Xposed Framework arrives with Android Lollipop support

For a while we didn’t even know if it would happen: would the beloved Xposed Framework make its way to Android 5.0 Lollipop? Lollipop changed so much about how Android worked that it wasn’t clear if continuing Xposed would even be possible. But then earlier this week, a glimmer of hope: developer rovo89 dropped a teaser image, reporting that things were coming along nicely, and that we could expect a release soon. Well, in smartphones “soon” can mean anything from later today to six months from now, so while we were happy to see assurances that a release was coming, we weren’t exactly holding our breath. As it turns out, we only had a couple days to wait, and today the new Lollipop-compatible Xposed Framework lands.

Despite the significant hurdles to bringing Xposed to Lollipop, the API has retained enough consistency for many existing Xposed modules to work straight away on this new release, while others will require some minor adjustments. Technically, this is still an alpha release (so be ready for occasional bugs), but operation is reportedly quite stable. That said, if you’re not familiar with Xposed already and up for a few bumpy patches, you’re advised to wait until a slightly more mature release comes out.

But if you’ve just got to dive right in, it’s ready for you to give it a shot, so long as you’re comfortable with a little manual-install work. Full details are available through the source link below.

Source: rovo89 (XDA-Developers forum)
Via: XDA-Developers

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