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In the spirit of the app roundup, I thought I'd list a few of the Xposed Mods I find particularly useful/helpful, and anyone who wants can do the same in the comments. But instead f a recurring post, it will just be this one, so if you've got a few to share, list 'em all.

Some quick info: using Xposed requires using the Installer (apk available through XDA, here) to install the Xposed Framework, which in turn requires root, and may not work on all devices (generally requires 4.0+ but there's also a Gingerbread version).


The modules allow you to make tweaks to your phone, or to other apps on your phone.

The big one is GravityBox, which offers a lot of general tweaks like changing the battery indicator to text with the percent, or placing the notification bar clock in the center (with or without the AM/PM). It's good if your phone is rooted but not unlocked, or if you didn't find a ROM for your phone you like, or if the ROM you liked is essentially just stock Android with root.

Update (9/23/14): There were a couple other all-in-one mods mentioned in the comments that also sound pretty good:

Xblast Tools - Let's you customiz how just about everything looks on your phone. (Thanks to Psychotik for listing this one).


Wanam - this one is for Samsung devices running TouchWiz, which considering how many people have a GS device and that towelroot lets you root it, should be helpful to more than a few readers. (Thanks to nobono, Mr. Damage, Mike_Vee, and dustylind for mentioning it).

But since I have a ROM I like on my main phone (Purity, which you can read about here), I'll move on to the modules I actually use (the link in each name will take you to the XDA page).


Greenify - Experimental Features. This works with the Greenify app (which itself no longer requires root), to allow you to hibernate system apps, among other extras.

RootCloak - hides root from any apps you apply it to, great for the ones that refuse to work if root is detected.


SwypeTweaks - provides changes to the Swype keyboard that Nuance should have provided but didn't, like more options on the trail color, long pressing the enter button to switch keyboards, different colors for the Alt Key Text, or using Google voice entry instead of Dragon.

Wakelock Terminator (no link but you can find it on the download list directly in the Xposed Installer app) - this was recommended specifically to deal with an issue of Google Search wakelocks causing battery drain. You can read about it here.


Xposed Call Blocker - just like it sounds, it allows you to block calls from numbers you add to a list. Great if your phone doesn't provide the option, especially if like me you kept getting calls about a $300 credit to an AT&T account you don't even have.

Got any other modules you've found to be cool/helpful? Post them in the comments.


Update 9/23/14: thanks to everyone for your suggestions in the comments. I've now added the following to my phone:

ActivityForceNewTask - makes apps that link to other apps open the actual app instead of within the original app, so it shows up in recent apps. I know I'm using the word app a lot, it's probably better to just check the link. (Thanks to theekinjakid, dasdasdas31, and Castaway for mentioning this one).


Chrome New Tab (no link but you can find it on the download list directly in the Xposed Installer app) - forces Chrome to launch links in a new tab, instead of having to long press the link and choose the option each time. (Thanks to theekinjakid for listing this).

CrappaLinks - as described on its XDA page: removes link masking / tracking / shortening from various apps. (Thanks to Mr. Damage, Theophilius P. Wildebeast, and dustylind for listing this).


MinMinLock - lets you set a password lock on individual apps, like bank/credit card, file explorer or even the Xposed Installer app (nevermind on that last one). (Thanks to bulyosan for listing this one).

Play Store link in App info (no link but you can find it on the download list directly in the Xposed Installer app) - adds a link to the app in the Play Store in the app info accessed from the general settings menu provided, of course, that the app is available on the Play Store. (Thanks to bulyosan for listing this).


Statusbar Scroll to Top - let's you tap the status bar to scroll to the top of lists like the apps list from general settings, the "my apps" list in the Play Store, or the list of xposed modules in your installer app. (Thanks to Whiston, bulyosan for listing this).

Tinted Status Bar - should really be called "chameleon status bar" because it changes the color of the status bar to match whatever app you have open. Mostly just an aesthetic thing, but looks pretty cool. (Thanks to Nihilexistentialist for listing this).


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