After successfully applied on the new LG flagship smartphone LG G4, now we can also run Xposed on Galaxy S6 variants running on Android 5.1.1, it’s include the S6 Edge models. Not only that, the dev also stated that it should work for upcoming Samsung arm64 (64-bit) devices like the Galaxy S6 edge plus and Galaxy Note 5, which is also sold with the most recent Lollipop (5.1.1).
Previously, you may also know that we have been able to use the Xposed Framework on Samsung devices running stock Lollipop ROM with TouchWiz UI. Unfortunately, it only works on 32-bit devices (arm), so it can not be used for Galaxy S6 line that has been equipped with arm64 processor.
Thank to wanam, a recognized developer from Xda that have built a derivative Xposed framework for Samsung Galaxy S6 variants, it has been tested and reportedly working on a factory unlocked Galaxy S6 (SM-G920F). After releasing it in the community, some S6/S6 edge users with different variant also managed to use it, as long as the device is running deodexed ROM.
Before acting, it helps if you read some of the requirements that you must have before installing Xposed for Galaxy S6 / S6 edge:
- Stock Deodexed Samsung Android 5.1.1 ROM.
- Custom recovery (CWM) installed
If you have a plan to install Xposed on your Samsung arm64 devices, here’s the overview:
- Make sure your stock Android 5.1.1 ROM is Deodexed, if you do not mods your device at the moment, chances are it’s still Odexed. There’s a lot of stock Deodexed ROM available on Xda.
- Grab the Xposed Framework installer apk (XposedInstaller_3.0_alpha4.apk or newer) and install it.
- Download the flashable xposed installer zip (xposed-vxx-sdk22-tw-arm64-custom-build-by-wanam-xxxxxxxx.zip). An Uninstaller zip is optional, but it might useful when you get bootloop.
- Boot into custom recovery and flash the installer zip file.
- Once flashing done, reboot system.
- Open it and try to install some modules.