If you are new to Android hacking and modifying, you would definitely be new to Xposed Framework too. What could be better than modifying almost everything in your phone without actually going through the process of flashing a recovery image or installing a ROM? That’s what Xposed framework exactly does. It lets you modify almost anything in your device without having you to install a ROM. There are several modules available which help you accomplish this task. These Xposed modules require Xposed framework installed on your device. To install the framework, all you need is a rooted device which has been made pretty easy these days, thanks to some one-click rooting tools. Developed by rovo89 on XDA forums, the Xposed Framework is now widely used among Android users and is the most-loved tool for people who have rooted their Android device.
In this guide, we’ll let you know how the framework works and how to install Xposed Framework on your Android device. Though this wouldn’t take much time, it is better to have a proper backup and proceed step-by-step.
Prerequisites & Data Backup
To install Xposed Framework, all you need is a rooted device. To find a rooting tutorial for your device, locate it from the navigation bar on top or search for it using the search box on the right.
Before performing any hacking activity on your device, make sure you backup all data on your device using our data backup guide. You can also create a nandroid backup using OBackup and restore the created backup using Nandroid Manager.
Installing Xposed Framework & Modules
Installing Xposed Framework is as easy as installing any other app using the APK file. Download the latest version of Xposed Installer APK and sideload it to your device. You can also install it using any file manager.
Once installed, launch the app from your app launcher and tap on Framework and select “Install/Update” and that should be it. You now have Xposed framework installed on your device. This doesn’t actually modify anything on your device but lays down the foundations for the modules to run upon it. After installation, you can soft reboot your device.
Modules are also APK files which can be downloaded from the Xposed Installer app that you just installed or you can download it from XDA forums or any other websites and install them just like how you installed the framework app. After the module is installed, you need to open the Framework app and tap “Modules” and select the module you want to activate.
After activating a module, you can go to the framework app and select “Soft reboot” to reboot the device and you will see that the module you installed functions now. All modules that you install need a soft reboot or a complete reboot to function. You will be prompted to reboot once you have installed a module.
Wasn’t that easy? You can browse around for Xposed modules and install them on your device whenever you wish to. To uninstall Xposed framework, tap the respective button from the Framework app and all framework files will be removed.
For more information about Xposed framework, read the original thread on XDA.