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Xposed Framework | Guide to Android installation and use of modules

In the last period the modding community managed to perfect the user experience Android giving life to some solutions capable of satisfying the customization needs of both expert and non-expert users, all not with a simplified mechanism, with which anyone can familiarize themselves in a short time even without particular knowledge in the modding field, without having to renounce safety during the various steps, we speak of course of the known Xposed Framework.

It is a detail MOD which acts in terms of the system going to touch only the portions of code affected by our changes, a solution that therefore does not impose a firmware "Pre-packaged" as we might understand one ROM, albeit endowed with strong customization, but the choice of an Android base to be modeled over time to your liking, powerful to draw the best, in terms of functionality, from the vast panorama of novelties derived both directly from the modding development and from the manufacturers, with elements generally exclusive for their devices, primarily LG, HTC and Samsung.

Structure and composition of the Xposed Framework

The idea created by the developer Rovo89, although apparently complex, in reality it proves to be particularly simplified and rapid in its use by basing the entire mechanism on two load-bearing elements represented by the framework, i.e. the scaffolding that enables the system to overwrite the fragments of code of our interest, being able to model Android at our convenience, and the forms, the latter the packages of features and functionality ready to be implemented on the firmware base set by us for system customization.

Requirements for installing the Xposed Framework

Using the Xposed Framework tool, despite its simplicity and versatility, requires some basic requirements set out below:

  • Enabling the root rights on the device
  • Presence of a Recovery Custom
  • Presence of a firmware based on Android 4.0 and above

The presence of root rights represents a key element to enable the overwriting of the portions of code, corresponding to the features involved, on the basic firmware which, according to the news developed mainly for Android KitKat, requires at least the presence of Android 4.0 to ensure a certain efficiency in the module installation phase. The discussion on the presence of a custom recovery is different, certainly enabled in the root phase of the terminal, but suggested to avoid problems by resorting to system backup images, saving us time even in case of bootloop, with a certain guarantee of protection.

Installation of Xposed Framework

The installation process of the MOD is particularly fast and does not involve risks, offering a certain security thanks to the intuitive interface suitable also for the less expert, a key aspect that aims precisely to stimulate its use by favoring the modeling of Android according to the tastes of customization.

First you need to download the appropriate application called to your device Xposed Installer, or a startup tool to be placed on your microSD enabling its installation by unlocking the apk unknown, as always this phase achievable by going to the item “Settings","Safety" and finally "Unknown origins". To install it as always we recommend the presence of a good file manager to click on its apk:

Once this phase is completed and the application started, go to "Framework"And click on the item"Install / Upgrade", At this point a process will be started which will culminate with the installation of the Xposed Framework, before you will be made aware of the procedure by a message to be confirmed, and then finalize everything with a reboot of the device at the restart of which no particular revealer will be revealed. changes, from that moment it will be your task to model Android by choosing from the various modules made available by the community.

Compatibility and any problems

The compatibility provided by the extended tool, it is in fact difficult to find limits based on the configurations thus managing to be exploited on any ROM, whether it is stock, custom or AOSP, does not require any particular scripts or kernels, aspects that have enhanced them the utility obviously pushing its growth. Currently the only limit, if so it can be defined, represented by the incompatibility with the runtime ART present on Android 4.4.x KitKat, Xposed, once installed, will disable the latter automatically, if it is active, but the resolution should come shortly thanks to the specific work that the developer Rovo89 is leading to find a solution in a short time.

As anticipated, the Xposed Framework mechanism does not affect Android primary system elements, it provides us with a guarantee of security on the type of modification work that is carried out at each module installation, despite the fact that everything could arise, as usual during the use of modding, some problems deriving from the malfunction of the modules, which you can solve by disabling them or, in the most serious cases, by uninstalling them, a process similar to what happens for common applications.

If, in particularly complex cases, you should come across a malfunction capable of causing the device to bootloop, as mentioned among the fundamental requirements for using the tool, you can turn to custom recovery to disable the contrast elements thanks to the presence of a ".zip" file from flash, calledXposed-disabler-Recovery,released automatically during the installation of the Xposed Installer.

To disable or uninstall the modules and the Xposed Installer you can follow the following guide:

List of Xposed Installer modules and installation guides

Below you will find the main modules to be installed, in the vast internal catalog also accessible from the specific application, complete with guides and tips to optimize each individual module.

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