GravityBox, the all-in-one Android customization tool using Xposed, has been ported to Android 10
GravityBox has been, for years, one of the most popular Xposed module out there. The Xposed Framework, in case you’re unaware, is one of the most powerful tools used by Android modders. It lets modules modify the code of other apps before, during, or after execution, giving you total control over all the system and user apps on your device. It opens a lot of doors up for new ways to customize your phone, and while it may not be as popular or as widely used as it once was, it is still in use even today.
However, installing Xposed is much more different than it was in the early days. The official version of the Xposed Framework, maintained by XDA Senior Recognized Developer rovo89, has not seen a release since early 2018 when the third beta of Xposed v90 was released for Android 8.1 Oreo. So an unofficial port called EdXposed has arisen with support for Android Pie, and this is what modules like GravityBox currently use. EdXposed has been updated to support Android 10 and as such, the GravityBox module has also been updated with full Android 10 support.
In case you are not familiar with GravityBox, it is an Xposed module that allows you to add a ton of features and tweak nearly every part of your phone’s UI. Among some of its features, it gives you the ability to hide status bar icons, insert elements like traffic indicators, customize your lock screen, modify the height of the navigation bar, add shortcuts to the volume buttons and other hardware keys, along with many other features. Think of it as a “Swiss Army knife” for your smartphone: it’s full of handy tools that will be pretty useful for those looking into customizing their system, whether it’s a stock ROM or a custom ROM.
This latest version brings this whole set of features to Android 10-based devices. It was developed and tested on a OnePlus 7 Pro running Android 10 based on OxygenOS 10. There are a number of bugs related to this release, but this is the first version compatible with Android 10, so we expect things to improve over time. Although, EdXposed for the latest Android release is still in an early development stage, so that might take some time as well. If you’re really interested in trying this out on your rooted Android 10 device, then be sure to get Xposed up and running first on your device. You’ll need to have Magisk installed so you can install Riru and then EdXposed.