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With this release, FlashFire leaves Google's awkward BETA program, and is available through the Play store for everyone.
This does not mean FlashFire should no longer be considered BETA or dangerous, and it definitely doesn't mean it's feature complete.
This does mean you can now leave ratings and comments. Everybody who leaves a 5 star rating might get a warm and fuzzy feeling for a second or two, so what's keeping you?
I've also created a small website for FlashFire located at http://flashfire.chainfire.eu/ , containing quite a bit of information on FlashFire usage and specifics. If you squint, it might even look like a manual.
This update works around all known issues with N Preview, and adb backup/restore functionality has also received some much needed bugfixes.
Unfortunately, I've had to revert lz4 compression back to the single threaded model, as the multi-threaded implementation will occasionally segfault during restore. I hope to find a proper fix for this soon, as this revert may reduce backup/restore performance.
Discussion, suggestions and bugreports should keep going the XDA thread as usual: http://forum.xda-developers.com/general/paid-software/flashfire-t3075433
Fix compatibility with N Preview 3 (in used libraries)
Added 'Restore from ADB' option to 'No backups found' dialog
NP3: Work around ART crash
NPx: Work around 'adb restore' bug by using 'adb push' instead
4.2: Fix StatFs crash
ADB: Authorize all connections
ADB: Fix restoring not doing anything on some devices
Force 'clear cache' option to show UI
Include filesize in cache validation
(Temporarily?) Switched back to single-threaded lz4 implementation due to the multi-threaded version occasionally segfaulting
Add choice for visiting either FlashFire's website or the XDA thread when tapping the top card
I wish to understand how to use this app :(
+Marian Cimbru it allows u to update ota with even when rooted, u can even flash firmware without booting into recovery first. I love dis app
I tried to flash Xposed for my LG K7 with this app, but it failed. I forget the details, but can you confirm whether or not that should be possible for me?
Am I the only one who can't rate it yet? Some RPC error. I can't wait to 5-star it.
Love this app even though I don't need it anymore count me in for supporting your app.
+Lars Stokholm probably will be able to in the next hour or so since it's gone public so soon.
感謝你幫我搵到這條路向，我一直都無頭緒再加上 另外 嗰兩個機械人社交圈搞到唔很定邊個先啱，現在有答案，謝謝你
Once again, thank you for all your hard work on this. ?
Does this mean you can make a backup and update to N preview 3 and if you don't like it, restore to MM without booting into recovery?
+Adarsh Thakur yes, if an ota zip is found by the app, it will inform u upon opening dat therw is an ota available, u just follow whats defaulted and wait till everythings done. Maybe the ts can explain more
+Armando Saldierna yep, u can backup right from within the app, restore, flash zip files, flash firmware
+mohd jamil md ghani but the ota does some serious changes to the system files. How will it do it on a rooted device?
Can I use this to flash the modified boot .img on dp3? I'm already on dp3 with root but no twrp because I missed that I one.
Does it work with touchwiz?
I have used this app to install the latest security update on my Moto X 1st generation. It got updated (system version changed to OTA filename) but even after the update my moto update services app did not recognise the update (still asks me to install the update) I had to disable Moto update Services app just to stop annoying "you have an update" notification.
Uh. no obstante iiikií5
I find myself asking why did I buy the U.S.release of the galaxy S7 more and more. Dammit Samsung it's my phone, give it back.
I'd like to use this app to do a full backup via USB or wifi as the google play description implies is possible. Can someone explain how to do this?
I love this app on my s4
It support for moto g xt1032?
+mohd jamil md ghani can you make the backup to a flash drive? I rarely have enough space on my tablet
Have anyone use this app to flash the bootloader I see it has that option now I have a s4 at&t so I'm wondering if it would make any different like maybe unlock it
Plz help anyone
Ota? Why?... Usually an ota wipes out your root and custom kernel/android build.
Wow, you are the best! Thanks.... Great Job!
No su binary installed error how to fix it
My mobile is note 5
And showing no root access
Does it works for oneplus one
:( Mi Dispositivo No es Compatible :( ??
Do you support LG G3 (D855)?
Does it work for moto xt 1092
Trying to root s6 edge 6.0.1 g925idvu3epe5. Is it possible?
Oye deverias de poner game hacker o game killer
PLEASE!!! Help my restore imei number Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
legendary application, I will try it later on my N6P
+Armando Saldierna i dunno if ur tablet supports otg or external memory card, but i download all my backups into an external harddrive. My nexus 5 doesnt have massive internal mems or support external cards fyi
V&f to f)
I've downloaded and located the update file for my Ulefone Power using ES File explorer but when U use Flashfire Pro (paid for) it doesn't see the file /storage/81C0-16F5/Android/data/com.adups.fota/files/adupsfota/update.zip any ideas please?
Man what a wonderful program !!!
Had problems with my MM firmware and have put a new one over it with this program.
Everything works perfectly again and especially root.
Chain Fire You're great !!!!
I took your Pro version with pleasure.
Thanks thanks thanks
Just got it but looks grew once I have something to flash I'll hollaa!!great app.you go "C" FIRE!!!
Is it like flashify with a flash limiter??
Flashfire not working super su not updating binary
As 1gb of ram is heavy use, can flash fire reside on extended ram and on SD ext card? S4 i9505.
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Bella app. Spero di riuscire ad utilizzarla, e spero in lingua italiana perché ho difficoltà in inglese . grazie Chainfire sei il migliore
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Can i flash ota or stock rom on acer z530 using flashfire
Dear Chainfire, I found a way to root sm-g900fd. By your files! If interested, please write me directly so I will tell you how. Thanks.
Take caution for flashing zip via flashfire, see your manufacturer available on app menu or you will hang on boot ...
Upgraded with a full flash as I had an altered /system. Works flawlessly. OS still thinks it can apply the update.
Is it possible to safely downgrade the OS or is it too risky?
My phone samsung galaxy mega 6.3 gt-i9205 how to root synoginmode
+mirza Baig try to boot into recovery mode & flash su zip ,,, you download flashable su zip, try search in xda dev...
Este root e mala de mais
請問'下 lenovo hand機卡在開機晝面，有沒有辨法。
Excelente, pero tengo un problema, la descargue en mis 2 móviles uno con pantalla de 4 pulgadas en este todo bien pero en el otro de pantalla de 3.5 pulgadas no me aparece la opción de backups, al parecer la app no se ajusta a este tamaño de pantalla, ya les envíe un correo con fotos de pantalla, esperó se pueda hacer algo para poder usar su app.
Y gracias por la app es excelente.
Good on you Chain fire! The App is good, it does what it should do & quickly :)
*I have questions: Where can I get authentic (tar) recovery files?
!!! Why do so many Websites offer recovery (tar) or stock firmware files to download but the files are fake?! [Fake sites steal my bandwidth & spam my email inbox.]
Ma ba, 不光是你，我替人找lenovo rom,亦如此，十個綱站九個流!
Ma ba, you're not welcome
+Lee Tom I cannot read your comment as it is written in a language & font that I cannot translate. I don't know what you said, so I cannot understand.
So to comment again in English & say "your're not welcome" makes no sense.
I made a mistake in trying to unroot my phone by doing a 'backup & restore factory settings'. I now know it was the wrong thing to do, I could have gone into Super Su & tapped "unroot". I just wanted to restore my phone to stock & have tried to follow instructions on the 'Net. My phone is operating on an old O.S. as it was blocked from updates. I'm not an expert so I was asking for help with information.
但凡root過的機大部分會失去OTA功能，你一係仔細的说说你的機型，最簡單的第一個方法係，用ES檔案劉榄器開啟root,工貝箱，不妻開回收箱，然後走入去根木錄→System→app,睇吓佢有無注册成糸统，如果有鏟左佢就得，然後係Data鏟哂佢的file,鏟埋记憶咭，跟住熄機，㩒住音量制+同步垵電制直至彈出Recovery模式册除使用者所有資料，(此消彼長)一定要放底一些，很難有二其美的.!最後選 Reboot system,返到去後重裝返的app即可!
I found the 'translate' function in the google + comments dropdown.
Thanks for the help with ES file Lee Tom.
+Lee Tom Thank you! All done. Very complicated. Good fix. Yes memory card was buried too. Thank you again.
To unroot simply look for the OTA update.zip located in sdcard/0/cache and install it using a custom recovery like twrp. It will install the system patches from the ota update. Therefore removing root access. I tried it thinking i can upgrade but instead i lost root acces... Once i had no root access i downloaded the ota update again and installed it normally and it worked... Good luck for anyone trying to unroot
+Eduardo Vargas My SD card is buried/will not respond. I do not understand how to find the OTA update.zip in the sdcard/0/cache.?
I needed full unroot to restore my phone to stock & latest OS version in order to install a "secure App" to use for my Employment/Work. I am now stuck with a phone that is running a 4 year old OS & half unrooted...the App & Samsung OS updates recognise my phone has been rooted & will not install/update. I don't know how to fix it or who can help me. My Son, who is now overseas & cannot help, rooted this phone for me, I have been very happy with it. I'm glad my phone still operates at all...I'm thinking of giving up trying to understand how to fix this problem myself & buying a new phone to replace this one. Thanks for your comment.
does the phone have a custom recovery?
you need to download an app that can read the root of your internal sd card... not the ext sd card. The update downloads to your internal storage and in order to accsess the cache you need an app like (rootexplorer) or (es file explorer)
+Eduardo Vargas no, no custom recovery. I had Super Su & uninstalled it...after I made the original mistake of "Backup & Restore to Factory Settings" instead of opening Super Su & tap 'full unroot'. Tried 'Triangle Away' with all sorts of other things. I am at starters level with this...my Son is the expert but as I understand it, if I sent him the phone to fix, he could reset the phone to use in Finland, where he is...not Australia...where I am.
I have a Samsung S4 GT I9505 & it is using the Telstra Mobile Network, in Australia.
+Eduardo Vargas Triangle Away was supposed to hide the fact that I had 'tripped the counter'(whatever that means). Super Su had stopped "updating the binary" as well, (whatever that term meant, the effect was that my phone stopped progressing with updates of OS). I asked Super Su to update it's binary a few times but it would not.
I don't know how to custom recover my phone.
+ma ba can you boot into recovery?? TWRP OR CLOCKWORKMOD RECOVERY???
先在設定→應用程式→查看外部儲存空間及設定儲存空間那個程式是不是被完全鏟空，如是，則可以賞試以 ES 文檔進入根目緑→system →app及priv-app裡尋找，如找到便長按，後擇安裝。如能找到就是你萬般的幸運，绝大部份已root過的機為什會lost OTA ？ 因為防止系统更生，當系統更生時無論有百病千毒，一個都不能留低!所以那些root程式是會把OTA幹掉的!! 另外不要混淆 Super user ,他是管理Root,而不是從沒root而獲取root! 先試這方法，才能概括知曉你的境况。
如先前root 已经注册入了系統，那就非常麻烦，设定裏的原廠重设是多餘的，他祇是reset! 不是返回原始!!在根目錄，system, app 裏才是原始。root如在根目錄中有较簡單而比較有安全的方法，而终極方法则非常復習，一絲error 便可宣佈死亡!
ma ba : OTA 是 Over The Air 透過電訊以無綫電更生，update.zip 只是[刷機] 來利用OTA! 除自己下載外，一般是不會有的!
ma ba, 其實你的意是怎樣，係咪已經有root 權限而不想要？如是則簡單得多!還是已經root 卻不能使用root, 第4個方法亦是最终方法要用電腦刷機 將電話的Rom鏟空，從新安裝program!
Lee Tom, already root cannot use root. Super Su uninstalled.
External storage is buried, no access...never responds. I have a 8Gb SD card.
Search for memory : 9.27 Gb device memory
Other search for memory: 2.5 Gb used, 6.8 Gb free
3 Apps on external, Viber, Messenger & Facebook.
I don't know what 'fully shovel empty' means.
Do I download "Flashfire" to find root directory and also to test to ES document?
Do I connect my 48 bit computer (my computer is very old) to my phone to "Rom Brush"?
I am sorry if my questions are stupid. I hope you laugh & are happy.
Eduardo Vargas, I do not know how to boot into recovery.
My phone still works, it is what I am using right now to reply to your message.
ma ba :意思即是成個程弍的data被delete 祇得一個空的桯式。ma ba, 不要混淆 OTA原來 的作用，ota是over the air 是以無線電更生system其如只是被利用它的功能。而使用E s文檔則是來進入[原始根目錄]查找Root是否已注册成系统之一，若是有，可用較温和方法，在ES設定裏打開root工县箱便㑹詢問你是否授罐，然後點擘允許，[不要打開] 垃圾筒，是要即時徹底delete,不讓它停留在recycle裡!!下一步，闋掉wifi, 籃芽，行動數據，打開飛行模式，此舉是要與外界成為離線，先斬掉它的背景數據，然後進入原始根目錄→system→app，找到root程式後鏟掉它的簽名文件和憑証(因若妻滅其簇必先滅其史)，如成功後立即重新啟動手機讓它清空虛疑記憶體(Ram)
Ma ba: :用Es只是取其之强大的功能，在無root,情况下也能visit原始根目錄，大多数同類軟件是做不到或是需要root權限!先試這方法先，逐步逐步來，大把方法一定沒有問题，急則失方寸! 小心能駕萬年船
ma ba 進入恢復是在関機下同步按電制與音量鍵+長按此兩制直至顯示 Recovery。通常，音置是選擇，電制是確認。(不同品牌可能稍有不同)另外，在沒有root過的手機是不能從外置sdcard 1 進行刷入的，而刷入第3方recovery後才能支援從外置或掛載usb裝置進行刷機，這些由你決定的才是[自定義]，不要混淆 所謂的什麼OTA update.zip是要自行下載卡刷版program, 而非如此是無可能會有的!不要浪費時間[道聽途說知二不知三誤人子第之説]!!!!剛剛看完你曾所说的原廠重設後的異樣，那已確定它已經注册成系统之一，找不到它是它已自我使用了最高権限不被浈測!! 請你细说現在能，或不能使用root権限 !!!!!!!!!
ma ba： 我看小了你一點資訊，你説 Facebook 是在外置sdcard 1,那你便做個實驗，使用Facebook登入，如能可以，則證明sdcard仍在作用中，可能是被某些有root權限的愿用將它隱藏。
ma ba,我現在明白了你意思所需，希望復回[原始完整]的System,包括已失去原有的程式 。修復失踪了的Sdcard ①連[根]鏟起, 完整的unroot,
+Lee Tom Facebook cannot be moved to SD card. Cannot do things with, only force stop etcetera.
'Facebook, Messenger, Viber' all under heading on screen information about SD card but screen shows the boxes not ticked.
Can not move anything to SD card, phone says "no SD card, please install SD card."
Facebook works from App drawer and Home Screen, no problem.
+Lee Tom Ahhh! My phone has a broken SD card slot!⚡⚡⚡⚡⚡
Happy my phone still works. That my phone works and is not bricked.??????
Now I don't care if my phone is not a new baby.
I have used iPad for work ?????
Mac is ? ? ?
Android ? is better ????
This phone is still good, even in half root
+Lee Tom Should I re-root with Chainfire?
I am a beginner.
I am glad.
Lee Tom you have been very patient and generous with me. I thank you.
你現在已經理解多點概念了，不要[混淆恢復] 是可以拿回data,除非是之前已back up 外，是不㑹有什麼的update.zip 慢慢理解這一點，若能理解衝破，便不會再陷入先前的問交.题陷阱!基本上，你如今不能使用root,已證明手機是没有Root權限(除原生糸统自帶，如红米之類)。。。何來unroot呢？？你正正就是陷入了問題陷阱，類似文理不通一樣，(門未打開，不可進入) 已沒有了root, 何來unroot呢？
如你想從新root機可以用一個方法同步刷入第三方(自定義) recovery,所謂自定義是；你可自行設定從內置，外置，USB, 位置来讀取data而更生。需不需或要不要從新root是要由你决定，如若你堅持root,那我則给你最贴切的意見，但我必需强调你必须三思當中的風險，因意見是我給你我是有最大责任的，不然乱説一片而誤人子弟，人家的境况是可大可小的!因有許多人设有想過這一點。
+Lee Tom It seems that now my phone is like an aeroplane that cannot fly. Something like I can still drive aeroplane on the ground but if I try to fly it will crash.
To try to fix this problem when I am not an expert will be risky.
I will ask my Son for advice.
He will say : yes... re-root with Super Su or : no... let phone stay in 'nowhere'.
This Samsung G4 I9505 phone has been a very good phone.
My Son is not a fan of Samsung after his phone had problems. My Son says LG G4 or G5 are good.
My Son says buy the new phone. He can help me with instructions for root in the new phone.
I am sorry I made the mistake of 'Back Up and Restore Factory Settings' when inside Super Su it was simply 'clean up for full unroot' and 'full unroot'...very easy! That simple mistake made the problem. I had backed up all important files and photographs onto laptop computer. Did not need old data on phone. Needed phone to be clear of all old data and not have root.
I will ask my Son what I should do. If I should stop trying to fix the problem.
Thank you Lee Tom. Thank you for your messages and help. I appreciate your kindness.
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+ma ba well sorry. You have to have a custom recovery to do the process i described... Sorry about that, good luck ma ba
This is the firmware from Australia i found you can try samsung kies on your pc to try to reflash the firmware....
+Eduardo Vargas I hope my Son can give me instuctions and guidelines. Thank you Eduardo Vargas.
+Lee Tom Yes. I need to test to know if my SD Card is damaged. Test to know if my SD Card slot (hardware) is damaged. Do these 2 tests to know if it is software.
Lee Tom. I have trouble in understanding you from the "Google +" TRANSLATE feature. It is a communication difficulty. I am patient. I am flexible. No, no, please, Lee Tom, be not really vomiting! Yes, scanty knowledge I own.
How come I don't have "Odin Flashable Backup" option?
I cant became a tester
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