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Chainfire releases FlashFire BETA, the ‘spiritual successor’ to Mobile ODIN

Chainfire has released a beta build of his upcoming FlashFire flashing tool for Android devices, which he calls the "spiritual successor" to Mobile ODIN.

Published onApril 10, 2015


Chainfire, the renowned developer behind SuperSU and many other apps, has just released a Preview Beta build of his upcoming FlashFire application, which he calls the “spiritual successor” to the popular Mobile ODIN firmware flashing app for Samsung devices.

FlashFire, much like Mobile ODIN, is an app used for flashing custom ROMs, kernels and other mods, without having to go through the usual recovery screens. It’s a powerful tool designed to make customizing your Android experience that little bit easier. Once you have root access, FlashFire can install OTA updates and ROM files, automatically adding SuperSU while doing so, and can be used to make full backups and to restore your system. Eventually, the app will include some additional premium features for paying members. Existing owners of Mobile ODIN Pro will receive all these feature for free.

Although it may appear to simplify several key processes, this app is not for the inexperienced, especially in its current beta state. It might be best to wait until the full version is out, along with the full documentation.

If you’re still interested in trying FlashFire out early, you will need to join the Google+ community for Beta access and be sure to read through the XDA thread thoroughly for some instructions. Currently, the tool is designed to work with Samsung and Nexus handsets, although others will be added in the future and some may work already. Of course, be extra cautious if experimenting with unsupported devices.