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Xposed Framework for Android 5.0 Lollipop is coming soon, developer claims it's already working

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Xposed Framework for Android 5.0 Lollipop is coming soon, developer claims it's already working
The Xposed framework, developed by the recognized XDA developer rovo89, is one of the favorite and most powerful tools that Android tinkerers make use of. Thanks to its vast host of available modules, customization geeks can take full control over Android, modify it and "bend" the operating system to each and every whim they might have. We've already told you about some of the more interesting mods that Xposed allows you to treat your device to

The whole concept sounds great, but the elephant in the room is that Xposed does not work with Android 5.0 Lollipop. See, when rovo89 initally developed the framework, Dalvik was Android's default runtime up until KitKat, while the latter marked the debut of the new ART runtime. As we all know, Lollipop runs on ART by default, which renders Xposed incompatible with the "sweet new take on Android".

Ever since the arrival of Android 5.0, in particular, most of the Android tinkerers have been patiently waiting for Xposed support. Now, several months after the newest version of the OS landed, rovo89 has finally spilled the beans about the progress he's making - from the looks of it, Xposed for Lollipop is "working very well already" and will come "soon". The developer has apparently ran the framework on a Nexus 5 (as you can see in the screenshot below).

No ETAs are given (naturally), but this is undoubtedly a good news for all who can't live without the Xposed mods. Luckily, if you are running any Android version below Lollipop, you can benefit from the goodies rovo89's framework has in store.

Xposed Framework for Android 5.0 Lollipop is coming soon, developer claims it's already working

source: XDA

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posted on 10 Feb 2015, 07:00

1. zacsaturday (Posts: 202; Member since: 09 May 2014)


Yesss, my first first comment!

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 07:04 8

2. Saioofi (Posts: 237; Member since: 23 May 2014)


Bro, this is not facebook

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 07:10

4. zacsaturday (Posts: 202; Member since: 09 May 2014)


I did *cough*not*cough* know that........

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 07:05 1

3. platformwars (Posts: 86; Member since: 14 Sep 2012)


Wow.. This is great.. Now I can finally get Android L on my phone.. I upgraded my G3 to 5.0 but I was missing xposed so much that I went to the service center and got my phone back to 4.4.2 .. This is great news.. Finally it's going to be here. Just release it now.

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 07:17 2

5. rd_nest (Posts: 1591; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


Nice to hear..Good.

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 07:20 2

6. Anthony6612 (Posts: 18; Member since: 24 Sep 2013)


Was waiting to update my phone until root was available and xposed was compatible. Now that this has shown up I am really happy. Been using xposed since 12/14 and I hate not having it.

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 07:28 6

7. Mfa901 (Posts: 250; Member since: 14 Jul 2012)


respect for the developer....as he made exposed single handedly at first....and now after much struggle he also made it for android 5.0

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 07:42 6

10. Planterz (Posts: 2012; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


Google needs to hire this guy. Chainfire too. It's amazing what these guys are able to do, and it's just a hobby for them.

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 09:35 2

16. ianbbaa (Posts: 305; Member since: 20 Mar 2013)


Actually Google and other OEMs hates them probably both - mostly Chainfire :)

but i like them both and a lot of other guys at XDA as well that made Androids to feel better.

Altohough X-posed is great, running on L doesnt change my mind to skip out of Android for my next phone.

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 09:54 1

20. Planterz (Posts: 2012; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


Geohot found a major security hole/exploit which allowed root for countless devices, and they put him on the payroll.

Samsung probably hates Chainfire, but I doubt Google cares.

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 07:33 1

8. Sidewinder (Posts: 409; Member since: 15 Jan 2015)


Thus has to be the biggest thing to come out after the release of lollipop..

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 07:36 2

9. Planterz (Posts: 2012; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


Oh HELL YES!!

I admit my faith may have wavered a bit (not in rovo89, but in Xposed being compatible with ART), but I'm happy as a pig prancing around in its own feces.

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 07:43 1

11. Cyberchum (Posts: 664; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


Hands down the best news since lollipop's announcement. I flashed RR's lollipop but quickly reverted to my lovely Slim sabered kat because of the former's blandness but xposed is here to make it appealing.

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 08:12 1

12. Settings (Posts: 1470; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)


Still, KK is much better than Lollipop even with Xposed on it's way. It's like Gingerbread upgrading to ICS and gets better with Jellybean then Kitkat and a full U-turn for Lollipop.

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 08:20 3

13. Awalker (Posts: 1395; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


Lollipop is a major step up from KitKat. The only thing holding back is the memory leak. Hopefully 5.1 will take care of that.

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 08:59

15. Settings (Posts: 1470; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)


History just repeats itself, every major step of Android there will be upcoming fixes up until there are small creases left to fix then another major step. Wash rinse repeat.

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 08:52

14. Simona (unregistered)


Hey framework and dont f**k up icons AGAIN!

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 09:40

17. Sidewinder (Posts: 409; Member since: 15 Jan 2015)


I don't care about lollipop. Just want xposed to work on art mode in the kitkat rom I'm running currently

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 09:49

19. Planterz (Posts: 2012; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


That brings up a good question - rovo89 is using Lollipop, but will it work on 4.4 ART?

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 15:12 1

25. shahrooz (Posts: 706; Member since: 17 Sep 2013)


of course it wont, ART on kitkat is not thr same as ART on L

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 09:40

18. josephnero (Posts: 555; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


best news in a while

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 11:04

21. talon95 (Posts: 466; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)


*Applause* Awesome!

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 11:23

22. OrigPhoneGeek (Posts: 27; Member since: 11 Jun 2014)


Ugh... Xposed is worse than any carrier bloatware ever installed. Most of the garbage just slows down your phone or causes issues with battery life.

I think I'll pass and wait another week or two for a custom rom that has the features I want without all the junk...

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 12:56

24. Exempt1 (unregistered)


There's amazing things you can do with Xposed... Free Spotify, boost battery life with better battery management modules, funky addons to other apps... ROMs all have the same features: Change power management, move clock to middle, add function to the buttons.... Woo...

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 11:31

23. JohnMilisis (Posts: 23; Member since: 04 May 2014)


Snapchat Hacks 4 ever :p

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 15:35

26. shahrooz (Posts: 706; Member since: 17 Sep 2013)


GOOD NEWS, I will upgrade my Nexus 5 to lolipop after release.

posted on 10 Feb 2015, 16:46

27. Fellwalker (Posts: 305; Member since: 04 Apr 2014)


Xposed is good, but is XPrivacy working?

posted on 11 Feb 2015, 08:45

28. azfar (Posts: 23; Member since: 22 Jul 2013)


hopping this will also work on KK with ART enabled.

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