[Xposed (Xposed Framework)] - [ROM modding without modifying APKs by rovo89]


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    [Xposed (Xposed Framework)] - [ROM modding without modifying APKs by rovo89]

    You may have read or heard about a project called "Xposed" or "Xposed Framework". In short, it is a framework that can be used to install cool MODs to your phone without having to decompile and modify the APKs, which in turn means that nothing needs to be flashed via recovery. You simply install the Xposed Framework app, run it and tap the install button. It will install the framework modifying parts automatically. After a reboot, all you need to do is install some of the modules (which are also apps) that do the cool stuff you want like modify what certain apps do and dont do, change the DPI for apps, theme your phone, allow you to use icon themes, and much more.

    Theres a good chance, if you are running a custom touchwiz rom, that you already have the Xposed Framework app as many Devs are including it and some cool modules in their roms.

    Please visit the Xposed - ROM modding without modifying APKs thread to download and read a bit more about it and please Thank rovo89 for creating Xposed while you're there.

    Modules are in post #2

    How to install:
    Create a backup and make sure you know how to restore it!

    For the framework:
    Download XposedInstaller.apk and install it
    Launch the Xposed Installer and click on "Install/Update"
    Reboot
    Done!

    For modifications/modules you want to install:
    Download .apk and install it
    Launch the Xposed Installer and go to the "Modules" tab (you will also get there if you click on the notification warning you that the module is not enabled yet)
    Enable the module by checking the checkbox
    Reboot
    Done!

    In case you get into a boot loop:
    You can flash the Xposed-Disabler-CWM.zip by Tungstwenty.
    It will be copied to your (external) SD card when you install Xposed.

    This is a collection of of usefull information for our S4 forum.
    I have nothing to do with any of these items except to say that I am a fan.
    I'm not responsible for anything you do to/with your phone.
    Im happy to answer any questions I can, otherwise Ill refer you to the approprate website.
    If you appreciate that Ive brought this info together for you, then please hit the Thanks button below!

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    [Xposed Modules]


    Some of these can be used on stock odex and rooted S4s.
    Please keep in mind that some modules may conflict with other modules and roms and apks that have been modded in the typical way. Also, modules not made for our phone may not work entirely or at all...but...sometimes they do.



    ★Unicon (formerly Icon Themer)★

    One of my favorite modules for Xposed is called Unicon (formerly Icon Themer) by Faruq Rasid (aka ruqqq at xda). This brilliant module allows you to use Nova/Apex/ADW icon packs/themes on your device and use any launcher you prefer, especially stock launchers like Touchwiz. Unicon is fantastic because the icon theme is applied throughout your device and not just confined your launcher.

    Features:
    ★ More than 100 icon packs available in Play Store ready to be applied to Unicon
    ★ Tested with ADW, Apex, Nova Themes/Icon Packs
    ★ Works with Legacy GO Themes (the ones which is not made with GO Theme Factory)
    ★ Works with Paid Icon Packs
    ★ Works with Odex/Deodexed ROM

    The most recent and most updated version can be found in the playstore and usually costs about $2.00. Well worth the donation for a great app/module. If youre short on funds, you can go to his xda page here, where he should have an older free copy for download.



    ★Wanam Xposed | Customize your Stock Samsung Roms★

    Another fantastic module for Xposed is called Wanam Xposed by Wanam at xda. This popular and useful module allows let you customize your Samsung Android 4.2+ Stock firmwares, it should work with custom Roms too, but it is HIGHLY recommend you use it with a Stock 4.2+ Rom. Perfect for those not wanting to flash custom roms.

    Features:

    ★ Call Recording
    ★ 4 Ways Reboot (Reboot, Recovery, Hotboot, Download)
    ★ Full Color/Transparency customization for Status bar and Notification drawer elements
    ★ Secure Samsung Keyboard
    ★ Option to keep "Add Call" button with Call recording menu
    ★ Disable Camera shutter sound (+Screen Capture)
    ★ Flashlight trough volume button UP
    ★ Skip Music with Volume buttons
    ★ Save Call Logs View
    ★ Enable Keyboard Symbols
    ★ Enable Hangouts Calls trough cellular
    ★ Enable Camera while calling
    ★ Unlimited and Customizable Multi-View support
    ★ Bypass Exchange Lock check
    ★ Notification Panel Customization
    ★ Long Home key behavior
    ★ Long Back key to kill App (+ white list)
    ★ Disable increasing ringtone
    ★ Messaging Tweaks (raise limits and conversion)
    ★ Disable Scrolling cache
    ★ Enable Full rotations
    ★ White Circle Battery
    ★ Removed Camera permission
    ★ Transparent Notifications panel
    ★ Customize Clock format and size
    ★ Customize Battery text helper size
    ★ Customize Quick Settings buttons number per row
    ★ White themed Quick Settings buttons
    ★ Collapse Quick Settings after toggle
    ★ 2 line formatted date on the panel header
    ★ Dark themed Multi-Window
    ★ Disable Boot sound
    ★ Customize Two line date header format
    ★ White/Black Email App background (Supported on some devices)
    ★ Transparent Quick Settings buttons background
    ★ Default hidden SMS logs
    ★ Add Call button to Logs and Contacts list
    ★ Disable Accounts icons on Contacts list
    ★ Customize Wifi AP Clients number
    ★ Disable Launcher page rotation
    ★ Add Exit button to browser
    ★ SMS Automatic input mode
    ★ Disable Call number formatting
    ★ Enable unlimited Contacts joining
    ★ Enable Gallery Rotation trough button
    ★ Set default Browser view to Desktop
    ★ Hide Wireless charging popup
    ★ Hide Full Battery Notification
    And much more to come

    Unfortunately, not all of the options shown here work with our phone but enough do to make it worth while to snap it up. The most recent and most updated version can be found in the playstore and is free as of writing this. Which is unbelievable! If you prefer, you can go to his xda page here, to download the module and to give him a thanks or donation for his hard work.



    ★XBlast Tools - Xposed module★

    Very much along the lines of Wanam XBlast Tools is a module for Xposed. It lets you customize your Samsung Android 4.2+ Stock Rom and while it doesn't pack all of the features of Wanam, more of the features it does have, works with our device.

    Features:

    ★you can choose your favorite color for your Clock with out modifying APK files
    ★You can add custom text along with the clock, which will be displayed in status bar and notification bar
    ★You can add color to Date field in notification bar...
    ★You can choose your favorite font for clock & Date field in status bar & notification bar...
    ★You can add your favorite fonts into your /sdcard/fonts/ folder, it will be listed in the app
    ★You can add bar code fonts for clock & Date field in status bar & notification bar..
    ★You can choose any color for status bar...
    ★You can make full transparent for notification
    ★You can enable 180 rotation of phones(can rotate in all directions)...
    ★You can choose any color for Battery...
    ★You can choose any color for Wifi signal
    ★You can choose any color for Mobile signal
    ★You can change the carrier name in lock-screen and notification...
    ★You can can apply color to carrier name in lock-screen and notification...
    ★Change the carrier name size in lock-screen
    ★You can have Full screen caller picture in your phone
    ★Set default caller image for full-screen caller function
    ★Set any color for name, phone number etc
    ★Hide Am Pm
    ★Complete transparency for status bar
    ★Choose any Notification panel bg image or color
    ★Status bar Center Clock
    ★CRT Screen off effect (No Effect,Horizontal Effect and Vertical Effect)
    ★Enable or disable status bar during the full screen call
    ★Apply any font for name, phone number etc for full screen caller
    ★Ram usage in recent panel
    ★Button to Clear all recent tasks
    ★Notification Pull-down/Pullup Speed
    ★Advanced Power-off menu(Soft Reboot, Reboot, Reboot to recovery, Fast boot & Screenshot)
    ★Choose WiFi and mobile in out color
    ★Mobile Color will be applied to mobile type as well
    ★In full screen caller function... during incoming call glowdots color will be changed...
    ★Choose Ticker text color
    ★Choose Toast text color & Toast bgcolor
    ★Build.prob tweaks
    ★Choose Notification text & content color (this is experimentel)
    ★New Color picker with hex code option
    ★Network speed will be displayed in status bar & Choose color for it
    ★Smart alarm icon option

    XBlast Tools is free to download from the playstore and also from xda.


    ★Collection of XPOSED Modules Thread★

    The Collection of XPOSED Modules Thread is a list of modules you can download and experiment with. cities516 has brough this list together for you so be sure to thank him for his effort. Please keep in mind that some modules may conflict with other modules and roms and apks that have been modded in the typical way. Also, modules not made for our phone may not work entirely or at all...but...sometimes they do.

    Experiment at your own peril.


    ★Official Xposed Module Repository★

    The Official Xposed Module Repository is run by rovo89, the inventor of Xposed and is definitely OFFICIAL. Please keep in mind that some modules may conflict with other modules and roms and apks that have been modded in the typical way. Also, modules not made for our phone may not work entirely or at all...but...sometimes they do.

    If you know of any other module index threads or choice modules you cant live without, let me know and ill post it here!





    This is a collection of of usefull information for our S4 forum.
    I have nothing to do with any of these items except to say that I am a fan.
    I'm not responsible for anything you do to/with your phone.
    Im happy to answer any questions I can, otherwise Ill refer you to the approprate website.
    If you appreciate that Ive brought this info together for you, then please hit the Thanks button below!
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  3. mike28

    mike28 Well-Known Member

    Thanks sir :thumbup::thumbup:
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    Yessir
  5. danyvw

    danyvw Well-Known Member

    Wonderful!!! Thank you guys.
  6. savtattoo

    savtattoo Well-Known Member

    Alot of these can be used on stock rooted, nice! The Wanam module is awesome, lets you customise everything in the status bar & notification pulldown, including all the quick settings & background colors
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    Updated
    Added Wanam module to the list, thanks to savtattoo.
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    Updated
    Updated link to the newest version of Xposed Installer v2.3.1.
    Added XBlast Tools Xposed module to the list, thanks to mike28.
    Added Official Xposed Module Repository
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  9. mike28

    mike28 Well-Known Member

    Nice bro if I was to install it it will change my s4 to a metro branded one right I mean the model and all that
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    Yes lol
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