Retirement from SuperSU
Posted on 2017-10-03, 320 comments, 1367 +1's, imported from Google+/Chainfire

NOTICE: This content was originally posted to Google+, then imported here. Some formatting may be lost, links may be dead, and images may be missing.

A little over two years ago I announced SuperSU's impending transfer to CCMT and my eventual leaving the project. Now, at the 10 year anniversary of my first mobile app release (see for a recap of those 10 years), just after SuperSU both turned 5-and-a-half and hit 100 million users on Google Play, the time has come for me to officially announce that retirement.

Formally my contract with CCMT runs until February 24, but from now on I will serve in an advisory capacity only, a few hours here and there. I might still wrap-up the release of a couple of features I have been working on and are close to finished, but I'm not making any promises.

Though it has spanned multiple platforms, I've done a lot of the same type of work these past 10 years, probably too much. Letting go of this will free up the time (and mental resources) to allow me to pursue some other interests again; learn some new skills, gain some new knowledge, find some new projects that excite again.

Future of SuperSU

CCMT will continue SuperSU's development, and I am confident that will turn out just fine; the people I have worked with over there have all had their hearts in the right place. I feel the two year transitional period (including full code review by yours truly) we have provided has been ample for the naysayers to find other solutions.

What's next?

This does not immediately affect any of my other apps, though as several are root-related in time it obviously might.

While I do intend to shift my focus, this does not necessarily mean I will be leaving mobile app development. Who knows what projects will come my way, I have no shortage of app, feature and service ideas (some good and some undoubtedly bad), and there's always the quest for knowledge and experience. Just like was mostly a useful excuse for me to play around with Python, both Kotlin and Swift have been on my play-time wishlist for some time, and both are known to be used for app development.

Unfortunately I've had to pass up on a number of interesting projects over the past two years. Now my contract with CCMT is ending, this again allows me to take up other contract work, join new ventures, or even take a job somewhere. If you have a project I might find interesting on a technical level (does not have to be mobile related) or has a positive impact on the world (or smaller areas) don't hesitate to get in touch ( ).


Thanks again to everyone who has supported me (and SuperSU) over the years, it has meant a lot to me.

10 year anniversary Hard to believe it has been that long, but today marks t...

Athul Narayana Rao commented on 2017-10-03 at 19:43:

Thanks +Chainfire​! I have used your apps from back in my sgs2 days !

Stanislas Lange commented on 2017-10-03 at 19:43:

Thanks for your work!

Jeremy Meiss commented on 2017-10-03 at 19:43:

Thank you for all you have done!

John Rie commented on 2017-10-03 at 19:44:


Vishal Gupta commented on 2017-10-03 at 19:44:

Your work will always be remembered.

Start of the rooting world of android for me started from SuperSu

Alex commented on 2017-10-03 at 19:46:

Waiting for the 'BUT BUT the Chinese' folks to show up lol

//grabs popcorn

John Hesson commented on 2017-10-03 at 19:47:

Thanks for everything bro

Ben Lee commented on 2017-10-03 at 19:48:

End of an era. Best of luck in your new adventures.

Brian Haslip commented on 2017-10-03 at 19:49:

Thank you for the massive impact you've had on the Android community. Good luck in all your future endeavors.

Craig Dalziel commented on 2017-10-03 at 19:49:

Thanks for all your hard work. Here's to your future! ?

skeleton kiely commented on 2017-10-03 at 19:49:

Shine on you crazy diamond!

Carmine Sansone commented on 2017-10-03 at 19:49:


Garwynn commented on 2017-10-03 at 19:50:

As both a consumer and someone who bundled this package for several years it's been great watching SuperSU grow. Congrats on hitting 10 years in application releases and best of luck on your future endeavors!

SIDDIQUE NAGARKAR commented on 2017-10-03 at 19:50:

Rooting will never be the same <3 you #_#

Tommaso Movis commented on 2017-10-03 at 19:51:

Wow, really moving... we will miss a lot, thank you very much for everything you did for us! You are, and you will stay forever in android development history! We will never forget you. Rooting will be never the same...

I love you. I hope the best for you!

Daniel Monteiro commented on 2017-10-03 at 19:52:

Respect... It was fun following your work on root

Tadej Marko commented on 2017-10-03 at 19:53:

Thank you for everything! Best of luck in the future!

Antonio Balena commented on 2017-10-03 at 19:53:

Thank you for your great work, it meant a lot to me and to a lot of android lovers as well! I'm sure that we'll see a lot of great development from you and your great skills!!

donny lemons commented on 2017-10-03 at 19:54:

Thanks for all your hardwork!

René Bour commented on 2017-10-03 at 19:55:

Thank you very, very much for all!

Antonis Giapoutzis commented on 2017-10-03 at 19:55:

Thanks a lot for all the hard work you put into Android development for so many years. Hope you'll be around and see your work again.

Jeff Corcoran commented on 2017-10-03 at 19:57:


Craig D commented on 2017-10-03 at 19:57:

A big thank you for all your time and effort spent on SuperSU ?

Da Doc commented on 2017-10-03 at 20:00:

Thanks for everything over the years!!!

Amar jeet Singh commented on 2017-10-03 at 20:01:

well thanks is not enough what you did for Android community but still I will say thanks. Your triangle away and superSU apps damn, have no words to explain it. Thanks buddy.

Christian Wölfel commented on 2017-10-03 at 20:01:

Thx for all your work! ??

Welton Correia commented on 2017-10-03 at 20:04:

muito obrigado por todos esses anos de trabalho . ajudou a milhares de pessoas em todo o mundo.

Thank you so much for all those years of work. has helped thousands of people around the world. ??


Jason Pasch commented on 2017-10-03 at 20:07:

Words simply cannot describe my appreciation towards you and the work you've done with SuperSU, including all of your other avenues of development throughout my experiences within the Android universe.

I wish you all the best in your next endeavors, thank you +Chainfire for everything you have done, for all of us.

Aron Dobson commented on 2017-10-03 at 20:10:

Where would we be without you Chains! Thank you very much for all your work, and just for being the friendly, helpful nice guy you are! :D

I hope you find something interesting in the near future! See you around!

Major Mike commented on 2017-10-03 at 20:10:

+Chainfire thank you for everything, it will be hard to place trust and faith in other people to do this but I wholeheartedly understand and support your need to free yourself for other endeavors. As such, I wish you all the best and success in whatever you choose to do next.

Andrew Dene commented on 2017-10-03 at 20:10:

You're a legend.

ITGeekMonkeys commented on 2017-10-03 at 20:12:

+Chainfire​You've served the community well and I for one am very appreciative.

Good luck to you in your future endeavors. Cheers! ?

michel gama commented on 2017-10-03 at 20:12:

Thank you for all your efforts and dedication. Best wishes for your future. ???

Ulises Valenzuela commented on 2017-10-03 at 20:12:

Thank you for all your incredible work. It's been a pleasure using your solutions.

Davide Ferrari commented on 2017-10-03 at 20:12:

Thanks for all those years of hard work m8! Hall of fame material. ?

Ioannis Moraitis commented on 2017-10-03 at 20:13:

Thank you.

Lance Givens commented on 2017-10-03 at 20:13:

Thank you for all of your hard work.

supa nasty commented on 2017-10-03 at 20:15:

the moment,when i take my sk17i(yes,it works actually) and read this post.

awesome work all the years +Chainfire RESPECT

Jeremy Vaughan commented on 2017-10-03 at 20:15:

Thank you for all of your excellent work over the years!

Dustin Crooke commented on 2017-10-03 at 20:21:

I'll add my thanks to the list. Thanks and good luck!

Steve Anderson commented on 2017-10-03 at 20:22:

The end of an era. Thank you for all you have done!

Sieber 101 commented on 2017-10-03 at 20:24:

I only learned how to root because I tusted your work. Its been a great experience! Best of luck to you!

Daniel Glid commented on 2017-10-03 at 20:28:

Thanks a lot, wish you all the best in future. I don't have doubt you will make better world somehow.

Sten Jørgen Pettersen commented on 2017-10-03 at 20:28:

Thank you for all your work. CF.lumen is the first app I install whenever I have a fresh android install or device.

Silvestre Miller commented on 2017-10-03 at 20:29:

Wish you all the best, thank you!

Alex5u4 commented on 2017-10-03 at 20:32:

You appreciate his work and effort. Greetings from El Salvador

RJ Trujillo commented on 2017-10-03 at 20:32:

Thank you for your numerous contributions. Android wouldn't be what it is to millions of users had you not done what you have over the years. I would never have even gotten into Android development at all were it not for your work (and a couple bricked devices half a decade back... But I learned the hard way). I hope you find an alternative as I hope to do sometime in the coming years. For now though, I have a lot to learn

Mike Henke commented on 2017-10-03 at 20:35:

You sir should work for NASA or the NSA! Many thanks and well wishes for you kind sir. I know your rewards will be many ?

r serieux commented on 2017-10-03 at 20:40:

? Thanks & best wishes ?

Wael Khedr commented on 2017-10-03 at 20:45:

thanks and happy10 year anniversary

Zsolt Pinter commented on 2017-10-03 at 20:45:

Thanks for everything!

Dmitriy Briskin commented on 2017-10-03 at 20:47:

+Chainfire You should've ended with "So long and thanks for all the fish"

Jorrit Jongma commented on 2017-10-03 at 20:51:

+Dmitriy Briskin I considered it, but I'm not actually leaving, just leaving SuperSU :)

Sam Nicarry commented on 2017-10-03 at 20:53:

Thank you +Chainfire​ for being such a large in making a rooted Android so much fun.

Rain Master commented on 2017-10-03 at 20:56:

All the best for a true master of our loved android. Thanks for all your great work.

Bart Crijns commented on 2017-10-03 at 21:07:

Good luck in your future endeavors... And thanks for all the good stuff

Adrián Durán Plata commented on 2017-10-03 at 21:14:

Thanks for you work.

Jeremy Jones commented on 2017-10-03 at 21:18:

You will be missed. ?

Tommaso Mascaro commented on 2017-10-03 at 21:24:

Thanks for your good work. I wish you good luck!

Henny Roggy commented on 2017-10-03 at 21:28:

+Chainfire​Thank you for all your contribution to the Android world! You are amazing!

Jeff Jansen commented on 2017-10-03 at 21:28:

Cheers mate. Thanks for the years of work and best to you in all future endeavors.

Christian V. commented on 2017-10-03 at 21:51:

Thank you +Chainfire​, I always admired your hard work I hope that everything goes well for you.

Jamie Smith commented on 2017-10-03 at 21:54:

Thanks for all sir Chain and congrats for having spare time again.

Ryan Cavitt commented on 2017-10-03 at 21:55:

Can you tell us who Codingcode are? Why are they so scared of coming out and being involved with the community? Why are they so secretive? If they would just come out about who they are, it would probably shut down 99% of the naysayers right then and there. We all trust you +Chainfire because you've been involved with the community, we do not trust these "Codingcode" people.

Anyways, thanks for everything and I hope your website turns out well.

David Rühr commented on 2017-10-03 at 22:03:

Thanks for all

Jay Dobashi commented on 2017-10-03 at 22:04:

+Chainfire Thanks for your hard work, not just SuperSU, but everything else too.

Ted Phillips commented on 2017-10-03 at 22:09:

you da real mvp

Vikram Bamel commented on 2017-10-03 at 22:11:

Thanks for all your hard work.

craig ferels commented on 2017-10-03 at 22:11:

So long and thanks for all the fish

Take care mate thanks for everything over the years

Edgar A. commented on 2017-10-03 at 22:18:

Thanks for all the contribution to the dev community

Ricardo Ubieta Palazzi commented on 2017-10-03 at 22:45:

+Chainfire So long and thank for all the fish!...

Now for real, thanks for all your dedication and hardwork.

Rick Harper commented on 2017-10-03 at 22:47:

Thank you for the effort you have given.

RON MASON commented on 2017-10-03 at 22:55:

Thank you for all your selfless endeavors that have changed Android for the better. Will be looking forward to Future projects. So much talent.

KALEL KALEL commented on 2017-10-03 at 23:00:

You single handedly changed my life in the literal sense, Chainfire. Because of you I discovered the no-restrictions path of Android and, in turn, opened all of our eyes to an ocean of creative thinking. Careers have been launched because of you.

Thank you infinitely

Yong Choon Teh commented on 2017-10-03 at 23:20:

Thank you Chainfire. Without you, there will be no current me. I started flashing my phone since Nokia N9 where they first ever ported android kitkat 4.4.4 to it. That time with SuperSU, i realise how great it is to root a phone and done alot of thing with it. Then i started the tinkering and coding :)

Terry Snell commented on 2017-10-03 at 23:24:

This is definitely a sad day For android Users Chain fire Is the route master I hope this is not the end for rooting Our android All of us who like rooting will truly miss chain fire I would Personally like to thank chain Fire For All he has Done for all of us miss wishes Once again thanks For all you have done Good luck in the future

John Allen commented on 2017-10-03 at 23:29:

Great work!!! thanks for all your contributions to the community

Oscar Cashaw commented on 2017-10-03 at 23:30:

Thanks for all you done for the Android community.

K Reel commented on 2017-10-03 at 23:33:

You've done an outstanding job, hate to see you go, but I know you'll still be around. Congrats on everything you've done man. I've been around since cupcake, it's been an honor to have known you and your hard work. Thank you.

Matt Dreas commented on 2017-10-03 at 23:35:

Damn +Chainfire​!! Thank you so much for all the help you've given the mobile tech community! All of my tech knowledge started with my interest in tweaking my Android devices. That all started with SuperSU.

Jake S commented on 2017-10-03 at 23:38:

Quite sad, but things do change sometimes for the better. If people dont like the way SuperSU is going, then there are alternatives such as Superuser by ChainDD.

robert guda commented on 2017-10-03 at 23:41:

All the best from Aruba and thank you for your great work!!!!

Celso Fernandes commented on 2017-10-03 at 23:43:

+Chainfire​ Thanks for all your hard work.

Jason Pasch commented on 2017-10-04 at 00:08:

+Jake S​ Lol! ?

ChainsDD Superuser hasn't been under active development in over 5yrs.

Marc commented on 2017-10-04 at 00:16:

Thank you for all your work an contribution to Android community!

Yan Saputra commented on 2017-10-04 at 00:23:

+Chainfire​ i will not forget you master ... And success is always for you sir ... ??? And anyway su is the best and most stable i ever feel from my first Android samsung s3 mini from year 2013 to android second generation i asus zf2 until now ... ?

Peter Goebbels commented on 2017-10-04 at 00:36:

Thank You for your Tremendous & Tireless Dedication to the Android Community! Your Outstanding Contributions (Massive Understatement) have made SO MUCH of what we enjoy possible!

I know that we all hope that you will stop by from time to time!

Enjoy your Thoroughly Deserved Retirement!

shaggyskunk ?

Kowit Chiasurisri commented on 2017-10-04 at 00:47:

Thanks for your time on a number of Android apps. I enjoy using them with most appreciation. I hope you could find your right path that provides you with happiness and enthusiastic. Again thank you for your compassion and kindness.

Andy Yasger commented on 2017-10-04 at 00:59:

+Chainfire Thanks for all your hard work! Good luck in future endeavors!

hải trịnh văn commented on 2017-10-04 at 01:00:

Thank you very much, wish you always success in new projects

Nathaniel Wyatt commented on 2017-10-04 at 01:16:

We'll miss you!!! Thanks for all your awesome work!

oussama baz commented on 2017-10-04 at 01:39:

Thanks man

Ryan Scherlitz commented on 2017-10-04 at 02:14:

Thank you!

Deeply Young commented on 2017-10-04 at 02:20:

Thank you very much for your all support and best of luck for your future

Victor B commented on 2017-10-04 at 02:40:

Thank you for your hard work. Hope you have a better future ahead.

Lee Trevino commented on 2017-10-04 at 02:56:

Thanks for all your hard work +Chainfire

aditya sheode commented on 2017-10-04 at 03:15:

Thank you for freeing up our phones!?

Ayush Dubey commented on 2017-10-04 at 03:18:

Thanks Man :)

Danilo Guerra commented on 2017-10-04 at 03:22:

Thank You Chainfire, for all the good memories I had rooting and using your work.

Ayush Rao commented on 2017-10-04 at 03:29:

Thanks for everything!!!!

Ayush Rao commented on 2017-10-04 at 03:30:

+Alex Cruz​ But they r chinese......?????????????

Manish Joshi commented on 2017-10-04 at 03:53:

You are the legend in root apps development

Thanks for developing such cool apps +Chainfire

Sachin N commented on 2017-10-04 at 03:55:

Thank you Chainfire :D

Marko Hočevar commented on 2017-10-04 at 04:13:


Neil Shephard commented on 2017-10-04 at 04:15:

Thanks for all your hard work, had made using android much more enjoyable being able to unlock the phones /tablets and use them as we'd like to.

Edder Cordova commented on 2017-10-04 at 04:24:

Thank you so much Chainfire!!! Amazing work!!!

Emilio Radius commented on 2017-10-04 at 04:25:

Thank you Chainfire. You made our techie life easier

Brad Metzger commented on 2017-10-04 at 04:33:

Chainfire I just wanted to say thank you to all you have done over the years. My devices will miss you. I hope your next projects are even more successful. Cheers!!!

Nico Fernitz commented on 2017-10-04 at 04:35:

Thank you for all your work +Chainfire​.!

Chris Setla commented on 2017-10-04 at 04:43:

A tip of the hat sir, for all your hard work.

Gary Hicks commented on 2017-10-04 at 04:44:

+Chainfire you will be missed, but congrats on all of the success you have had, and future success you will have!

Keith Stone commented on 2017-10-04 at 04:46:

A nod from me, thank you.

Sapiderman Lumpat commented on 2017-10-04 at 05:19:

Thank you +Chainfire! I've used your tools and patches since Galaxy S the very first! Got me into the Flashing mania! Good luck for the next phase and looking forward for new projects! I've rooted all my devices since Galaxy S, I blame you!! hahaha

Matthijs Schram commented on 2017-10-04 at 05:22:

Thanks a lot Chainfire! Greetings from NL. :-)

Bang Yo commented on 2017-10-04 at 05:22:


Lite ning commented on 2017-10-04 at 05:37:


Marko Lonnqvist commented on 2017-10-04 at 05:46:

Thank you for all the hard work. Cheers.

Mio Cubra commented on 2017-10-04 at 05:52:

Thanks for all the fish! ?

Marcus Ranford commented on 2017-10-04 at 05:58:

Thanks for everything you've done over the years ?

Kim Kvistedal commented on 2017-10-04 at 06:18:

Thanks for all your work!

Mohammad Islam commented on 2017-10-04 at 06:36:

Thanks for you contribution to the Android root community, hopefully you'll come up with something more exciting very soon. Good luck on your future projects

Bruce Lew commented on 2017-10-04 at 06:38:

CHAINFIRE! The beast who created supersu! Without your tools and creation, I wonder if root would have been possible. I started rooting since HTC EVO 3D and been following the project since.

Hats off to your well-deserved retirement from supersu!

Sometimes, it takes one person to make a difference.......#chainfire

Marijo Bahati commented on 2017-10-04 at 06:39:

Thanks a lot

Gaurav Rai commented on 2017-10-04 at 06:56:

Thanks for ur legendary work. You made android devices more user friendly and customizable via SuperSu

Ernest Vigil commented on 2017-10-04 at 07:12:

Thank you for your hard work and vision. Here is to your future success. Cheers! ??????

Bunny Brown commented on 2017-10-04 at 07:13:

All the very best to you for the future

Justin Cantor commented on 2017-10-04 at 07:22:

Much respect sir and good luck in your future, whatever it is. ?

Gabriel Caltzontzi suarez commented on 2017-10-04 at 07:23:

Thanks! and good luck in your next projects

MMH 1453 commented on 2017-10-04 at 07:31:

Thanks for all man

Sue Abramowski commented on 2017-10-04 at 07:32:

Good luck on all of your future endeavors! I've been using SuperSu since back in the OG days of the Google G1! Thank you for all of your hard work, and making root possible :)

Ovidiu Moruz commented on 2017-10-04 at 07:36:


Wim N commented on 2017-10-04 at 08:12:

Thank you +Chainfire​ for all those years of hard work and for your apps,

Marc Castle commented on 2017-10-04 at 08:21:

Thank you, Chainfire, for all your work. I have been in control of my android devices for many years as a result. Blessings in all your future endeavors.

Billy Indrajaya commented on 2017-10-04 at 09:20:

Thank you for everything you has been give for us, for android

Eric Ferrari-Herrmann commented on 2017-10-04 at 09:34:

Thanks for everything, +Chainfire. Can we talk? DM me in Twitter via @reporteric if you find the time.

Fawaz Iqbal Khan commented on 2017-10-04 at 09:43:

thanks +Chainfire . SuperSU is my part of life now all thanks to you!

Wazee Ahmed commented on 2017-10-04 at 10:06:

Well , I can't say I'm disappointed . I truly am . As this's decreasing the download rate of supersu in play store . Most people are shifting to other alternatives . Most are sayung as it's become a closed source project now , it can't be trusted . Most also complained that many of'em losr root access in some new releases . So I might as well say good bye to it too . Will miss you man . You were a trustworthy dev for us all . We'll follow your work in any part of the world , that's a promise . ?

Davor Bertovic commented on 2017-10-04 at 10:24:

Good luck!

Archaius _ commented on 2017-10-04 at 10:30:

Thank you, Chainfire. ?

Archaius _ commented on 2017-10-04 at 10:30:

Thank you, Chainfire. ?

customize androids commented on 2017-10-04 at 10:47:

Thank you so much

Robin Gebert commented on 2017-10-04 at 11:11:

Thanks for all the time, you're a real role model and literally the father of root

DEV Dee commented on 2017-10-04 at 11:16:

thanks +Chainfire

Jesse commented on 2017-10-04 at 12:03:

Good app

Claus Ziegler commented on 2017-10-04 at 12:36:

Thank you for the work you have done! All the very best for you!

Chandan Kumar commented on 2017-10-04 at 12:46:

Thanks for all your works and have a great time ahead !!!

Neil Clarke commented on 2017-10-04 at 12:49:


AA GC commented on 2017-10-04 at 12:54:

Thank you.

mike sherman commented on 2017-10-04 at 13:12:

Thank you

Red Baron commented on 2017-10-04 at 13:17:

Thank you for all

Mattia Frezza commented on 2017-10-04 at 13:22:

I'll remember you like one of my grandparents. Thank you for everything

Ramiro Téllez Sanz commented on 2017-10-04 at 13:37:

We will sorely miss you, +Chainfire

Cayetano Núñez Cecilio commented on 2017-10-04 at 13:52:

Sad day for the mobile world, but... MANY THANKS FOR ALL YOUR WORKS & TIME!

Keith Thomas commented on 2017-10-04 at 14:03:

Chainfire, you have secured a very special place in Android development history, thanks for the hard work and dedication to the project. That said I'm sad to see you go but I understand.

plue commented on 2017-10-04 at 14:03:

thank you for all the hard work! all the best!

Anubhav Deka commented on 2017-10-04 at 14:20:

Thank you for everything you have done for this amazing community. We all love you. <3

Anton Haidl commented on 2017-10-04 at 14:43:

Thank you so much for your effort. Like nearly every app you made. Good luck for your future projects.

Gagan Singh commented on 2017-10-04 at 14:58:

Truely the end of an era.

DARREN 123 commented on 2017-10-04 at 15:12:

Done some great work , you will be missed , ??

Zdeněk Mašek commented on 2017-10-04 at 15:34:

Many thanks for your work. I've been using it from Samsung Galaxy 1 already. Good luck and enjoy new challenges ?

Kees Podt commented on 2017-10-04 at 15:41:

Thanks for all the sleepless nights out there. I wish you good fortune and success with all that is yet to come. Go for it!

Phelix Puan commented on 2017-10-04 at 16:25:

Thank you so much for you hard work and selfishlessly sharing it to all of the users who enjoy using your app. You are the man!

Tarun PARASHAR commented on 2017-10-04 at 16:29:

love u man, god bless you,

dre g commented on 2017-10-04 at 16:57:

Thank you and please come back or at least mentor many who wish to follow in your footsteps

Youssef Fahmy commented on 2017-10-04 at 18:03:

One hell of a ride. Been with SuperSU for 3 years and never complained.

Adnan Ansari commented on 2017-10-04 at 18:04:

Thank you for everything.

And good luck for your future endeavours ?

Christian Schmidt commented on 2017-10-04 at 20:10:


Dail Smart commented on 2017-10-04 at 21:00:

Thanks for all you've done about android community. Lets root be upon you! #⃣

Anil Daryanani commented on 2017-10-05 at 01:35:

Thank you. Been using SuperSU since Note3.

+Chainfire you will be definetly missed.

Arjun Nayar commented on 2017-10-05 at 01:51:

Thanks for your great supersu.

Abhishek Dutt commented on 2017-10-05 at 03:49:

+Chainfire​ Thanks for everything buddy. For rooting my personal phone SuperSu is the very first choice I've used. Its a nice piece of work. All the best for your future.

unonice commented on 2017-10-05 at 04:10:

+Chainfire​ .. Please don't go ..

Akshay Poojary commented on 2017-10-05 at 07:56:

May you always prosper on the path that you choose in the future.

Amir Alturki commented on 2017-10-05 at 09:09:

Thank you bro and wish for you best

Garry Robano commented on 2017-10-05 at 09:35:

Thanks Chainfire for your hard work and time in the android community.. May you prosper in the future.. Stop in on XDA and say hello

Gunnar G commented on 2017-10-05 at 10:42:

Thanks for your excellent work and best of luck for your future endeavors!

Mukesh Jha Jadeja commented on 2017-10-05 at 10:47:

Very Sad new ... U going :(

BJ Fell commented on 2017-10-05 at 13:22:

Your contributions to the Android enthusiast world have been immeasurable. Thank you! Looking forward to your next "big thing". Cheers!

Ade Wisman commented on 2017-10-05 at 14:22:

All my respect and grateful for all you have done to us, thank you. all the best with the next projects.

Ian commented on 2017-10-05 at 14:39:

You are the man ... Thanks for all your work .... ??

Chris Le Chris commented on 2017-10-05 at 14:43:

I hope so you back someday as a Legend as you are.

Have a lot of fun un Your new projects.

Ian Pride commented on 2017-10-05 at 16:06:

Thanks for your dedication and hard work!!! It has made both my work and play much easier and more fun!!!

D Smith commented on 2017-10-05 at 16:56:

Definitely appreciate everything that you have brought to the community

Ibuprophen commented on 2017-10-05 at 18:29:

There's a handful of websites (i mean decent ones) that have articles, from yesterday and today, regarding Chainfire's Retirement from SuperSU.

It's funny on what most of the information being written is reflecting...

Chainfire's still around and there's so much mentality reflecting the "R.I.P." state of mind.

He's not dead... LMAO!!!

I look at it as a moving on point for Chainfire and placing more of his attention to current and future projects.

I'm a little excited to see what the future holds for the Creative Genius (in his own right and category) named Chainfire!

When it comes to SuperSU... I'm still faithful to the development and will keep an open mind but, if the future of it turns grim, then there are plenty of other (very good) developers out there to turn to.

This is just my one and only, personal, thoughts and opinions regarding, what i feel, is a "Blown out of Proportion" mindset of so many (not all) individuals.

Thank you all very much +Chainfire ! :)

Sam Alexander commented on 2017-10-05 at 19:31:

Thanks for all your hardwork! 24th is my birthday ?

Richard Bascom commented on 2017-10-05 at 19:50:

While Android is a community of thousands - millions of voices - One Voice stands out as someone who has had an impact on more android users than just about any other I can think of. Chainfire - you are legend - we are all grateful and much better off for the contributions you have given us.

Julie Frenette commented on 2017-10-05 at 20:09:


Eric Shields commented on 2017-10-05 at 22:27:

You'll be missed.

Thanks for making Android easier for Power Users.

andrew wright commented on 2017-10-05 at 22:29:

Take care and good luck to you and you're family in whatever you do. And to the naysayers... Android is old hat...don't like shit....move on, no one is keeping you here.

Daniel Düngel commented on 2017-10-06 at 00:34:

Thx for everything!

Zachary Lancour commented on 2017-10-06 at 03:32:

Thank you very much, cell phones were boring untill i learned root, and used SuperSU. I wish you well and God bless

Eric Shields commented on 2017-10-06 at 04:19:

+Zac Lancour agreed. This man led a revolution and is the software tear-down guy of an era.

Like CyanogenMod support for the Relay, you will be missed +Chainfire

Ng Wei Hang commented on 2017-10-06 at 15:33:


Val Di Castello commented on 2017-10-07 at 01:09:

Thank you. You (and all that has born after you're work) have definitely changed the Android daily usage for milions power users.

I agree with Richard Bascom, you're a Legend!

Best wishes for you're future projects and for your well-deserved rest.

Andrew commented on 2017-10-07 at 04:37:

Your app made rooting safe, an impenetrable wall standing against the malevolent forces of the Android ecosystem. I wish you all the best in your coming adventures and hope they, indeed, rekindle the chain-fire

Mohamed Bouanene commented on 2017-10-07 at 05:19:
Kahtan Al_Nauimi commented on 2017-10-07 at 13:55:


YAZANOO16, but it's the alt account. commented on 2017-10-07 at 19:39:

Thanks for making this amazing important thing for the smartphones to have a support for the applications with "Root" !!

I wish you will be good!!

Iye Vice commented on 2017-10-08 at 06:25:

SuperSU by Chainfire... I was afraid to root at first, but then this process became a matter of life. Thank you, kindest person, for your hard work! Good luck & be well)

Benny Powers commented on 2017-10-08 at 06:46:

Looking forward to the next big thing

Justin Copeland commented on 2017-10-08 at 16:56:

Just wanted to say thank you for your contributions that really at it's core molded this community. Best of luck with your future endeavors.

Arpit Jaggi commented on 2017-10-09 at 18:45:

Hope you changed your path to a good side. All the best for the bright future and thanks a TON for developing SuperSU.

Mr. A commented on 2017-10-09 at 19:16:

Thank you!

Nay Lwin Htwe commented on 2017-10-10 at 03:25:

Thank u for ur Super SU!

Tony Acevedo commented on 2017-10-10 at 03:41:

Thank you! Sad Day! But Thank you! You've done and put up with alot

Vikram Kulkarni commented on 2017-10-10 at 04:58:

Thank you for Super SU, Wish you all the very best for your life, android community is forever grateful for your contribution.

Dalius Gužauskas commented on 2017-10-11 at 02:26:


Michael Pults commented on 2017-10-12 at 06:06:

Chainfire, you are my hero (as close as a person can get anyway) and all my years of work making 'droid bend to my will would have sucked without you. Good luck in all that life brings your way.

Daniel Koek commented on 2017-10-12 at 21:37:

Thanks for all the hard work!

Tio Careca commented on 2017-10-13 at 14:09:

Thank you and good luck...

Danu Wira Nugraha commented on 2017-10-14 at 18:02:

Im so sad. Thanks for your contribute, for your apreciate, for your hardworking to support us. Hope this is the best way you go. Thanks again.


Koga Master commented on 2017-10-16 at 15:55:

Whoa Man. . . So Sad :(

(BTW, Heck I Don't Care About Others, Just About You!)

Just Recently Noticed That SuperSU Is Not A Chainfire App, Rather Some Other Developer. Wondered Why . . . Then Came Across Your Retirement Post T_T

Richard Razon commented on 2017-10-17 at 04:10:

I could not thank you enough for everything.

Wes Mccorkendale commented on 2017-10-17 at 17:57:

Superb work chainfire never had a problem with any of your apps

Lee Binder commented on 2017-10-19 at 10:44:

Thank you Chainfire - all the best to you for present and future!

Allen Thomsen commented on 2017-10-22 at 05:34:

+Chainfire It has been a great honor having your app SuperSu incorperated into many of my custom roms i have built over the years since it was first released.

I want to thank you for your service to the community and developers like myself , and hope you enjoy your free time from now on enjoying and learning new things.

You will be missed greatly.

Jürgen Schröder commented on 2017-10-25 at 11:26:

Thank you.

giomar logosA commented on 2017-10-26 at 22:40:

Your work is the synonymous for the FREE custom roms.

Thank you for everything

Regis Junior commented on 2017-10-28 at 13:09:

Hey Chainfire I really like your work with SuperSU and hope CCMT continue giving same attention to it. Hope too, you enjoy your next steps ahead. God bless you man for your hard work to us.

潘嘉荣 commented on 2017-10-28 at 15:38:

Thank you, Chainfire!

pewdiepie piediepew jr commented on 2017-10-29 at 02:07:

Video Hanna Anissa full

pewdiepie piediepew jr commented on 2017-10-29 at 02:07:

Video Hanna Anissa full

josephat ndungu commented on 2017-10-29 at 03:15:

Thanks for your work

Wu Haoqing commented on 2017-10-29 at 03:59:

Thank you, Chinafire!

Christian Walker commented on 2017-10-29 at 04:06:

Pixel 2 is a example of Android without you....two weeks and no root yet...on a Google phone...unheard of....your retirement is a devastating loss to Android community

Nick Fazli commented on 2017-10-29 at 20:58:

thank you Chainfire for all your contribution to SuperSU. All the best on your next venture and wishing you success. Merci and Bon Chance

Benny Feng commented on 2017-10-30 at 02:28:


Gene Sescon commented on 2017-10-30 at 10:45:

Thanks man great work great app

Ahmad Moemen commented on 2017-10-30 at 19:14:


神仙 commented on 2017-10-31 at 13:44:


Icchank Cho'X commented on 2017-11-01 at 04:17:

Maaf, aku udah download aplikasinya.

Tapi kok gak bisa terpakai.

Seperti ini detailnya

Astrospherical commented on 2017-11-01 at 15:55:

Thank you dude for all your help for my development and rooting tactics. Many thanks and wish you well.

Icchank Cho'X commented on 2017-11-01 at 16:37:

Terus, ada solusi gak untuk bisa pakai aplikasinya?

Kimsju commented on 2017-11-03 at 02:35:

Thanks for your work!

Thomas Thomas commented on 2017-11-04 at 04:29:

Sorry to see you go...Thanks a lot for your hard work.

Romauli Pangaribuan commented on 2017-11-04 at 10:55:

Thanks for your great invention..

Many thanks

Kellen Razzano commented on 2017-11-05 at 03:04:

A true pioneer, you created the bridge that connected to unimaginable possibilities -- and everyone crossed it. Hats off.

伊风 commented on 2017-11-08 at 04:18:

Thank you.

iMatt commented on 2017-11-08 at 12:30:

You are forever legendary to me! Thank You for giving me the tools that helped inspire my creativity so many years ago. It has stood as the foundation for my current career path.

Ary Wibawa commented on 2017-11-12 at 08:23:

Thank you

Yoan Kirev commented on 2017-11-12 at 12:37:

Sounds sad, but it's a long.. long time..

It may be 4 good, we shall see

Matt Weger commented on 2017-11-12 at 15:46:

So is his why the certs on your download page are expired

Ayman AlAnsari commented on 2017-11-14 at 05:57:

You are a Legend. Thank you!

Tamil Selvan commented on 2017-11-16 at 09:32:

thank you bro sad to hearing ........

Olav Seyfarth commented on 2017-11-16 at 22:27:

... and thanks for all the fish

Sinall King Gpn commented on 2017-11-17 at 07:43:

+Allen Thomsen +Tamil Selva

Sinall King Gpn commented on 2017-11-17 at 07:43:
Ronald Gamble commented on 2017-11-19 at 15:25:

You posted this in my B-Day, so sad.

KARN commented on 2017-11-21 at 06:20:

Thank You Very Much

Nacir Mahmud commented on 2017-11-21 at 07:57:

This un-root us all, have a great joy able life

Timmy M commented on 2017-11-21 at 11:49:

Dear Mr. Chainfire

I haven't had the pleasure to meet you on the vast grounds of XDA yet but as you might guess, your reputation precedes you. As I was doing some research for a reply (I always contest myself. Instead of saying I know something, I must confirm it first) I landed on an article by HowToGeek that linked to your page that brought me to this post and the last one. I've read them with great interest. I may have gained a new fun fact (XDA was a Windows platform, what do you know) but the community lost a legend. I know you're not disappearing but it's still a form of goodbye. So even though we haven't met, I'd like to add, among all these thankful posts, that you reached so many people in such a good way. Thank you for your devotion, thank you for the endless hours, thank you for creating amazement.


Timmy (@Timmmmaaahh)

电狗 commented on 2017-11-24 at 04:03:


Amina Hamsa commented on 2017-11-25 at 01:22:


Tim Wheeler commented on 2017-11-25 at 23:17:

Thanks Chainfire for everything! Your apps have become synonymous with the complete Android experience. And it is hard to imagine one without the other. This is going to take some time...

ZombieMiezz commented on 2017-11-27 at 19:36:

Thank you for all your work ! Good luck for the future!

Barnabás Bebők commented on 2017-12-01 at 09:26:


Tehlikeli Rapci Arabesk Türkce Rap commented on 2017-12-01 at 20:28:

Hallo wie gehts wie sieht der aktuelle stand aus gibt es eine lösung den Knox counter von 0:01 zurück auf 0:0 zusetzen bei samsung galaxy note 4 Sm.N910F

Zoell De La Rocha commented on 2017-12-02 at 07:55:

One of the best Coding Gods in smartphone era...your work will never been forgoten...long live +Chainfire !!

ary baru commented on 2017-12-04 at 12:18:

woow thanks for your work.. i happy... thanks...!!

Elie-Marc Ghosn commented on 2017-12-06 at 14:48:

Thank you Fin!

ganesh telecom commented on 2017-12-07 at 08:41:

great efforts great work since long time

สถาพร ตันตยากร commented on 2017-12-07 at 23:23:

+Tim Wheeler Thank you Chainfire for everything! Your apps have become synonymous with perfect Android experience and it is difficult to imagine one without the other. This will take some time ...

Andrei Kulhanek commented on 2017-12-11 at 21:10:

Thanks and Good luck!

Alfredo B. Palau commented on 2017-12-14 at 23:17:

Muchas gracias desde España y desde el corazón. Mucha suerte en tus futuros proyectos

Richard Men commented on 2017-12-18 at 08:06:

Thank you dude, and wish you best luck!

Arelis de Duque commented on 2017-12-21 at 06:46:

Lenguaje español

Richard Men commented on 2017-12-21 at 08:57:

Now, it's time for ccmt to play the game.

Łukasz Stefaniak commented on 2017-12-24 at 22:42:

czy do CAT S60 powstanie jakiś sposób na root?

Roger McGuire commented on 2017-12-27 at 06:50:

Thank you for all the work you have done you will not be forgotten

聞仲 commented on 2017-12-28 at 20:34:
聞仲 commented on 2017-12-28 at 20:34:
Maysam Nsd commented on 2017-12-29 at 04:17:


Star 4 commented on 2017-12-30 at 17:10:

thank you so much

Roger Taylor commented on 2017-12-30 at 19:57:

Thank you for your hard work and dedication!!

Daniel Estefano Seeghers commented on 2017-12-31 at 17:33:

Me ha gustado

Solo un pequeño problema

No puedo enviar las imagenes a mi movil


Sandy俊山 commented on 2018-01-03 at 07:38:

Really sad... i was with supersu since my first root phone, almost 7 years ago...

But, i wish you happy and succes... thanks for your great work.

Chainfire still the best in Android world.

Boris Siber commented on 2018-01-03 at 12:58:

Thanks and may the force be with you!

Frank A. Schneider commented on 2018-01-09 at 20:33:

Many Thanks and Good Luck!

Akram Khan commented on 2018-01-11 at 10:54:


Akram Khan commented on 2018-01-11 at 10:55:

Lucky patcher is bad app

Joseph Richburg commented on 2018-01-13 at 01:22:


Fygo Wu commented on 2018-01-13 at 18:02:

Thank you! The Great Chainfire!

ema lovely commented on 2018-01-20 at 03:46:

Hey how to root My decive SAMSUNG J2 PRIME...

Hacker Nub commented on 2018-01-22 at 14:26:

Hi I would like to know if I format my cell phone I will totally lose the root I wanted to format my cell without losing the root has how I do it

stonie stonemaker commented on 2018-01-24 at 22:09:

Greetings, hope everything works out good for you in the future, thank you for your contributions

Alex Thomas commented on 2018-02-02 at 03:06:

Thanks man for all the work with SU!! It's been great and I've never had a problem! I hope CCMT will be just as good! Good luck on your other projects ?. Keep posting here so we will know about your new apps. Thank You and the very best to u!

the Ma-Tse commented on 2018-02-03 at 12:58:

Thx for your great work and support. Keep on going...!

Pace Brewok commented on 2018-02-08 at 04:26:


Nytelife26 commented on 2018-02-13 at 08:54:

+Hacker Nub If you format the device, you'll lose everything (so it's a bad idea unless you really know what you're doing). Unless of course you mean factory reset, in which case, you'll only lose the root if it's systemless (I doubt it considering you're asking here which means you're probably using SuperSU, which isn't systemless).

In short, no, factory resetting your phone won't unroot the device unless you're running a systemless root.

hafiz rizwan commented on 2018-02-17 at 21:28:


rob 123 commented on 2018-02-22 at 01:42:

Sad to see you go but I used alot of your apps and super su since my first two Android's in 2009 behold 2 and mytouch 3g. Still using my 6p with your apps. Thanks for all the time effort and apps/mods. Since then every phone I get I break it till it doesn't turn on just so I can figure out how to fix them. Thanks!!!!

Aows Laith commented on 2018-02-24 at 19:09:

+Akram Khan it isn't

KPN TUNNEL KALIMANTAN commented on 2018-02-26 at 22:31:

thanks for yau

Ryan M Reynolds commented on 2018-03-03 at 10:37:

Thank you my friend for your hard work and dedication that went into making a superior app that helped so many people discover what a rooted device can do

Firoz Al Mamun commented on 2018-03-09 at 16:14:


Erawan Vidyadhari commented on 2018-03-15 at 11:24:

Su update 2018

jabran Qouds commented on 2018-03-17 at 23:05:

Good luck

All In One Project commented on 2018-03-18 at 21:31:

Hi I need to af-auto-root file on samsung j7 pro 2017 SM-G730K please help me

All In One Project commented on 2018-03-18 at 21:32:

Hi I need to cf-auto-root file on samsung j7 pro 2017 SM-G730K please help me

Washington Egas commented on 2018-03-19 at 05:42:

Mi teléfono no carga

يوسف ابو سارة و إسحاق commented on 2018-03-23 at 16:03:





Kiril Komin commented on 2018-03-24 at 06:49:

+Jason Pasch Lol ???

Kiril Komin commented on 2018-03-24 at 06:54:

+Jeremy Jones чого е--е розтраюэжся

Jason Pasch commented on 2018-03-24 at 12:33:

+Павел Гордиенко Something I can help with?

Kiril Komin commented on 2018-03-26 at 07:23:

+Yan Saputra LOL ???????????????---------- gta 5 ???????

Jason Pasch commented on 2018-03-26 at 12:00:


Use Google Search. If you cannot find a Root solution, then the next time you purchase a device you should keep these wants in mind.

Sean Pai commented on 2018-04-08 at 03:34:

Thanks for the great app, helps a lot. In need of some further solutions from your profession, pls refer to the attached, when some app needs the permission via superuser manager, it shew no apps configured, what does it mean? Thanks again.

Sean Pai commented on 2018-04-08 at 03:35:

This is the request page.

Lys Burn commented on 2018-04-09 at 16:42:

Thank you for all your work and contributions. I know without your work my need to fiddle would be far less exercised or would have ended many times badly instead of many successes. Thank you and good luck in your future projects.

NC Filmz commented on 2018-04-10 at 14:40:

Thank you so much for SuperSU. Good luck in your life.

BoomJ commented on 2018-04-15 at 03:56:

Your apps were always the first apps to download. Thank you for all those apps and your knowledge. :)

Deanna Kessinger commented on 2018-04-26 at 08:48:

I am so frustrated and like to pull my hair out I cannot root ZTE somebody please help me I've tried kingroot,kingrootz,superuser, towelroot I tried it all .I'm using Lucky Patcher for my games but there I'm still limited,I'd like to get the ZTE rooted and been trying for weeks. I really thought towelroot was going to do the job but it said my device was not supported

Naresh Balla commented on 2018-05-06 at 01:30:

Thank you so much for amazing SuperSU....

AndroidBrick commented on 2018-05-06 at 18:47:

You accomplished great things, we can't thank you enough giving us our freedom in Android world, best wishes for you both physically and mentally.

Haunted Skull commented on 2018-06-13 at 14:17:

I downloaded SuperSU And when I did it came up as it was Busy or overloaded this was my first time using it so please explain what happens and why? Thanks

Isha Gupta commented on 2018-06-22 at 12:50:

SMOKING is NOT beneficial for US!!!! QUIT if you want to live a happy LIFE!!!

#quitsmoking #smoking #nosmoking #drugs #drug #cigar #nosmokingzone #health #cigarette #saynotocigarette #smoke #nagodas #chainsmoker

Gregorio Medina commented on 2018-06-24 at 12:08:

Saludos a todos, soy nuevo y hace 1 semana rotie mi tabla canaima y me daba un mensaje en alguna aplicación de que la aplicación se ha detenido, por lo tanto opté por hacerle una restauración y fue fatal porque perdí la aplicación de descarga y ahora no puedo descargar por internet nada porque se sale, lo que puedo es ver, ni siquiera puedo descargar un gestor de archivo, ya que también perdí la aplicación de bazar canaima. Lo que me queda es el internet y ahora la aplicación de súper su, pero con esta no puedo descargar nada, creo que a menos que compre súper su pro...requiero por favor de alguien que pueda ayudarme en este caso...please...

Plínio Peçanha commented on 2018-09-01 at 19:11:

I come here today 01/09/2018 to thank you for the noble work. Thank you!

Wojtek Pacała commented on 2018-09-08 at 18:11:
Ismail Kilic commented on 2018-10-07 at 23:22:
This post is over a month old, commenting has been disabled.