The Xposed framework for root users was updated today to support Android 4.3, so if you’ve been on the fence about upgrading due to Xposed not being properly supported, well – wait no more.
For those who have not yet tinkered with Xposed, it’s a framework that uses user modules to modify behaviors in Android or individual applications. One great module example allows for disabling the root and platform check for Google Wallet without downloading a hacked version of Wallet. This lets Wallet pass any security checks it does on itself, and update from the Play Store without issues.
Other modules allow for things such as putting applications into hibernate mode when not in the foreground, popping applications up in a movable box, and reporting that your phone is a different device to individual applications.
The actual framework is pretty easy to install and update; just head over to the development thread, download and run the installer, update or install, and reboot. Xposed will be there and ready for you the next time you need it.
For individual modules, you can find a great list of known Xposed framework modules here that allow you to modify scads of things on your Android device.
For me, with the release of a 4.3-compatible Xposed, I’m back in the Google Wallet game and can once again resume my search for some place other than Babies “R” Us and the local bookstore that actually work with Google Wallet.
If you’re a root user, the Xposed framework is an incredibly valuable addition to your root tools arsenal. The absence of the framework on my HTC EVO 4G LTE has been noted on a near daily basis, as all sorts of cool mods have been released lately and I have not been able to play with them – until today.