FlashFire Gets Marshmallow Support And Better Nexus OTA Root Support (v0.26)

The popular Android app created by the elite developer Chainfire, FlashFire has received an update which not only makes it compatible with Android 6.0 Marshmallow but it also improves already existing features.

In some way, FlashFire is the successor of Mobile ODIN. It allows users to flash zip files, full firmwares, kernels, wipe data and factory reset, backup and restore images without having to go to recovery or download mode. The only thing required is root access.

Up to version 0.25, FlashFire didn’t work on Marshmallow devices. However, FlashFire version 0.26 is going to make all Android users who have updated to Android 6.0 happy. According to a Google+ post by Chainfire, FlashFire is fully compatible with Marshmallow phones. However, he does note that only Marshmallow Nexus phones are compatible as his other phones haven’t been updated yet.

Besides added support for Marshmallow, version 0.26 brings performance improvements and added stability. There are major improvements when it comes to flashing firmwares as more formats and partitions are supported.

flashfire marshmallow 0.26

System backups and restores are working without any issues on Marshmallow. Users who reported issues flashing custom ROMs such as Omni and CyanogenMod can now go ahead and flash their favorite ROM as the issues have been fixed.

The change log includes other bug fixes such as fixes for sdcard mounting, toybox compatibility, added option to ignore MD5 mismatch and more. You can download the latest version of FlashFire here. Also, here is a guide to help you join the beta group so you will be able to download the beta app. Since FlashFire is in beta, you need to take some extra steps to be able to download the APK file from the Play Store.


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