After a long year of waiting, Xposed v88 is finally released supporting the versions 7.0/7.1 of the operation system. This is big news for people who want to stay on stock ROMs and have the features of custom ones and for the customization enthusiasts in general.
What is Xposed?
It’s a framework that integrates into your Android system. It allows developers to build modules that can customize pretty much everything in your device. Eventually, the user can have custom-rom-like features on almost every rooted stock-running device. That ranges from customizing UI, saving battery, to allowing new features on apps like downloading photos on Instagram.
Can we celebrate?
But don’t celebrate yet. The first release is most likely buggy. In addition, developers need time to update their Xposed modules to fully support Android N devices. Although the Android community couldn’t wait, the new version’s download manager scored over 100k downloads in two days.
Why so long to release the update?
The member rovo89, XDA Senior Recognized Developer and the lead developer of the Xposed Framework, says that he tries to ensure that Xposed integrates nicely with the improvement of the new ART (Android Runtime) version. Android 7 have seen a radical change that allows the users to install apps fast and have a better experience, he says. And that results in various different compilation states and more complexity. Which took him so long to do research and experiments in order to get the new Xposed version to integrate nicely with the new version of the operating system.
Where can I download?
To download Xposed, head on over to the official thread on xda and follow instructions to get the right version for your device. Beware that installing the wrong version may cause your device to bootloop. Make sure your system is compatible and make a backup before you proceed with installing.