Top 11 Android Xposed Framework modules

Top 11 Android Xposed Framework modules
We've already covered the top 5 manufacturer software features, and the top 5 Android custom ROM features, and that only leaves one more set to cover when it comes to system-level software on your device - Xposed Framework. For those of you who are unfamiliar, when someone talks about the potential unlocked when you root your Android device, they are essentially talking about Xposed Framework. A rooted Android device is required, but after that Xposed Framework will allow you to do almost anything you want. 

Because Xposed Framework is so powerful, we've had to turn this list up to 11. The real beauty of Xposed Framework is that it can often give you features that you would find in a custom ROM, but on any device you want (with a few compatibility issues here and there). So, if you like Samsung TouchWiz, HTC Sense, or just plain stock Android, but you don't want to deal with flashing a custom ROM, Xposed Framework is the way to go. It is especially nice on devices that don't have that much support from the custom ROM community, because all you really need is root. 

At the end of the day, if you are an Android power user (or want to be), rooting your device and installing Xposed Framework should be your first two steps on any device. Once you've done that, it's all about installing various modules (many of which lead double lives as apps found in the Play Store) which enable various tweaks and features for your device. Anyway, on to the list!

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21 Comments

1. JMartin22

Posts: 2369; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

It really is a powerful and useful tool. I used it to edit icons, adjust the translucency of my notification window and such. Much more too.

2. Max_Boost

Posts: 101; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

Yup, I have some of those xposed stuff too.

3. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Hi, Michael Huang. Close brackets missing on #9. Wish there were ratings.

4. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

Thanks for the catch! (and keeping up your streak of getting my name wrong)

5. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

No problem. A lot of PA reporters seem foreign (in a way), so I assumed that you were.

6. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

You forgot YOUTUBE ADAWAY! This Xposed Module is awesome! It is like watching Youtube from the good old days, NO pesky video and banner Ads, NOTHING! But Gravity Box is King IMO, the best of the bunch barnone

8. jesusnexo unregistered

they also forgot unicon, changes the icon pack on the whole OS

15. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Minminguard is excellent too, blocking stuff like admobs. But I don't think they can promote modules that block Google's Ad system.

7. jesusnexo unregistered

no tinted statusbar?

9. Drsarcastic

Posts: 136; Member since: Jul 23, 2014

Is Cyannogen a stock rom?

12. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

No, and xposed doesn't work on custom ROMs.

14. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Actually it does, I had Xposed on Paranoid rom. But you have to be careful with certain modules, since they might clash with the custom rom feature. Gravity for instance can give a lot of problems with a custom rom. But I ran tinted statusbar, minminguard, youtube adaway and blurred systembar without problems.

13. crazymonkey05

Posts: 188; Member since: Nov 20, 2012

Only on a few devices like the one plus one, or oppo n1, otherwise its custom

10. tbacba

Posts: 134; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

X Tether! Bypasses the security check to allow native tethering without a tethering plan.

11. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Gravitybox is awesome, but it works only in stock android :(

16. VagueDeity

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 01, 2014

it works with CyanogenMOD just fine for me. There's a few features in gravity box not present in CM

17. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

Aww... no love for these modules: I am GROOT! Hodor

18. fbermudez86

Posts: 6; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

Greenify has an option to hibernate System Apps thanks to Xposed

19. shahrooz

Posts: 792; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

Where is XGELS? :(

20. Steevan01

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 10, 2016

no tinted statusbar? try droidtint it functions d same

21. latestone

Posts: 7; Member since: Feb 02, 2016

Each Android device is a little different. It's the double-edged sword of a highly customizable operating system - it inevitably becomes highly customized. Device makers often spend a great deal of time crafting a software experience distinct from what you can get elsewhere. So every Android phone and tablet has its own unique UI quirks and foibles. Xposed lets you assemble exactly the features and UI elements you want on your phone, and you don’t have to deal with flashing a ROM. That’s certain to save you a headache, but there is another big advantage to Xposed. It only takes a few taps to disable everything and get back to the stock interface. All traces of Xposed on the system can be wiped just by tapping uninstall in the Xposed settings. Try doing that with ROMs!

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