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Best Xposed Framework modules: 6 you shouldn't be without

For top to bottom customization of your smartphone, there might not be a better solution than Xposed Framework. Supporting advanced configurations, settings, and all new features, Xposed Framework is a free and comprehensive platform. Take your Android into another dimension with our list of the best Xposed Framework modules you can get. 

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These are the best Xposed Framework modules you can get. / © ANDROIDPIT

What is Xposed Framework? 

Xposed Framework is a software platform which allows for the installation of specialist modules (similar to apps) which can alter Android system behavior beyond what is normally possible. Think of it as a sort of Google Play for power users. 

It's limited to rooted devices but this also means that the capabilities of compatible modules extend beyond what other, "normal" apps can do. 

These different modules come in many types and cover almost everything imaginable in Android. You can change the color of your entire system, gain control of any customization option and change how each aspect of your device acts. 

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I feel so Xposed. / © ANDROIDPIT

How do I install Xposed Framework?

To install Xposed Framework, consult the linked thread from the XDA Developers forum and note, once again, that your device will need to be rooted and with a custom recovery installed. Since November 2015, support for the Xposed Framework extends to Android Marshmallow-based ROMs.  

Individual modules are downloaded and installed from within the Xposed Framework app or from the Xposed Module Repository website.

Below is a selection of the favorite Xposed modules. 

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Android N-Ify, one of the latest must have Xposed modules. ! / © ANDROIDPIT

1. LockScreen Mods

LockScreen Mods is a simple and effective lockscreen shortcut creator. There are six slots in which you can assign apps to be quickly launched without unlocking your device. 

It looks good, it's useful and it works; LockScreen Mods is a classic example of how Xposed Framework can provide worthy improvements to your handset.  

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Launch your favorite apps straight from the lockscreen. / © ANDROIDPIT

2. XMultiWindow

The XMultiWindow module is convenient for multitasking with a large screen. It allows you to make use of a multiwindow-style layout as can be found on Samsung phablets (among other devices). 

You can work with multiple applications simultaneously with apps organized in windows at the top and bottom (or left and right) of the screen. To get the best out of this module, you should probably be using a device with a 5-inch screen or larger but I'm guessing you probably own such a handset.

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Create a Samsung-like multiwindow interface with XMultiWindow. / © ANDROIDPIT

3. Never Sleep

This isn't a particularly new module but it remains useful. Do you get frustrated when your screen turns off when it shouldn't? Never Sleep seeks to solve this.

Once installed, you can create a list of applications which will prevent your phone from sleeping. If, for example, you want your display to remain on while using a PDF reader, simply add that app to the list. Piece of cake.

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Stop your screen from sleeping while you're still looking at the screen with Never Sleep. / © ANDROIDPIT

4. WhatsAppX

With this WhatsApp extension, you will be able to password protect WhatsApp conversation, hide message previews, save important messages, schedule reminders for later replies, and make calls from the app over your network, rather than Wi-Fi. 

Yeah, it's good. 

5. GravityBox

If anything on this list can be thought of as an essential, it's GravityBox. It basically provides all the functionality of a custom ROM without the fear of flashing and data loss. 

You can change the way you unlock your phone, customize the notification bar, menus, volume buttons, calls, colors, almost anything. GravityBox comes in Marshmallow GravitiBoX [MM], Lollipop GravityBox [LP] and KitKat GravityBox [KK] flavors. Don't miss it. 

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The one and only gravity box. / © ANDROIDPIT

6. Android N-ify

And so we come to the reason you installed Xposed Framework: N-ify. Android N-ify is experimental. Android N-ify has its problems. Android N-ify will also add to your device features from the upcoming Android N before they are available to anybody else. 

So far we have only a couple of features to play with: double tap the recent apps to jump to your last used app (an excellent feature which should already be standard), and also small descriptions for some items in the settings menu (another lovely feature). Install the module and support this project, please.  

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Get settings descriptions with Android N-ify.  / © ANDROIDPIT

What are your favorite modules Xposed? Let us know in the comments.

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  • PPB 1 month ago Link to comment

    Yay Gravity BOX is best

  • i like this article. i also write article about this topic

  • Zilexa A 3 months ago Link to comment

    You are forgetting the best and most obvious of all: Google removed the ability to put your phone on SILENCE since Android 5.0 Lollipop. With your VOLUME DOWN button you can only put the phone on vibration, before Lollipop, you could go one step further and disable vibration as well.
    Since Lollipop, to mute your phone you are forced to disable all notifications using Priority or NONE mode, which disables all notifications.
    With Xposed module "True Silent Mode" you can use your Volume Down button to go one step further again: turn vibration off. no sound, no vibration, while notifications keep coming (visible on your screen). Just like pre Lollipop. You can still use Priority or NONE if you like.

  • YouTube NoAd & Root Cloak! *First apps I download every time I install Xposed*

  • I use GravityBox, ChuwiTweaks, Enable Ambient Display, Android N-Ify, and Greenify. Those are the best module in my opinion.

  • Just be careful. If you're running Marshmallow, do a search and find out which apks are working properly and which aren't for your phone, because I soft-bricked my Nexus 6. If the developers don't optimize these apks and bring them up-to-date, it can cause problems. With Lollipop is fine, no issues.

  • Junaid Q. 5 months ago Link to comment

    thanks,
    This the article I was looking for

  • Frank 5 months ago Link to comment

    I use Wanam Xposed, Greenify, Amplify, APM+, Force fast scroll, iFont, Status bar scroll to top, and YouTube AdAway.

  • S Wolfe 5 months ago Link to comment

    X-Privacy
    Wanam for Samsung device
    Notify Clean
    Greenify plugin
    Secure settings plug-in (combined with Tasker)

  • Gravity Box is great if you are not using a Samsung device, in which case you need Wanam exposed which is just as good (this should only apply if you are running a touchwiz based rom from my understanding), Xposed framework is one of the best reasons to root.

  • Alex R. 5 months ago Link to comment

    That sounds cool..Its time get my phone rooted ;)

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    anshul 5 months ago Link to comment

    Nice article. I will try it.

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