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Custom Xposed Installer Offers Additional Tweaking
We’ve recently talked quite a bit about the fantastic Xposed Framework by XDA Recognized Developer rovo89, along with some help from Recognized Contributor Tungstwenty. The powerful and versatile framework allows users to quickly and easily apply a wide range of modifications. Because modules are installed as APKs rather than flashed through recovery, undoing a modification is as simple as disabling its module and uninstalling the application. However, there’s room for a few additional tweaks in even the mighty Xposed Framework.
XDA Forum Member WisdomSky created a custom installer based on Xposed build 2.1.4 that gives users a few tweaks when choosing between modules to apply. For starters, users are given additional possible actions when a module is clicked from the modules list. Next, the debug log tab is now color coded for increased readability. You can also convert the logs into either HTML or BBCode format, so that you can retain the colors when sharing your logs either here in our forums or elsewhere on the web. Finally, you can customize the order in which modules are executed, allowing for better compatibility in case any given module is dependant on a previous module.
If you’ve needed to control the module execution order or would just like clearer logs, these tweaks help make the already fantastic Xposed Framework just a little bit more powerful. Head over to the original thread to get started.
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