How to install Xposed Framework alpha on Android 5.0 Lollipop and actually make it work


Just as we told you earlier, rovo89's legendary Xposed framework has finally scored support for Lollipop, opening the gates for almost unlimited Android modifications and customizations. Of course, just as we told you, the framework is still at a pretty early alpha stage and you are likely to stumble upon some issues. 

Also have in mind that many of the more popular Xposed modules are not working as intended, while others are only functioning to some extent. Now that the framework has landed on the sweetest Android yet, the developers of said modules will probably roll up their sleeves and get down to work.

We were eager to give Xposed a try, so we quickly installed it on one of the devices that we use as a playground for some more risky modifications. The first time we installed the framework, it didn't work. What a pity. Luckily, some devoted Xposed fans had found a pretty nice workaround that allowed some of the supported modules to work. 

Before we walk you through, however, let us quote rovo89:


Everything okay? Let's go!

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10 Comments

1. limporgyuk

Posts: 376; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

Thanks for this PA, this is the reason my G3 is still running Kitkat

2. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Who had tried it? Any Guinea pigs to share the experience? I dont want my bloated S4 to become a paperweight.

3. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

As long as you do a Nandroid, there's no risk of bricking. I might try it soon. I've been running Liquid Smooth 3.2 (4.4.4 KK) on my Nexus 4 but I've been wanting to try 4.0 (Lollipop) again. I've got to free up some space, move some things around, do some back-ups, etc. But I'm too inebriated right now to do that sort of thing. If you want to give me a way to contact you, I'll be happy to let you know how things go if/when I get around to it. If you're on XDA, shoot me a PM. Same username.

4. RandomUsername

Posts: 808; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

I read that it doesn't work with TouchWiz.

6. PeterK.

Posts: 314; Member since: Nov 13, 2013

An S4 (GT-I9505) was being used for the purposes of this guide, so it will work.

10. doudou31

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 24, 2015

Boot loop on Samsung stock ROMs apparently... May I ask what rom you are on? Thanks....

5. uncfan44

Posts: 9; Member since: Apr 24, 2013

thanks, working on my nexus 6!

7. rebaz

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 19, 2015

don't work for me please my mobile don't work after flash i have galaxy S5 SM-G900F lollipop 5.0L ppplllleeeaassss hellpp

8. tanveer.hamza

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 25, 2015

I have the ATT LG G3 (D850) running CM 12 official Nightly build. I have had xposed for the last two days and have activated many modules that work just fine. As stated in the article you HAVE to make sure to Soft Reboot from within the app itself or else it will say you don't have framework installed. Just follow the instructions above and it shouldn't take more than 5 minutes.

9. Rl560

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

Does this work with Nexus 7 2013? I heard elsewhere that it would not and I want to double check

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