Xposed Framework on CM 12.1


What is Xposed Framework ?

Xposed is a framework for modules that change the behavior of the system and apps without touching any APKs. All the modification are done in memory, hence deactivating the module/s revert back the change/s followed by a reboot. Easy !! With Xposed modules a new level of android experience can be achieved.

This post shows how to install Xposed on CyanogenMod-12.1 As there is still no Official release of XposedInstaller and framework for L-5.1, super alpha version is used from xdadevelopers. Credit goes to the developers; @rovo89 for his original work Xposed framework, @romracer for bringing the Xposed framework to Android 5.1  and @C3C076 for his further contribution
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CM 12.1 Beta 4 For AndroidOne gets bootloop with old UPDATE-SuperSU-v2.02.zip


Download UPDATE-SuperSU-v2.46.zip

Download CWM / TWRP installable ZIP from https://download.chainfire.eu/696/SuperSU/UPDATE-SuperSU-v2.46.zip

Recovery Mode

Boot into TWRP or CWM Recovery.  TWRP or CWM Recovery has inbuilt ADB functionality, hence ADB commands work while in recovery mode. Connect the device with computer through USB cable and run following command.

adb push UPDATE-SuperSU-v2.46.zip /external_sd/

The file is now available on SD card.  Flash and reboot


If you don’t have SD card then push the zip into internal storage with following command

adb push UPDATE-SuperSU-v2.46.zip /sdcard/

Don’t confuse with /sdcard , it actually points to the internal storage while /external_sd points to the external SD card.

Unlock, root and flash custom recovery on androidone, everything through linux

Warning : You may brick your device. Follow the instruction at your own risk.
Disclaimer: Unlocking your phone’s bootloader voids its warranty.




1. Android Debug Bridge CLI tool and Android Fastboot protocol CLI tool. Easily available in debian via

apt-get install android-tools-adb android-tools-fastboot

2. Custom recovery

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