Install Xposed on Android Lollipop [Android 5.0/5.1] or Android Marshmallow [Android 6.0/6.1]

Xposed frame work enables you to install modules for various advanced functions. Here is the guide about How to install Xposed Framework on Android Lollipop [Android 5.0/5.1] or Android Marshmallow [Android 6.0/6.1] and Uninstall it in case of bootloop.

Install Xposed Framework on Android 5.0/5.1 Lollipop or Android 6.0/6.1 Marshmallow

Step 1. Flash custom recovery

What’s recovery?
In Android, recovery refers to the dedicated, bootable partition that has the recovery console installed.

How to flash custom recovery?
Search in Google for the guide of how to flash custom recovery.
You may search for term ” your phone model + Recovery “. Eg: “Samsung N910 Recovery

Step 2. Install Xposed Installer 3.0

Download and Install Xposed Framework installer APK (XposedInstaller_3.0_alpha4.apk) at: and move it to your phone.

Step 3. Download Xposed Framwork update zip

Download xposed-v*-sdk*-*.zip and xposed-uninstaller-*.zip to your device from:

For Samsung Devices, check or


Check your device processor (arm/arm 64/x86 Intel) and Android version first, and then download the corresponding zip file. Copy the downloaded zip file to your phone.


  • sdk21 is for Lollipop 5.0.x
  • sdk22 is for Lollipop 5.1.1
  • sdk23 is for Marshmallow 6.0.x
  • arm is normal 32bit (most older Android devices like Nexus 4/5/6, Note 2/3/4, S2/S3/S4/S5, HTC One M7/M8)
  • arm64 is 64 bit processors (newer 64-bit based devices like Nexus 6p, Nexus 5x, Nexus 9, LG G4, HTC One M9, Galaxy S6)
  • x86 is Intel (Intel-based devices like Zenfone 2)

For example, if you device is LG Nexus 5 with Android OS 5.1, then you need to locate and download the file with the suffix ““.

You can search in google for your phone model processor type or use this tool to find your phone’s Processor type

Step 4. Flash Xposed Framework via recovery

Boot into your custom recovery and flash the zip xposed-v*-sdk*-*.zip. Power your device completely off. This next part may vary, but for most devices, press and hold the volume down and power buttons simultaneously.

(Note: Before you flash anything in custom recovery, it’s always a good idea to make a full Nandroid Backup. Do not skip this step!)

When the device is in recovery mode, touch “Install“, then “choose zip from /sdcard“. Next, navigate to your device’s Download folder, select the “xposed-v*-sdk*-*.zip” file.

When the installation completes, please choose “Go Back” to return to the main menu, and tap “reboot system now” to reboot the device.

How to Uninstall Xposed Framework (Remove Xposed Framework) in case of boot loop.

If it turns out that your device is not compatible with the activated module, issues like bootloop can happen to your device. In such case, please follow the steps below to uninstall Xposed Framework, which is not much different from when we install it.

  • Download xposed-uninstaller-*.zip if you didn’t download it before.
  • Boot into custom recovery (CWM or TWRP).
  • Choose install, then flash xposed-uninstaller-*.zip.
  • Reboot.

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