Yes, you are hearing right! Xposed Framework for Android Oreo 8.1/8.0 is now available in Beta. It is already known that the release of Official Xposed for Nougat has happened lately, after the announcement of Android Oreo. But the case with Oreo Xposed seems to be different. As Already beta version in hands, one can easily expect Official Xposed for Android Oreo in 3 to 4 months, maybe even earlier.
In case you are a new android kiddie; the Xposed is a system Mod and can only be installed by rooted users. It allows users to install the Xposed modules which can get the latest android or new Add-on features staying on older android versions.
Purpose of Xposed: Custom ROMs offer a wide array of customizations. Searching a suitable custom ROM and then frequently updating it to make it stable & smooth is a hectic task for mainstream users. Solving this problem, Xposed can bring android customizations available in the custom ROMs on your stock Android itself.
Here are the downloads of Android Oreo Xposed:
- Xposed installer for Oreo.
- [Sdk 26] Xposed framework for Android Oreo 8.0
- [Sdk 27] Xposed framework for Android Oreo 8.1
- A rooted android device with TWRP or any other custom recovery installed.
- Before installing, know that Beta version may have some bugs and not intended for daily use. So make sure you are knowledgeable about Android root and getting out of bootloop.
- As this is a BETA version, Data Backup is must and should. Don’t go ahead without latest TWRP or Nandroid Backup.
Install Xposed Framework on Android Oreo 8.1/ 8.0
Method 1: using Xposed Installer App
It is very simple to install the Xposed on Oreo, as we used to do before. As the framework is still in beta, the Xposed installer app may or may not detect the right (new) SDK pack for your device.
Enable unknown sources >> Install the Xposed installer >> select Install and the App suggests suitable zip for your device >> make sure SDK version is right >> grant the root access and install the framework.
If everything goes well, the Xposed installer will easily install the Xposed framework on Android Oreo 8.1/8.0 device. If not? flash the zip manually.
Note: As Xposed for Oreo is still in Beta stage, you may experience some unexpected bugs or problem. In case, it is troubling you too much, uninstall the framework using Xposed Installer App. Or Alternatively, flash the Xposed uninstaller zip using TWRP.
Method 2: flashing the zip using TWRP
In case, if it is unable to detect the latest SDK pack, then download and flash the appropriate SDK zip for your device, using TWRP recovery, reboot the device and top bar in the installer should turn green from red.
Transfer the Xposed zip to device storage >> boot into TWRP >> Install >> select the transferred sdk zip >> Flash >> reboot system.
Rovo is pretty quick this time and this may also push the development of modules in the right direction. After the release of Xposed for Nougat official, only a few Xposed modules got updates for Nougat.