Xposed is a framework for modules that can change the behavior of the system and apps without touching any APKs. That's great because it means that modules can work for different versions and even ROMs without any changes (as long as the original code was not changed too much). It's also easy to undo. As all changes are done in the memory, you just need to deactivate the module and reboot to get your original system back. There are many other advantages, but here is just one more: Multiple modules can do changes to the same part of the system or app. With modified APKs, you to decide for one. No way to combine them, unless the author builds multiple APKs with different combinations.
You can check the official XPosed repo from here
As XPosed development stopped with support up to Android Oreo, A new alternative EdXposed, successor of Xposed! emerged with better support and more features.
- Low invasiveness. Based on Riru, so EdXposed no longer need to replace app_process, it is more difficult to detect.(due to some bugs of Magisk, it can still be detected by a few applications)
- Fully open-source and free. We are very concerned about your device security and user privacy, so we are fully open source with GPLv3 license.
- Easy recovered. Based on Magisk, just disable EdXposed in Magisk Manager, you can recover from brick.
- Fast. EdXposed use SandHook and YAHFA as the hook core to provide a faster experience than other cores.
- Fully compatible. The API that is exactly the same as the original Xposed is provided. In general, there is no need to make special adaption to EdXposed.
- Stable. EdXposed has updated many versions, and gradually stabilized.
- Non-virtual. Edxposed is the REAL xposed framework, not the virtual framework.
However, EdXposed's developement had been at a halt for quite a while and supports Android up to A11.
LSPosed is basically same as the Xposed Framework but with support for higher android versions with active development on it. It is a Riru / Zygisk module trying to provide an ART hooking framework which delivers consistent APIs with the OG Xposed, leveraging LSPlant hooking framework.
- Some launchers won't show a prompt but silently add the shortcut
- If the shortcut cannot be added, you can install the manager located at /data/adb/lspd/manager.apk manually
- If you accidentally deleted the shortcut, reboot your device or install the manager manually to add the shortcut again
- If you don't need a shortcut, install the manager manually and you can disable future shortcut being added in the settings
- In any case, you can dial *#*#5776733#*#* (aka LSPosed) to launch the manager if you have a dialer
Now you can enjoy your favourite XPosed Modules on your Android device