The most powerful framework for modifying your android device without flashing custom ROMs and losing essential features and battery life of stock Rom.
Framework for modules which are built for specific features, to modify your android device.
Support for Android 4.0+
Android is all about choices. You don’t have to be bound by choices made for you. With hundreds of apps which can help you customize a ton of things on your phone, there is one which rises above all. Xposed is the king of android modification apps. There is no rival to it, not even close.
The introduction of Xposed completely changed the way custom ROMs were built and distributed. There was a time when people had to flash some ROM to get its specific features and in turn give up the stability of stock. There were hundreds of KANGs online, which were basically copy-paste ROMs with all kinds of features and scripts thrown together with a prayer to hold them together, hoping not to brick the expensive device in your hands.
Xposed gave people the choice to choose the specific features and use them on their stock ROMs. When people started building modules for this, the era of KANGs came to an end. Be it a Samsung, HTC, Nexus or even Mediatek devices, Xposed had something for you.
Let me be clear, you need to be rooted to be able to use this. If you don’t know what that is, then just google your phone name + root + xda and you’ll land in the correct place. Be careful and cautious though and yeah, READ EVERYTHING CAREFULLY.
Installation is by 2 methods for now
- Android 4.0+: Just download the app and install it. On first run, agree for Superuser permission and reboot.
- Not compatible with Android 4.4 (KitKat) ART engine.
- Android 5.0: Flash the given zip and then install the latest alpha. Give it Superuser rights and you are good to go.
- Android 5.1 has an unofficial port of the framework.
- Disclaimer: Xposed still doesn’t work with some devices (like 64 bit ones from samsung). Please check before installing.
All done? Let’s go.
The app itself is just a framework for the hundreds of modules available for it. The main screen options are Framework, Modules, Download, Settings, Logs and About.
The Framework option is to install/uninstall the framework itself, reboot the system and to change installation mode.
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The module option is for managing the modules you have installed, as a few modules don’t have a user interface.
The Download option is to download the modules available for the app. There are modules which are attached to their apps, while a few are available on the play store. Be careful to check compatibility before installing the modules. Modules can also be updated here.
The Settings option is to change a few settings in the app like Installation mode, theme and to set preference for module type between stable and experimental.
That’s all for this app, but we have barely scratched the surface of its potential.
I don’t use many modules, as I’m mostly satisfied with my ROM but a few which improve the overall experience.
Chrome Pie: If you’ve ever enabled the Experimental quick controls in the AOSP browser of the Android 4.0 days then you’ll know what this is. If not, then it’s basically a pie like menu which comes when you touch the edges of the device while using chrome and greatly enhances single hand use.
Greenify: To enable the special features in the Greenify app.
VPN Dialogue: Tired of tapping ‘I Agree’ when using any VPN app, then this module removes the prompt.
Flat Style Colored bars: It make the color of the Status bar and/or the Navigation bar as the color of the app you are using. It may not sound much here, but once you get used to this, there is no going back.
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Amplify: It helps reduce the wakelock held by Location services of Google Play services without disturbing any core features. The pro version gives the ability to reduce wakelocks of a lot more apps.
Commandr for Google Now: Ever wanted to send Whatsapp messages with Google now? Well now you can. It works without xposed too, but xposed enables it on Android wear too!
Xposed is one of the most iconic and essential thing to be made for android. It was the reason many people refused to jump to Android 5.0 when it was unavailable, and is still the reason many root their devices. There are a lot of modules for it and I’m sure you’ll find something for yourself too.
All of this can be disabled with a simple check box and a reboot. No hassle.
Find it here: http://repo.xposed.info/
For Lollipop users: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=3034811
Framework for the greatest fine tuning modules for android
Support for Android 4.0 +
No need to jump off stable ROM
Bootloops may occur due to faulty modules
Startup time increased