Android 6.0 and OTA Flashing Support Released for FlashFire

Android 6.0 and OTA Flashing Support Released for FlashFire
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Flashfie, which is best known for flashing custom ROM’s and kernels without the recovery, is now getting an update. The app is now available via v0.26, complete with Android 6.0 and OTA flashing support.


Chainfire, XDA’s Senior Recognized Developer, is a popular figure in the Android sphere. One of which is because of FlasFire. The app has been instrumental in the Android community – it is referred to as the spiritual successor to Mobile ODIN. Now, the newest update of the program offers Android 6.0 Marshmallow compatibility. Among the highlights of the update as well is the capability to flash OTAs on Marshmallow. According to XDA Developer’s site, Nexus users can use FlashFire to install OTA updates so long as they run Android 6.0 Marshmallow via SuperSU in the default systemless mode. The kernel, /system or /vendor must not be modified.

Instructions are simple. Once the OTA notification shows up, people can download the file and open FlashFire. The app should be in sync with the update, generating actions in the process. Choose the “Flash” option to install the OTA on the rooted system. It will also root the update again for the user. One of the biggest benefits of the update is that users can save time in bringing OTA to a rooted Nexus. Other improvements include flashing full firmware and support for archive formats and partitions. However, Chainfire did advise strongly about flashing Samsung’s 6.0 Beta firmware.

Speaking of Android updates, Google updated its Nexus security bulletin and announced the release of the Android 6.0.1 update. According to the company’s official post: “We have released a security update to Nexus devices through an over-the-air (OTA) update as part of our Android Security Bulletin Monthly Release process. The Nexus firmware images have also been released to the Google Developer site.” The company also discussed fixes for remote vulnerabilities that can execute codes through different user activities.

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