Wouldn’t it be awesome if you were able to get the features of other ROMs without losing the stability of your stock ROM? Xposed Framework allows you to do just that. All your modules will be displayed in the installer app and you can simply turn on or off those modules. Xposed Framework is one of the must have apps for a rooted Android phone. Here’s a list 10 best Xposed Framework modules.

1. GravityBox

Without a doubt, the first module on any rooted phone should be GravityBox. GravityBox is a module that allows you to tweak your phone’s interface according to your preference. So in effect, you are able to get your phone to look like a custom ROM, when in reality you’re still on your preferred ROM.

2. ActivityForceNewTask

This has got to be one of my favorite modules. Say, you open a YouTube link from within WhatsApp. The YouTube app doesn’t open on it’s own, it opens through WhatsApp and when you want to find it on your recent apps page, it isn’t there. ActivityForceNewTask opens each task as a separate app and you can avoid the hassle of losing your favourite pages in cross app communication.

3. YouTube AdAway

AdAway does what  the name suggests, all your YouTube ads just vanish. You no longer have to sit and watch 20 or 30 seconds of drab ads. Handy as ever especially on those ads which do not allow you to skip it.

4. Unicon

Unicon is just one of those magic modules. You can use it to apply icon packs to your stock launcher instead of installing a third party launcher like Nova or Apex and then installing your themes there. Made by the developer Wanam, Unicon is definitely one application I would like to have on my phone.

5. Tinted Status Bar

Tinted Status Bar brings the iOS7 and Paranoid Android status bar to your rooted phone. So your status bar changes colour according to the app using it. Whatsapp would make it go grey while the app section of play store makes it go green. Simple yet effective.

6. Burnt Toast

Burnt Toast adds the app icon to your toast message. So next time you get a toast, it just doesn’t appear and disappear. You know exactly which app is sending the toast.

7. Bootmanager

Bootmanager allows you to limit which apps you want to start when you boot the phone. Bootmanager allows you to select which apps should start during system boot and which shouldn’t. The checked ones automatically get booted. Although the free version limits you on the app selection, but the paid one gives you a whole lot of extra options.

8. Snapshare

This Xposed module lets you share any image and portrait video via Snapchat, not only pictures you take with the camera from within Snapchat. When you are viewing an image and click on share, Snapshare will pop up as an option. It will load Snapchat and lets you even paint on the image as if you had just taken it with your camera inside Snapchat. Snapshare will crop your images so they fit into your display.

9. Xprivacy

XPrivacy can prevent applications from leaking privacy sensitive data. XPrivacy can restrict the categories of data an application can access. This is done by feeding an application with no or fake data.  For example, if you restrict access to contacts for an application, this will result in sending an empty contact list to the application. Xprivacy is the first step to proofing your Android phone against surveillance.

10. DynamicNotifications

Light up Android device screen discreetly to show notifications without unlocking the lock screen, similar to active notifications on the Moto series. Your screen lights up at frequent intervals to display a a list of which apps have notifications which aren’t yet checked. Tap on the icon and slide up to enter the corresponding app and view the notification.

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3 Responses

    • Edwin

      That’s just my opinion. Although, multi window is definitely an awesome feature. Not sure if it was there when I wrote the article, but thanks for pointing it out.

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