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
/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
The Xposed Framework installer now includes the option to flash a zip file
to install the framework instead of patching
app_process directly. 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.
The 90-xposed.sh script does exactly that. To enable it, download it to the
Android device, move it to
/system/addon.d/90-xposed.sh, and give it
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 interfere, allowing
the flash to update
app_process to the correct version. After rebooting,
install the Xposed Framework again.