The Xposed framework is a great solution for those who want to customize their Android experience without having to install full custom ROMs. Instead, root users can manage modules that enable specific features or customizations. But of course, adapting to new Android versions takes a while and Android Nougat users have been forced to wait.
When will the Xposed framework finally support Android 7.0 and above? Will it? The answer is not clear yet, but developer Rovo89 has taken it to the XDA Developers forums to give us a quick update on the team’s progress.
“Current status for Nougat: Hooks are generally working now. However, they’re still unreliable for inlined methods and when JIT is used (which is often the case). I had give a few technical insights here. I’m currently thinking about the different situations that need to be handled and I create unit tests for them. Then I need to fix those which are failing or even crashing the device – ideally without recompiling the whole ROM like in previous versions. Not sure if the latter is possible though.” – Rovo89
As you can see, Xposed is coming across some significant barriers. We will have to wait and see if the developer can find workarounds and put it all together. Until then at least we know the possibility of full support hasn’t been discarded and the team is working hard at it.