I recently purchases Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. Having been a Galaxy Note 4 user for a long time, i was anxiously to finally make a big jump and upgrade to the Galaxy Note 7, but as you all must have known by now what happened to Samsung Galaxy Note 7. As the news of the Note 7 exploding started emerging, i started looking for an similar other device and finally settled for Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. I must say its a special smartphone in terms of specs and particularly the display quality is truly amazing. The first thing i did after purchasing the Galaxy S7 Edge was to root the smartphone so that i could install Android tweaks, custom firmware and Mods that’s otherwise not possible on stock Android firmware. But after trying many Galaxy S7 Edge custom ROMs, i couldn’t find the one i was looking for. This is where i started searching the internet to find firmware/software that could tap into the real power of the S7 Edge by unlocking all its features. After spending some time searching the web, i came across the Xposed Framework for Galaxy S7 Edge and installed it. Galaxy S7 users can also use this guide to learn how to install Xposed framework.
Immediately after installing the Xposed Framework on my Galaxy S7 Edge, i started noticing a significant jump in device performance. It turned my smartphone into a power horse. Android folks familiar with Xposed Framework would know that it comes with great modules, including changing network icon in the status bar, playing YouTube videos in the background even when using other apps, real-time data usage in the status bar to keep track of monthly data limit and never have to worry about being overcharged again, extra toggles on the screen to get more done in less taps, and many other similar tweaks. Despite all these great tweaks, there is one thing that particularly caught my attention and that’s Xtouchwiz module. After installing this feature packed module you don’t need to install any other module on Galaxy S8 Edge because you will get everything in this one module. When you get used to this amazing multipurpose module, you won’t turn to any other custom ROM for Galaxy S7 Edge.
XTouchWiz for Galaxy S7 Edge has a broad range of tweaks for changing the way device notification center, lockscreen, sound notifications, display, icons, system settings, and other aspects behave and perform. You can even add a call recording feature. There are plenty of security hacks tools in this one module ensuring all data remains protected. Tweaks in Xposed Framework impressed me to such an extent that i decided to post a tutorial for all users of Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge to manually install Xposed Framework properly to enjoy wonderful tweaks right away. I have tried to make the installation process as simple as possible so that anyone can easily understand it. Once installed, you can start using great Android tweaks that come with this module.
How To Install Samsung Galaxy S7 / S7 Edge Xposed Framework
1 – First of all make sure you Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge is rooted with TWRP recovery installed on it. You can follow instructions in this guide to leak how to install TWRP and Root Galaxy S7/S7 Edge smartphone.
2 – Once rooted and TWRP installed, next up you need to download the following required files to install Xposed Framework on Galaxy S7/S7 Edge.
- Xposed Framework for ARM 64 devices – xposed-v86.1-sdk23-arm64-custom-build-by-wanam-20160904.zip
- Xposed Uninstaller for ARM 64 devices – xposed-uninstaller-20151116-arm64.zip
- Download Xposed Installer APK file – XposedInstaller_3.0_alpha4.apk
- Xposed APK uninstaller if you wish to uninstall Xposed Framework later on – xposed-uninstaller-20160211.zip
3 – Next, move both .zip and Xposed Installer APK files to your device’s internal memory or external SD card.
4 – Then, boot your phone into recovery mode: press and hold Volume UP + Power + Home buttons together and release the keys when the device enters recovery mode. Note that key combination for entering recovery mode may be different for different Galaxy models. Moreover, if you have ADB and Fastboot drivers for Windows PC or MAC installed on your computer, you can use adb reboot recovery command to boot your device into the recovery mode. Make sure to connect your device to computer before entering the ADB and Fastboot command.
5 – Once inside the recovery mode, select the Install or Install Zip option depending the recovery installed on your device.
6 – Now, locate the xposed-sdk.zip file that you copied onto your device’s memory and select it to flash the file by following the on-screen instructions.
7 – Wait for the file to install and then reboot your device.
8 – After the reboot, locate the XposedInstaller APK file. You can find APK file from any file manager app installed on your device.
9 – Tap on the APK file to install XposedInstaller on your Galaxy device.
10 – Once installed, you can open the newly installed Xposed Installer from the app drawer of your phone.
11 – That’s all.
You can now use Xposed Framework to install tweaks from the list of modules. However, if you changed your mind about Xposed modules or didn’t find it to your liking, you can uninstall Xposed Framework by flashing Xposed-uninstaller.zip file. For further help and queries, don’t hesitate to get in touch. Or if you are already using Xposed Framework, share your experience in the comments sections below.