FlashFire v0.31 released
Posted on 2016-04-05, 48 comments, 448 +1's, imported from Google+/Chainfire

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Most of todays update is compatibility related (again), fixing issues with various popular update ZIPs.

Additionally, lz4 compression (used when creating and restoring backups) is now multithreaded, which can provide a nice speed-up.

For Samsung users, generating a .tar.md5 with bootloaders and modem to flash through ODIN now includes partitions FlashFire cannot see or detect. This should fix missing bootloader issues on for example the S6.

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Something less fun to announce is that due to a bug in partition detection, some backups created in FlashFire v0.26 through v0.30 cannot be restored by 'installing' them in TWRP. This does not affect all backups, but it is hard to tell which ones will or will not work.

Of course, all of these backups are still restorable in FlashFire itself, but if you rely on TWRP for emergency restore if you mess up your system, you should create a new backup for this purpose.


Google Play's awkward BETA program opt-in: https://play.google.com/apps/testing/eu.chainfire.flash

Direct APK download: http://download.chainfire.eu/956/FlashFire/FlashFire-v0.31-20160405175326.apk

Discussion, bug reports, feature requests, etc

XDA thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/general/paid-software/flashfire-t3075433


  • Exclude usbStorage folder from internal storage backup as well

  • Switched to multi-threaded lz4 implementation (much faster backup/restore)

  • Replace gzip with pigz in flash mode

  • Set umask to 0 in flash mode

  • Use tmpfs for /tmp

  • Fix several other issues preventing flash mode from starting (reboots)

  • Fix bug in TWRP restore listing (warning: old backups may not restore in TWRP !)

  • Fix files present in firmware packages not being shown if the partition cannot be found

  • Fix sdcard daemon running multiple times and eating CPU for no reason

  • AROMA: prevent reboot call

  • AROMA: only do framebuffer emulation if AROMA is actually detected, to prevent running into https://code.google.com/p/android/is...tail?id=178583

[Android 4.2+][ROOT][2016.04.05] FlashFire v0.31 - Play BETA

Marius Balanuca commented on 2016-04-05 at 16:20:

well I'm new to this app... i want to use it to update my Nexus 5 monthly with the ota's...i run the device with root and custom kernel... i just have to flash the ota from Google and that's it? sorry if i posted the question in the wrong place... thanks!

Johncel Espares commented on 2016-04-05 at 16:21:

Thanks bro ?

Sanora Brown commented on 2016-04-05 at 18:32:

ll pnem

Sanora Brown commented on 2016-04-05 at 18:32:


Scott Simpson commented on 2016-04-05 at 19:42:

Hey chainfire moto g 3 cant make a bk up twrp don't like my fone keeps stopping and rebooting my device?

samir babou commented on 2016-04-05 at 19:52:

Thank you so much

Phyo Ko commented on 2016-04-05 at 20:47:


Mariann Biggerstaff commented on 2016-04-05 at 22:33:

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Didier Bouchard commented on 2016-04-06 at 00:06:

Thanks for the very useful tools.

Dhaval Patel commented on 2016-04-06 at 01:10:

Does my phone need to be rooted first to use this app? I actually want to root my phone but every time I open this, it requires root access. Help?

Jimmy Cruz commented on 2016-04-06 at 01:30:


Monica Worley commented on 2016-04-06 at 01:43:

YpThe 7y

Didier Bouchard commented on 2016-04-06 at 04:26:

+Dhaval Patel you've answered your own question!

Chris Marsden commented on 2016-04-06 at 06:51:

Noon question, will using this to bsckup/restore trigger Samsung Knox?

Chris Marsden commented on 2016-04-06 at 06:52:

noob question, cursed auto correct

Thomas Lohuis commented on 2016-04-06 at 10:19:

Simply amazing app !! Used it yesterday again to flash the April patch on my Nexus 6P :) Dank Jorrit !!!

Thomas Börkel commented on 2016-04-06 at 11:14:

Can this flash SuperSU on any rooted phone? For example from Xiaomi?

Dhaval Patel commented on 2016-04-06 at 13:17:
Daniel Monsanto commented on 2016-04-06 at 21:02:

so far working well, especially the backup portion. hope that something like this can someday be implemented into stock android, since android really needs a proper backup feature

عبد الرحمن معروف commented on 2016-04-07 at 08:37:


טהא טהא commented on 2016-04-08 at 11:02:


emanuel spagnolo commented on 2016-04-08 at 21:54:

Perché a me non funziona

Jose 79 commented on 2016-04-12 at 02:13:


Carlos Salazar commented on 2016-04-13 at 02:56:

Muy bien

ammar alzheery commented on 2016-04-13 at 19:03:


ammar alzheery commented on 2016-04-13 at 19:04:

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ammar alzheery commented on 2016-04-13 at 19:04:


ammar alzheery commented on 2016-04-13 at 19:04:

+Carlos Salazar هلووو

ammar alzheery commented on 2016-04-13 at 19:09:


Carlos Salazar commented on 2016-04-13 at 19:09:

+ammar alzheery gracias ammar desde Venezuela besos envíame fotos

Marc Picard commented on 2016-04-14 at 06:31:

U r da man!

ammar alzheery commented on 2016-04-14 at 09:14:


3DS Games commented on 2016-04-14 at 11:15:

great aplication

Alexis Calabro commented on 2016-04-15 at 16:23:

Genial !!!

Jimmy Sinor commented on 2016-04-19 at 06:04:

No issues other than not being able to flash while charging. Droid Turbo VZW/moto quark

يوسف عبدالوهاب commented on 2016-04-21 at 07:39:

i have root file for  LRX21T.G900FDXU1BOA2 , can i flash it for LRX21T.G900FXXS1BPC3 ?

Jose 79 commented on 2016-04-25 at 08:05:


Ayoub Haddad commented on 2016-05-01 at 17:43:
James Fortenberry commented on 2016-05-17 at 00:19:

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amanda buBloi commented on 2016-06-04 at 14:56:

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Nikita Shuvalov commented on 2016-06-06 at 21:52:

Есть кто рус?

General Thomas commented on 2016-06-14 at 20:06:

You are the rest you have been good to me ok.

Serkan Atmaca commented on 2016-06-20 at 16:14:


amanda buBloi commented on 2016-06-26 at 22:51:


Scott Simpson commented on 2016-06-28 at 15:43:

hi ave made a fastboot bk up of my invidia k1 houd do i flash it using fastboot flash-all.bat aint working??

amanda buBloi commented on 2016-07-17 at 18:06:


lukman #fadhil commented on 2016-08-02 at 20:37:


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