Fix Xposed Framework and S Health issue on Galaxy S5

Several Samsung Galaxy S5 variants already received root access like Sprint, T-Mobile and International models. After getting superuser privileges, once rooted a lot of users will find a way to get the most out of this phone, and one of the many ways is by utilizing the Xposed framework. This is the easiest method, since we can modify this phone without flashing mods or custom ROMs. However, when used in S5 Galaxy, the Xposed framework makes the S Health app cannot work normally.

 

This condition could be a hard for its users, as they need to deactivate Xposed framework in order to the make the S Health work again. The Samsung’s S Health is one of the best features available on this phone, it can monitor our health stats, like blood pressure and glucose levels, and also weight. Not just that, you can also track environmental conditions, as well as track your own exercise program.

Also read: Galaxy S5 unable to take OTA when rooted – Fix.

While the Xposed and its modules, can perform a lot of modifications, most of which is to modify the stock TouchWiz UI to make it more fancy.

After browsing across the net, we have found a method to fix Xposed framework and Health issue on the Galaxy S5. The method is very simple and easy to accomplish, without utilizing custom recovery, so we are assured that novice users could also do it right.

Prerequisites
  • Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphones, all variants.
  • Root access.
  • Root file manager or build.prop editor app
Galaxy S5  S Health and Xposed framework issue

Image: Samsung

How to deal with Xposed framework and Galaxy S5 S Health.

  1. Make sure the Xposed isn’t installed.
  2. We need to change build.prop file inside the system partition, you can also get it done manually by using a file manager app or get a build prop editor on play store.
  3. Once you find the build.prop file, look for the “ro.securestorage.support=true” line.
  4. Now change the line to “ro.securestorage.support=false”.
  5. Install the Xposed framework again.
  6. The final step is wiping S Health app data, head to System -> App Manager -> ALL -> S Health then wipes the data. Now your Galaxy S5 should be able to runs Xposed framework and S Health simultaneously without any problems.

 

 

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23 Responses

  1. KaliCH12
    May 26, 2014 at 10:29 PMReply

    Didn’t work for me ;/

    • KaliCH12
      May 27, 2014 at 5:46 AMReply

      Okey, just clean “S health servise” cache, and work ^^ ~sorry for my Ang :G

    • abdullah
      May 1, 2015 at 12:27 PMReply

      go to s health from app manager is settings… and clear data of s health app…
      this will solve d problm.. and u will b able to use both xposed installer and s health.

  2. gyxter
    June 15, 2014 at 8:10 PMReply

    i noticed that this setting “ro.securestorage.support=false” disables private mode.

  3. Jbohnz
    June 17, 2014 at 1:37 PMReply

    Build.prop edit resets after rebooting on my S5. Boo

    • William
      June 30, 2014 at 3:24 PMReply

      Use build prop editor on google play.

  4. akoronel
    June 18, 2014 at 11:54 PMReply

    Thank you so much.. I was really pessimistic. I couldnt open S Health even after deleting Xposed etc.. I tried all other forums suggested, only your solution worked for me.

  5. Martin
    June 23, 2014 at 4:12 AMReply

    I have performed all the steps as well. Unfortunately this does not work. Do I need to uninstall the Xposed Installer?

  6. jon
    June 24, 2014 at 5:07 PMReply

    Please help me, I tried this in hopes it would fix private mode, but it didnt.
    Someone please help, I need my data back.

  7. William
    June 30, 2014 at 3:24 PMReply

    Thank you very much!

  8. David
    July 9, 2014 at 10:10 PMReply

    What worked for me is clearing data on S Health app in application manager AND clearing data on HealthService app as well. Only then did this method work for me on T-Mobile variant of S5.

    • Al
      July 15, 2014 at 6:14 AMReply

      Thanks David, clearing HealthService is what did the trick for my to, tried it dozens of times before and gave up. Great!!!

  9. name
    August 5, 2014 at 10:22 AMReply

    Alright, so here’s what i did, and it all works perfectly

    Install xposed and activate it, you’ll get all your errors after that, install Android Turner Free (or paid, up to you)

    go to app settings and uninstall updates, force close and clear data for both : S health and Healthservice

    reboot your device open up android tuner free and move S Health to the Internal memory (make it a user app instead of system)

    clear the data for both, S health and Healthservice again and reboot

    open up S health, do not let it update yet setup your account and then, go to settings and tell it to search for updates, let it update

    open S health again and it’ll tell you it needs to update the service, let it do so, when that is done restart

    all should work correctly from that point on

    • David
      January 21, 2015 at 12:01 PMReply

      I’m trying to follow this alternate method, but I don’t see S Health in the list of applications in the 3C Toolbox Application Manager. Has anyone else been successful with this?

    • David
      January 21, 2015 at 12:20 PMReply

      Never mind…I used Titanium to convert the app to a user app, and this worked like a charm. Simpler than having to uninstall / reinstall Xposed.

  10. Babsi
    August 5, 2014 at 10:52 AMReply

    I cleaned Health Servie and S Health. But it doesn’t work…Only if I uninstall de S Health and Health Service update 🙁
    Further it seems my S5 is sometimes crashing, since I’ve installed xposed…
    How can I get rid of xposed then? Uninstall doesn’t help.
    Someone please help.

  11. Abhishek
    August 11, 2014 at 7:24 AMReply

    Action plan worked on my S5. Indian version. Thanks.

  12. krazy006
    August 12, 2014 at 11:49 AMReply

    All I did was clear cache then data on both s health and health services. I also stoped the programs and uninstalled updates. Then clear cache and data again and install both apps again shealth and health services

  13. Adel
    August 20, 2014 at 7:13 AMReply

    Thanks Your Information Was Very Useful
    Now i got Both X-posed and S health Working Fine 😉

  14. Super Lee
    August 22, 2014 at 12:17 AMReply

    Work for me: G900I in Taiwan
    1. Use https://towelroot.com/ for root
    2. After reboot, HealthService keep fault, stop and wipe the HealthService and S Health data
    3. Install “Xposed Installer(v2.7 experimental1).apk” and reboot
    4. wipe the HealthService and S Health data again
    5. Select S Health to create a user profile

    The S Health workable and correct.

  15. Xippy
    September 22, 2014 at 10:31 PMReply

    I tried this several times in a row and can’t get S Health to work with xposed installed. I’ve gone do far as to uninstall updates for S Health (uninstall it, essentially), uninstall the xposed framework and the installer, change the buildprop setting, and reinstall xposed and S Health in that order. Either the “health service has stopped” message repeats furiously or S Health stalls and errors in the profile backup stage, or both. Even if I skip the backup step, it still won’t save a profile and won’t function. Am I doing something wrong?

    I have KitKat 4.4.2 running on a Sprint Galaxy 5 rooted with towelroot

  16. Sebastian (seancojr)
    October 7, 2014 at 2:34 PMReply

    There is now an Xposed module available (courtesy of Wanam) that handles this fix automatically. Search for
    ‘XSecureStorage’ from the Xposed Installer download screen.

  17. Raman
    January 12, 2016 at 6:30 PMReply

    I was able to find out build.prop file BUT no (ro.securestorage.support=false) such line exist in that file. Is this procedure applicable for all android phones???
    Mine is lenovo k3 note.

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