Install Xposed Framework & Modules on Android 5.1 Lollipop

If you have an Android device running on 5.1 Lollipop, you can now install and use Xposed framework to enable your favorite modules. A few months back, we talked how the creator of Xposed managed to finally release the framework for Android 5.0 Lollipop devices. It took a long time for the developer to release it because Lollipop was a much bigger update and changes made in ART made things a lot harder.

Once the Xposed framework was released for Android 5.0 Lollipop, developers quickly started updating their modules to support the latest version. If you are interested, there is an article about some of the most useful and best Xposed modules for Android 5.0 Lollipop.

However, one month later Google announced Android 5.1, the biggest update that Lollipop has ever seen. Since the update brought many changes, Xposed was broken as a result of under-the-hood changes. The founder of the framework is working hard to officially release a build for Android 5.1.

Until then, member “romracer”, with permission from the original founder is creating its own work of Xposed framework to work on Android 5.1 Lollipop devices. The new build is entirely based on original Xposed files. The only difference is that this variant works on Android 5.1 in comparison to the original one that only works on Android 5.0.

How To Install Xposed framework on Android 5.1 & Enable Modules

Note: You must be on Android 5.1 Lollipop. Do not try this guide if you are running Android 5.0. Follow this guide instead. Also, you must have a custom recovery installed. At the moment, Xposed does not work on Samsung-based Touchwiz ROMs.


There are two main files that you need in order to install Xposed on Android 5.1.

Installing Xposed on Android 5.1

  1. Download the APK, as well as Xposed ARM zip file on your phone.
  2. Install the APK file and open Xposed Installer.
  3. Reboot your phone and boot into custom recovery.
  4. Flash “” and reboot your phone.
  5. Download the modules you want and install them as applications.
  6. Go to Xposed Installer > Modules and enable the ones you want to use.

This is it. That’s all you have to do to make your Android 5.1 device work with the Xposed framework.



  1. Side Note:

    This works partially. I tested it on a Nexus 7 (2013) and on a Nexus 5, both running Android 5.1

    After the described steps the phone booted as expected and all seemed fine. After installing GravityBox, and rebooting, it resulted in an eternal bootloop.

    So, BE WARNED!

    • That is not the fault of the framework. GravityBox and many other modules have yet to be updated to support Android 5.1.

      • I didn’t blame the framework (even though this is not an official Xposed release). I just thought it would be useful to, at least, warn people before they’d jump in and run into trouble. And many will.

        Also, it’s not a bad idea to keep an eye on the relevant romracer-XDA thread:

        It can’t hurt to be well informed.

        To underline what you mentioned, here’s a link to some GravityBox information, regarding LP5.1

  2. beware guys, xposed doesn’t support android 5.1,
    i’ve try on redmi 1s, doesn’t work, and some member can get bootloop

  3. GravityBox has been updated supporting Android 5.1 Lollipop

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  5. Thanks guy. Between you and the guys at ArykTECH ( ), I don’t know who’s to thank more. I just got it working on my Asus ZenFone 5.


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