Xposed for Android 5.0 Lollipop is finally here, but for ARMv7 devices only


After months of patient and not-so-patient waiting, die-hard fans of the Xposed framework for Android finally have a reason to party. The developer of the modding tool, rovo89, has finally released a version of Xposed that works well with Lollipop's ART runtime, only several days after the hinted that the inevitable was about to happen.

The current version of the module is nowhere near stable - it's in alpha stage, which suggests that you're extremely likely to stumble upon numerous issues - rovo89 explicitly states that Xposed might cause a lot of bootloops for some users. In particular, it is said that Xposed for Lollipop will certainly cause bootloops if it's flashed on stock Samsung ROMs (the culprit is a file type issue that is currently being dealt with).

What's more, the current build only works with devices that are based on the ARMv7 instruction set. At the moment, ARMv8 ones are not supported, so flashing Xposed on such devices is everything but advisable. 

If you're willing to take the risk and are quite impatient to make use of the legendary framework alongside Google's sweetest Android ever, follow the source link, put your thinking cap on, and read rovo89's instructions carefully. 

You can also find a list with the currently supported modules by following the second source link and heading to the dynamically-populated spreadsheet.


source: XDA, Google Docs

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8 Comments

1. UglyFrank

Posts: 2200; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

So it only works with ArmV7 processors?

2. PeterK.

Posts: 314; Member since: Nov 13, 2013

Pretty much.

3. hmd74

Posts: 546; Member since: Jan 31, 2013

So how do i know if my phone is ARMV7?

4. PeterK.

Posts: 314; Member since: Nov 13, 2013

Google your chipset followed by "instruction set". You can also look for your device in this list:http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1596800

8. RandomUsername

Posts: 808; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

CPU-Z :)

5. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Why? Isn't that ARMv8 processors are fully compatible with ARMv7 instructions.

6. Boybawang

Posts: 205; Member since: Jun 02, 2013

The author of this article have no idea that 99% of phones are ARMv7 based

7. PeterK.

Posts: 314; Member since: Nov 13, 2013

If you are talking about 32-bit phones, yes, you are right. Otherwise, no, you are not correct. Good luck running Xposed on Samsung's newest Exynos SoCs, which are based on the ARMv8-A instruction set.

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