Top 5 Xposed modules for Android 5.1 Lollipop

BY Rajesh Pandey

Published 24 May 2015

Xposed Framework

Xposed framework is easily one of the best mods to come out from the third-party Android development community. The amount of customisations that the framework and its module offers can only be matched by certain custom ROMs.

While an official build of Xposed framework for Android 5.1 Lollipop is not available, another developer was able to create an ‘unofficial’ version of the framework for it. In case you have just installed the framework on your device and are looking for some modules to try out, check out our list of the best Xposed modules for Android 5.1 below.


GravityBox Xposed module

GravityBox is undoubtedly the most popular Xposed framework out there, and looking at the sheer number of customisation options it offers, it rightly deserves all the limelight. The module makes it possible to customise nearly every aspect of the OS according to the liking of the user. Some of the features present in the framework include Pie controls from CyanogenMod, Expanded desktop, Quick Settings customisation, lock screen tweaks, Google launcher tweaks and more.

Since GravityBox allows for such a high level of customisation, it only works with AOSP or near AOSP based ROMs.

Download: GravityBox


Google accidentally shipped a permission manager in Android 4.3, but later on removed it with the Android 4.4.2 update. It provides users with granular control over the permissions they required and use. The AppOps xposed module restores this permission manager to Android 5.1 Lollipop.

The permission manager is a great way to disable apps like Facebook, Google Play Services and others from unnecessarily waking up your Android device and draining its battery. It can also be used to prevent unwanted apps from accessing your contacts or location periodically.

Download: AppOps


APM Xposed module

The Power menu in stock Android is pretty lacklustre and does not contain options to quickly reboot the device, take a screenshot or change sound profiles. The Advanced Power Menu+ module fixes that and allows users to add quick toggles to Wi-Fi, mobile data, flashlight and more to the power menu thereby increasing its usefulness.

The module also features an anti-theft mode that automatically prevents the power menu from coming up when the device is locked.

Download: APM+

App Settings

This Xposed module allows users to individually modify certain settings of the apps installed on their phone. This includes their DPI, font scale, locale, full screen mode, rotation, mute any app audio and more.

The ability to change the DPI of an app independent from the system level is particularly a useful option to have as it allows users to keep a lower DPI in apps like Chrome or Firefox, while keeping the original DPI intact in apps that don’t play well with changes in screen density.

Download: App Settings

True Silent Mode

Google removed a simple silent mode in Android with Lollipop and instead added a system that allows users to prioritize notifications. The new Priority notification system in Lollipop requires significantly greater effort from users to put their Android device into silent mode, which is why it has been subjected to a lot of criticism.

True Silent Mode Xposed module

True Silent Mode Xposed module restores the original silent mode functionality back to Android. In addition, the module also allows users to configure that alarms will go off even when their phone in is “None” mode.

Download: True Silent Mode

Which are your top 5 Xposed modules for Android 5.1? Drop in a comment and let us know!