CHAINFIRE Posts on XDA

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....

Preliminary Alpha of SuperSU Released for the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P Running Android O DP1

Google made headlines this week with the release of the first Android O developer preview, and we're expecting the company to release 4 different developer preview builds of Android O before the official release comes later this year. With preview builds like this, some developers stay away since there will likely be tons of changes made...

Version 0.55 of FlashFire Brings Bug Fixes, Improvements and New Features for Pixel Phones

Fans of Chainfire's FlashFire application can look forward to a new update via the Play Store, or simply download the APK directly from the official website. This update brings the version number of FlashFire up to 0.55 (with a quick 0.55.1 hotfix that resolves an NPE crash when the GUI is reloaded), and comes with a...

Chainfire Releases SuperSU v2.78 SR5, Fixing Some Nougat Bugs

Since September, XDA Recognized Developer Chainfire started a new versioning system for SuperSU. This began with version 2.78 SR1 of SuperSU, and today the man has released 2.78 SR5. Instead of labeling them as a Beta, he changed this to a Service Release naming scheme. He felt this would be a good way of reducing the number...

SuperSU Updated to work with TWRP on Pixel and Pixel XL

Last night, the first alpha release of TWRP was announced for the Google Pixel and Pixel XL. We delved into much detail about the release, including the changes to the installation procedure as well as what's new and what's broken. One of the caveats we mentioned in the article is that installing TWRP would cause...

Root is now available for the Google Pixel and Pixel XL: Here’s what Changed and what Works

As promised, systemless root for the Google Pixel and Pixel XL is now available. XDA Senior Recognized Developer Chainfire was working on root for the Google Pixel phone running Android 7.1 Nougat these past few days, and he has reached a stage in his development where he is now comfortable enough sharing his work with the community. Root access for the...

Chainfire’s Systemless Root for Pixel Phones is Coming

We all knew it was coming. It's basically tradition that within days of Google releasing a new device, XDA Senior Recognized Developer Chainfire finds a working root method. In keeping with that tradition, earlier today Chainfire demonstrated he had achieved root access on his Pixel phone with a picture of ADB shell requesting superuser access. The news...

Sultanxda Bypasses New SafetyNet Unlocked Bootloader Check on Latest CM13 Builds for OP3

Google’s SafetyNet has been a huge thorn in the side of anyone who wants to use Android Pay while having full control over their phones. Until recently, it has mostly been about disabling Android Pay on devices with Root, but a couple days ago, Google took it one step further -- they are triggering SafetyNet even...

Chainfire Brings DSLR Controller Out of Beta

Chainfire is well known for the creation of SuperSU, but many don't realize that he works on a number of other applications as well. One of these other applications is called DSLR Controller, and it saw its very first release way back in August of 2011. The application has been in beta and has been moving up...

SuperSU Privacy Policy Updated Under CCMT

About a year ago Chainfire announced that he would be passing on SuperSU to Coding Code Mobile Technology LLC (abbreviated to CCMT). The end user would not see changes to the app they loved, but the change was happening nonetheless. Until now, SuperSU's privacy policy continued to exist under Chainfire's name. Some users expressed concern over this...