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

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.


source: XDA

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28 Comments

1. zacsaturday

Posts: 262; Member since: May 09, 2014

Yesss, my first first comment!

2. Saioofi

Posts: 336; Member since: May 23, 2014

Bro, this is not facebook

4. zacsaturday

Posts: 262; Member since: May 09, 2014

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

3. platformwars

Posts: 86; Member since: Sep 14, 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.

5. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

Nice to hear..Good.

6. Anthony6612

Posts: 20; Member since: Sep 24, 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.

7. Mfa901

Posts: 291; Member since: Jul 14, 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

10. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 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.

16. ianbbaa

Posts: 332; Member since: Mar 20, 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.

20. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 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.

8. Sidewinder

Posts: 515; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

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

9. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 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.

11. Cyberchum

Posts: 1033; Member since: Oct 24, 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.

12. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 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.

13. Awalker

Posts: 1973; Member since: Aug 15, 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.

15. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 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.

14. Simona unregistered

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

17. Sidewinder

Posts: 515; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

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

19. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

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

25. shahrooz

Posts: 792; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

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

18. josephnero

Posts: 778; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

best news in a while

21. talon95

Posts: 994; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

*Applause* Awesome!

22. OrigPhoneGeek

Posts: 27; Member since: Jun 11, 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...

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...

23. JohnMilisis

Posts: 23; Member since: May 04, 2014

Snapchat Hacks 4 ever :p

26. shahrooz

Posts: 792; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

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

27. Fellwalker

Posts: 535; Member since: Apr 04, 2014

Xposed is good, but is XPrivacy working?

28. azfar

Posts: 23; Member since: Jul 22, 2013

hopping this will also work on KK with ART enabled.

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