Xposed framework is probably one of the most loved application in the newbie modder community. It allows the users to add features not currently present on their devices without the need to flash a custom ROM thereby allowing you the ability to mix and match the best features from the best ROMS and use them on your personal device.

xposed for oreo

If you have been a user of Xposed and have recently upgraded your device you probably know that Xposed wasn’t available for Oreo devices initially but you can now download and install Xposed on your device running Android Oreo 8.0 and 8.1. You need to have a rooted device to install Xposed Framework on your device running Android 8.0 or 8.1 Oreo.

If your device is running Android 7.0 Nougat then you need to follow our guide on – How to Install Xposed on Android Nougat 7/7.1

Do note that this can brick your device if not executed correctly and bricked devices are not covered under warranty. With that out of the way let’s start with some prerequisites, you will need these things in order to run Xposed on your device running Oreo.

SuperSu Installation (TWRP Flash)

If you have rooted the device with SuperSu then you should follow this step, If you are using Magisk read through to the next part.

Also Read: How to Install Substratum on Android 8.0 Oreo

Prerequisites

  1. A device Running Android 8.0 or 8.1 and is Rooted
  2. A custom recovery ( We recommend TWRP)
  3. Xposed installer (Click Here to Download)
  4. Xposed framework for Android 8.0/8.1

Steps to install xposed using TWRP

Step 1 – Download everything mentioned above and copy it to your device preferably to the root directory or in a dedicated folder.

STEP 2 – Install Xposed installer to your device.

STEP 3 – Power off the device and get into recovery mode.

  • Turn the device off
  • Press and hold the Volume Down and power button together for a few seconds
  • If done correctly you must have entered into fastboot mode, here use the volume rockers to navigate to recovery and press the power button to select.

STEP 4 – Once you’re in recovery mode, click Install and navigate to the corresponding framework zip on your device

STEP 5 – Click Install image and swipe to confirm installation

STEP 6 – Once the installation is completed click on the Wipe Cache/Dalvik and Reboot the device

STEP 7 – If you followed all the steps correctly, When you open the Xposed Installer app there would be a big green tick mark.

Also Read: How to Install ViPER4Android on Android 8.0 Oreo

Magisk Installation

If you are using Magisk you will need:

Prerequisites

  1. A device Running Android 8.0 or 8.1 and is Rooted
  2. Magisk Manager
  3. A modified version of Xposed installer (Can be Downloaded here)

Steps to install xposed in Oreo using Magisk

STEP 1 – On your device navigate to Magisk manager and open the app

STEP 2 – Click on the top left corner to open the menu and navigate to downloads

STEP 3 – Scroll down until you find Xposed Framework SDK 26 or 27 depending on whether you’re running Android 8.0 or 8.1. Do keep in mind SDK 26 is 8.0 and 27 is 8.1.

STEP 4 – Click the download icon beside the module and pop up  should appear, click install on the pop up.

STEP 5 – The app should get downloaded and installed on the device, once completed Reboot the device.

STEP 6 –  Once you have rebooted the device, find the modified Xposed app on your device and install it.

STEP 7 – Xposed should be installed on your device by now and should be working perfectly.

Do note that both the Xposed apps are different and not inter compatible with the other method so make sure you use the correct installation process or Xposed won’t work on your device.

We hope this guide helped you in getting Xposed up and running on your device successfully. While the Developer says that Xposed is stable and can be used on Oreo you may face some trouble with certain incompatible modules which will hopefully be fixed in the future. Do let us know in the comments what modules are you most excited to use on your device running Android Oreo 8.0 and 8.1.

A Masters in Business Administration student, Yash is working towards making it large in the Tech Blogosphere. With a knack for Mobile technologies, he loves to be in technology all throughout the day. An Avid Apple FanBoy and an Android loyalist a perfect oxymoron. Yash tries to live his life in the simplest of ways possible among the most complex of gadgets. Oh and did we mention, he is also a Google certified digital marketer.

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