Things go wrong especially when you end up installing a broken or incompatible module. This can lead to bootloops and in some cases to soft-brick on your mobile.
Depending on how bad the things are there is still a way to get them back on the track. You can disable the Xposed Framework and this will ensure that any broken module is rendered powerless.
Method 1: Use the Button Combination
The instruction are simple and we have listed them below.
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- The first step is to press and hold the power button of your phone for about 10 seconds. Doing this will trigger a hard reboot.
- Once the screen goes blank start pressing any hardware button on the device. This should be done before you see the reboot flash screen on the device.
- Any button would do, but we suggest you press the home button.
- When you feel two short buzzes from your phone’s vibration motor, this is the sign that Xposed is acknowledging that you are entering the safe mode.
- From there you would have to press the same hardware button for 4 times quickly and with every press you will fell another vibration. Once the fourth and the last button is pressed, you would feel a long vibration meaning that the Xposed Framework is no longer enabled.
- Booting your phone up, launch the Xposed installer app and you will see that the framework is disabled.
- Head to modules and long press the broken module and the select uninstall option from the popup menu.
- To enable Xposed, launch file browser and go to the following directory. /data/data/de.robv.android.xposed.installer/conf
- In this folder you will have to find and delete a file named disabled.
- Restart your phone and Xposed will be running again.
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Method 2: Sideload the Xposed Disabler ZIP
In case the first method doesn’t work for you. You then have to opt for sideload the Xposed Disabler ZIP via TWRP recovery. This is the last restort before you factory reset your phone.
- You would need ADB and Fastboot installer on your computer.
- Now boot your phone into recovery mode.
- Once the phone is in the recovery mode, tap on advanced from the TWRP’s main menu and then select ADB Sideload.
- To instigate the sideload process, swipe the slider at the bottom.
- Once your phone is connected to the computer via data cable, open command window on the computer and change both directories to the platform tools inside the Fadtboot a d ADB installation directory.cd C:\Program Files (x86)\Android\android-sdk\platform-tools
- Now type ‘adb sideload’ and a space after the sideload but don’t hit enter button.
- Download the Xposed Disabler ZIP to your computer and then drag it to the command prompt window.
- This will auto-populate the space that you left in the above command and now hit enter.
- Tap reboot system after the installation is finished. Once the phone reboots again the Xposed will be disabled. Delete the broken module and delete the disabled file to enable Xposed as described in the first method.