In just under two years since its initial debut, Recognized Developer rovo89‘s Xposed Framework has become a staple of development here at XDA. We’ve talked about modules of all sorts both here on the XDA Portal and on our YouTube channel. These modules have enabled us to modify our ROMs without editing a single APK or flashing any additional mods.
Nine days ago, Xposed 2.5 Beta was released. Now, Xposed 2.5 has exited beta, and brings various improvements to the Xposed-wielding masses. This release ushers in various new features such as a rewritten installer for improved compatibility, safe mode to disable Xposed in the event of bootloops, and improved ROM compatibility.
Safe mode, which was developed by Recognized Contributor Tungstwenty, allows you to disable Xposed at boot. This is useful if a particular module is causing you bootloops. Safe mode can be activated by repeatedly pressing any of your device’s hardware buttons during early startup. Your device will then vibrate twice after the first button press is detected, after which you have five seconds to press the same button an additional four times. Safe mode is then confirmed with a long vibration. And with regards to compatibility, Xposed now works with Android 4.3- and 4.4-based Sony and LG ROMs, as well as Android 4.4-based Meizu ROMs.
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