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Update September 13, 2017 – FlashFire v0.71 is now available for download with A/B OTA flashing bug fixes. Update 2 – FlashFire v0.72 now available with September 2017 Security Patch. Flashfire is quite popular when it comes to flashing full stock firmware packages, OTA packages, some other flashable custom image without using PC. It is an advanced on-device flasher tool to apply any updates or full firmware images right from your Android phone simply using an app. Flashing packages using FlashFire does not require you to connect your phone to PC. Now, the apps is being updated to FlashFire v0.72.

Since FlashFire v0.70 its supports the latest Android 8.0.0 Oreo. The developer states that the only change in version 0.70 update is the flash mode UI’s compatibility with Android Oreo. The graphics drivers used in this version can now cope with the new changes in Android system. These are most likely related to Treble.

At first, the app was mainly developed for Samsung devices which could flash full firmware packages named Mobile ODIN app and Flashfire is the successor. Now, it supports most of the Android devices from various manufacturers. Checkout the usage and supported devices from our previous post listed below.

FlashFire comes from the same developer who introduced root access tricks for Android phones. Yes, it is Chainfire and the developer have successfully deployed a new version of FlashFire in support of the latest Android 8.0.0 Oreo firmware update.

Although, it brings compatibility for Oreo, there are only few devices running the new Oreo firmware update. Hence, not all devices have been tested. You will need to test it on your device yourself. However, the quick tests performed by Chainfire work fine.

What is FlashFire?

FlashFire is an 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.

What’s new with FlashFire v0.72?

FlashFire v0.72 released. It brings some more Oreo related fixes. Some of them  are related to flash mode startup. It fixes some black screen errors.

A/B related OTA handling can also be found. Mostly related to Pixel devices.

v0.72:
– 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
v0.71:
– 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
v0.70:
– FlashUI: Android Oreo compatibility

Download FlashFire v0.72+ APK

This update is rolling out on Google Play. You can also have the direct APK download from below. FlashFire v0.71 is now available for download.

FlashFire Google Play download link:

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[root] FlashFire
Developer: Chainfire
Price: Free+

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FlashFire Direct download:

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How to use flashfire?

The usage and installation can be found in our previous FlashFire post.

Read: How to use FlashFire to flash firmware packages and OTA update?

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