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Download Xposed for Nougat 7.1.1

Xposed for Nougat status: Available unofficially 
  Update 5 (July 20, 2017): Xposed for Android 7.1.1 Nougat is now available for download unofficially, thanks to PurifyOS Team over at XDA. The framework is available as Xposed SDK25 for ARM64, ARM, and X86 processors. The developers have only tested this on OnePlus 3 running on Android 7.1, but it should work fine for a variety of other devices.

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  Update 4 (January 30th, 2017): Rovo59 has spoken about the status of Xposed for Nougat and it seems like it’s still going to take some time. The work that involves in integrating Xposed to Nougat is much more compared to that of making the framework compatible with Lollipop or Marshmallow back in the time. The developer is working hard to get everything sorted and working but he has limited time for doing Xposed stuff (about 5 hours per week), and making Xposed compatible with Nougat requires hundreds of hours. You can read rovo59’s full xda post over here.
  Update 3 (Dec 15th, 2016): Developer Ibuprophen over at xda is also working on getting Xposed working on Nougat. He even has a test build for it and it is working perfectly on his Android Nougat running device. Check out his full post on XDA below:

 I also had just created a test flash for installing the BusyBox Stericson 1.25.1 Binary that looks like it is working with Marshmallow and Nougat ROM’s. It also looks like the Symlink is working too.

I had worked on this because of the errors I was receiving when I was attempting to flash the BusyBox Binary flash file after the November Marshmallow and Nougat Security Patches were implemented (as everyone knows of the mess it also created for others like the Framework Rovo89 had to address).

I do have a test one I’ve finally finished and it seems to be successful on my end with the Marshmallow and Nougat i tested on in my device and should work on most of (but, may not on all) devices.

I do plan to create a thread soon for testing and, hopefully, full release.

Ibuprophen (Dec 5th, 2016)

  Update 2 (8th Nov, 2016): Here’s another update from rovo89 for the current status of Xposed for Nougat:

Hooks are generally working now. However, they’re still unreliable for inlined methods and when JIT is used (which is often the case). I had give a few technical insights here. I’m currently thinking about the different situations that need to be handled and I create unit tests for them. Then I need to fix those which are failing or even crashing the device – ideally without recompiling the whole ROM like in previous versions. Not sure if the latter is possible though.

What we can best make out of this statement is that Xposed is still a possibility on Android 7.0 Nougat, and it’ll take some more time.

  Update: Developer rovo89 might have started work on Xposed for Nougat. He had mentioned it earlier that he’ll first finish the newer Xposed installer v3.1, and then start work on either official systemless Xposed framework or add support for Nougat. And since Xposed installer v3.1 is now released, he may or may not have started working on Nougat. Read his full statement below:

There’s not much to say at the moment – I haven’t started looking into Nougat support yet, expect for syncing the source code to the build server. I didn’t have that much time for Xposed in the past weeks/month, due to vacation, sickness, private stress and for many other reasons.

The time I had was spent mostly on the server move a while ago and on preparing a new version of Xposed Installer, which would be the prerequisite for the official systemless Xposed. I’m still working on that, and it’s much more effort than I had thought due to all those little and bigger things that I want to change/improve. I was wondering whether I should pause these efforts and look into Nougat instead, but two huge projects in parallel are just too much when you have only a few hours per week. Besides that, Nougat usage seems to be still pretty low.

That means: I’m working hard on finishing the work on the installer. Once that is done, I’ll either try to get systemless support out (as that was the reason to get started with the installer) or start with Nougat. Not sure yet. Maybe a combination of both, as I’m not sure whether stock ROMs will still run with modified /system at all.

— rovo89 (30th Sept, 2016)

Xposed framework has grown to be one of the most loved feature for rooted Android devices. Matter fact it’s half the reason people want root access on their Android devices these days. And why not? Xposed gives a world of possibilities, so much that you don’t even need a custom ROM.

However, with each Android update, so many changes are being made to ARM that it’s getting increasingly harder for the devs to keep Xposed compatible to the latest and freshest release of Android.

Android Nougat update which is to be released by the end of Summer 2016, has been out for the developers as Android N developer previews with its 5th and final preview already released. But it isn’t enough to make Xposed compatible with Android 7.0 Nougat.

Folks desperately waiting to install Xposed on their Nougat running Nexus devices need to know that full AOSP sources are required to develop Xposed, which are yet to release for the Android 7.0 Nougat update.

Google will release AOSP sources for Android Nougat right after the public release of the update. Until then, Xposed support for Nougat isn’t possible.

We’ll be keeping a close watch on Xposed Nougat supported builds when they arrive, and will update the post accordingly. Stay tuned..


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