FlashFire v0.58 released
Posted on 2017-08-13, 16 comments, 196 +1's, imported from Google+/Chainfire

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This update is currently rolling out on Google Play.

This update fixes several minor issues. Some firmware package parsing issues, some archive format detection issues, some OTA compatibility issues, etc.


Sometimes a restore would leave you with a lockscreen that did not allow you to login even when entering the right pattern/PIN/etc. This update removes the lockscreen security measures altogether when restoring a /data backup, to prevent this from happening. Please don't forget to reconfigure your lockscreen security settings after restoring.


This update should now be fully compatible with SuperSU in SBIN mode. The embedded SuperSU version has also been updated to v2.82-SR3.

It should be noted that if you're using a different root than SuperSU, flashing an incremental OTA update will probably not work. It shouldn't make much of a difference for full OTA updates or other ZIPs, though.

Android O

This version is still not compatible with Android O, because the code used to display progress in flash mode still needs to be updated. I need the Android O sources for that, which is not expected to drop for another week or two.

As luck would have it, I will probably be on vacation when O is released, so you'll have to wait a bit for the update that brings O compatibility.


Google Play:


Discussion thread at XDA:


Direct APK download:



  • Fix (abort) parsing of loki boot images

  • Prioritize ZIP/GZIP/BZIP2 detection over other formats

  • Fix compatibility with SuperSU in SBIN mode

  • OTA: Fix /cache not being available sometimes

  • OTA: Fix handling issue with August A/B OTA

  • OTA: Show warning on 'OTA found' dialog if not using systemless SuperSU

  • Backup/Restore: skip lockscreen security files

  • Embedded SuperSU updated to v2.82 SR3

  • Adjust timebomb for non-Pro users to January 01, 2018


Rohan Chawla commented on 2017-08-13 at 13:10:

Thanks man ...still killing it.

Charoen P commented on 2017-08-13 at 13:14:

Best Dev thx

Philip Peake commented on 2017-08-13 at 16:07:

New version didn't fix OTA update problem on Nexus 6p. On startup it detects the update and asks if it should generate actions. Replying yes, it says "Downloading OTA", with a progress bar. Nothing happens after that. Progress bar just stays at zero.

Joe Chen commented on 2017-08-13 at 16:22:

I'm uu, a

Christian Knb commented on 2017-08-13 at 16:42:

Same problem as Philip...

Shiv Manas commented on 2017-08-13 at 20:37:

+Chainfire​ Any plans of making Flashfire the default handler for zip files? Basically I'd like to open a ROM or firmware zip file after it downloads, and have it automatically open in Flashfire, ready to be flashed.

Bruce Lew commented on 2017-08-13 at 21:18:

chainfire, you're a freakin' BEAST! Without your tools and resources, root would have been a pipe dream. Thanks a million! =)

Jorrit Jongma commented on 2017-08-13 at 21:21:

+Philip Peake +Christian Knb I'll have another look at the 6P. In the meantime what you could try is to flash /data/ota_package/update*.zip manually; but make sure to select the option to restore the stock boot and recovery images.

Alex Minnucci commented on 2017-08-13 at 23:42:

+Chainfire​ been enjoying your hard work since you started, I should definitely donate! What's your preferred option?

Charoen P commented on 2017-08-13 at 23:49:

+Alex Minnucci buy the apps

Alex Minnucci commented on 2017-08-14 at 01:22:

+Charoen P I have...

Erik Rye commented on 2017-08-15 at 03:08:

+Jorrit Jongma multiple refund requests for flashfire refund and no response. Not ok, sir. what gives?

Juan Montes commented on 2017-08-15 at 03:09:

I know this is out of thd subject but i want to root my LG G Stylo LGMS631

Juan Montes commented on 2017-08-15 at 03:11:

And the part that im stuck at is wut do i do after i unlock the bootloader... Can u plz help me out wit a link that can specifically say wut i need to do after step by step... Its my 1st rime tryin to root

Herman Heunis commented on 2017-08-15 at 04:31:

The first time Flashfire working for LOS 14.1 on S5 klte with custom TWRP 3.1.0. I completely distroyed my Google Play licencing mechanism to the point where G-Play denied access. With quick flashback via TWRP of a Normal backup, I had all my synced items back.

Chainfire commented on 2017-08-15 at 10:23:

Continued here:

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