CHAINFIRE Posts on XDA

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....

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...