chainfire Stories October 4, 2017

Chainfire is ending involvement with SuperSU two years after its sale

Rooting an Android device isn’t something that’s done today as much as it was in the past, but it’s still important to the Android community. For many, the first time they rooted a device was thanks to the SuperSU app, built by well-known developer Chainfire. Recently, Chainfire announced his departure from the app over 5 years after he first launched it.

chainfire Stories October 27, 2016

Chainfire has now rooted the Google Pixel

Google Pixel is one of the most exciting Android phones to hit the market in a long time, and with it comes the latest version of Android: 7.1 Nougat. With this new hardware and software, it was only a matter of time before one of the many developers in the rooting space achieved root on the phone. It seems the first root of the Pixel has been achieved thanks to Chainfire.

chainfire Stories August 29, 2016

Rooting your Android device can bring a lot of benefits, but in today’s safety first world, Google is pushing root out of the picture for many important apps. A great example of this is Android Pay. Since its debut, developers have been working hard to get the service working for users who are rooted, but unfortunately, they haven’t seen much success.

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chainfire Stories March 16, 2015

PSA: Samsung’s Galaxy S6 has been rooted by Chainfire

Chainfire has announced this afternoon that the first two models of the Samsung Galaxy S6 have been added to the CF-Auto-Root repository. Specifically, you’ll find that CF-Auto-Root for both the SM-G920T and SM-G925T are now available, otherwise known as the T-Mobile Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. CF-Auto-Roots for other devices in the S6 family are surely imminent…

As per Chainfire’s Google+ post:

Either way, the first CF-Auto-Root’s for the S6 family are up: SM-G920T and SM-G925T – the T-Mobile US S6 and S6 Edge.

Only very minor modifications were necessary [to the existing CFAR script]. The S6 CFAR has been tested on a real device, and root was achieved. Further information? I have none, I wasn’t there in person.

All completely expected, but perhaps nice to know regardless.

Before actually rooting though, consider that KNOX will likely be tripped, and there’s a good chance untripped KNOX will be required for phone based payments.

If you want to download the CF-Auto-Root, be sure to head over to the repository: http://autoroot.chainfire.eu/. It’s probably not going to be useful for many yet, because the Galaxy S6 hasn’t even shipped for most. And in the case that you don’t have any need for a root at all, you’re probably in the majority.

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