Xposed Framework for Android

How to disable Xposed Framework on boot

I recently installed an Xposed module on my One Plus One running Lollipop only to figure out that it went into a bootloop. The module was incompatible with the alpha version of Xposed framework installed and I was stuck on the android startup screen with nowhere to go.

(For those of you who are not aware about Xposed, it is a framework that you can install on your android device and it allows you to customize your ROM with the help of different modules. You can read more about it on the XDA thread. And if you do try it out, be very careful.)

Googling suggested me ways to disable by getting into the installer, but I was stuck on a bootloop. So I needed a way to disable Xposed installer on boot. There were posts stating that I should flash a disabler recovery zip which I couldn’t find on my device. Googling “xposed disable zip” gave me random sources as zip files which I did not consider reliable enough when flashing a critical zip file. So after a lot more googling, I found out that the new version (v2.5 and above) have the ability to disable xposed framework, if you repeatedly press the power button when the device is starting up (some say any hardware button would do, but I have personally tested the power button).

When you boot and press the power button for the first time, the device will vibrate and after that you have to repeatedly press the same button for at least four times (I didn’t count, I went on pressing it for a long period). After that your device will load into a safe mode, as it has been termed. Essentially what it does is disable Xposed framework overall.

Do note that re flashing the zip file for Xposed does not re-enable it after this. You need to wipe cache and dalvik first in order to re install the framework (obviously, after you have disabled the module from the application which caused the bootloop). Then you can flash the Xposed zip. to re install the Xposed framework. (Which is still better than having to dirty flashing your ROM or recovering from a TWRP backup to recover from the bootloop).

Do let us know in comments if this worked for you!

  • SK

    Wonderful article, saved me, really helpful for non techie person like me..

    As Xposed is in alpha state ie in pre released version, and modules are not very compatible at this stage..

    on another hand we can’t stay without xposed framework, it enables advance features we miss in Android.

    Saransh thanks for the article man, keep it up..! Even i subscribed your channel so that i get all future updates..

    • Saransh Kataria

      Thanks brother for the appreciation, hope it helps someone who gets stuck! 🙂

  • Steven

    This saves me from re-flashing the whole rom. I really appreciate about it.

    • Saransh Kataria

      Glad you found it useful!

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  • Tomy

    Its working! Thank you Saransh!

    • Saransh Kataria

      Another mobile device saved from going on bootloop due to xposed. 🙂

  • E. Berk CANLIER

    Well, this just fixed my LG G4c which IIRC still doesn’t have an recovery.

    • Saransh Kataria

      Great to hear that. Thanks for the comment

    • Saransh Kataria

      Awesome!

  • Cornel Lazar

    this solution save my night

    • Saransh Kataria

      Another android device saved from a bootloop.

  • Cail

    Thank you saved my phone

    • Saransh Kataria

      Great to hear that another android device got saved from xposed bootloop!

  • Elliott Souder

    ;.D Thank you! Thank you!! Thank YOU!!! THANK YOU!!!!!

    • Saransh Kataria

      Glad I could help in recovering your device from an xposed bootloop

  • Mohammed Abd Ulsamad

    didn’t work for me :

    • Saransh Kataria

      What happens when you do the above mentioned steps?

  • Hari krishnan D

    Hey i have a galaxy s5 stuck in bootloop…just shows the samsung label ..

    • Saransh Kataria

      Did you try the above steps, what happens?

  • edcel

    pls help .. I’m using xperia z ultra its not working the safe mode I try many times but nothing happened still running the bootloop pls help me

    • Saransh Kataria

      What happens when you press the power button repeatedly? The device still goes into a bootloop? And are you sure it is due to xposed only?

    • Navroop Mander

      if it still doesnt works. i had twrp on my phone.i downloaded the xposed uninstaller on my pc and through “adb push” command,copied it to my phone and flashed it. worked for me. 🙂

      • Navroop Mander

        it was the first time i tried XPOSED and went into a bootloop. now i hate xposed a lot :((( but got my device saved:)))

        • Saransh Kataria

          You need to be careful with the version and compatibility. Though xposed gives you a lot of power to play with your android device, you surely need to be careful. After all, you are playing as the root user of your mobile!

  • Paulo Monteiro

    Great. Thank you…

  • Robert Anderson

    Hi, I am using Marshmallow (Samsung J510FQ). I flashed Xposed framework via TWRP. But now I can’t boot my phone (only TWRP is working). I tried uninstall packages but they didn’t work. Could you help me about that?

    • Saransh Kataria

      The method mentioned in the post doesn’t work?

  • John Staples ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Thanks! worked flawlessly….

    • Saransh Kataria

      Glad that it helped fix your xposed bootloop!