This week the folks behind Xposed Framework have revealed their newest creation: Xposed Framework for Lollipop. Android 5.0 Lollipop broke Xposed Framework support when it was first released, making all the modders open their desk drawers and pull out their Discmans with Linkin Park’s “Hybrid Theory” onboard. It was a depressing time. Now it’s time to put the CD player away, because Xposed Framework is back, and it’s ready to download for those of you so excited you’ll install anything, even an Alpha version.
Xposed Framework needs you to have a custom recovery running before you can do anything. Once you’ve got that, you’ll have to flash the file xposed-arm-20150213.zip. You can attain that and the rest of the software you need for this process in the latest XDA thread on the subject.
From there you’ll install the APK file and shed one single tear because it’s not yet updated with Material Design aesthetics. Also available is a new API for developers to make use of Xposed once again. Again, the good times have returned for all.
For those of you that’ve never used Xposed Framework – it’s a piece of software that allows your phone to install tiny, pointed mods for your phone as if they were apps.
Speaking with XDA this week about the release, developer rovo89 suggested that though this is an alpha release, it is relatively stable. “At least for me, it’s working fine on my daily device (Nexus 5 on CM12) and also on my Nexus 9,” said rovo89.
On the other hand, since it’s not been widely tested, rovo89 also suggests that “I strongly advise newbies to wait until Xposed has been tested by enough experienced people.”