CHAINFIRE Posts on XDA

Chainfire’s Holey Light app for showing notifications on the Samsung Galaxy S10’s hole punch gets updated to support the Always on Display

Chainfire's Holey Light app quickly catapulted into becoming a fan favorite, as users of the Samsung Galaxy S10 flagship lineup flocked in droves to turn the area around the hole punch display into a replacement for the missing notification LED functionality. The app had a few shortcomings at the time of its release, but XDA...

Holey Light turns the Samsung Galaxy S10/S10e/S10+’s hole punch into a notification LED

The Samsung Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+ and the Galaxy S10e collectively represent the best technology that Samsung has to offer to consumers. But for all the goodness that they pack in, the devices do miss out on a small but meaningful feature: a notification LED. Since the front of the device (and the sides too)...

Chainfire’s LiveBoot app now supports rooted Samsung devices on One UI, and Pixel phones on Android Q

LiveBoot is boot animation application that shows you the output of both logcat and dmesg while the device is booting up. Not only do people see it as a better boot animation than an OEM's logo, but it can also be useful as it can show you errors from these logs as they happen. The...

LiveBoot 1.7 adds Android Pie and Magisk support

Chainfire may be known for SuperSU more than anything, but the man has released a number of different tools and utility applications that range from incredibly useful to quite fun. One such application is called LiveBoot and it is a boot animation that shows your logcat and dmesg outputs on the screen right as they happen. Chainfire...

500 Firepaper will stop working on June 15th as 500px closes down API

Those of you who love having a random, but always great wallpaper, have surely heard about 500 Firepaper. It's an application that was created by XDA Senior Recognized Developer Chainfire and it has been changing the look of many Android home screens since late 2013. Unfortunately, according to the developer, 500 Firepaper will stop working this...

Chainfire Retires from SuperSU, to Leave Fully February 24th

Two years ago, Chinese company CCMT bought SuperSU from Chainfire, a move which did produce a lot of chatter, and in some cases negative emotions, in the Android enthusiast community. Today Chainfire has finally announced his retirement from working on SuperSU on his Google+ page, becoming only an advisor until February 24th when his contract...

New SuperSU and suhide Updates Bring Minor Bug Fixes

While many of us were enjoying our weekend off from the stress of our daily lives, Chainfire was busy wrapping up two small bug fix updates for two of his applications. We aren't to expect any big features or changes in these updates, but  SuperSU as well as suhide both received new updates that bring...

Chainfire Announces Firmware.mobi, a Website Hosting Stock Boot and Recovery Images

If you've ever tried to search for stock images to fastboot flash on your device, it can be pretty annoying. Having to navigate old XDA threads trying to find the right version can be a complete pain as very few companies, other than ones like Google and OnePlus, actually release their stock images. To help...

Chainfire Updates LiveBoot to Support SuperSU’s SBIN mode, Adds Oreo Support to FlashFire

Chainfire is known for his work on SuperSU as it enables root access on thousands upon thousands of Android devices. However, the man also works on a number of other applications that are also quite popular among the Android community. Two of them in particular are LiveBoot and FlashFire. Now that Chainfire is back from...

SuperSU Config Lets You Change SuperSU’s Advanced Flashing Options

When most people install SuperSU, they just flash it via TWRP and then reboot into Android. However, there are a dozen of different setup options that could be configured at the time you flash the binary to your smartphone or tablet. So XDA Senior Moderator / Senior Recognized Developer Chainfire has put together what he calls SuperSU Config...

FlashFire Updated to v0.58 with Workaround for Lockscreen Security Issue and Other Minor Fixes

If you have ever used a Samsung device in the early years of Android, there's a good chance you've heard of XDA Senior Recognized Developer Chainfire's Mobile ODIN, an on-device firmware flasher that could be used to apply firmware packages. FlashFire is dubbed the spiritual successor to Mobile ODIN, as it can be used to...

Chainfire Releases a Beta of SuperSU v2.82 SR1

Google released the third developer preview of Android O this week and people are already starting to install it on supported Nexus and Pixel devices. This update brings forth the final APIs that will be included in Android 8.0 and Google in encouraging developers to get their applications tested and ready for the full release....