Xposed Framework for Android 5.0 Lollipop is coming soon, developer claims it's already working
posted by Peter K. / Feb 10, 2015, 6:48 AM
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.
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Yesss, my first first comment!
posted on Feb 10, 2015, 7:00 AM 0
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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 Feb 10, 2015, 7:05 AM 1
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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 Feb 10, 2015, 7:28 AM 6
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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 Feb 10, 2015, 7:42 AM 6
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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 Feb 10, 2015, 9:35 AM 2
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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 Feb 10, 2015, 7:43 AM 1
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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 Feb 10, 2015, 8:12 AM 1
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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 Feb 10, 2015, 8:20 AM 3
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I don't care about lollipop. Just want xposed to work on art mode in the kitkat rom I'm running currently
posted on Feb 10, 2015, 9:40 AM 0
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That brings up a good question - rovo89 is using Lollipop, but will it work on 4.4 ART?
posted on Feb 10, 2015, 9:49 AM 0
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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 Feb 10, 2015, 11:23 AM 0
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 Feb 10, 2015, 12:56 PM 0
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