Currently, Xposed Framework is one of the must-have app for Android smartphones or tablet users with superuser access. The main reason why Xposed and its modules are widely used by rooted users because it’s easy to use, as an example, before the presence of Xposed we should flash a zip file via custom recovery to apply only a single mod. With the release Xposed, the procedures to implement mods become much easier (since we only need to install the apk files without having to boot into recovery, then flash a mod) and also harmless (since it works without altering the actual apk files and it’s easy to undo).
The Xposed framework developed by two recognized devs from xda: rovo89 and Tungstwenty. This app only works with rooted devices running Android 4.0.3 or later, but for those who are still running Android Gingerbread, you still have a chance to try the unofficial back-ported version of the framework. Another essential thing after the framework is the modules, a module is an app which able to change the system or apps behavior, all modifications by a module is done in memory, so it’s easy to disable it, just deactivate the specific module and reboot.
Xposed Framework has gone through a lot of improvements since it was first released, both in terms of functionality and design, and will continue to develop to complement with the Android OS development, the devs also plan to make this framework compatible with Android Runtime or ART. When this article was written, the latest version of Xposed Installer is v2.7 which uses a database to manage the list of downloadable modules.
Download the latest stable version of Xposed Framework apk (installer)
You can download the Xposed Installer apk file here on its official repo site, this app will the make an attempt to install the Xposed framework on your smartphone or tablet. However, be sure to download the stable version, not the experimental one, since it might contain bugs.
Before installing this app, make sure to enable “Unknown Sources” in settings, since it’s not available in Google Play Store. After installing it, open an app called “Xposed Installer” then tap on Framework, from there hit the “Install/Update” button, a reboot is required when updating/installing framework or activate/disable modules.