Chainfire launches firmware.mobi to help you find stock boot and recovery images
Chainfire, developer of the popular Android apps like SuperSU and FlashFire, has launched a new website dedicated Android firmware. The website, firmware.mobi, includes a database of boot, recovery, and root images, making it easier for Android users to hunt down the firmware they want to flash.
Chainfire announced the website on Googleplus, stating that the current collection is mostly made up of Samsung and Google firmware — that which is readily available through official sources. The developer also said that the site is open to user-uploaded firmware, but noted that this is something that could easily be exploited and will be shut down should it be abused.
The website is already live and populated, and using it is easy: simply type a keyword for the device or firmware you seek (like “sailfish” or “pixel”), hit submit, and the relevant firmware should appear. Click the one you want and you’ll arrive at the download page. Firmware.mobi also integrates with CF-Auto-Root tool to allow users to configure things like “install type, encryption options, SELinux modifications, and including suhide,” for most of the firmware currently available.
Benefits of rooting your Android phone or tablet
Tracking down the latest stock firmware can be time-consuming for beginners, so this is a neat way to help those that don’t already have the necessary pages bookmarked. And though Samsung and Google’s firmware is already among the easiest to get hold of, contributions from the community will hopefully quickly expand what’s available on the site.
As always, rooting your device and flashing firmware can harm your smartphone — do so at your own risk.