LiveBoot updated to v1.12 - Putting the fun back in to bootloops
Posted on 2014-12-20, 102 comments, 633 +1's, imported from Google+/Chainfire

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I've just published v1.12 to the Play Store, it should be available within a few hours. Alternatively, you can grab the latest APK from the thread on XDA -

The response to LiveBoot has been great so far - much better than I expected, actually. As always with a first release, there were a number of bugs to solve, and a lot of feature requests.

A fair number of these feature requests have been implemented in the latest version, and some major issues have been fixed.

One of the more common issues was the logs only showing up on screen for two seconds, and then going back to the normal boot animation. That issue should now be fixed.

Unfortunately, there are still a few users for whom it just doesn't work at all, and that issue is still under investigation.

SuperSU requirement

There has been much whining and gnashing of teeth about the SuperSU requirement. I thought I explained the requirement relatively well in my posts, the app description, and even the popups in the app itself - but apparently to no avail.

As luck would have it, most of the users in question are running custom ROMs that do support init.d. After some consideration I have added some basic init.d compatibility to the app, for users who are not using SuperSU.

su.d (provided by SuperSU) scripts run at boot the same as init.d scripts do, but guarantees are made regarding SELinux policies state, /data being available in decrypted state, and the timing of execution. init.d scripts do not have this, and it depends on the init.d provider (usually your firmware, but sometimes an app) and your current setup whether these requirement are met.

In practise this means that most popular source-built custom ROMs with init.d support, permissive SELinux, a data partition that is not encrypted, and an older version of SuperSU or a different root altogether, may now work.

It should be noted however that there are still a large number of firmwares and setups (even with init.d and non-SuperSU root) that will not (ever) be compatible. There really isn't anything I can do about that without significantly increasing the risk of bootloops, which is not an option.


  • Possible fix for only showing for two seconds during boot on some devices

  • Fixed typos

  • Pro: Made logcat buffers configurable

  • Pro: Made logcat format configurable

  • Made word wrap configurable

  • Added option to disable logcat color coding

  • Added option to darken the background

  • Added option to save logs

  • Added option to reboot

  • Reduced APK size

  • Added capability to use init.d if not using SuperSU. Not officially supported, correct working impossible to guarantee.

Dean Wallace commented on 2014-12-20 at 16:27:

now works on oneplus :) thanks

Linux Dais commented on 2014-12-20 at 16:56:

Loving it. Awesome work.

Stefan Mai commented on 2014-12-20 at 18:39:

Awesome! Thanks a lot for the Darken Background option. ?

marduk Kurious commented on 2014-12-20 at 18:50:

Nice update, and the SuperSU requirement is acceptable since's your project lol. I prefer things to work as intended, and that's a good way to ensure it. People can do their own device specific stuff I suppose. All that said, I think su.d is a good idea anyway.

Franklyn Pearson commented on 2014-12-20 at 20:03:

Think I'll flash a stock kernel, on asop, to test how fun bootloops really will be...

Awesome work, as usual!

Scott Edwards commented on 2014-12-20 at 20:30:

I had to pop the +100 cherry. Thanks Chainfire!

Carlos Rodríguez commented on 2014-12-20 at 20:56:

When using LiveBoot I don't get the "android" at the end of the boot animation. Is that a feature +Chainfire​ ?

Chainfire commented on 2014-12-20 at 21:33:

+Carlos Rodríguez somewhat... at that point the system has already told the bootanimation to quit, so we're quitting - and we're taking the system bootanimation with us.

Carlos Rodríguez commented on 2014-12-20 at 21:36:

That's ok +Chainfire​ I would like to see that thing on LiveBoot but I can live without it. I disabled colors and looks very cool in contrast with the nexus bootanimation. You're great man, thanks for this and SuperSU

Richard Bohannon commented on 2014-12-20 at 21:58:

Outstanding Chainfire

Cobaltlt commented on 2014-12-20 at 22:32:

Good for me on Nexus 5 lollipop 5.0.1

Klyntone Bourserk commented on 2014-12-21 at 02:08:

I love it, +Chainfire​ any chance of disabling bootanimation so it goes strait into liveboot?

Klyntone Bourserk commented on 2014-12-21 at 04:28:

So disabling boot animation makes a really old android splash appear so I created a completely black boot animation to serve my purpose.

Alim Naizabek commented on 2014-12-21 at 07:20:

Please make zip with this script. Should be useful if ROM doesn't boot

budi hartono commented on 2014-12-21 at 08:53:

Super su not be instal

Craig D commented on 2014-12-21 at 12:12:

Purchased. Go buy yerself a beer Chainy !

Max Rumpf commented on 2014-12-21 at 13:35:

Thank you very much. Now runs till the end on 4.4.4 Nexus 4 ?

alan keogh commented on 2014-12-21 at 17:13:

Thanks for your help in rooting my phone I'm still a bit of root simpleton love lumen will get live boot when I know what I'm doing with it! Keep up the fantastic work you are noble.

Andrey Alekseenko commented on 2014-12-21 at 20:15:

unfortunately liveboot works only with supersu, but supersu is not fully functional on my phone (lenovo p780 4.4.2 vibe 2). it is not working with superuser which is working fine here

John Kirk commented on 2014-12-23 at 21:03:

Enjoying the app. Thanks a lot and merry holidays.

Angel Vega commented on 2014-12-24 at 14:54:

Lp ftw

Paul commented on 2014-12-24 at 17:25:

Sadly doesn't work on the LG G3 (D855)

ammar ammer commented on 2014-12-24 at 23:11:

السَلٱمٌ عـَلـْيگمّ-ۈرحـْمّـٌة ٱللـّہ ﯙبُرگـّاتہ

SC Mac commented on 2014-12-26 at 20:59:

I did not know where to ask this.. What root do you use?


Mohammad Alaghi commented on 2014-12-27 at 16:18:


Bobby Singh commented on 2014-12-27 at 18:15:

currently your auto root website has gone down, any way to bring it back up? i want to root my note 4

Andrew Tsaviour commented on 2014-12-28 at 05:38:

+Chainfire​ drives our phone crazy for real ?, imagine no SuperSu no power to root and now I can see what's happening while booting. May God bless u with many years in a look of technology and serve many people.

SC Mac commented on 2014-12-28 at 08:36:

+Andrew Tsaviour what root do you use

Newton Guedes commented on 2014-12-29 at 02:46:


Grant Urban commented on 2014-12-29 at 03:55:

LiveBoot not working on S4 with GPE ROM. GoogyMax3 kernel.

Ahmed Elhanafy commented on 2014-12-29 at 08:59:

The cd-root download link isn't working for nexus 5

rian ahmad commented on 2014-12-31 at 00:33:

Error update binary supersu:-(

MLOok commented on 2014-12-31 at 08:35:

تكفا الجوال حقي ما يتسواله روت باي طريقه ارجوك لاقلي حل بصرعه

اباعلال لؤي commented on 2015-01-02 at 22:07:


جميل وبحث كل البرامج لي بتشتغل مع الروت

Yehezkiel Nugroho commented on 2015-01-03 at 13:03:

Thank this not working God bless

Qamer Shahzad commented on 2015-01-04 at 01:08:


Newton Guedes commented on 2015-01-04 at 02:02:


Ean France commented on 2015-01-07 at 14:11:


Joel Ehmayer commented on 2015-01-08 at 13:08:

no problemo

Andrew Wong Seng Hong commented on 2015-01-09 at 10:31:


Rasty Boss commented on 2015-01-09 at 14:54:

Please how to root my galaxy s2 just answer me

Noah Hughes commented on 2015-01-10 at 01:01:

Hey chainfire can you work on CF-AutoRoot for samsung galaxy s5 gm-9006v (China Unicom). If you need any information from m y phone I can send it to you

Justin C commented on 2015-01-11 at 04:57:

You are a beast thank you!

Deddy S commented on 2015-01-12 at 01:27:

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Justin C commented on 2015-01-12 at 02:41:

Works great for the lenovo s8-50F thanks. Bro good work!

Jaylon Goodwin commented on 2015-01-14 at 03:07:

Chain fire email me asap

Fernando Vélez commented on 2015-01-14 at 06:02:

No puedo actualizar los binarios de supersu

Rahmat Maulana commented on 2015-01-17 at 17:28:

Pllis up date lollipop my

Dan .N.J commented on 2015-01-18 at 18:21:

You're awesome I just want to thank you

lucazz commented on 2015-01-20 at 12:37:

+Chainfire​Ola,gostei muito do app supersu incomparavel,porem nao consigo atualizar o binario,e eu necessito bastanto do root o meu chainfire é pro e ta atualizado.

Bryan Portes commented on 2015-01-22 at 20:16:

Hi for alcatel inspire 2 PLSSS ???

Angelique Geurtz - Moska commented on 2015-01-24 at 09:28:

Chainfire. Kan je mij helpen aub..ik heb mijn s5 geroot. Maar met een aantal apps krijg ik geen roottoegang. Zoals gamehacker en game guardian. Deze zeggen geen root acces maar krijgen m wel van supersu. Alvast bedankt

Hitesh patel commented on 2015-01-27 at 18:34:

This is Awesome. for this I was using bootanimation zip.. Hope to have option that reduce the speed little bit. Will look more cool.. Still it's the best..

TheBlackFloww commented on 2015-01-27 at 20:18:


Deepak Thakre commented on 2015-01-28 at 13:52:


Eder Ibarra commented on 2015-01-28 at 17:47:

Hi there, is there any app yet for removing the region lock on a galaxy s5 from sprint? that would be worth a few buck to me!

BETA GAME HACKER commented on 2015-01-30 at 07:34:

My device has been stuck at boot after installing chain fire 3D on JB can u fix these or refund me I buy chain fire 3D on play store with my GingerBread device

Prdhan Singh commented on 2015-02-01 at 06:49:


Siva Bodagala commented on 2015-02-04 at 16:35:

After installing stick mount and enabling USB host mode I am having audio problems. No sound when I play media audio. Please help

陳彥富 commented on 2015-02-07 at 11:46:



syachali gatraz commented on 2015-02-07 at 11:53:

Gimana cara nya hilangakan bahasa korea yg ada di wifi hp saya samsung N700

seval c commented on 2015-02-08 at 16:39:

Hi!   Which version of superSU is updated one for android 5.0.1 (htc one m8) ! It is still gives error binary! Help Please!!!

Felix Salmeron commented on 2015-02-10 at 01:40:

Ya hice todo y aun no puedo y no puedo actualizar los binarios de supersu ayudenme siiiiiiiiii

Noraini Sapri commented on 2015-02-13 at 16:29:


stanley lim commented on 2015-02-13 at 23:53:

The su binarie update don't work.why? I been reboot my fon couple of time. But it still no update at all.

Felix Salmeron commented on 2015-02-14 at 04:31:


วิโรจน์ รังแก้ว commented on 2015-02-16 at 10:05:


TG GamingTV commented on 2015-02-17 at 09:54:

Can hack any games..

Дима Гурзан commented on 2015-02-17 at 13:49:

saman zahedi commented on 2015-02-19 at 08:22:

Ho2 to root.....please help

saman zahedi commented on 2015-02-19 at 08:23:

How to root???

Ahmed Lasheen commented on 2015-02-19 at 08:28:

hi there ... is there any solve for this problem ??

i have n9005

stock rom android 5.0  BOA5

ali olyaee commented on 2015-02-19 at 16:55:


วิโรจน์ รังแก้ว commented on 2015-02-20 at 01:35:


saman zahedi commented on 2015-02-20 at 08:56:

I phone android is4.4how to root

Pasha Alparezi commented on 2015-02-20 at 13:27:

on op.ouñn

Rafe Magnuson commented on 2015-02-21 at 06:36:

OMG dude I've been wanting this to be the way my device boots up ever since I got my first Motorola Droid years ago! It's a Linux-based device so show me my boot log as it happens! Show me the blood and gore! Show me the guts of a system that I supported while it puttered around in the shadow of corporate dogs! Show me the power of an interface not bogged down by whining sniveling 'power users' and their event-driven GUI's! Show me everything that makes Android the number one operating system throughout the known GALAXY!!! 

Ok, so I got a little carried away, but I think I made my point!

Thanks you sir for this awesome piece of software!

วิโรจน์ รังแก้ว commented on 2015-02-21 at 08:01:


Eduardo M commented on 2015-02-23 at 00:38:

Preciso de ajuda :( conta te por favor... É sobre #SuperSU

Majid Hasani commented on 2015-02-23 at 09:54:

please put cf-root for sm-g313h (galaxt ace nxt) and give "contact us" link

Azizul Noor commented on 2015-02-23 at 11:14: work on my s3..can I hack coc..?:-)

ali olyaee commented on 2015-02-23 at 12:32:


saman zahedi commented on 2015-02-23 at 14:04:

+علیرضا بارونی واسه چیه چ ب درد میخوره

selcuk naldan commented on 2015-02-24 at 19:45:

Sony Xperia j st26i 11.2.A.0.33 root ling pls

Ravi J commented on 2015-02-25 at 23:11:

Hi, can you provide more info on supolicy --dumpav command output? What kind of rules it dumps out and in which style(for example like - allow sdcardd unlabeled dir { getattr read })?  thanks.

zinhle luthuli commented on 2015-03-07 at 14:10:


Dondroid fundroid stuffing for you!!wanters commented on 2015-03-12 at 00:38:

Nice and complicated looking,,,,,,,love it!!!

Sabir Temirkhanov commented on 2015-03-12 at 23:05:

СПАСИБО ТЕБЕ друг. Если что шуми,помогу чем смогу.

zinhle luthuli commented on 2015-03-13 at 02:01:


Sabir Temirkhanov commented on 2015-03-13 at 20:27:

Привет. А как переводить страницы?

Alhaji Bamba commented on 2015-05-10 at 13:58:

Nice one dere

lolo olol commented on 2015-05-13 at 16:21:


Dondroid fundroid stuffing for you!!wanters commented on 2015-05-13 at 18:08:

+saman zahedi root what????

saisai lulu commented on 2015-06-06 at 02:42:

i know

Divvy Pratap Singh Rathore commented on 2015-06-12 at 16:28:

Will it work on Mi pad tablet..?

Schiller 175 commented on 2015-07-03 at 14:53:


Schiller 175 commented on 2015-07-03 at 14:53:


Dondroid fundroid stuffing for you!!wanters commented on 2015-07-03 at 15:09:

Coffee lover y.n?thank media all your stuffing is the shit!

Stephen Cowley commented on 2015-08-12 at 12:37:

Any way to getting this working on Android M P2? Looks to not be able to install the boot script as it asks to do this every time I open the app. Love this app on previous builds =]

Ben Hassan commented on 2015-09-16 at 20:27:


Michael McAppion commented on 2015-10-19 at 00:03:

Any chance this will be updated for M ?

Art Ap commented on 2016-10-26 at 03:34:

Can you make it compactible for samsung galaxy trend plus OR FOR zte e8q ?

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