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  1. Android News

    Chainfire hopes to make it easier for you to find stock boot and recovery images

    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.
  2. Android News

    Chainfire has already been able to get SuperSU working on the new Android O developer preview

    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.
  3. Android News

    Chainfire releases v2.82 of SuperSU, drops support for Android 2.1 and 2.2, fixes bugs and more

    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 (zip and...
  4. Android News

    Chainfire says to stick to SuperSU v2.79 for now

    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).
  5. Android News

    The latest SuperSU update asks for some additional permissions

    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. Then again...
  6. Android News

    Chainfire talks about encryption and root on Galaxy S7 devices running Nougat

    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...
  7. Android News

    An alpha version of SuperSU is ready for Android O DP1 on the Nexus 5X and 6P

    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.
  8. Android News

    Chainfire says he now has root access to Android O DP1, but needs to iron out some issues

    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.
  9. Android News

    Flashfire has been updated to keep root even after an OTA update on the Pixel

    Chainfire has updated the developer version of FlashFire to allow for the Pixel to keep root status even after an OTA update.
  10. Android News

    An updated version of SuperSU is now available, includes Pixel fixes and more

    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...
  11. Android News

    Chainfire has released his systemless root tool for the Pixel and Pixel XL

    After teasing us for the latter half of the week, the official Chainfire root tool has been released. SuperSU has also been updated to support Android 7.1 and the Pixel devices.
  12. Android News

    Chainfire says he's been able to achieve full systemless root access on the Pixel

    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.
  13. Android News

    Chainfire achieved root on the Google Pixel

    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...
  14. Android News

    Chainfire updates suhide to v0.55, hopes to fix a Google Play Services bug

    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.
  15. Android News

    suhide GUI adds a graphical interface to Chainfire's suhide

    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.
  16. Android News

    Chainfire releases version 2.78 SR1 of SuperSU which patches a vulnerability, and adds fixes

    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 - subinary...
  17. Android News

    Chainfire's new app, suhide, is an experimental way to hide root from apps

    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.
  18. Android News

    FlashFire 0.32 lets you create device backups that can be flashed like a ROM

    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...
  19. Android News

    Chainfire has achieved root access with Android N and will update SuperSU in the coming days

    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...
  20. Android News

    Keep your rooted Marshmallow device up to date with the latest FlashFire update

    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.
  21. Android News

    Chainfire AutoRoot now supports over 300 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.
  22. Android News

    Android Pay Works with Chainfire's New Systemless Root

    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.
  23. Android News

    LiveBoot Has Been Updated with Android 6.0 Support

    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.
  24. Android News

    Chainfire Releases Systemless Root For Android 6.0

    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...
  25. Android News

    Chainfire Releases System-Less Root Experiment for the 5X and 6P

    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...