[Android 4.2+][ROOT][2017.09.21] FlashFire v0.73

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Mar 12, 2016
Hey All,
I have a question.
I have a rooted s8 and use flashfire and magisk
If I want to update I start flashfire and choose " flash firmware package" .
I downloaded the firmware from updato.
It starts scanning the archive and when its done nothing happens.
I have a screenshot from the screen I get.
Anybody know what this is?

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Apr 22, 2015
Deep Space Station K7
Hey All,
I have a question.
I have a rooted s8 and use flashfire and magisk
If I want to update I start flashfire and choose " flash firmware package" .
I downloaded the firmware from updato.
It starts scanning the archive and when its done nothing happens.
I have a screenshot from the screen I get.
Anybody know what this is?

File is good.
You've read the last 10 pages (at least) and understand that this is an unsupported app and doesn't work with Magisk > 14?

"find somebody that you think is undeserving of your compassion and give it to them" - Christian Picciolini
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Baguio City
Samsung Galaxy Note 10+
hi, how long is the "blank screen period"? waited for 15mins after first normal ff routine, after that just boot and stays on logo...tried on backup and flashing still same... i used the beta before and its working now doesnt seem to work on old s4 kitkat :).. pls enligten me


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hi, how long is the "blank screen period"? waited for 15mins after first normal ff routine, after that just boot and stays on logo...tried on backup and flashing still same... i used the beta before and its working now doesnt seem to work on old s4 kitkat :).. pls enligten me
In my case it is just 1min and after that you will see a logo of FlashFire and process will start..
I tried in custom rom(cm13) to get back into stock rom of S4 mini 4.4.2
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Mar 12, 2016
You've read the last 10 pages (at least) and understand that this is an unsupported app and doesn't work with Magisk > 14?

"find somebody that you think is undeserving of your compassion and give it to them" - Christian Picciolini

OK thanks , Any chance of an update that it will work with >14?


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Apr 22, 2015
Deep Space Station K7
Sorry for being a noob but is there an alternative that works as easy as Flashfire to install OTA updates on a rooted phone?

If you are rooted with Magisk 17+, maybe take a look at the process to take OTAs via Magisk on github docs

"find somebody that you think is undeserving of your compassion and give it to them" - Christian Picciolini


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May 5, 2007
Turn on airplane mode might fis S4 reboots during backup

I don't know if this will help anyone, but I wanted to share this in case it does.

My S4 (i337) started to have wifi and Bluetooth problems today - trying to turn on either one allowed the slide switch to slide to the right (on), but it stays grey in color for 10-15 seconds, then slides back to the left (off) position without ever turning green. I also ONCE noticed a pop-up toast message appear saying something like "security does allow connection..", but it was too fast to take a screen shot and it never appeared again not matter how many times I tried turning on wifi.

So, what does this have to do with flash fire? I use flashfire to do "normal" backups and it works flawlessly on my S4 (I was able to do a restore and cloned a phone). But I have to use version 0.53 for it to work correctly on my 5.0.1 S4.

I then tried to do a backup today so I can restore it on another S4 to see if the problem follows the backup (software issue) or doesn't (hardware with first/current phone). But Flashfire kept rebooting the phone randomly during the [system] part of the backup, just like other S4 users have reported, but that I never experience before today. I tried this four times and it always rebooted during the backup.

On a hunch that this might be related to the wifi/Bluetooth radio, I set my phone into airplane mode (disables wifi and Bluetooth), and sure enough, the flashfire backup then completed successfully!

So, if you have an S4 and it keep rebooting when you try doing a backup, try installing version 0.53 and also turn on airplane mode and see if that works for you.

yazar rafi

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Jul 24, 2017
Anyone help me pls...i dont have pc
Need to revert back to stock firmware through flash fire. My device details below...
Samsung Galaxy s5(sm-g900f)
Android version 6.0.1
Currently on Alexndr v4.2 build(it is stock rom build with root and xposed)

I need to get fully stock experience(covering: resetting flash counter,knox counter to 0×0,twrp recovery to stock recovery)

Simply need to get fresh out of box experience. Am looking to sale it thats why i need to use flash fire. Will simply flashing stock firmware through flash fire meets my requirements?

Your help is appreciated...
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    FlashFire is the most advanced on-device firmware flasher available for rooted Android devices. It can flash full firmware packages from various manufacturers, as well as apply over-the-air (OTA) and ZIP updates - all while maintaining root, and without using a custom recovery. It also offers full device backup and restore functionalities in several formats. Relevant files can be stored on internal storage, SD cards, USB connected storage, or can even be streamed directly to and from your computer using USB or Wi-Fi.

    FlashFire is the spiritual successor to the Mobile ODIN app, which was a similar solution (using completely different methods under the hood) exclusively for Samsung devices on older Android versions.

    FlashFire is an extremely powerful application, it should be used with caution. Data loss, soft-bricks, and even hard-bricks are possible if used incorrectly. Unless you are an expert user, consult FlashFire's website and this thread before doing anything potentially destructive.

    If the FlashFire user interface crashes, please attach the logs of the crash to your post. The SysLog app can help.

    If you are experiencing an issue while FlashFire is flashing, please post FlashFire's log file to pastebin, and include the link in your post. The log file can be found at /sdcard/FlashFire/lastlog on your device.

    FlashFire's website/manual can be found at http://flashfire.chainfire.eu/.

    Note: currently all functionality is unlocked without purchasing Pro. This may change in the future!

    Please re-report any issues that persist after a new version comes out, even if you already reported them for the previous build. Either include the details again or link to your previous post.

    2017.09.21 - v0.73 - RELEASE NOTES
    - A/B OTA: Support for yet another streaming variant
    - Magisk support: Fix some black screen issues
    - Magisk support: Much improved OTA flashing compatibility (excluding A/B devices)
    - SuperSU: Updated embedded SuperSU version to v2.82-SR4
    - Backup: Exclude paths from backup with /sdcard/FlashFire/userdata_excludes and ./internal_storage_excludes
    - Restore: Fix issue where FBE keys sometimes weren't restored
    - Wipe: Add option to not wipe files from internal storage that aren't backed up
    - ZIP: Open ZIPs from file managers and (Chrome) downloads directly, or share to FlashFire (file must resolvable to reside on /data)
    - Adjusted timebomb for non-Pro users to 2018-04-01

    2017.09.13 - v0.72 - RELEASE NOTES
    - OTA: Fix new style OTA-download-complete marker detection
    - A/B OTA: Add suppport for 'streaming' style OTAs
    - A/B OTA: Enable pre-mount by default (required for incremental A/B OTAs now)
    - Wipe: Fix dalvik-cache wipe greedily removing some files it shouldn't

    2017.09.12 - v0.71 - RELEASE NOTES
    - A/B OTA: Fix update_engine_flashfire crash in logs
    - A/B OTA: Always make update_engine_sideload available
    - A/B OTA: Fix fstab availability for new style OTAs
    - A/B OTA: Don't automatically delete OTAs after successful install if located on internal storage or sdcard
    - A/B OTA: Detect target slot rather than blindly switching to the other one
    - FlashUI: More Android Oreo compatibility fixes

    2017.09.11 - v0.70 - RELEASE NOTES
    - FlashUI: Android Oreo support

    2017.08.15 - v0.60 - RELEASE NOTES
    - OTA: Implement O-style OTA handling (non-streaming)
    - UI: Fix not being able to deselect backup partitions
    - UI: Fix partitions listed multiple times in backups sometimes
    - FBE: Fix wiping encryption files during restore, triggering factory reset

    2017.08.13 - v0.58 - RELEASE NOTES
    - Fix (abort) parsing of loki boot images
    - Prioritize ZIP/GZIP/BZIP2 detection over other formats
    - Fix compatibility with SuperSU in SBIN mode
    - OTA: Fix /cache not being available sometimes
    - OTA: Fix handling issue with August A/B OTA
    - OTA: Show warning on 'OTA found' dialog if not using systemless SuperSU
    - Backup/Restore: skip lockscreen security files
    - Embedded SuperSU updated to v2.82 SR3
    - Adjust timebomb for non-Pro users to January 01, 2018

    2017.04.03 - v0.57 - RELEASE NOTES
    - Add support for multi-stage OTAs
    - Fix possible NPE during OTA uncrypt
    - Fix logic failure during OTA uncrypt
    - Fix unsupported root detection
    - Fix root detection sometimes failing
    - Prefer system-supplied reboot binary to our own
    - Adjust timebomb for non-Pro users to September 01, 2017
    NOTE: Sometimes OTA still reboots to recovery with an error, just reboot manually

    2017.01.27 - v0.55 - RELEASE NOTES
    - (C) 2017
    - Improved 32/64 bit handling (fixes some blackscreens)
    - Improved handling of devices that have a /vendor partition
    - Add initial support for devices with multiple slots
    - Add support for uncrypted OTA ZIPs
    - Add support for A/B OTA ZIPs
    - Add support for file-based encryption backup/restore (primary user only)
    - Add additional Pixel partitions
    - Add support for Magisk+SuperSU (preliminary)
    - Add support for Magisk+phh (topjohnwu version only) (preliminary)
    - Add circular icon (Android 7.1)
    - Restrict app usage to primary user
    - Make treating system/vendor/oem as original a setting (auto-detection is not completely reliable)
    - File selection activity now remembers last location
    - Fix drawer closing on back button press on tablets like Pixel C
    - Fix overlay display visibility on [email protected]
    - Detect and handle screen scaling on [email protected]
    - Fix archive scanner freeze when reading password protected ZIPs inside another archive
    - Fix seeking issue with custom recovery detector
    - Fix archive scanner inconsistency with multiple files targeting the same partition
    - Fix archive scanner scanning inside images
    - Fix archive creator display inconsistency
    - Fix unconditional block update ZIP detection
    - Fix busybox/untar not setting SELinux file context on files that already existed
    - Hide cache wiping options if no cache partition present
    - Restart and re-check for root if root not found initially
    - Refactor boot image analysis
    - Preserve recovery: option hidden from devices without a dedicated recovery partition
    - Replace update_engine service on A/B update devices
    - Add intent to flash a specific ZIP file
    - Workaround adb restore 'never-finish' issue by using adb push (temporary?)
    - Embedded SuperSU updated to v2.79 SR3
    - Adjust timebomb for non-Pro users to May 01, 2017

    2016.09.19 - v0.53 - RELEASE NOTES
    - Embedded SuperSU updated to v2.78 SR1
    - Adjust timebomb for non-Pro users to February 01, 2017

    2016.07.18 - v0.52 - RELEASE NOTES
    - Add option to delay reboot after flash
    - Fix mixing of 32/64-bit commands on NP4/64-bit
    - Fix re-mounting of lazily unmounted system partition
    - Fix partition detection on some Motorolas
    - Fix cache wipe breaking subsequent OTA on some devices
    - Detect 'full' OTA ZIP, and do not warn about modified /system in that case
    - Move 'preserve recovery' option from OTA/ZIP action to Reboot action
    - ZIPs: Add 'getprop' command emulation if /system not mounted
    - Fastboot: don't use 'fill' chunks
    - Credits listing updated
    - Embedded SuperSU updated to v2.76
    - Getprop harvesting

    2016.07.07 - v0.51
    - New TriangleAway binary that can read SGS6/7 status
    - PIT support
    - Wipe: Only remove .supersu if wiping systemless SuperSU
    - Wipe: Fix wiping systemless SuperSU from /data
    - OTA: Add additional Samsung paths

    2016.06.01 - v0.50 - RELEASE NOTES
    - Fix compatibility with N Preview 3 (in used libraries)
    - Added 'Restore from ADB' option to 'No backups found' dialog
    - NP3: Work around ART crash
    - NPx: Work around 'adb restore' bug by using 'adb push' instead
    - 4.2: Fix StatFs crash
    - ADB: Authorize all connections
    - ADB: Fix restoring not doing anything on some devices
    - Force 'clear cache' option to show UI
    - Include filesize in cache validation
    - (Temporarily?) Switched back to single-threaded lz4 implementation due to the multi-threaded version occasionally segfaulting
    - Add choice for visiting either FlashFire's website or the XDA thread when tapping the top card

    2016.05.11 - v0.33 - BETA - RELEASE NOTES
    - Add support for backing up to and restoring from ADB, through USB or Wi-Fi (special ZIP format)
    - Completely reworked progress code, more info is shown in more places now (current file, speed, progress)
    - Improved back key handling
    - Improved app startup performance
    - If sdcard is adopted, reflect that in location display name
    - Fix adopted SD card sometimes not showing up in mixed partition mode
    - Attempt to identify external sdcard (rather than calling it USB)
    - Adjust storage location display order
    - Add warning when using adopted storage
    - Rewrote file creation routines to cope better with adopted storages
    - Fix reboot card popup title
    - Refactor shell commands as root
    - Change install location to internal-only
    - Fix backup of internal storage not skipping backups in some cases
    - Adjust ZIP parser so it can cope with Samsung FOTA ZIPs
    - Added warning for Huawei users about brickability
    - Add OEM partition to TWRP emergency restore
    - Fix backup/restore per-file progress freezing
    - Archives: Add suppport for Huawei's UPDATE.APP format
    - OTA: Add detection for Samsung
    - OTA: Add detection for Huawei
    - OTA: Add detection for HTC
    - OTA: Add detection for Letv
    - OTA: Add multi-zip-file capability
    - Partitions: Add various Tegra-specific partitions
    - Partitions: Add various Mtk64-specific partitions
    - Partitions: Add various Huawei-specific partitions
    - Partitions: Add various Pixel-C-specific partitions
    - Partitions: Add generic Factory Reset Protection partition
    - Partitions: Add support for eMMC boot and general purpose partitions
    - Partitions: Attempt r/w unlock before writing
    - EverRoot: Updated embedded SuperSU to v2.72 BETA
    - EverRoot: Use LESSLOGGING mode, reduces SuperSU output

    2016.04.20 - v0.32 - BETA - RELEASE NOTES
    - Exclude multirom folder from internal storage backup as well
    - Ability to create fastboot flashable backups (read the release notes!)
    - Use proper ioctls for partition and block size detection
    - Added option to backup recovery before installing ZIP/OTA and restoring it afterwards (automatically enabled when a custom recovery is detected)
    - Added a watchdog to detect SurfaceFlinger crashes, fixes some black screen issues
    - Prevent repeating OTA flash suggestion on rotate
    - Added credits listing

    2016.04.05 - v0.31 - BETA - RELEASE NOTES
    - Exclude usbStorage folder from internal storage backup as well
    - Switched to multi-threaded lz4 implementation (much faster backup/restore)
    - Replace gzip with pigz in flash mode
    - Set umask to 0 in flash mode
    - Use tmpfs for /tmp
    - Fix several other issues preventing flash mode from starting (reboots)
    - Fix bug in TWRP restore listing (warning: old backups may not restore in TWRP !)
    - Fix files present in firmware packages not being shown if the partition cannot be found
    - Fix sdcard daemon running multiple times and eating CPU for no reason
    - AROMA: prevent reboot call
    - AROMA: only do framebuffer emulation if AROMA is actually detected, to prevent running into https://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=178583

    2016.03.31 - v0.30 - BETA - RELEASE NOTES
    - Exclude TitaniumBackup folder from internal storage backup as well
    - Add location (internal storage, sd card, USB drive, ...) to backup listing
    - Improve compatibility with StickMount-based USB mounts
    - Fix a number of issues that could cause reboot while switching to flash mode
    - Fix display brightness on some devices
    - Framebuffer emulation for AROMA Installer (pretends to be a debugger, hijacks graphics calls)
    - Fix bug where cache partition could lose data
    - Complete refactor of flash mode code
    - Improve Samsung CSC handling
    - Fix bug where internal storage mounting could fail if external (sdcard/usb) storage present
    - Update embedded SuperSU to v2.71

    2016.03.22 - v0.29 - BETA - RELEASE NOTES
    - Fix some compatibility issues with N Preview
    - Fix app_process causing a reboot during startup
    - Fix bug which could cause flashing /system to freeze
    - Improve partition detection size accuracy
    - Reduce app startup time
    - Reduce time taken to switch to flash mode
    - Add option to format /cache (wipe action)
    - Improve external sdcard compatibility
    - Improve adopted storage compatibility
    - Improve USB drive compatibility
    - Add additional OTA paths for NVidia
    - Improve partition platform detection
    - Add support for backing up internal storage (excludes FlashFire, TWRP and CWM backups)
    - Fix error when opening bootloader image not wrapped in an archive
    - Add setting to enable flashing primary and secondary bootloaders (automatically disabled)
    - EverRoot: "Enable ADB" no longer enabled by default

    2016.03.14 - v0.28 - BETA - RELEASE NOTES
    - N preview compatibility (requires SuperSU v2.70)
    - Properly copy selinux contexts
    - Updated embedded SuperSU version to v2.70

    2016.02.03 - v0.27 - BETA - RELEASE NOTES
    - Copy additional partitions from fstab
    - Added NVidia OTA locations
    - Mark NVidia devices as somewhat supported
    - Partitions: Added various partitions
    - Fixed internal storage on Samsung 6.0.1
    - Fixed sdcard on NVidia Shield Tablet
    - Files named twrp-* or openrecovery-* are now recognized as recoveries
    - Added warning about OTAs often requiring an unmodified system
    - Attempt to detect block-level OTAs and modified systems, and warn when the flash is likely to fail
    - Added some more logging in case of failure/reboot

    2016.02.01 - v0.26 - BETA - RELEASE NOTES
    - (C) 2016
    - Archives: TAR: Fix MD5 warning if no MD5 signature found
    - Archives: Added option to ignore MD5 mismatch
    - Archives: Added support for Huawei Bootloader packed image format
    - Archives: Added support for MSM89xx Bootloader packed image format
    - Archives: Added support for Motorola Bootloader packed image format
    - Updated embedded SuperSU version to v2.67-3
    - Root must be SuperSU or (CM SU + Permissive)
    - EverRoot: Enable on boot image modification, if currently systemless
    - Firmware: Display partitions in the correct order
    - UpdateZIP/OTA: Support progress bars
    - UpdateZIP/OTA: Fix several issues with flashing Omni/CM
    - OTA: Work-around apply_patch freeze
    - OTA: Detect downloaded OTA and suggest flashing
    - Partitions: Added various partitions
    - M: Fix clear cache not working fully
    - M: Update partition detection
    - M: Toybox compatibility
    - M: Fixed native graphics library
    - M: Fixed sdcard mounting
    - M: Relocate systemless SuperSU during setup
    - M: Do not remove boot image backups or su image on wipe
    - M: UpdateZIP/OTA: offer to restore boot and recovery image before flash
    - L: UpdateZIP/OTA: mount /system, /vendor and /oem as r/o if unmodified
    - L: Backups: Use RAW mode for unmodified /system, /vendor and /oem partitions
    - Backups: Use RAW mode for partitions where the filesystem cannot be detected

    2015.09.10 - v0.24 - BETA
    - Fixed about a dozen FC's caused by Google's new and "improved" compatibility library

    2015.09.09 - v0.23 - BETA
    - Motorola: sparsechunk format support
    - Motorola: MD5 listing/verification support
    - Motorola: firmware package support
    - Samsung: Fixed brightness slider disappearing from notification shade

    2015.06.17 - v0.21 - BETA
    - Fixed MD5 issue (showed up when creating a .tar.md5 package)
    - Possible fix for mid-operation reboot

    2015.06.02 - v0.20 - BETA
    - Fix FC on 64-bit
    - Disclaimer shown only once (and each update, data wipe)
    - Possible fix for backlight issue

    2015.06.02 - v0.19 - BETA
    - MD5 routines now 30x faster (improves backup, restore, verification)
    - Changed faulty warnings
    - Updated BETA expiration (sep 1)

    2015.05.02 - v0.18 - BETA
    - Fix archive creation (for protected partitions) that broke on v0.17
    - Split backup files into 1GB chunks

    2015.04.30 - v0.17 - BETA
    - Updated partition resolution (Motorola)
    - Sparsechunk support (Motorola) - DO NOT USE YET
    - Motorola ZIP package support (no MD5 checks)
    - Fixed LZ4 restore issue
    - Fix crash on navigating to '..'
    - Updated preview timeout

    2015.04.29 - v0.16 - BETA
    - Added various partitions
    - Experimental CM SU compatibility - not thoroughly tested
    - Out of space errors now logged during backup instead of just freezing
    - Added corrupt ZIP detection, in turn fixes several crashes caused by attempting to read corrupt ZIPs
    - Added LZ4 compression. Now configurable between None, GZIP, and LZ4.
    - Made threads used for GZIP configurable
    - Added kernel wakelock
    - Cache ZIP scans, speeds up file selection
    - Fixed several issues on 64-bit devices
    - SuperSU updated to v2.49 BETA

    2015.04.13 - v0.15 - BETA
    - Improved logging
    - Improved startup procedure
    - Fixed an issue where backup of some files were represented as an error
    - Fixed a number of compatibility issues with latest Exynos (SGS6)
    - Fixed USB drive support on stock Motorola
    - Lowered default compression level and threads to reduce backup time and CPU usage (not yet user configurable)

    2015.04.09 - v0.14 - BETA
    - Fixed some black screen issues

    2015.04.08 - v0.13 - BETA
    - Fixed issue with log not being saved to internal storage
    - Fixed issue with slow internal storage detection
    - Fixed issue with error detection delaying reboot
    - Fixed misaligned wordwrap
    - AROMA compatibility (only if framebuffer device available)
    - External storage and USB storage support

    2015-04-08 - v0.12 - BETA
    - Auto backup renaming improved
    - TWRP restore ZIP added to backups
    - Force grow ramdisk

    2015-04-07 - v0.11 - BETA
    - Initial release
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