Xposed Framework Hub
Xposed might not be the trendy Android modding tool that it used to be, but it’s still pretty great. If you’ve never used the Xposed Framework before, we’ve got all the information you need to get started right here.
What is Xposed?
Xposed is a framework that allows users to easily apply add-ons (called Modules) to the ROM. Rather than flashing a new ROM to get a specific feature, you can use Xposed to add individual features to whatever ROM you’re using, or even just the stock ROM.
Xposed doesn’t work perfectly on every device and all versions of Android. The release of Android Nougat presented some problems for Xposed, but those have since been mostly ironed out. Xposed Modules work best on stock Android and can sometimes not work as intended on Samsung devices. With all that in mind, let’s learn a little more.
Xposed vs Magisk
A lot of Xposed decline in popularity is due to Magisk, which offers a “systemless” approach. The Xposed Framework modifies the Android system, which triggers Google SafetyNet to disable things like Google Pay, Netflix, and Pokemon GO. Magisk, on the other hand, does not modify the system. It uses the boot partition instead of the system. When a system file is requested, Magisk overlays a “virtual file in its place.
Now here’s where things get interesting: Xposed can be used with Magisk. The Xposed Framework can be installed as a Magisk Module. This means Xposed can also be systemless and you can use the mods without triggering Google SafetyNet.
How to Install Xposed
- Download the APK from this thread
- Install the app like you normally would
- Open the app and go to the Framework section in the menu
- Tap the Install/Update button and select Install
- Grant root access to Xposed Installer
- The app will install the framework and Reboot
Method 2: Magisk
- Download the latest Xposed Installer for Magisk from this thread
- Open the Magisk Manager app and find Xposed in the Download section
- Find the SDK for your Android version
- Install the Xposed module
- Reboot to activate
How to use Xposed
As we’ve mentioned, Xposed is a framework that allows for the installation of add-ons called “modules.” These modules can do a lot of really cool things. This is the core functionality of Xposed, and it’s super easy to use. All you need is the Xposed Installer app, which you should already have.
- Open the Xposed Installer app
- Open the menu and navigate to the Download section
- You can browse the wide selection of modules here
- Select the module you want to install
- Swipe over to the version tab and tap Download for the version you want
- Open the menu again and go to Modules
- Activate the module you just downloaded and reboot
Some modules will have apps that allow you to tweak settings and customize things. Other modules will simply apply the tweak with no extras. You can remove modules by going to the Modules section and disabling them and rebooting.
Best Xposed Modules
Now that you’ve got everything set up and you’re ready to install some modules, let’s start with some of the best ones. Here is a short list of great modules to download. Check out our full list for even more.
Note: Be sure to check which version of Android and Xposed these modules require. They don’t all work for the same versions.
Battery life is something you can really improve with Xposed modules. Amplify is a mod that instantly gives you more juice. By default, it will make a difference, but you can enjoy more improvements if you adjust the settings. The mod allows you to easily see what is causing battery drain. It will show you which things are safe to limit so you don’t accidentally break something. Amplify requires a paid “pro” version to unlock some features.
CrappaLinks is a very popular mod that improves the experience of launching default apps with links. Sometimes an app will open a YouTube link in a browser window instead of the YouTube app. This can be very annoying. CrappaLinks fixes this problem and it doesn’t take many configurations.
Greenify is a popular app even for non-rooted users, but as an Xposed module, it can do a lot more. Greenify allows you to “hibernate” apps when the phone is locked. Apps that you don’t use often or don’t need to be constantly awake can be put to sleep. This saves battery life when your phone isn’t being used. Greenify will help you choose the apps that are using the most resources in the background. It’s an excellent tool even if you don’t have Xposed.
NeverSleep allows certain apps to prevent the display from sleeping. Instead of adjusting the screen lock time for the entire system, you can adjust it on an app-by-app basis. You might find this useful for a reading app or a cookbook app. It’s a simple tool but it can be very useful.
As the name implies, XUI is all about the system UI. The module includes tweaks for the clock, battery, animations, lock screen, notifications, and more. Even little things like the AM/PM on the clock can be changed. If you notice little details like that, this is a great mod for just slightly tweaking little things and changing the overall look.