If you’re someone who loves to customize their Android device to the core then Xposed Framework is not new for you. It allows you to customize every bit of your device by using modules. After almost a year, Xposed Framework is finally now available for Nougat. The lead developer, rovo89, said back in January that development on the tool was in progress but that it could take hundreds of hours more to complete. After committing to it in his spare time, and receiving a bit of help along the way, the new version has now been released. The news arrives via XDA Developers, which noted that both Xposed Framework and the Xposed Installer have been upgraded with support for Android 7.0 and Android 7.1.1.
For those unfamiliar, Xposed Framework holds a repository of around 1000 different modules which you can install and customize anything and everything imaginable.
How can I install Xposed Framework?
Before we move towards the process of installing Xposed Framework, if you think ‘Soft Brick’ is just bricks made from soft clay or if you think ‘Root’ holds the trees in position then probably this section is not for you.
If you’re still reading this, I hope that you understand the repercussions of installing Xposed on your device and take full responsibility for any damage that might happen due to the installation of Xposed Framework.
With that advisory warning let’s check out how to install Xposed Framework on your device.
- A rooted Phone with TWRP or similar recovery
- Xposed Framework apk or Framework Zip file (Get it from XDA Developers)
Now just copy the apk file on your device and install it. Make sure that you have allowed the installation from Unknown sources (Check it by going to Settings>Security>Allow installation from Unknown Sources). Once the file is installed, open Xposed Framework from the app drawer and tap on the Install/Update option. This will download the Framework on your device. Once done, it will install the Framework. Make sure you tap Allow/Grant when it asks for SuperSu permissions. After installation is done, reboot the device so that the framework is installed completely. Congrats you just got Xposed Framework installed. Now you can go back and open Xposed Framework app and go to Download to get the modules you need to customize your device.
When is it coming for Android Oreo?
In case you’re wondering, here’s how progress is on getting Xposed for Android Oreo:
I have already started work on Android 8.0. There are a few new language features that I’ll have to look at, but the general concept should still work. That includes all the work on invalidating compiled code of any callers when a method is hooked, which took by far the most time when I worked on Nougat. So I’m really confident that I’ll be much faster this time. Android 8.1 shouldn’t be much different, so I expect not much additional work for it.
Hope this tutorial was useful. If you have any questions or need help, head to the comments section and I would be happy to help. Also, make sure you share your favorite modules with us in the comments section below.