Xposed Framework is a utility that makes it possible to modify the behavior of a rooted Android device by installing modules that can change anything from power consumption to notification behavior.
When Google made the move from Android 4.4 to Android 5.0, there were some system-level changes that made it difficult to port Xposed to the newer version of Android… although pre-release and unofficial builds have been making the rounds for a while.
Now Xposed officially supports Android 5.0 and Android 5.1.
Versions 72 and later of Xposed should work with many devices running Android Lollipop, although there are some known issues that may affect users of some Samsung and Sony devices using stock ROMs. So make sure to backup your device and read up on workarounds before installing Xposed on a device from one of those manufacturers.
In a nutshell, Xposed lets you get many of the features that used to only be available with a custom ROM… without requiring you to replace the software that came on your phone. You will need to root your device and install a custom recovery though.
Once you’ve done that, you can choose from hundreds of modules that can modify Quick Settings, Power Menu, and notification features, CPU settings, SD card storage features, and much much more.
Support for Android 5.x Lollipop comes just as Google is getting ready to introduce Android 6.0 Marshmallow. There’s no word on when the framework will support the next version of Android.