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Xposed Framework for Android 8.x Oreo is released (in beta)

Want to modify the behavior of your Android device without going through the trouble of replacing the operating system with a custom ROM? Xposed Framework is a popular, versatile tool that lets you choose from hundreds of modules that can alter the look, feel, performance, and behavior of the operating system. You do need a […]

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Xposed for Android Oreo is 95 percent done… but not ready just yet

It’s only been about two months since developer rovo89 released an official version of the popular Xposed Framework for Android 7.x Nougat, but it looks like an Android 8.x Oreo compatible version is coming soon. Rovo89 says work on porting Xposed to work with Oreo is about 95 percent complete… although that last 5 percent […]

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Android hacks: Magisk updated and Xposed comes to Nougat (kind of)

Once upon a time if you wanted to totally change the look and feel of the Android software running on  your phone, your best bet was probably to install a custom ROM. Then along came the Xposed framework, which lets you make deep changes to Android by installing and customizing modules, making the process almost […]

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Lilbits 312: Steam Machines would be faster as Windows Machines

Steam Machines are gaming computers that ship with Valve’s Linux-based Steam OS software. It’s designed to run on a big-screen display and put your gaming experience front and center. The idea is to make gaming PCs a bit more like game consoles… and for the most part Steam Machines seem to do that. But now […]

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Xposed Framework for Android Lollipop is now available

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 […]

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(Unofficial) Xposed Framework Alpha released for Android 5.1

Xposed Framework is a tool that lets you make system-level changes to a rooted Android phone, bringing many of the features of available in custom ROMs such as CyanogenMod or OmniROM to phones and tablets running stock Android software. Up until recently, Xposed only supported devices running Android 4.4 or earlier, but in February Xposed […]

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GravityBox now supports Lollipop: Customize the heck out of Android

GravityBox is a tool that lets you alter the behavior of your Android phone or tablet in a number of ways. Want to add options to the Quick Settings or power menu, skip tracks in the music player using your phone’s volume buttons, or add a snooze button to heads up notifications? GravityBox lets you do […]

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First build of Xposed Framework for Android 5.0 Lollipop now available

Google Android lets you customize your device with widgets, third-party app launchers, keyboards, and other tools. But up until a few years ago if you wanted to make deep system-level changes to the way your device works, you’d typically needed to install a custom ROM such as CyanogenMod or Paranoid Android, which are basically complete […]

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How to upgrade a Nexus to Android 4.4.3 (or 4.4.4) without losing root

Google recently started rolling out Android 4.4.3 to owners of Nexus smartphones and tablets. It’s a relatively minor update that doesn’t offer many new features… but it does fix some bugs, so it’s probably a good idea to update your device once you see a prompt letting you know Android 4.4.3 is ready to download […]

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Xposed Framework for Android gets a makeover, still offers nearly unlimited customization

Want to change the way the Android quick settings panel works, change the color of notifications on a per-app basis, add a “reboot” option to the power menu, customize the Google Experience launcher, or changed the behavior of your phone or tablet’s hardware buttons? Once upon a time, you would have needed to replace the […]