The Xposed Framework is a neat Android program that
enables user-made modules to change
the behaviour of the lower-level Android OS. It does this by modifying
/system/bin/app_process to add some hooks into it.
The issue is that when flashing a new ROM, the modified
reverted back to the original version, disabling the Xposed Framework
until it's restored.
The Xposed Framework installer now includes the option to flash
a zip file to install the framework instead of patching
The method detailed in this post will still work, but the new way to make sure
the framework is installed after flashing a new ROM is to simply flash the
Xposed installer zip right after flashing the ROM.
The solution to this is a script that will automatically back up the existing
app_process before a flash, then restore it after the flash completes.
does exactly that. To enable it, download it to the Android device, move it to
/system/addon.d/90-xposed.sh, and give it executable permissions.
This can be done on the device with a few different programs, but it's much easier to do from a computer with adb.
Download the script and push it to the SD card of the Android device with
adb push 90-xposed.sh /sdcard/
Once the file is on the device, log into it (using
adb shell) and run the
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su #Get root permissions cp /sdcard/90-xposed.sh /system/addon.d/ #Copy the file to the correct folder chmod 755 /system/addon.d/90-xposed.sh #Make the file executable
After logging out of the device, the Xposed framework will stay installed and active even after flashing a new ROM. Note that this should only really be used in situations where the ROM isn't changing too much (like flashing a new nightly ROM).
In situations where
app_process would actually be changed by the flash, this
script could cause issues as it would restore an incorrect version of the file.
If this happens, delete
app_process.orig in the
/system/bin/ directory, then reflash. The script won't interefere, allowing
the flash to update
app_process to the correct version. After rebooting,
install the Xposed Framework again.