Xposed module aims to bring Android N features to devices running Lollipop or higher

by: Bogdan PetrovanMarch 28, 2016
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A new module for the popular Xposed framework aims to transplant some of the best features of Android N to devices that can’t get the update.

Dubbed N-ify, the module is in beta stage, and, for now, it only offers two Android N features – Settings menu subtitles (the descriptions shown beneath the main categories in the Settings menu); and double-tap to switch to the last used app.

android n preview logoSee also: (Update: official!) Android N features: everything confirmed, rumored and expected283

It’s not much for now, for sure, but N-ify developer MrWasdennnoch over at XDA Forums plans to add a number of additional features to the module, including:

  • Navigation drawer in Settings
  • Use recents button to navigate through recents
  • Doze mode even when device is moving
  • Emergency info on lockscreen
  • Night mode
  • New notifications layout

The module has been tested on devices running CyanogenMod 13 (Marshmallow-based) and in theory it should work on any ROM based on Lollipop or Marshmallow that doesn’t stray too far from stock Android. TouchWiz or LG UX users may have a harder time.

Even if your device is stock Android, keep in mind that this is a beta module. From the comments over on Reddit and XDA, it looks like the double-tap to switch functionality is wonky at the moment.

MrWasdennnoch warns that, due to the lack of source code for Android N, he may not be able to emulate several of the coolest features of the new Android version, including Multi-Window, the DPI selector, and Data Saver.

That said, N-ify is better than nothing, so if you have a compatible, rooted device, and you know your way around Xposed, give it a try and let us know what you think!

Download the N-ify Xposed module here
  • Cool!

  • QeeYou

    Android <3

  • ineptone

    I’ve been making use of the Recents double-tap feature in GravityBox [MM] for some time. But I’d definitely use this for Night Mode, and to a lesser degree, System Subtitles and the new notifications layout until N is available for the N6.

    • Pyroarcher99

      The N preview is available for the Nexus 6 already though