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Lilbits 347: Xposed Framework for Android Pie (unofficial)

While I was kind of excited this week to see that it’s possible to unlock the bootloader and root the latest Amazon Fire HD 8 tablet, that’s because the Fire tablet lineup is unusual: they’re dirt cheap, Android-based tablets that run a highly customized version of Android that’s not to everyone’s tastes. Hacking them to […]

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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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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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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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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 […]

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Change DPI settings for Android apps to enable tablet apps on a phone (root only)

Google Android lets developers create apps that behave differently on phones and tablets. For instance the default Gmail app has a two-column view on a tablet, but if you use the exact same app on a phone, you only see one column. Some apps, such as personal finance tracker Mint or photo editing app Photoshop […]