrounding the device, region locking a device means that when you travel to a different region,...

Xposed Framework Backported to Gingerbread, Galaxy Note 3 Auto-Rooted by Chainfire – XDA Developer TV

Certain variants of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 have been rooted by none other than XDA Elite Recognized Developer Chainfire. That and much more news is covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is an article reporting on how Xposed Framework has been ported...

CF-Auto-Root for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3

We've written about XDA Elite Recognized Developer Chainfire's CF-Auto-Root for various devices in the past. For those just now hearing about CF-Auto-Root for the first time, it's essentially the easiest and quickest way to achieve initial root for your Samsung device, while keeping your newly rooted device as close to stock as possible. And due to the...

Open Source GeoLog Brings Contextually-Aware Tracking

The problem with many geolocation tracker apps is that they either sacrifice battery life for accuracy or they sacrifice accuracy for battery life. Luckily, that's something that Google has taken care of with its new fused location provider. This location API allows developers to (among other things) specify high-level needs with regards to accuracy and power consumption,...

Android 4.3 Rooted Courtesy of Chainfire

The recently released Google Edition Galaxy S4 has been generating a lot of excitement since being announced. What a lot of people did not see coming was Jelly Bean 4.3 leak. Despite containing only a few minor changes likely that would affect the average end user, there may well still be a few differences under...

Use Your Keyboard and Mouse on Android with USB On-The-Go – XDA Developer TV

Last time, XDA Developer TV Producer Kevin explored DLNA. Today, he is continuing his exploration of often overlooked technologies that work with Android. To do this, Kevin talks about USB On-the-Go. All you need is an OTG cable, some accessories, and some time. The possibilities are endless. Kevin gives a demonstration of USB On-the-Go.  Kevin shows...

Flash Galaxy S 4 Custom ROM and Recovery, Testing Android Apps with Robotium – XDA Developer TV

XDA Elite Recognized Developer Chainfire has worked around Samsung's attempt to block rooting your phone. Therefore, new devices have been added to CF-Auto-Root. That and more are covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this weekend. Included in this week's news is a tutorial on testing your app with Robotium. And...

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

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...

TWRP Reaches Version 2.5.0.0 and Sees Debut on the HTC One

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...

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

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...

Sony Xperia Z Rooted Before Release!

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...