EOL-ing all my root-related things
Posted on 2018-05-05, 423 comments, 1301 +1's, imported from Google+/Chainfire

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In practice this has already been the case for some time, but today I'm making it official: all my root-related things are now end-of-life.

About half a year ago I decided I needed a break from everything Android, and reflect on how I wanted to proceed with it, if at all. Right now, it does not seem likely I will pick up development of any of my root-related packages or apps again.

For some of these I had big plans, and while it leaves me somewhat sad to not implement them, I am also unwilling to commit the time and energy right now to make those plans a reality - or even keep the packages updated. You can't have it both ways, so it's all getting shelved, probably indefinitely.

I'm going to start doing some spring cleaning on my apps, sites and threads over the next few weeks. Some will disappear, others will start with having a notice about them no longer being updated (yes I know for some of them it's about time too!) for now.

There are some non-root apps that I do plan to update again, but some will be shelved as well.

I am currently working on a (non-Android-related) project that is taking up most of my time, so those that I do want to update will have to wait a bit longer still.

In case you have missed the news, 500 Firepaper will also stop functioning on June 15, as 500px is shutting down their API. It is unlikely I will have the time to implement a different image serving back-end to the app before that happens.

There have been a bunch of requests to open source specific apps, and indeed it is (and has been for a while) on my todo-list to look into just that - I'm not promising anything, though.

Again I would like to thank everyone who has supported me and my developments over the years! I've met great people and made good friends, some of which I'm now actively working with on other projects, even.

But at the moment I'm not using root on my main Android devices for anything other than development, which turns it into a circular reference for me. As for regular Android, I have not been particularly enamoured with the direction it has been going in either.

But just because I'm not enthusiastic about working on these things now doesn't mean a new idea or project can't come along to change that at any time.

Brian Dutch commented on 2018-05-05 at 16:07:

As sad as I am to see you go, I want to say thank you for everything you have created and God bless you in your future endeavors.

Nicollas Rychard commented on 2018-05-05 at 16:09:

This is sad, but thank you for all!

Animesh Dinda commented on 2018-05-05 at 16:10:

Your work will be missed for sure ?

Derrick Whittet commented on 2018-05-05 at 16:12:

Thanks for all your work over the years, it's been very much appreciated. Good luck in your future endeavours!

josephat ndungu commented on 2018-05-05 at 16:16:

So sad to see you leave

Yoogesh PAliwal commented on 2018-05-05 at 16:18:

Good luck bro

Marc Napitupulu commented on 2018-05-05 at 16:19:

Thank you for all the work and all the best!

Kevin Hilton commented on 2018-05-05 at 16:22:

Life always moves us forward and onto new things. Thanks for all your time and effort. You will be missed but not forgotten. Good luck on future endeavors

Kazuhira Miller commented on 2018-05-05 at 16:22:


Younes Layachi commented on 2018-05-05 at 16:23:

Thanks for all what you've done for the android community, and good luck !

It's probably for the best

Neal Wettstein commented on 2018-05-05 at 16:23:

Thank you for your valuable contribution to the Android development community. Good luck in the future!

Anthony Takata commented on 2018-05-05 at 16:32:

I feel like I'm behind when people say things like "the way things are heading". I'm still in Android 6, is it really that bad?

Eduardo Morales commented on 2018-05-05 at 16:32:

I will never forget my first android, and super su it opened a new world to me... But you have your right to start new things wish you luck

Joe Levi commented on 2018-05-05 at 16:33:

You made great stuff and had a good run. Here's to the next chapter! ?

Rain Master commented on 2018-05-05 at 16:37:

Thank you for all your great work. The community will never forget you.

Olumide Ogunmola commented on 2018-05-05 at 16:39:

Speechless..... Thank you for the great impact made in community.

God bless......

Jon Styer commented on 2018-05-05 at 16:41:

Thank you for your years of hard work & thanks for communicating the changes. Godspeed

Richard Buchman commented on 2018-05-05 at 16:42:

I appreciate everything you have provided and can't thank you enough.

You provided a service at a time when there was none and you should

always be proud of that.

Best of luck and again.. thank you!!


Jon Gilvar commented on 2018-05-05 at 16:42:

Best of luck my friend, thanks for the great memories.

Mick Lee commented on 2018-05-05 at 16:46:

Thanks m8 and good luck

Terk Ming commented on 2018-05-05 at 16:46:

I appreciate everything you've contribute to Android community. good luck.

Christopher Schmidt commented on 2018-05-05 at 16:52:

Thanx for all your hard work and the time you spent in the last years!

With your work you make a lot of Android users happy.

Best regards

Athul Augustine commented on 2018-05-05 at 16:52:

We cant thank you enough for you works. Its a Sad to miss you

Bruce Lew commented on 2018-05-05 at 16:52:

I want to send a HUGE THANK YOU to Chainfire! I feel that, without him, we probably wouldn't have so many tools, tricks and quite possibly, root. Unfortunately, everything comes to an end at some point and we're here. Chainfire, good luck and congrats on your next endeavors. I will continue to use your tools although it is now EOL.

Chainfire, you are a gentleman, a scholar, and a beast! =) <thumbs up>

Anan Jaser commented on 2018-05-05 at 16:53:

We all appreciate your contributions to this community, wish you the best of luck in your future projects.

dadix forever commented on 2018-05-05 at 16:53:

thank you for the great work you done for free .

Glenn Hutchings commented on 2018-05-05 at 16:55:

Thanks for EVERYTHING. Cheers

DodoGTA GT commented on 2018-05-05 at 16:55:

+Chainfire Will CF.lumen be open-sourced? ?

Alexis Danel commented on 2018-05-05 at 17:02:

Why in Cinco de mayo :'(

Jimmy G commented on 2018-05-05 at 17:04:

Thank you so much for everything you have given to the community.

Best of luck on your future endeavors.

ayush bhatia commented on 2018-05-05 at 17:04:

+Chainfire you will be missed, thank you for everything

Abhinandan Trilokia commented on 2018-05-05 at 17:09:

Thanks for everything and good luck for your future projects ? +Chainfire

Naqi Ch commented on 2018-05-05 at 17:11:

Thank you for everything

Charles Gaulin commented on 2018-05-05 at 17:12:

Thank you for your hard work. As a result of your contributions many of us have been able to push the boundaries of our Android devices. Best of luck with your future endeavors.

加里 commented on 2018-05-05 at 17:13:


Xan Griffin commented on 2018-05-05 at 17:14:

Thanks for all the roots x

Jesus S commented on 2018-05-05 at 17:15:

Thank you for everything you have done for the Android community +Chainfire

Letona Samayoa Marco Antonio commented on 2018-05-05 at 17:16:

Thank you Chainfire! You'll be missed.

Rafiq Yatim commented on 2018-05-05 at 17:16:

Gonna miss you. Thanks for all your time and effort. Good luck for your future project.

THE TECHNICAL GAMER commented on 2018-05-05 at 17:17:

Thank you for everything Sir!

Mike Reid commented on 2018-05-05 at 17:17:

Thank you for all you have done for the Android root community and for making all the devices I've used that much better. I wish you nothing but success on all your future projects and endeavors. Godspeed and good hunting!

Ranit Dahiya commented on 2018-05-05 at 17:21:

Thanks! ?

Wesley Verdin commented on 2018-05-05 at 17:23:

Bedankt voor alles!!

Kent Seaton commented on 2018-05-05 at 17:24:

Thank you +Chainfire , you made the earlier Android offerings bearable when the default loads sucked. I would definitely encourage open sourcing some of your portfolio to keep the ideas alive. Also a great tool to help other devs to learn new ways to wrap their head around a project.

John Bennett commented on 2018-05-05 at 17:27:

Thank you for all that time you spent giving away free apps, more especially the true professional approach you always gave free or paid apps.

abhi abhi commented on 2018-05-05 at 17:27:

And here's to an end of era THANKS FOR YOUR WORK WE WILL NEVER FORGET YOU I AM SAD ,CRYING I should not its for the good See you mate wish you an happy ending thanks man really means a lot to us

Andrew Holder commented on 2018-05-05 at 17:28:

+Chainfire Thank you for everything you've done for the Android community!!!!!

John Isca commented on 2018-05-05 at 17:30:

Thank you for everything. I hope you will be back ❤

Jacob Gaarde commented on 2018-05-05 at 17:31:

So long, and thanks for all the roots ☺️

Henny Roggy commented on 2018-05-05 at 17:31:

This is more than sad. You were the God of root... Now it's slowly dying. Root isn't necessary anymore for most features that before worked just WITH root. I don't like the iOS praise of Google right now as well. Here's hope they will design a completely new design language that will make coding easier and more beautiful!

Donnie Darko commented on 2018-05-05 at 17:38:

Thank you +Chainfire for everything you have done for us all. It's been greatly appreciated, and we all wish you the best in your future, wherever it may take you.

Gerasim Andonovski commented on 2018-05-05 at 17:38:

Keep up high expectations for RL things, and thanks for all you have given us in the past years.

Diego Mendes commented on 2018-05-05 at 17:38:

Thank You!

Nicholas Kelley commented on 2018-05-05 at 17:38:

Thank you for the closure. It would have been, and so often is, easy to just drop off the map quietly.

Michael Smith commented on 2018-05-05 at 17:39:

Thank you for everything you have provided to the community, chainfire and root have always gone hand in hand. You will be solely missed and I wish you all the best with your future projects and life, thank you again sir!

Jörgen A commented on 2018-05-05 at 17:40:

Thanks for everything and good luck with your new project ?

anthony salotto commented on 2018-05-05 at 17:43:

You're a legend, my friend. Thank you for all you have done for the android community. I wish you nothing but success in the future and hope to run into more of your future work, whatever that currently entails. Consider open-sourcing or leaving projects in the hands of capable people, but you owe nothing to no one to do such things. Best of luck and thanks for all the Roots.

sayan sourian commented on 2018-05-05 at 17:43:

Its shocking ..

Bhavik Patel commented on 2018-05-05 at 17:45:

Thanks for all the work.

Shaun Fahey commented on 2018-05-05 at 17:46:

Good luck mate, and thanks for everything you've done over the years.

Rafael Bernal commented on 2018-05-05 at 17:46:

Oh boy, these are sad news. But I'm happy for you, make the best out of your knowledge.

Thanks for all the root access we've gained with your tools through the years.

Your name will be never forgotten I swear!

CoolTech Kush commented on 2018-05-05 at 17:47:


Legend moves on

Dhruva Krishnamurthy commented on 2018-05-05 at 17:49:

+Chainfire Thank you for the CF auto root, SuperSU , Mobile ODIN and Triangle Away because of which Samsung devices were tolerable. It was the ability to root and tinker that got me to Android and the happy times I have enjoyed.

Lance Givens commented on 2018-05-05 at 17:49:

Thanks for all you've done. ?

Βασίλης Καρατζάς commented on 2018-05-05 at 17:56:

I was shocked to hearing it!!! Thank you very much for the good work man! You are fully-trully appreciated!!!! Tnx so much! I'm in the smartphones' world (and root) since July 2011. You rock and have SAVED hours of time with root->backup->restore!

EarlyMon AF commented on 2018-05-05 at 17:56:

Thanks for your work on everything, you made a huge difference with Android for me.

William Joynson commented on 2018-05-05 at 18:03:

Thanks for all the Root helps over the years. Be less root and more Groot ?

Jeff Jansen commented on 2018-05-05 at 18:07:

Thank you for everything. You've done so much for so many. Here's wishing you the best in your future endeavors.

Cyril Okoli commented on 2018-05-05 at 18:08:

Almighty #Chainfire how will the root community stand without you?

Stay with us and don't forsake us ?

Ramiro Téllez Sanz commented on 2018-05-05 at 18:11:

You will be sorely miss. Thanks for all your efforts, kindness and generosity.

I'm particularly sad about 500 Firepaper. As a photography aficionado, it brings joy and beauty to my phone everyday. Nothing will be the same without it.

I wish you the best in the future and, since dreaming is free, I hope you will be eventually involved in bringing a true Linux phone a reality ?

Rabar Jamal commented on 2018-05-05 at 18:16:

Thank you for your incredible work, good luck with your other projects

Mandeep Singh Sootdhar commented on 2018-05-05 at 18:18:

Thanks for the awesome work you have done and my best wishes for your future endeavours

Michael Lake commented on 2018-05-05 at 18:25:

Thank you for opening up possibilities to the world. I was a total diehard fan, even paid for su pro. I did try magisk but wasn't impressed. As far as moving on, I can relate. Started in the unlock, customizing, custom roms back with ppc (windows phone 6) all being htc's and had to switch when (in my opinion) they lost touch with the consumer, and first time ever, switched. After getting my note 8 on pre- order, and there being no way to unlock bootloader, no systemless root, and only root that did work left us with battery only charging to 80%, I dropped out of anything android. Lost interest. Went on to other things.

I'm sure you have your own reasons. And I do understand.

Maybe "passing the puck and moving on" would be a good farewell gesture, but (for lack of better words) lost time in your personal life, sleepless nights that may have kept you away from a loved one, or any other sacrifice someone else close to you paid. Holding on to what you have left, it's all you.

Pandah The Wicked commented on 2018-05-05 at 18:26:

Every single Android OS user, rooted, non-rooted or one of the uneducated/unconcerned masses, owes +Chainfire a huge debt of gratitude for the countless innovations and refinements that have come from his dedication to bringing his best to the mobile platform for years. I have rooted many devices over the past 8 years and enjoyed an all new experience unknown to me before this, owing much of that to this amazing developer and Android enthusiast who amongst other projects brought us the legendary SuperSU and provided the community a powerful solution to get us started in the world of rooted devices. His knowledge, devotion and reliability in this area of interest kept us coming back with each new Android device for a tool that allowed us a safe and stable application to manage root access/superuser rights, the very first step in the process, no, the journey that begins with each of us and eventually brought new features and functionality to the users of Android OS, via 3rd party projects and continued innovation from the development community that added amazing new ways to use our phones, tablets, watches & boxes - many of said innovations eventually incorporated into the operating system itself as Android OS matured and grew into a truly outstanding mobile OS with each new update gradually growing into it's own as development spurred design and design drove the entire project forward to become the behemoth we have explored more than most thanks in great part to the work of +Chainfire I could rant and rave and ramble for days, weeks and months about how I feel about the development community, root vs. non-root, pros and cons, Google vs. Apple and why we should/shouldn't do this, that or the other and inevitably it'll always include an enthusiastic chapter about this developer and his contributions to the only mobile OS I've ever known or wanted to for that matter. But I have done enough (and then some ?) of that already and for now I'll simply close this addition to the original post with a long overdue and heartfelt "thanks for the memories" and well wishes to you in all your future endeavors both professional and personal. And I hope to one day see your influence and ability in some shape or form return to the best OS around, one that wouldn't be nearly as awesome as it is today without your dedication, determination and all the (unpaid/under appreciated hours spent working under the hood and behind the scenes to bring your vision to the masses. You. Are. The Man. And will be missed but never forgotten, sir. Cheers to +Chainfire ??????✌?????

prince yasin commented on 2018-05-05 at 18:28:

This is sad,?? But thanks for all

Gregor Baggio commented on 2018-05-05 at 18:28:

You were (are) a great asset to the Android community. Thank you very much!

Shubham Singh commented on 2018-05-05 at 18:37:

You (were) are the fourth pillar of android.

Benas Dzimidas commented on 2018-05-05 at 18:38:

Android community will miss you. Truly a hero of rooting!

Mike commented on 2018-05-05 at 18:38:

Thanks for all the help in the community. Stay blessed

Mr. Lion commented on 2018-05-05 at 18:39:

Thanks for all your hard work. Plz pass on ur knowledge to others some time ?

Ugo Palumbo commented on 2018-05-05 at 18:39:

Thank you for everything!

Maybe, the time where we had to root our Android devices is terminated!


commgo Sh commented on 2018-05-05 at 18:42:

U r a legend

Kushagra Kumar commented on 2018-05-05 at 18:47:

You have done amazing work for Android community with your boot image knowledge. I'm really sad to see you go. ??

Louix Chazique commented on 2018-05-05 at 18:48:

The King may have left the building but the magisk still lives on.

I might pull out my Xperia Z Ultra with rooted Kit Kat and have a little Rooted But Not Stuffed celebration.

Thank you for the wonderful ride.....all the best in your new endeavors.

Kshitiz Jha commented on 2018-05-05 at 19:00:

May you get what you've desired +Chainfire you've been brilliant all these years! The only one and you haven't received enough praise! I wish nothing but the best for you!

Barkley Fan commented on 2018-05-05 at 19:02:

Thanks for your contributions. I haven't felt the need to root in a few years as Android has matured to a level that no longer necessitates root functionality. But your work got me through in the early days.

Tarun Bhengra commented on 2018-05-05 at 19:06:

?Good luck with your Future Projects.

Tarun Sidharth commented on 2018-05-05 at 19:08:

Thanks for all your work. Your apps made life (and Android) so much easier!! I haven't rooted in a long time but I remember when the best way to use Android was through your apps and your work. Thanks for everything!

Omar Abdelwahed commented on 2018-05-05 at 19:11:

thank you for everything and good luck with your future projects.

Major Mike commented on 2018-05-05 at 19:15:

Good luck +Chainfire and may the road rise up to meet you whatever you decide to do. Thanks for everything.

Jan Exner commented on 2018-05-05 at 19:17:

Thanks for your work, your tools helped a lot!

Nate Rhoades commented on 2018-05-05 at 19:19:

Good luck with future endeavors.

Zakir Baig commented on 2018-05-05 at 19:28:

Your work will never be forgotten. Thank you. All the best.

sarang sharma commented on 2018-05-05 at 19:30:

Thank you for everything you have done for the android Community you sir are a legend ♥

Nandlal Shah commented on 2018-05-05 at 19:32:

Your work and your presence with intellectual brain will be dearly missed. Best wishes in your newer endeavor.

Anirban Biswas commented on 2018-05-05 at 19:39:

Thanks for everything. Best wishes!!

Ibuprophen commented on 2018-05-05 at 19:40:

+Chainfire, is there any other individuals who may have worked with you on one or more of your developments that's familiar enough with them to continue with the further development of them?

Just out of curiosity... :-)

It's just hard to see you go and feels like I'm looking a great (online) friend for so long!

I truly do understand why you had made this decision and I'm not going to even attempt to question it as well. You've provided a GREAT deal of developments, information, support, etc... for so long and I truly hope that you, at least, pop in from time to time here as well as on the xda-developers Forum too.

Peace and Love!

Peace and Love!


hasan sabuz commented on 2018-05-05 at 19:42:

Thank you

Dev rajanand commented on 2018-05-05 at 19:42:

Thanks a lot for your great work in root and development of android.we will miss u by ?.

rudevdr commented on 2018-05-05 at 19:45:

Your work has been very useful to millions of people. Thank you for your wonderful work!

Ulises Valenzuela commented on 2018-05-05 at 19:49:

The end of an era. Hats off to you, sir!

Daniel Stauffer commented on 2018-05-05 at 19:51:

Thanks for your commitment, time and passion through the years. Your stuff was always the first I used. I wish you all the best with your new frontiers.

Shafii Sigera commented on 2018-05-05 at 19:52:

True Genius, thanks for everything, "i lost interest in rooting after i bought huawei P10 Lite, they are extremely hard to root,

Charles Bazaar commented on 2018-05-05 at 19:56:

Thank you. Wishing your tomorrows are greater then your yesterdays.

Марат Габбазов commented on 2018-05-05 at 19:59:

Thanks dude and good luck ??

Bo Breinholst commented on 2018-05-05 at 20:02:

A massive cadeau. Words can't describe what you have achieved thru out the years. Deepest respect and admiration. All the best for the future. #TheLegend

john johnson commented on 2018-05-05 at 20:05:

Life goes on. I appreciate all the work you put in to Android. Everything has been said I'm sure so........ Have fun with life and enjoy yourself. ?

Brian Hodge commented on 2018-05-05 at 20:07:

Thank you

A J commented on 2018-05-05 at 20:09:

One of the most influential people in the Android community. I solute you & thank you for all you've done for us. Best wishes to you. Cheers!

Kevin Eckenrode commented on 2018-05-05 at 20:17:

Take care and good luck Chainfire! We'll miss you.

Andrew Chelstowski commented on 2018-05-05 at 20:18:

Thank you for all your contributions to Android. Your app Supersu helped me discover XDA. Best of luck in whatever you do ?

Martin Hall commented on 2018-05-05 at 20:22:

Thank you for enabling millions of utter nutters like me to spend hours using your methods of rooting Samsungs (S2,S3,S4 Note 3, S6) to be able to install new recoveries, get rid of bloat, and flash ROMs. It became and remains a hobby.

You Sir, are a legend among Android users. I hope you have as much success in your other projects as you did making Android better.

Joshua Domino commented on 2018-05-05 at 20:23:

Thanks for all the development I have used many of your apps countless times. You will be sorely missed in the development community. Best of luck

PatrzKomuUfasz commented on 2018-05-05 at 20:47:

Realy Thanks for your great job for android.

Pranay Mehta commented on 2018-05-05 at 20:48:

Sad to see you go.

Take care you god damn legend

prasant patel commented on 2018-05-05 at 20:48:

Sad to see you leaving...but you are gonna rock in whatever you do...All the Best wishes...

Hasan Özuğurlu commented on 2018-05-05 at 20:58:

You're an utter legend dude. Thank you for everything.

Carl B commented on 2018-05-05 at 21:08:

You have been a beacon of light during the dark days of Android...and Samsung. I have been using your root kits for many years and it is truly sad to see you go. God speed!

Maikel commented on 2018-05-05 at 21:15:

Every end is an new beginning..Elk eind is een nieuw begin... Thanks for all your hard work... Bedankt voor al je inzet..https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NhWx46z9uw8 (epic interview, golden.. 14:30 )

Mohd Farhan Ansari commented on 2018-05-05 at 21:23:

Thanks for all your great works.

We will miss you.

Craig D commented on 2018-05-05 at 21:25:

Can understand your decision. Hope you will open source your apps so a trusted developer can develop them further. Best wishes for the future +Chainfire and thank you for your past projects that have benefitted the Android community.

Wisley Omario commented on 2018-05-05 at 21:34:

You're the first person I knew when the term root was firstly registered into my vocabulary. We will miss you?

Chainfire commented on 2018-05-05 at 21:38:

+Maikel oh dear, that video was shot after midnight and both me and +Will Verduzco were eh... intoxicated. I'm surprised it ended up being somewhat coherent.

Also let's never link it again!

samir babou commented on 2018-05-05 at 21:41:

As we know all each things has beginning and end. But your superb work will never ended even you stopped developing. Thanks bro wish you all the best.

José Ascensão commented on 2018-05-05 at 21:50:

Hi Chainfire, thanks for your work

it has been an inspiration

I wish you the very best on your new projects

whatever they may be......long life!!!!!!!!!

Vasilj Milosevic commented on 2018-05-05 at 21:52:

Thanks! It was a pleasure using your tools. I wish you success on other projects you work!

Richard Jongeling commented on 2018-05-05 at 21:55:

Bedankt voor de root tools en cf.lumen +Chainfire Heb ze met veel plezier gebruikt. Veel succes in het huidige/nieuwe project!

Fernando Amaya commented on 2018-05-05 at 22:06:

You have no idea how much joy and happiness you're work has brought into my life and the millions of you're supporter's and fans. You single handedly restructured the very structure of the worlds society by opening the door of software development to classes of people that otherwise would never had had no chance of accessing such knowledge, such as myself. You have no idea how much I appreciate your'e work and all the pain it help me endure. Good luck to you and remember that I AM NOT ALONE!


Rob Mounts commented on 2018-05-05 at 22:07:

Thank you for all of the tireless hours you put in over the many years.

Cass Morrison commented on 2018-05-05 at 22:11:

Thanks for all your work over the years.

Tonio Banderas commented on 2018-05-05 at 22:14:

Thanks for all the Root acces you give to us...

John Loewen commented on 2018-05-05 at 22:25:

Thank you for all you have done. I have apps of yours still on some devices.

Rory Holliday commented on 2018-05-05 at 22:31:

Thank you for all your work and time. You are definitely going to be missed and i don't think anyone can thank you enough

Edilson Junior commented on 2018-05-05 at 22:35:

+Chainfire It’s impossible not remember your name when I see the history of Android. You helped a lot millions of Android users around the world with your tools and tutorials. Wish sucess in your new path...Thanks by your work.

Davide Corrà commented on 2018-05-05 at 22:39:

As many have already stated this is sad, but thank you for everything and good luck for your other projects

Davide Corrà commented on 2018-05-05 at 22:46:

As many have already stated this is sad, but thank you for everything and good luck for your other projects

J Canfield commented on 2018-05-05 at 22:50:

Thanks +Chainfire for all of your hard work. You, Cyanogen and the +xda-developers community inspired me which lead to a career in mobile webapp and website development.

mikee b commented on 2018-05-05 at 22:56:

+Chainfire thanks for everything over the years since the galaxy s2 days u have used your apps, all the best in the future ??

Simon Mann commented on 2018-05-05 at 23:00:

As an Android root user I am sad but as a human being I wish you the best for your life.

I will begin a job in Smartphone development next week.

Thanks for what you have done for the community +Chainfire

Elliot Nathanson commented on 2018-05-05 at 23:03:

Bummer, thanks for the tools, and good luck!

A930 Jenkins commented on 2018-05-05 at 23:13:

Thanks for the memories, hard work and dedication. Best of luck in your new projects and life bro. Thanks!!

craig kneller commented on 2018-05-05 at 23:22:

Thanks for all the hard work

Jack Cosgrove commented on 2018-05-05 at 23:33:

You will be missed. Thank you do much for all your efforts you are truley apprecialted.

《L》 Cهмртои commented on 2018-05-05 at 23:37:

Thanks for everything you'll be around you've done too much to stop completely keep the photos going bro

mike stubblefield commented on 2018-05-05 at 23:38:

You've made a huge difference in Android, in the world and that an accomplishment few can claim. Congratulations, peace..

Richard Bailey commented on 2018-05-05 at 23:44:

You have been an amazing contributor the Android community. Thank you for your time. Best wishes for your future endeavors.

chris harvell commented on 2018-05-05 at 23:51:

I agree with you on " the direction Android is going " I don't use root on my new phone either ..... THANK YOU AND GOOD LUCK ! !

salim dhifaoui commented on 2018-05-05 at 23:53:

thanks for everything

Seemeys M commented on 2018-05-05 at 23:56:

Thank you for all your efforts

Rick D commented on 2018-05-06 at 00:19:

A heart felt Thank You for all you've done! Best wishes in all your endeavors.

Corey Miecielica commented on 2018-05-06 at 00:26:

Thanks for your contribution to the Android community buddy! Best of luck in your future endeavors. :)

P.S. when are we gonna shoot some guns again?! ?

Kian Santang commented on 2018-05-06 at 00:31:

Thank you, Master

BT commented on 2018-05-06 at 00:40:

Thanks for everything throughout the years ^_^

CHRIS RICE commented on 2018-05-06 at 00:43:

Your work has been awesome, thanks for all your hard work and good luck!

Nick Simoneau commented on 2018-05-06 at 00:47:

Thank you Master chief!

Brad Metzger commented on 2018-05-06 at 00:57:

It's been a pleasure using your apps. Thank you. Cheers!!

Adalberto Muriel commented on 2018-05-06 at 00:59:

My hat off Sir and Thank You for make Android Environment a better place not Good Bye but see you later ??

Douglas Dyghton commented on 2018-05-06 at 01:03:

Thank you, - your work has supported all of my Android devices for the past 6 years and it's been a great experience.

mayur jadhav commented on 2018-05-06 at 01:11:

Your builts have powwred my devices for years. Best wishes for your future projects. Thank you for your hard work.

Parthi Smart commented on 2018-05-06 at 01:12:

Will be missed. But never be Forgotten. A Big Thanks & Salute for your Commitment & Legacy. :)

Pat Kelley commented on 2018-05-06 at 01:12:

Your contributions have really been amazing, good luck in all your future endeavors.

kasun uthpala commented on 2018-05-06 at 01:14:

Thanks alot for your hard work/ contribution.... You will be missed

Jeyanth Mandava commented on 2018-05-06 at 01:30:

Thanks for everything sir ?

Lance Hutchinson commented on 2018-05-06 at 01:36:

Thank you Mr Chainfire for all your time and hard work. All the best with you and your future projects.

Taco commented on 2018-05-06 at 01:36:

noooooo i wuv youuuuuu :( thanks for everything you've done for the android community, it wouldn't be the same without you lol

Jeremy Harany commented on 2018-05-06 at 01:40:

Dang, but best of luck!!

Wolf SkyBeard commented on 2018-05-06 at 01:48:

Why would you do that?

The next Android version, without root, you won't be able to theme the device anymore. Samsung and Google are making it official. People are gonna need your services.

robert guda commented on 2018-05-06 at 01:58:

Thank you for all your dedication to this work...you have forever earned much respect !!!

Tyler Martin commented on 2018-05-06 at 02:03:

Thanks for all your contributions! Hope this is just a temporary goodbye.

Krishna Moorthy commented on 2018-05-06 at 02:05:

Good bye ??

SANJEEB commented on 2018-05-06 at 02:07:

You have earned great respect but I would like to add.."We need Your help for the future android ".

Ray S. commented on 2018-05-06 at 02:08:

Thank you, all the best & good luck ..

Rudranil Ghosh commented on 2018-05-06 at 02:16:

I remember my 1st android rooting with supersu zip, doing hell lot of things with root access and bricking a lot of time. Thanks for all your contributions throughout all these years.

robert guda commented on 2018-05-06 at 02:19:

+Rudranil Ghosh I like people thanking people very much !!!

Александр Валериевич commented on 2018-05-06 at 02:20:

Хорошего отдыха, и огромной музы для других творений какими бы они ни были))))))))))))))

Cleveland Turner commented on 2018-05-06 at 02:20:

Thank you for everything you brought to the Android community. Your contributions were amazing. Best wishes

Jing An Tew commented on 2018-05-06 at 02:21:

The first root app i used was SuperSu, goodbye ?.

Partha Barua commented on 2018-05-06 at 02:33:

Thanks for all the contributions you made for the android community. All the best

Jacob Flynn commented on 2018-05-06 at 02:35:

Thank you for all your hard work. I loved being able to mod my phones, since the HTC Evo, and gain the extra freedom it allowed. I agree. Android is not really evolving and making our user experience better. I used to be android pure, but now I look forward to see what nifty tricks each hardware manufactor provide. I only really root for some kind of adblock control. I'll gladly support devleopers by allowing ads, but I'm not too keen on ads raping my app time. Take care. And thank you.

Sashank Visweshwaran commented on 2018-05-06 at 02:37:

My favourite and the only root manager that comes to my mind when rooting: SuperSU, thank you very much!! I will keep using it till any future android changes break it?

Vibhuti Shankar commented on 2018-05-06 at 02:45:

We're gonna miss your SuperSu. Good luck for the non-android project that you're working on.

Cyanide Dinner commented on 2018-05-06 at 02:46:

Thanks for everything. We will miss you

Utkarsh Kumar commented on 2018-05-06 at 02:48:

Thanks for everything man. I remember coming across Chainfire3D years ago when the Galaxy Y had surfaced. Remember rooting and porting root based applications to that device ages ago. The name "Chainfire" is what made me click this from Google Now, because the name's stuck in my memory. Good luck for your future endeavors!

Jerame Lamourine commented on 2018-05-06 at 03:07:

Just want to throw my "Thanks" out for everything you have done and given to the Android Community. Best wishes in your new projects and ventures.

Hugo Cerqueira commented on 2018-05-06 at 03:08:

Sometimes we take things for granted, I never thought CHAINFIRE'S root tools would come to an end. It's just to linked with Android. Everytime I thought about anything root related, the only thing that would come to my mind would be Chainfire. It's almost mythical.. since my HTC HD2 days.

Thank you very much for all the time you devoted to us, your contribution would be forever linked with Android development, I think that half of the things done in the last years in Android development would never happen without your contribution.

Farewell dear Chainfire, thanks for everything.

Manan Bhatt commented on 2018-05-06 at 03:09:

I would say just one thing.. take a break...You will surly come back with much better idea.. It is said great developers cannot stay with development.. "YOUR LAST LINE SAYS IT ALL?" good luck.

Bill Johnson commented on 2018-05-06 at 03:16:

Thanks for everything you've done for the community over the years.

Sachin Balan commented on 2018-05-06 at 03:45:

Oh! Man Chainfire this Nexus 6 user will definitely miss U ♥️ Lol. Thanks For Your Great Efforts on Rooting.

Chaitanya Varma commented on 2018-05-06 at 03:49:

Great job you did well ,please come back with good ideas and farewell ?️

Anarv Mathur commented on 2018-05-06 at 03:55:

Ever since I started modding Android devices with my Galaxy S, your apps have really helped me a lot and, like with a lot of things, your work will really be missed. Good luck with your future work!

Brian Benjamin Cardozo commented on 2018-05-06 at 03:56:


Siju.S. Nair commented on 2018-05-06 at 03:57:

Miss u. Please do come back...

Yantay Zhou commented on 2018-05-06 at 03:57:

Thanks for all you had done for us.

8FIFTY commented on 2018-05-06 at 03:59:

Onwards and Upwards Chainfire!!! As much as I will miss your root tools and SuperSu, I know that ANY kind of developments,projects etc...that have you on the team,are the team to beat. So long SuperSu, and well.... What's up ✊ Majisk? I hung on to the bitter end with SuperSu, only having used Majisk a few times. Thank you +Chainfire for everything you have done for Android and all your genius does for mankind period!!!!

Edwin Vergel de Dios commented on 2018-05-06 at 03:59:

Respect! hats off

deva acl commented on 2018-05-06 at 04:08:

So sad

Good luck for your future projects


Avinash Padmanabhan K commented on 2018-05-06 at 04:11:

Thanks for all the fish... Good luck in your future endeavors.??

Mike Penny commented on 2018-05-06 at 04:14:

Praise to ya Chainfire, new roles always good. Good times rooting my samsung moment got me started. Thank you for your applications and development!

Yashar Khan commented on 2018-05-06 at 04:16:

You were an android god, u will be missed

RANJITH KARAYAPPATH commented on 2018-05-06 at 04:21:

Good thing never stays longer in this world. Goodluck .

SinGh TalwiNder commented on 2018-05-06 at 04:22:

Hats off to your work sir.

Ravi Chaudhary commented on 2018-05-06 at 04:30:

Good luck sir..we miss superSu.

Dipesh Parmar commented on 2018-05-06 at 04:43:

Good luck for your future endeavours, you will be missed!!

Mohit Chavan commented on 2018-05-06 at 04:43:

Thank you for everything.

Ferwin Gunawan commented on 2018-05-06 at 04:47:

Really sad to hear this news. But thank you very very much Sir.

幽羽 commented on 2018-05-06 at 04:48:

NO NO NO NO!!!!!!

BaoHua Deng commented on 2018-05-06 at 04:54:

Thank you again for root and SuperSU

SS K commented on 2018-05-06 at 04:55:

Thanks for the multiple times you have helped me with my rom.

Wan Dika commented on 2018-05-06 at 05:00:

Thanks for everything

Rohit Raj Gupta commented on 2018-05-06 at 05:01:

Definitely Sir We will miss you alot as you helped us that can't be expressed in words... U r still awesome and. Will be too.

Deeply Young commented on 2018-05-06 at 05:13:

Thanks a lot for your all support.... We all miss you a lot....

Good luck for your future..

Tom Gojcaj commented on 2018-05-06 at 05:15:

Sir, you earned it and it will not have been the same without your root. Enjoy and much appreciated.

xAssassinosx commented on 2018-05-06 at 05:16:

Your work on root applications is legendary. Thanks.

Frits Spieker commented on 2018-05-06 at 05:22:

Thank you for the fantastic work you have done. Although I have not had root on any of my devices for a while now, I do remember the godsend your work was when I did need it. As appreciation I did buy supersu pro, but don't have it installed anymore. May you find tons of happiness and purpose on your path through life.

Andres cantu commented on 2018-05-06 at 05:29:

Thank you for everything, really.

Walker Cynical commented on 2018-05-06 at 05:37:

QAQ thank you so so so so much for your former contributions,we will Remenber you,forever. And best wishes to you in the days to come.??

Rupam Das commented on 2018-05-06 at 05:47:

you are awesome & help us our phone to be more awesome

Red Stone commented on 2018-05-06 at 05:53:

Thank you for everything

Patrik G commented on 2018-05-06 at 05:56:

Thanks for all the hard work! Good luck with future projects.

Nazeer Hussain commented on 2018-05-06 at 05:58:

I have been using your root access method for 8 years and still now!

Thanks a lot for what you have done and good luck for your future works.

You will not be forgotten! You always have my respect.

S Singh commented on 2018-05-06 at 05:58:

I am already starting to miss you, supersu, 500 firepaper, cf.lumen and flashfire. Well it can't be helped i guess.

A ton of thanks to you. You've been amazing. I always respected you for the decision of making your (almost all)apps already free. Chainfire has been an important part of my life.

Thank you for everything.

I wish you touch the peaks of success wherever you go.

Terence Jp commented on 2018-05-06 at 06:08:

Veel geluk in de toekomst,en bedankt!

Raid Maria commented on 2018-05-06 at 06:12:

You never been replaced

Sanskar Agrawal commented on 2018-05-06 at 06:28:

Thanks for everything

Shane Britton commented on 2018-05-06 at 06:33:

Going to miss you Chainfire. Your SuperSU binaries have made root access possible around the world for years -- for thousands and thousands of users. I'll especially miss you at XDA. (I'm MotoJunkie01 Recognized Contributor). Take care, God Bless, and may you prosper eternally at whatever you do. Thank you Chainfire for your years of hard work and contributions in both the XDA community and the Android community as a whole.

Sankarasivan N commented on 2018-05-06 at 06:43:

Not only me but also the entire rooted Android community will definitely miss you. All your good works are never forgotten.. all the very best for your future endeavours!!

Mohil Khare commented on 2018-05-06 at 06:44:

I am going to miss you, Chainfire. You're a legend and your contributions won't be forgotten, ever.

Ashish Patel commented on 2018-05-06 at 06:56:

I am going to miss your work. bcoz of you I can root my lot of phone. Thanks for everything.

Stefan Kroneis commented on 2018-05-06 at 07:01:

Balls to you, sir!

Tamer Fekri commented on 2018-05-06 at 07:04:

Thanks a lot Chainfire, your help & support during past years was really valuable. You made our life so easy & made Android a much effecient platform.

Asif Razaq commented on 2018-05-06 at 07:17:

Your work was amazing. Nobody is going to forget you. U will always be remembered

Shahbaz Khan commented on 2018-05-06 at 07:20:

I still remember using Chainfire 3D back in the Gingerbread days to run some games on low end devices. You sir, are a legend, and your name will forever echo across the entire Android community.

سمير شيخ commented on 2018-05-06 at 07:26:

We'll miss all your awesome apps. Wish you a mighty luck for the future!

Toni Goncalves commented on 2018-05-06 at 07:30:

Thank you very much for EVERYTHING you've done for the community. May you have every success in your future projects. I discovered rooted devices thanks to you. Japanese bow

Mikko Löytynoja commented on 2018-05-06 at 07:37:

Sad to see you go. I have bought most of your apps and want to thank you for all your contributions. I especially sad that 500firepaper will stop working as it has become my favorite app and so far no wallpaper app come even close to it in usability. Good luck in your future endeavors.

Sak commented on 2018-05-06 at 07:40:

Thanks, man, you've been an inspiration. Plus, CF.lumen fixed screen burn on my Xiaomi. Hats off to you!

Sreyas C.V commented on 2018-05-06 at 08:13:

Please don't stop man

yash chaurasia commented on 2018-05-06 at 08:15:

Good luck bro for all your future plans android community will miss you

Laurent Asfaux commented on 2018-05-06 at 08:26:

Thank you for everything you've done so far, and best wishes for your incoming and further projects.

Balaji Narasimhan commented on 2018-05-06 at 08:26:

We'll miss you, thanks a lot for making our lives better.

Pete Le Boydre commented on 2018-05-06 at 08:28:

This just killed all my device thanks.....

Best for the future endeavor.....

Ashok Spidy commented on 2018-05-06 at 08:53:

Thank you so much for all your contribution. You're a living legend..Will miss you man.

Rahul commented on 2018-05-06 at 09:28:

Thanks a lot! We'll miss you!

Marcin Juszkiewicz commented on 2018-05-06 at 09:41:

Thanks for your work.

Waiting for Stickmount source (or a way to get Pro version on devices not listed as compatible ones).

Marek Maslancik commented on 2018-05-06 at 09:43:

Thanks for your work

darwin leo commented on 2018-05-06 at 09:56:

Thank u for your good app .Good Luck man.

Marlon Araujo commented on 2018-05-06 at 09:58:

Thank for all. You are a legend for a lot users Android system. Thank you very much Chainfire.

Cyb3rw0rM1 commented on 2018-05-06 at 09:59:

Thank you for everything you've done so far, and best wishes for your incoming and further projects!

Manish Joshi commented on 2018-05-06 at 10:05:

Can't thank you enough for your work

Android legend +Chainfire

Sahan Gowda commented on 2018-05-06 at 10:06:

Thank you for what you've done.

Ahmed Khezami commented on 2018-05-06 at 10:19:


Tom Jones commented on 2018-05-06 at 10:21:

Glad I had a chance to be around the xda community while a brilliant mind like chainfire was involved.

Niyas Rahman commented on 2018-05-06 at 10:25:

I've always wanted to know your real name. Thank you for everything Chainfire.

Fabrizio Gallo commented on 2018-05-06 at 10:28:


Johannes Zweng commented on 2018-05-06 at 10:59:

Thanks for all your efforts! :-)

Thomas Lohuis commented on 2018-05-06 at 11:02:

Thanks for all you have done. You will stay a legend ! You made so much possible. But I understand your decision. I hope your future will stay bright !! Bedankt CF !!

MT hacks commented on 2018-05-06 at 11:09:

success be with you always

Aravi ndh commented on 2018-05-06 at 11:27:

Had a good run legend!! Off to the next. Good luck

King Gokul commented on 2018-05-06 at 11:34:

Good bye

Capellán Pedro García commented on 2018-05-06 at 11:39:

Thanks for your help and support.

Marhensa Aditya Hadi commented on 2018-05-06 at 11:42:

thank you for the hard work you have done. you are one of legends in Android development. good luck.

Amol Gaikwad commented on 2018-05-06 at 11:44:

It was a great run while it lasted. Truely one of the greats of android devs. Will miss your work Chainfire. Best of luck in whatever you plan to do for future.

Matthew Tull commented on 2018-05-06 at 11:47:

Great work, bro. Thanks for all your effort over the years. I've used your apps and loved every one I've tried. I don't know that I could have put up with Android at all without the edge your root control app SuperSu gave to the end user. Thanks from a very grateful user.

Kihara Muchangi commented on 2018-05-06 at 11:52:

All the best in your Future

Guilherme Souza commented on 2018-05-06 at 12:13:

Thank you for your service CF!

Andrei Poenaru commented on 2018-05-06 at 12:13:

Thank you for all the effort you put in making our lives easier and better through your root-related projects. As sad as it is to see you go, I wish you all the best in future!

jensen lockward commented on 2018-05-06 at 12:22:

We will miss you....

Akhil Vennam commented on 2018-05-06 at 12:29:

We miss you

Francisco Sánchez commented on 2018-05-06 at 12:32:

Thank you for all the work you have done for the community! Wish you the best on this new endeavor!

Mohammed Mubasher commented on 2018-05-06 at 12:48:

Thank you for your contribution to the Android Universe CF and best of luck for your future?.

HIMA NAGENDRA JANJANAM commented on 2018-05-06 at 12:57:

? No words ? we will be missing u a lot.

Geoff Hudson commented on 2018-05-06 at 13:02:

Bravo, you sir are a scholar and a gentleman. Many blessings to your future endeavors.

Antho Bgd commented on 2018-05-06 at 13:15:

Thanks for your work

Jaime Gonzalez Pinto commented on 2018-05-06 at 13:30:

Best of luck in your new enterprise, you surely will be missed! And last but not least, thank you for everything you have done for all of us!

Jamie Beckwith commented on 2018-05-06 at 13:44:

I stopped rooting with my S7, so I understand your reasoning behind leaving Android behind. You've made it possible for me to do so much more with my previous phones, and your time and effort do not go unnoticed. Good luck with your current and future endeavors.

Andrew Whewell commented on 2018-05-06 at 13:50:

Thank you for all your contributions. Your work and talent, being legendary, will not be forgotten. And, hey, you're not dying, I for one seeing you making a valiant return one day with apps to blow us all away once more!

Cheers man, and the best of luck!

Sergio Costa Val commented on 2018-05-06 at 14:01:

Thanks a lot!

Johan Adler commented on 2018-05-06 at 14:19:

Respect! I am glad that you were able to make this decision, hard as it may have been.

I am grateful for all the work you've done for us all, and I wish you all the best.

Prashanth Kumar commented on 2018-05-06 at 14:21:

Thank you for everything you have done...!!

RAJAT SHAHARE commented on 2018-05-06 at 14:23:

Thanks a lot sir! I'm always happy with your work!! ?

Safwan commented on 2018-05-06 at 14:28:

Thanks a lot for making android great! Thanks for your contribution ❣️

Dominic Lausch commented on 2018-05-06 at 14:30:


Anh Khoa Trần commented on 2018-05-06 at 14:49:

Goodbye and thank you.

Richard Hart commented on 2018-05-06 at 14:57:

This is sad but I can understand, seems Androids are going the way of the rest of the world: complicated and losing simplicity. A heartfelt thank you for all of the work you've done to make my life easier!

Richard Corbishley commented on 2018-05-06 at 14:58:

Back in the days of 4.2, and when Samsung phones were a little more open, I had an S3. It was an OK phone. Little bit slow, even compared to other models of the time, due to Samsung and their habit of bloating the hell out of everything. I discovered CF Auto Root, and, with a new phone coming in a couple months, gave it a try. With SuperSU, and later on, with me looking at custom ROMs, that phone got a new lease on life. If I hadn't been introduced to your work, I probably would be typing this from an iPhone, and not an Xperia running a custom ROM. Thank you for all the contributions you've made to the Android community, and we will always be grateful for what you've done for us.

Riyas m Riya commented on 2018-05-06 at 15:02:

Hey really bad news for me since my phone is still on Android KitKat .well you were awesome and we appreciate your work

Rena Farao commented on 2018-05-06 at 15:13:

Thank you for all those years you've gifted us with your talent. I wouldn't be using Android still if it wasn't for SuperSU, you kept my sanity intact by allowing me to mold my devices to my absolute liking.

Best wishes for success in your new and future projects, they are lucky to have you!

Phantom commented on 2018-05-06 at 15:35:

As a personal fan of SuperSU and some of your other softwares, thank you very much for your help Chainfire. Your apps helped me mod my first device, an old Samsung Galaxy S3, and from there I have been thrust into the world of Android ROMs, rooting, recoveries, and so much more. SuperSU was my first rooting app, and I will continue to use it on my devices into the far future.

So long for now friend. I wish you luck in your future endeavors ?

ahmad rozaqi commented on 2018-05-06 at 15:44:

thank you ferry ferry much..

Neal bc commented on 2018-05-06 at 16:07:

Thank you for the great work !

Asif Haji commented on 2018-05-06 at 16:11:

So sad and thank you

The Droid BoyTM commented on 2018-05-06 at 16:13:

Your work will always be missed!

Ryan McKane commented on 2018-05-06 at 16:14:

Hey Chainfire,

From the bottom of my heart, I really really thank you what you are done for us. You brought us the first easy to use root method. You will be the King of kings for ever.

I wish you all the best and I hope you have a great time with us.

Thank you and good bye (for now)

大大 commented on 2018-05-06 at 16:23:

Thanks for all you have done

Thomas Schmid commented on 2018-05-06 at 16:50:

Thank you for all

Ravi Jani commented on 2018-05-06 at 17:04:

Because of you we had many great things on android. God bless and have a great future. Thanks.

Georgie Rajan commented on 2018-05-06 at 17:05:

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts! You WILL be missed.

Luca Colosimo commented on 2018-05-06 at 17:18:

Un pezzo di storia che se ne va..

Grazie di tutto

A. P. commented on 2018-05-06 at 17:31:

Thank you for all!

Good luck to you.

Hope DSLR Controller become updated in future...

Seth Jefferies commented on 2018-05-06 at 17:33:

I owe a lot of rooted phones directly to you. Haven't been able to root in recent years due to work policy, but used your stuff for years. THANK YOU!

Abdesamad Qachboul commented on 2018-05-06 at 17:36:

Thanks lot for your job, I hope that your future will je bright.

vaibhav kumar commented on 2018-05-06 at 17:45:

Thanks... You will never be forgotten...?

Cristiano Niguerola commented on 2018-05-06 at 18:19:

I've been using your root tools since Samsung Galaxy S. Thank you for all your hard work! You're a legend to me! Good luck with your new project.

Lawrence Chiang commented on 2018-05-06 at 18:23:

Thank you for your work over these years

Damasus Millinga commented on 2018-05-06 at 18:33:

+Chainfire thank you for all that you've done. You have been a blessing to a lot of people. All the best.

Frieder Bluemle commented on 2018-05-06 at 18:34:

Thanks for all your amazing work! Yes, please consider open sourcing some of your apps so they can live on.

drew lemmy commented on 2018-05-06 at 18:38:


Amreen Sultana commented on 2018-05-06 at 18:42:

I guess you're working on a new operating system. Good luck!

Sandro DM commented on 2018-05-06 at 18:43:

you were a great ... you gave us the opportunity to finally be master of our phones ... thank you so much for all the hard work you've done

Sahil Thakur commented on 2018-05-06 at 18:54:

It's time to send #HULK LIKE THANK YOU to +Chainfire !

I feel that without his creation's, we wouldn't have boundless tools, tricks and in fact, #ROOT. Chainfire, good luck beast and congo #legend on your next endeavors.

Chainfire, you are a scholar beast!

Grievously, Every start has an end at some point and now it's time...?

It's now #EOL, i'll always continue wid ur creations...

Ahmed Syed Fahim commented on 2018-05-06 at 19:21:

We miss u ..at our work ..tnx for helping us over those years

Iyenk Vines commented on 2018-05-06 at 19:28:

So sad, thanks for your hardwork, we will miss you . You are one of the best developer in Android Community.. #miss_chainfire

Gloubi Boolguette commented on 2018-05-06 at 19:32:

You are an Android legend. Thank you for your great work. And good luck with your new projects.

Dennis M Wilson commented on 2018-05-06 at 19:42:

Thanks for all you've done over the years to help us take control of and customize our devices the way we've wanted to! Good luck to you on your future endeavours.

Tom Scileppi Jr. commented on 2018-05-06 at 19:45:

Thanks for all your hard work +Chainfire

Pedro Marques commented on 2018-05-06 at 19:46:

Wishing you the best of luck for future products and hope to see you back at some point. But I do get it. I haven't rooted my device since I wiped it, and I'm pretty happy. Guess you kinda don't need root anymore for most things.

George Prout commented on 2018-05-06 at 20:38:

So long, and thanks for all the fish.

Benedetto Manoni commented on 2018-05-06 at 20:56:

You were the biggest android modder dev I ever known. Hoping you will be back soon, good luck with your projects. I am with you yet, continuing giving you my support!

I will miss you?

Andre de Wolf commented on 2018-05-06 at 21:17:

Thank you for writing all articles/posts/answers and so on I have read from you in the past.

I have learned a lot by doing so, and I want to thank you very much for that.

Wishing you all the best in life. :-)

Torben Schweren commented on 2018-05-06 at 21:24:

Thank you for being a big part in the Android root scene. Many of today's rooted phones were possible to get rooted because of you and you can be really proud of that. You will always be a legend! Do your thing :)

Douglas Deslauriers commented on 2018-05-06 at 22:38:

Thank you for all the hard work. I really enjoyed your apps and solutions over the years. Your legacy will definitely continue, even if you never write another line of Android-related code again. Good luck on your future projects!

Charles Abbott commented on 2018-05-07 at 01:16:

Thank you sir!

Michael Avery commented on 2018-05-07 at 02:06:

The end of an era, best of luck in your new endeavors +Chainfire

Janis Froehlig commented on 2018-05-07 at 02:29:

My G1, still functional, and I heartily thank you for years of learning and outright fun. You rocked the Android world (that's a couple bilion users, last I heard). I feel like I've known you, or at least your work, as long as I've known my kids (actually it's pretty close). I can't help but keep an eye on your future efforts, and I'm looking forward to it!

Antonio Juan Molero Rueda commented on 2018-05-07 at 02:44:

Gracias por todo maestro.

Antonio Juan Molero Rueda commented on 2018-05-07 at 02:47:


jimmy urbain commented on 2018-05-07 at 03:27:

Merci et bonne chance à tous.

T Turner commented on 2018-05-07 at 03:36:

I thank you for all you have done +Chainfire

Most applications I have written are root, I still use root on every device I own and will continue to do so for as long as possible.

I wish you the best on your future endeavors and hope you do release the source to some of your applications so they continue to function into the foreseeable future.

Sandeep Kumar commented on 2018-05-07 at 05:33:

i think that android give some notice to chainfire to stop rooting and making root apps, otherwise why he quit from root, he is the best and no one challenge him against


Carlo Di Pasquale commented on 2018-05-07 at 05:34:

Thank you so much for you rock solid work! Best luck!

santosh Ghimire commented on 2018-05-07 at 05:48:

Thank u for support all these year. Hope you come up with new stuffs for us in android gsm world.

Yalcin Guler commented on 2018-05-07 at 06:34:

Yardımların için teşekkür ederim

Sven R commented on 2018-05-07 at 07:50:

Thanks for your great one-man-army work and have fun with all your upcoming future projects :)

Lalit Khokhar commented on 2018-05-07 at 07:52:

You have given freedom to android user to break free of oem's restrictions, your work on root applications is the best

Cristian Indolino commented on 2018-05-07 at 09:02:

You made Android better

Ciprian Florea commented on 2018-05-07 at 10:35:

You rock, man! Best wishes! Thank you!

Nuno Silva commented on 2018-05-07 at 10:49:

Sad to see you going. I love your work, special 500 firepaper.

Best of luck, and thank you.

Rob Massie commented on 2018-05-07 at 10:55:

Thank you for everything, and good luck with your future endeavors.

Shane Stallard commented on 2018-05-07 at 11:04:

Thanks for all your hard work. I use to use Windows mobile on my Artemis back in the day and then was sold a crappy windows phone 7 which I could not do anything with, so I changed over to android, supersu was the first thing I done opening endless customisations for me. Thank for all your work and enjoy your new project.

All hail chainfire.

Martin Freitag commented on 2018-05-07 at 11:08:

Thank you very much for your work. I couldn't have a comfortable day without root (daily use makes and made me donate).

greetings from Germany

Luca Bognolo commented on 2018-05-07 at 11:13:

you are one of the most important android developer in the world, and you make android very very big for a lot of people!!! greetings and good luck for all!!!

Dhiraj Nayanar commented on 2018-05-07 at 11:45:

Thank you and good luck! Your work will be missed.

Lambiek van der Steen commented on 2018-05-07 at 12:07:

Thanks for everything and all the best.

Thou art a smitemaster ?

Michael Ballard commented on 2018-05-07 at 13:12:

Thanks for all your hard work and dedication to the community. I'm sure what ever projects you venture on into will flourish with your knowledge behind them.

Ariel Imiołek commented on 2018-05-07 at 13:36:

You are a living legend. Thank you for all your hard work through the years.

Holger Jacobsen commented on 2018-05-07 at 14:27:

Thank you very much indeed! You will be sorely missed.

Jeremie Lariviere commented on 2018-05-07 at 15:08:

sad news, you'll be missed, but I understand; good luck in your future endeavors...

Mike Batsford commented on 2018-05-07 at 16:47:

Thanks for the time you've devoted to Android. I am grateful that your interest in Android led to the work you've done, making my experience on Android greater than it would have been without it. It led me to a better overall satisfaction with my devices, and sparked my interest to learn so many new things.

Thank you

Jose Torres commented on 2018-05-07 at 17:01:

Thanks my friend, good luck on your new endeavor.

Markus Kreutzer commented on 2018-05-07 at 17:16:

Thanks for your hard work

Slayer Soothesayer commented on 2018-05-07 at 18:45:

THANK you for all you brought to the table I've always thought of you as the the go too leader of the resistance and shall continue too

Michael Scott Calhoun commented on 2018-05-07 at 19:29:

Seems like yesterday when we we're on the old moto forum playing with bit pim. You were just a youngster. Now that you're older and wiser, time becomes more valuable and you can't spread yourself too thin.

Thanks for making the davlik cache more than just a small piece of insignificant real estate, my brother.

Your friend, Herc.

Calvin Groß commented on 2018-05-07 at 20:21:

Fuck you don't abandon your apps

Gregory Sullivan commented on 2018-05-07 at 21:28:

Yea rooting is history. Lot's of fun and I loved your work! Thank You

Gregory Sullivan commented on 2018-05-07 at 21:29:

+Calvin Groß Dude be nice

S Fu commented on 2018-05-08 at 00:25:

Thank you for all the hard work, Android the way it is now has a lot to do with what you had done it the early days. Cheers!

Ian Macdonald commented on 2018-05-08 at 01:03:

I'm very sad to see it end this way. I purchased many of the pro versions of your apps, and hoped they would continue to be developed for years to come.

FlashFire had a huge amount of unfulfilled potential, to name but one.

No app will be as missed as SuperSU, however. Your dedication and hard work of many years should have served as the basis for many more years of active development by the new owners, but CCMT are slowly allowing it to bleed to death. Sadly, there is no rock solid alternative to take its place.

Burn-out is a terrible thing. I don't blame you one bit for making a clean break of it. Thanks for all of your work over the years, and I wish you success in your future ventures.

Frank Martin commented on 2018-05-08 at 03:26:

It was a great job, hard work. Its very sad to hear the eol of whole era...

Wish you a goodluck for your other projects!

Halfey Halphstein commented on 2018-05-08 at 03:28:

Thank you for all amazing things your apps have enabled on Android and allowed us to enjoy using it. I don't know what hardship you have in life that leads to this decision but good luck.

Kev K commented on 2018-05-08 at 03:37:

Thank you for all your work. It has been greatly appreciated. Enjoy and have a good one.

Windows RTM commented on 2018-05-08 at 03:53:


John R. Kupel commented on 2018-05-08 at 07:26:

I am surprised to hear this news, you're work has been an inspiration to us all, both you and your work will be greatly missed, best wishes to you and your endeavors in the years to come :)

dedi wahyudi commented on 2018-05-08 at 07:46:

Fgbgvg. Ftftuu

Steve Hunter commented on 2018-05-08 at 08:31:

It's a sad day to see you go !, Good luck with your direction and I hope we will see you again soon !. Loved your apps and you opened up and taught me a lot about root in your apps !.????

Jan Feist commented on 2018-05-08 at 09:07:

Feels like the end of an era.

Neeraj Kushwaha commented on 2018-05-08 at 11:18:

plzz don't do this plzz???android was never complete without chainfire and will never be...m I really gonna miss a legend??((((((

King Master commented on 2018-05-08 at 11:31:

R.I.P Chain Fire apps we won't see anymore saad???

Onur Güzel commented on 2018-05-08 at 20:41:

This is one of the most worrying farewell around mobile community. We thank you for all the things that you have done. I used SuperSu and FlashFire and it was enough to say this. Best regards!

Emile Pesik commented on 2018-05-08 at 23:15:

A courageous step! Best of luck with your new endeavours, and thanks for the quality apps!

mohamed magdy commented on 2018-05-09 at 02:42:

i thank you for everything

Francois du Plessis commented on 2018-05-09 at 06:21:

Thank you for your efforts over the years. Your work have been useful to me since the Windows Mobile days.

A Spearman commented on 2018-05-09 at 14:58:

good luck on your next venture I always used and loved your apps you were my go to for root if I saw your name I always knew it was QUALITY!

Michael Scott Calhoun commented on 2018-05-09 at 16:35:

Samsung poisoned the well, a long time ago.

You can't have it both ways.

You can't have, flash/root and still have vendor goodies. The two we're never meant to be compiled together. I'm not sure that everone understands that. Cyanogenmod was a perfect example of the same demise.

Patrik Zelena commented on 2018-05-09 at 18:52:

I'm here when the frist version of SuperSu released. It's always a fix way back in ~2010 and it's Chainfire's work!

Thanks for the support! Enjoy the break, you deserved it!

Video koptfel commented on 2018-05-11 at 04:36:

It is inevitable, however we might see you again on other junctions. Again, thanks for all the knowledges you share.

Manuel Matus commented on 2018-05-11 at 10:16:

All great things come to an end, its been a pleasure though. Hope all goes well to you and yours. Hope to see you back ✌️

Antonio Juan Molero Rueda commented on 2018-05-12 at 10:08:

Root rip todo tiene su final

Jon Trott commented on 2018-05-12 at 13:02:

As someone who normally is stingy about supporting devs (I live on a missionary budget), I contributed to your amazing work with SU Pro. When I saw "Chainfire" on something, I paid attention. Thank you so much for what you've done for Android... May God bless your journey.

RokenRol commented on 2018-05-13 at 11:57:

I dont know wht

Andrew Weber commented on 2018-05-14 at 16:40:

Pit, but we must acknowledge that most developers give up after 5 years of hard productive work, whatever reason they have or maybe none.

Nye Liu commented on 2018-05-15 at 00:02:

Abandonware is always depressing. It's invariably "I'm taking my ball and going home" rather than just putting it all on github somewhere so someone else can at least have a shot at continuing the work.

Luciano De Leon Menendez commented on 2018-05-15 at 02:11:

thanks for your wonderfull work

Pial Das commented on 2018-05-15 at 04:50:

Your work will dearly be missed. Thank you for your contributions in the Android community! Personally, I found about you when I had to root my Galaxy S4. Ah, the nostalgia...

Mc bwoy Dizaster commented on 2018-05-16 at 17:54:

Hey chainfire Help me to solve my supersu

Mc bwoy Dizaster commented on 2018-05-16 at 17:54:

Hey chainfire Help me to solve my supersu

Dania Yinka commented on 2018-05-16 at 23:15:

Thank so much. May God be with you. It's time to use magisk

Tidus Lau commented on 2018-05-17 at 07:30:

THX for the works in these years.


Duy Nguyen commented on 2018-05-17 at 07:58:

Probably the best app I paid for! Thank you!

Dangle Barrie commented on 2018-05-19 at 12:02:

Doc, we couldn't buy you enough beer! Thanks again and again and again Chain baby

tristan stewart commented on 2018-05-19 at 19:29:

youve set a high bar for other developers and im sure you'll do great in your future endeavors. thanks for your android work over the years, specifically android 500 firepaper.

Nordine Ben Taleb commented on 2018-05-20 at 15:03:

We will miss you dev MAN!

Benny Voks commented on 2018-05-20 at 15:13:

Your apps were always in my app list on all of my android devices for long time. Thank you for the amazing work. All i know about rooting i learnt from your threads back then in the forums. Good luck with your projects and god bless

Thamsanqa Mvayo commented on 2018-05-21 at 10:28:

Wow...it’s the end of an era. Thank you for the work you’ve done, you gave us the necessary tools we needed during the dark ages of Android.

George Rosende commented on 2018-05-22 at 02:06:


Alex Jones commented on 2018-05-23 at 12:23:

Hey, just visit if your app can be corrupted due to some virus.

Alex Jones commented on 2018-05-23 at 12:25:
Павел Колесников commented on 2018-05-25 at 23:14:

Hay so root binary?

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Matteo Montelion commented on 2018-05-28 at 21:36:

Thank you for everything...


Jerome Cordice commented on 2018-05-29 at 07:50:


Phuk. Ugoogle. commented on 2018-06-15 at 16:30:

I am a wretchedly poor senior citizen living in the raggy fringes of society and I've been entertaining myself learning how to work with Android last couple of years root phones scripts, Etc long story short sir you have been invaluable to me I owe you so much it's impossible for me to quantify it I appreciate what you have done I appreciate you putting it out there on the web for free had I money I would cut you a decent-size check today cuz it's just it's a beautiful thing run into anybody who knows what they're doing inside and out and you do sir thank you thank you thank you. P.s..... I never and I mean never take the time to post comments on, or participate in, the. social stuff on the web ever I had to create a freaking Google profile just to leave this, that's how important was to me thanks again and best wishes on going forward or whatever you doing it's good to change change is good embrace it :-)

Александр Валериевич commented on 2018-06-22 at 10:51:
Isha Gupta commented on 2018-06-22 at 12:49:

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Tony Scinta III commented on 2018-06-24 at 03:58:

We'll meet again

Steven Lemmens commented on 2018-06-29 at 12:27:

I have a question about your superSU app. Can I put it here or give you no more support?

Martin Goebbels commented on 2018-07-09 at 19:52:

Thanks +Chainfire for everything. I wish you all success in your new projects!

julius advincula commented on 2018-07-10 at 13:03:

Thanks for everything and good luck for your future projects ? +Chainfire

أبو بندر commented on 2018-07-15 at 17:58:

Samsung Galaxy Grand GT-I9060

Steve JobsFan! commented on 2018-08-06 at 22:28:

Losing chainfile is a huge loss to samsung users considering SM-380 myself and other samsung user will be stuck with no root do to samsungs 7 day oem unlock and fre..... great work though in your past hope your project your working on will finish so you can return to xda.

Sriram Govindarajan commented on 2018-08-22 at 00:42:

Thank you for everything!

Dan Maday commented on 2018-09-04 at 01:51:


I bought a ZTE Z836bl. I am trying to root it. I tried Kingo Root and Auto CF both using APK Both failed with the message APP NOT INSTALLED.

I am at a loss. One the google search pages I found about CF had an example which included allowing unknown sources. I did that. It also showed an administrator of Unknown Sources. I have no where to add this. My ZTE is a cheap model with not many features..ANY HELP/ SUGGESTION WOULD BE APPRECIATED.



Larry Smith commented on 2018-09-04 at 03:52:

Thanks for helping me. I've spent hundreds of dollars buying phones just to learn how to root and install twrp.

Dan Maday commented on 2018-09-05 at 04:47:

I tried to get Chainfire for my ZTE Guardian z836bl. The website did not respond to my model number. Is that a NO? The one click solutions seem to be full of bloatware. Several sites warned against using one click solutions.

Any recommendations??



Larry Smith commented on 2018-09-06 at 13:19:

Hey Dan, I've been there, done that. Some Phones aren't worth Rooting. Fine a Good Phone, ect..LG or Samsung. Android version 4.2.2 International, Unlocked. You can try LG G3 it has lots of support on the Web. I'm using a LG G2 Pro. I love it.

nono kirton commented on 2018-09-24 at 23:18:

Don't give up Android

euge sobrino commented on 2018-10-02 at 19:48:

thank you for your impressive work, I also don't like what android is becoming because of Google greed, a linux phone is needed more than ever.

Alexander Jarabek commented on 2018-10-11 at 02:20:

one of the only true android hackers hangs it up. Sad Day for all mod enthusiasts

Jonathan Wells commented on 2018-10-11 at 17:38:

You will figure it out , get back truckin on

chad ferguson commented on 2018-10-11 at 23:20:

thank you for your brilliant root apps for Android. God bless you.

peter oluwaleke commented on 2018-10-15 at 11:35:

How to root my phone

Tecno AX8

7.0 version

peter oluwaleke commented on 2018-10-15 at 11:35:

I have tried so many one click apps but never works

putri.a.r.u panjaitan commented on 2018-10-21 at 09:43:

Thanks very much..

Good luck??????????????

FOOL HOUSE commented on 2018-10-29 at 05:30:

+peter oluwaleke

Hi , you have to do it with a pc, you have to flash twrp then you can root with magisk.

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