Chainfire is best known for creating SuperSU, one of the most popular superuser managers on Android, but he has also developed countless other applications. Some examples include FlashFire, Sideload Launcher for Android TV, stickMount, and CF.lumen. He transferred SuperSU to a new development team back in 2015, and his involvement in the app ended last year.
Today, Chainfire announced on his Google+ account that all his root-related apps will no longer be maintained or updated. SuperSU will continue to be developed, because it is maintained by another team. He hopes to update a few non-root applications in the future, but some will be shelved as well.
Here's the final part of his announcement:
Again I would like to thank everyone who has supported me and my developments over the years! I've met great people and made good friends, some of which I'm now actively working with on other projects, even.
But at the moment I'm not using root on my main Android devices for anything other than development, which turns it into a circular reference for me. As for regular Android, I have not been particularly enamoured with the direction it has been going in either.
But just because I'm not enthusiastic about working on these things now doesn't mean a new idea or project can't come along to change that at any time.
You can read Chainfire's full post at the source link below.
- Chainfire (Google+)