Chainfire, developer of the popular Android apps like SuperSU and FlashFire, has launched a new website dedicated Android firmware. The website, firmware.mobi, includes a database of boot, recovery, and root images, making it easier for Android users to hunt down the firmware they want to flash.
Google released the new developer preview update for supported Nexus and Pixel devices earlier today and Chainfire has been able to get SuperSU working on the Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P and the Pixel XL. The update isn't available yet, but he promises to release the updated app soon.
Some of the latest updates to SuperSU have been rather buggy, but a new update fixes some issues that had been reported and also includes the following changing. . .
- supolicy: Newer libsupol version used
- su: Fix sdk parameter not always being passed to supolicy in system mode
If you get a notification to update to version 2.80 or 2.81 of SuperSU, it's probably best if you ignore the update for now. There have been a number of reports about these two updates having issues and the developer currently advises that you stick with your version (or 2.79 being the latest).
If you go to update your SuperSU application from the Play Store, you may notice that it's asking for permissions to things like location, photos, WiFi connection etc. Chainfire has said this is for bug reporting and analytics, but even those permissions seem excessive at first.
Samsung has been making a lot of changes to their software over the years, and while some like these changes, it's making others work harder to implement mods. Chainfire, the developer responsible for SuperSU, recently spoke about these changes and what they mean for Samsung device owners who...
Earlier this week Chainfire announced that he had achieved root access on Android O, but there were some bugs to work out. Today, the man has released the an alpha build of SuperSU for the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P on Android O with multiple people confirming that it works.
Less than 24 hours and Chainfire has already been able to gain root access to Google's first developer preview of Android O. There hasn't been anything released just yet though as he says there are some issues that need to be fixed first.
Chainfire has just released an updated version of SuperSU that comes with the following changes. . .
- Fix 'Full Unroot' on slot-based systems
- sukernel: replace system symlink with bind mount
- sukernel: add missing slot check for system_root import
- sukernel: fix ramdisk backup...
After days of working, Chainfire has been able to gain systemless root access on the Pixel phones. In another tweet, he tells us that debugging and packaging it all up will take a few more days to complete.
Chainfire has announced that he has achieved root on the Google Pixel, but the root method he used requires you to disable a security feature known as dm-verity and modify the system. This method is not quite as practical for typical users as earlier methods were, so Chainfire is still searching...
Chainfire has just pushed out a new update to suhide that brings its version up to 0.55. This update will now block apps via the package name instead of the UID in hopes to resolve a bug with Google Play Services.
Chainfire released an app called suhide that lets you designate which apps you want to hide SuperSU from. This works very well, but it doesn't have a user interface but now there's a companion application from a 3rd-party developer that lets you control it.
The popular root manager, SuperSU, has just been updated to version 2.78 SR1 and it patches a pretty serious (albeit rare) supolicy vulnerability.
This update also comes with the following changes. . .
- subinary: Adjust app_process detection with manipulated mount namespaces
Gaining root access to your smartphone can enable you to do way more with your smartphone than you can with traditional apps.
The thing is, some apps (like banking apps) will not run if it detects you are rooted and this is what Chainfire's suhide attempts to resolve.
FlashFire -- the flashing tool by Chainfire -- is being updated to version 0.32 today. The biggest major change is a backup feature that allows you to get a ZIP file that can be flashed via Fastboot as if you were flashing a ROM. This should make it a lot easier to restore backups when you're...
The biggest tool behind giving your rooted Android device root access, SuperSU is being updated and prepared for release on Android N devices. Considering that Android N was just released this past week, it's crazy to see how fast Chainfire and those in the rooting world are working on making...
If you're running a rooted device on Android Marshmallow, you can now easily install an OTA or security updates to your devices courtesy of Chainfire. FlashFire will allow for you to easily keep your device update and secure without having to go through the hassle of unrooting your devices.
CF-Auto-Root -- a popular one-click rooting tool from ChainFire -- has gotten a massive update today. It comes with proper support for devices on Android 5.1 or Android 6.0, but the most notable improvement is that it now supports over 300 d evices.
There are users who are reporting successful Android Pay usage with the latest experimental root method from Chainfire.
Chainfire has actually suspected this and believes that Google will patch it in the coming months.
LiveBoot is a boot animation that shows you logcat and dmesg outputs on-screen as they happen.
Until now, the application has not worked on Android 6.0 but Chainfire has just released an update that fixes this.
True to his word, Chainfire is still involved in SuperSU, and he has just released root for Android 6.0 Marshmallow without doing modifications to /system partition.
This is being labelled as an experiment as the idea behind it has a few caveats, the major of which is that factory resetting the...
Chainfire just posted some boot images (and basic how-to to make your own) for all the 6.0 Nexuses and a special installer ZIP (TWRP) for SuperSU on XDA.
Together, they allow root without modifying /system. It's an experiment, but it works out rather cleanly. See the linked thread for further...