Xposed Framework on Android: things you need to know

Xposed Framework on Android: things you need to know

If someone tells you that the best thing about Android over any other smart phone is its ability to customize, you are absolutely right. We Android users always boast about the kind of freedom we have with the Android operating system. Change the lock screen, get custom widgets, live wallpapers, change the notification panel. There are so many things that one can do on the Android that it is locked on another mobile operating system such as iOS and Windows 8.

However that is only the beginning. Once you have rooted your device, you will have more chances to experiment with your device and can do things that were not possible at the Android level. The type of mods that you can install on a rooted Android phone takes the mobile user experience to a completely different level. If the reason was not enough for some users, they usually place custom ROMs on their phones to obtain exclusive functions. However, installing or updating custom ROMs involves too many risks for a normal end user, as it may leave your phone stuck in the boot cycle or even locked.

How to install ROMs and that was also more than a task every week, the developers devised a different solution and, therefore, emerged the Xposed framework . The idea behind the Xposed framework is to obtain all the features and the customization option that you will get after installing custom ROMs without installing one. So, let me tell you everything you want to know before installing Xposed Framework on your phone.

What Xposed Framework is and how it works

Xposed Framework is like a set of codes that you can install on your rooted Android phone. The framework is like a portal. In itself it does not do too much, but it gives you a bridge through which you can install different mods and get incredible functions on your Android. Xposed is a framework for modules that can change the behavior of the system and applications without touching any APK.

Now, since the frame is never based on any APK on the phone, it means you can install it on almost any rooted phone. In addition, since the changes made to the phone are an independent code that is installed in the Xposed Framework, reversing the changes is as easy as uninstalling an application. Several modules can work for the same system configuration and change it independently. So, since you want to control your hardware keys while playing songs and also while reading the e-book, you can easily do it using Xposed Framework.

Xposed Framework require root access on any phone and, therefore, be installed as a system application. Now, any module that you install in this framework will be extended to the system files and make the necessary changes without flashing APK and third-party ROMs.

Xposed Framework installation

The Xposed module can be installed on an Android phone running on Jelly Bean to Android 4.4 KitKat. Xposed is also compatible with Android Lollipop, but it only works on ARM processors at this time.

Before starting the installation, I suggest you make a backup of Nandroid. It's always good to play safe just in case. Once this is done, download the Xposed Framework APK from the Xposed Repo and install it on your Android. Make sure the untrusted source is marked in the Android Security Settings.

After installing the APK, start the Xposed application and navigate to Framework. Here, touch the Install / Update option and the Xposed installer write the files to the system files. You will be asked to grant root permission to the installer. Once this is done, you will be asked to restart the device. Continue and restart the phone. It may take a while for the phone to start, as changes will be made at the system level. Once the phone restarts, it is ready. Let's see now how to install modules.