If you’ve ever been interested in rooting an Android device then you certainly would have heard about Chainfire. That’s what the developer who reated popular root apps like SuperSU and FlashFire calls himself. Chainfire has now announced that all of his root apps have reached end of life which means that he will no longer work on any further development for these apps.


Chainfire confirmed in a Google+ post that all of his root related apps have reached end of life. This move doesn’t come as a surprise, though, as the apps haven’t been updated in quite some time and it was expected that things were headed in this direction.

The developer took a break from everything Android about six months ago to reflect on how he wanted to proceed in the future. “Right now, it does not seem likely I will pick up development of any of my root-related packages or apps again,” he says.

He does mention that he had big plans for some of his root apps but as it stands, he is unwilling to commit the time and energy required to bring those plans to life. “You can’t have it both ways, so it’s all getting shelved, probably indefinitely,” Chainfire adds.

The developer does have some non-root apps that he plans on updating again but cautions that some of these apps will meet the same fate as well. For those who are wondering what the developer is working on these days, he says that he’s currently working on a non-Android-related project that’s taking up most of his time now.

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