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

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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:

"Please install it only if you're willing to take the risk of boot loops. Just because it's working fine and stable for me doesn't mean it will work for everyone the same way."

Everything okay? Let's go!

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posted on 16 Feb 2015, 09:48 1

1. limporgyuk (Posts: 289; Member since: 06 Nov 2013)


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

posted on 16 Feb 2015, 09:49 1

2. Settings (Posts: 2305; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)


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

posted on 16 Feb 2015, 10:04 1

3. Planterz (Posts: 2110; Member since: 30 Apr 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.

posted on 16 Feb 2015, 10:57 1

4. RandomUsername (Posts: 808; Member since: 29 Oct 2013)


I read that it doesn't work with TouchWiz.

posted on 17 Feb 2015, 01:16 2

6. PeterK. (Posts: 314; Member since: 13 Nov 2013)


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

posted on 24 Mar 2015, 15:11

10. doudou31 (Posts: 1; Member since: 24 Mar 2015)


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

posted on 17 Feb 2015, 00:45 1

5. uncfan44 (Posts: 9; Member since: 24 Apr 2013)


thanks, working on my nexus 6!

posted on 19 Feb 2015, 16:50

7. rebaz (Posts: 1; Member since: 19 Feb 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

posted on 25 Feb 2015, 10:12

8. tanveer.hamza (Posts: 1; Member since: 25 Feb 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.

posted on 22 Mar 2015, 21:14

9. Rl560 (Posts: 1; Member since: 22 Mar 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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