Here is an quick guide on how to Root and Install Xposed Framework on CoolPad cool 1
Rooting is the process of allowing users of smartphones, tablets and other devices running the Android mobile operating system to attain privileged control.
Installing Xposed Framework is easy if the phone is already rooted.
What is Xposed Framework?
The Xposed Framework is an application only usable on rooted devices (look up what “root” means before proceeding or else you won’t be able to install the Framework), and helps you modify elements in your device without having to install a custom ROM.
Xposed Framework is a framework for your rooted Android phone. It in itself does not do much. But it lets you install other apps/mods/tweak with system level functionality without having to flash them via custom recovery.
In a nutshell, the Xposed Framework allows users to pick and choose what features they’d like and apply them to a stock ROM instead of constantly flashing new ROMs. It’s quick and easy, but there are a few things that we need to talk about before you start going crazy with this ultra-powerful tool.
Why Should you Use Xposed Framwork?
Another thing worth noting is that Xposed can sometimes cause unintended side effects when used on manufacturer ROMs—like Samsung or LG. Basically, Xposed modules are generally designed with stock Android in mind, and Samsung or LG devices are running anything but stock Android.
While you can use Xposed on these devices, I’d tread carefully—you never know what sort of things can go wrong when you start trying to mix things that may not necessarily want to play nicely with each other.
Is it safe to use Xposed Framework?
Installing an Xposed Framework Module. Xposed modules are just APK files that can be installed like any other APK files. the Xposed installer app features a Downloads section that contains lots of modules, but you can also find other modules in form of APKs on XDA and other websites
How to install Xposed Framework?
Disclaimer: Please follow this guide at your own risk. Pantomath will not be liable if your device gets damaged or bricked during the process.
To be on the safe side, take a full backup from your recovery before proceeding. If you don’t have a custom recovery, still make sure to backup all the important stuff that you can.
Also, make sure you’re running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich or later, or else Xposed will not work. Lastly, as we mentioned before, your device needs to be rooted for Xposed to work. You can find rooting instructions here.
What are Xposed Framework Modules?
As I said earlier, Xposed Framework is just that, a framework. Its functionality is enhanced by Modules, just like apps on your Android phone enhance your phone’s functionality. Modules are basically .apk files you can download from anywhere on the internet and you install them just like you would install any other app via side loading.
First Install Xposed Framework Installer APK
Install the Xposed framework installer apk from XDA-developers
Download the Xposed installer apk
Find Your Device’s CPU Architecture & Android Version
There are three different versions of the Xposed Framework for Android 6 devices, and each is designed for a specific CPU architecture. It can be fairly difficult to find your device’s CPU architecture, so if you don’t know this information off the top of your head, I’d suggest that you download a free app called Hardware Info.
Once you’ve installed Hardware Info, simply open the app and tap the “Processor” entry. From here, look for one of three CPU architecture types—ARMv7, ARM64, or x86. The exact location of these CPU architecture names will vary, but you should see one of the three somewhere under the Processor category
There are two core elements to Xposed—one is the Xposed Framework, which lays all of the groundwork, and the other is the Xposed Installer app, which allows you to download and manage modules. First up, grab a copy of the Installer APK
Download the latest Xposed framework installer app, from XDA-developer here. and sideload the downloaded APK to your device in order to install it. Once installed, launch the Xposed Installer app from your app drawer.
Xposed Framework installer is not available on google play store. Hence you need to download the apk from a trusted website and allow “unknown sources” apps to install on the device in the settings.
- There are two ways to flash the framework the best and easy way is to download and install the framework within the xposed framework installer itself. Click on download and activate
- The other way of doing it would be downloading the framework which suits to the CPU architecture of you’re device and flashing the zip file of framework in through custom recovery by TWRP.
Once you have downloaded Framework zip file, reboot your phone into recovery mode to install the Xposed Framework .zip file. Power down your device, then press and hold down the power and volume down button to enter recovery mode.
If you have a custom recovery such as TWRP installed on your device, press “Install” and then select the location where you have saved the Xposed Framework .zip file. Tap on the file, press “Install Image” and then swipe to the right to confirm flashing. You can then press the “Reboot System” button and reboot to the system.
After installing xposed installer apk and flashing framework file automatically or manually through TWRP, Download the modules required.
Xposed offers a variety of modules to improve your Android experience. Open the Xposed Installer app and navigate to Download. This section offers you access to a repository of modules that you can install. To install a framework, simply choose one in the download menu and press download.
Once the installation completes, you can go ahead and fire up the newly downloaded Xposed Installer. Activate the framework and download the neccessary modules. Activate the modules
Note: Each Module needs an soft reboot to work. So every time you enable/disable or download/uninstall you need to reboot you’re phone to work properly.
The Xposed framework is a great way to improve your Android experience. It does not matter if you love stock Android, no good custom ROMs are available or if you want to improve the Android version you’re already running.
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