Android N-ify Xposed Module Aims to Give Your Android 5.0+ Device the Android N Flavor

Android N-ify Xposed Module Aims to Give Your Android 5.0+ Device the Android N Flavor

Android N has arrived..!

…Well, in a limited form at least. And of course, not for everybody. The Android N Developer Preview has been out for supported Nexus devices for a while now. This gives flashaholics a chance to experience something new in Android, long before the general public would get a chance to.

Too bad that flashaholics with non-supported devices would still have to be content with Android 6.0 Marshmallow at best. Whether you love the new Android N, or hate it, you’d still have to wait to experience it on your device.

But if you can’t wait to get your fix of Android N, you could try Android N-ify Xposed Module:

Android N-ify Xposed Module by XDA Senior Member MrWasdennnoch aims to bring some of the features and look of Android N to devices running Android Lollipop and Marshmallow. Currently, the Xposed module is in beta state, meaning you can expect the occasional bug and ‘derping’. The features which it offers right now are Settings Menu Subtitles (pictured above) and the feature to double tap recents button to switch to last app (which some custom ROMs had already implemented before Android N was released).

There are some planned features as well:

  • Navigation drawer in Settings
  • Use recents button to navigate through recents
  • Doze mode even when device is moving
  • Emergency info on lockscreen
  • Night mode
  • New notifications layout

Do note that since Google has not released the source code for Android N yet, the features already implemented and in the works are based on hands-on footage or screenshots and not actual code. As such, there may be differences in their implementation and how they behave from stock Android N on a supported Nexus device. Owing to the current lack of source code, some Android N features are not planned to become a part of this module, such as the much awaited Multi Window, the DPI selector options, Data Saver and the new Quick Settings. The module also may not work with heavily modified systems, such as TouchWiz. The developer has confirmed it as working on Android 6.0 (CyanogenMod 13) and should likely work on other close to AOSP ROMs as well.

Nonetheless, something is always better than nothing when it comes to Android and its updates. Though it is not an update, it does give you the ability to taste the latest version of Android without having a Nexus device. Most importantly, it once again shows the ingenuity of our community’s talented developers, and how they cleverly make use of Android’s flexibility to bring the greatest and latest to otherwise-forgotten devices.

Source code for this Android N-ify Xposed Module can be found here, while its forum thread can be found over here.

What are your thoughts on the Android N-ify Xposed Module? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

About author

Aamir Siddiqui
Aamir Siddiqui

I am a tech journalist with XDA since 2015, while being a qualified business-litigation lawyer with experience in the field. A low-end smartphone purchase in 2011 brought me to the forums, and it's been a journey filled with custom ROMs ever since. When not fully dipped in smartphone news, I love traveling to places just to capture pictures of the sun setting. You can reach out to me at [email protected]