Xposed Framework is quite popular among Android enthusiasts especially because it enables the user to get additional features and functionalities on the Android system. Xposed enables the user with ultimate set of customization on any Android phone. Its various modules like Assistant enabler, Android N-ify, Kernel tweaker, Gravity box, etc are some of the foundations of Xposed modules. Xposed was updated to version 88 in support for the Nougat and Marshmallow based ROMS. Now, the developer has deployed Xposed v89.
Xposed developer rovo89 finally released another version of Xposed in support for the latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat firmware. The developer says, that Xposed for Oreo is almost ready with 95% of the work done. Only a few area needs compiling and we may soon see Xposed framework for Android 8.0 Oreo and 8.1 Oreo. Meanwhile, download and install Xposed v89 for stability and pre-Oreo build.
All you need to do is have the latest TWRP recovery installed on your device. You will also need root access on your device. There are 2 ways to root your Android phone. One is the SuperSU method and the other is Magisk method. So it is better to root using Magisk and activate the Xposed Magisk module. This will save you some extra efforts of setting up 2 separate apps for Xposed and root.
Things you need to do before you install Xposed framework:
- Unlocked Bootloader is a must. This is to ensure TWRP recovery installation and rooting your Android devices. See some of our tutorial for reference on OnePlus Oxygen OS, LG, Huawei etc.
- Make your Android device is rooted. Get to know how to root your device via SupaerSU. Alternatively, you can choose Magisk root method.
- Make sure you have latest custom TWRP recovery installed.
- Go to developer option and enable Advanced Reboot.
How to install Xposed v90?
If your device already has latest Magisk installed, simply launch the Magisk application, go to modules section, scroll through the modules and select Xposed framework. All you need to do is activate the module.
Read: Download and install latest Magisk for Android.
Fortunately, the latest Magisk v14.5 works with Android 8.0 or 8.1 Oreo firmware update. On the contrary, Xposed has not been updated to support Oreo just yet. The work is in progress and we will soon see a new Xposed build for Oreo as well. So stay tuned.
Meanwhile, if you are using an older version, then you better install Xposed v89 which contains quite a few fixes for app crashes ranging from Android 5.0 Lollipop to Android 7.1 Nougat.
Download Xposed for Android
Update: Xposed v90 now deployed with latest Android 8.0/8.1 Oreo firmware update. Download and install Xposed for Oreo from here.
The following is for SDK 25 only. Meaning Android 7.1 Nougat.
For SDK21 is Android 5.0 (Lollipop), SDK22 is Android 5.1 (also Lollipop) and SDK23 is Android 6.0 (Marshmallow), Nougat, SDK24 is Android 7.0 and SDK25 is Android 7.1.
You will also need:
Install Xposed for Android
Read: Detailed tutorial on how to install Xposed for Android
Step 1: Make sure your device is rooted with latest TWRP recovery installed. Read – How to unlock bootloader, flash TWRP, and root Android? For Samsung devices click here.
Step 2: Download latest Xposed v89 installer APK, Xposed zip, and uninstaller. Transfer all the files to phone’s internal storage.
Step 3: Reboot into TWRP recovery. To do so, turn off the device and then press and hold volume down and power keys.
Step 4: Once into TWRP, take a full Nandroid backup. Click Backup option and select all the partitions including the system, data, boot, recovery, EFS, and cache(optional).
Step 5: Go to the home screen again and tap Install option. Navigate to the Xposed Framework zip (xposed-v89-sdk25-arm64.zip) file in your device storage. Select it and swipe right on the confirmation action button below to begin the installation.
Step 6: Once installation completes, you can wipe the Dalvik cache or simply choose reboot to system option.
Step 7: The First reboot may take some time. From the system, install the Xposed Installer APK.
Step 8: Reboot device when prompted.
That’s it. Enjoy latest Xposed for your Android phone.
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