Understand The Background Of Exposed Framework Beta For Android Oreo 8.0/8.1 Now
As with the latest Android Oreo ,the Google gives us an all-new Android experience. It brings tons of notable difference such as picture-in-picture mode support (brought from Android TV), the Autofill Android Framework (replaces the need for password managers), leggy accessibility services and notification channels which gives more fine-grained control over your notifications. With all these improved features, some root only tweaks such like theming your Android device and all no longer require for root permissions. So many of the root only features are now offered with the latest Android updates, but still there much reasons to root your Android phone. Anyway, for those of you who have rooted your Android Oreo devices, you are now supported with the Android Framework tool on your hand: the access to the Xposed Framework for Android Oreo (8.0/8.1).
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Once back in the October of 2017, the XDA Senior Recognized Developer rovo89 launched an update to the Xposed Framework which exactly came up with the support for the Android Nougat (7.0/7.1) devices. At that time, the Android Nougat was completely developed and over a year old and at the same time the Android 8.0 Oreo was also released initially. As most of the Android users are owning devices with Android Nougat, were ecstatic about the Xposed release, but others felt the update was too late, as they had already moved with the Android Oreo update.
But once after teasing the last month release of the Xposed Framework for Android Oreo, now it has caught up to the latest Android release. What this means is, now it is supported with any of the latest Android device releases with Android Oreo such like the Google Pixel 2 & Pixel 2 XL, the Sony Xperia XZ1 series, or the Huawei Mate 10 series can finally try out Xposed Android Framework. Plus, devices that are being upgraded to Android Oreo (whether it is officially or unofficially) can also now try all those Xposed Framework and many of those modules.
Install Xposed Framework on Android Oreo
As this is the initial release of the Xposed Android Framework for Android Oreo devices, rovo89 is treating this as a beta release. Beta means, the Android Framework release could be buggy, things could sometimes crash, certain modules might not work or you could face some other issues. Rovo89 says the all new Xposed Framework has been stable enough on his own daily driver (the Google Pixel), and also some other XDA developers such as wanam have tested it as well, the XDA says. But still it could be vary on your device. Anyway, first of all you must have rooted your device in order install any of the Android Framework. Also, if you want to uninstall anything on your device, please use the xposed uninstaller as it cleans up all of the additional files.
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Anyway, the developer says that he is aware of those few app crashes that is happening from time to time, although he speaks the Xposed Framework was not that strong enough and, his user experience and an the updated beta will definitely address all the issue once the device’s root cause is found. For the moment, rovo89 is also requesting users only to report reproducible bugs such as consistent app crashes or bootloops preceded with some appss or actions. As he is promising that uncommon crash occurrences are very much harder to find and all of them are narrow down.
The installation process of the Framework is really simple, as it always been the same. All you have to do to get started with is, simply install the Xposed Installer. You will also have to flash the latest Xposed framework zip file into your Android device. You can install the Xposed Framework zip file by flashing it by using a custom recovery such like the TWRP. For those users who are running Android 8.0 Oreo will have to install the SDK 26 framework either, same way for the Android 8.1 users, you will have to install SDK 27 framework. The source code of the updated Xposed framework will be published soon once the framework is fully developed and cleaned.
As you might know the Android Oreo is still being a new release still providing bug fixes and it is under development, so it is a great pleasure to have Xposed Framework already supports with it. You should know that some of the most popular and important Xposed Modules, such as the battery saving module named Amplify and the Swiss Army Knife of customization modules named GravityBox, were immediately updated to extremely support Xposed Framework for Android Nougat.
With the release of the latest Xposed Framework for Android Oreo, we are expecting for some of the modules to be supported and also to be updated with support for all the latest Android framework, as some modules might need adjustments. As for example, rovo89 marks some of the Xposed modules might face challenges, they can no longer use XSharedPreferences in the system_server process and all. Anyway, module developers will find alternations for sure. In this case, these modules could load simply their preferences in initZygote(). And always hopefully, with each and every modern Android version release now the Xposed Framework is supported, we are willing to see more and more module development in the future.
If you are willing to donate to support the Xposed Framework project, you can simply do so through the below link.
Always, keep in mind that most of the modules may not work accurately, so while using Xposed Framework be ready to wait until your favorite modules to be formed compatible with the latest updates. We will be continually following all the progresses of existing and upcoming modules of Xposed Framework. So, make sure you do follow our news if you are willing to try out some new Xposed Modules.