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The Xposed Framework is the most important tool for modding and tweaking an Android device.

Xposed uses modules Customize Your Phone Without Flashing a ROM With The Xposed Framework Customize Your Phone Without Flashing a ROM With The Xposed Framework It is common knowledge that the best way to customize your Android device is to flash it with a new ROM. It is also wrong. Read More , small applications that plug directly into the Android operating system and give you unprecedented control over the look and feel of your phone. And despite its immense power, all of the changes can be undone simply be deactivating or uninstalling the module, and rebooting your phone.

Xposed now works on Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and it can be downloaded from xda-developers and installed on rooted devices. However, not all of the existing modules work on Marshmallow just yet. In this guide we’ll take a look at the very best Xposed modules that currently work on Marshmallow phones and tablets.

All of these modules can be downloaded and installed from directly within the Xposed installer.


If you want to stretch your battery as far as it can go, then look no further than Amplify. It’s perhaps best seen as a companion to that other top battery-saving app, Greenify Greenify: Halt The Operations Of Apps Running In The Background [Android 3.1+] Greenify: Halt The Operations Of Apps Running In The Background [Android 3.1+] Read More , which also has some Xposed functionality.


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While Greenify focuses on apps running in the background, Amplify takes care of wakelocks. These are when an app prevents the phone from entering deep sleep, sometimes for legitimate reasons, and sometimes because it is running amok.

If you’ve ever gone to bed with a fully charged phone, and woken up to discover the battery has lost 40% overnight, it’s highly likely that wakelocks will be the culprit Wakelock Detector: Find Out Which Apps Drain Your Battery Due To Wakelock Feature [Android] Wakelock Detector: Find Out Which Apps Drain Your Battery Due To Wakelock Feature [Android] Read More . Amplify helps to prevent that from happening.

Gravity Box

Gravity Box has always been among the biggest reasons to use Xposed GravityBox Vs XBlast: Which Is The Best All-Purpose Xposed Module? GravityBox Vs XBlast: Which Is The Best All-Purpose Xposed Module? Out of the two great all-purpose Xposed modules for customizing your rooted Android device, which is the best? Read More . It’s an unbelievably comprehensive tool for modding and enhancing the Android user interface. Almost no part of the Android experience cannot be tweaked or improved with this utility.

gravity box

From adding an app launcher to the navigation bar, to customising LED notifications, to switching to an experimental left-handed mode, some of the enhancements are huge.

But it’s often the smaller tweaks that give the most satisfaction, like being able to press the volume buttons to skip tracks in your music player, or making a double-tap of the home button reopen your last-closed app.


XPrivacy is a permissions manager that enables you to control which functions and data on your device apps can actually access. It has long been one of the most popular Xposed modules.


With the introduction of granular permissions controls Android 6.0 Marshmallow: What It Is and When You'll Get It Android 6.0 Marshmallow: What It Is and When You'll Get It Android Marshmallow is here -- but why should you care? Read More , it looked like Xposed might become redundant for Android 6.0 users, but it still serves a purpose. In Marshmallow, all apps automatically get the Internet permission. This will normally be used for benign purposes, like gathering analytics data or delivering ads, but it could be a potential security issue too.

With XPrivacy, you can ensure that only those apps you want going online are allowed to do so.

XPosed GEL Settings

The Google Now Launcher is the stock launcher on Nexus and other vanilla Android devices. It’s a stable and good-looking launcher, but it has almost no support for customization.


Xposed GEL Settings fixes that. There’s a massive array of options, from simple things like removing the omnipresent Google search bar, to changing the grid size so you can add more or less icons to the home screen. Upgrade to the premium version and you can even add notification badges to icons to show the number of unread emails, texts and so on.

It’s not quite as customizable as Nova Launcher, but it’s close.

Awesome Pop-up Video

Awesome Pop-up Video truly lives up to its name. It’s a fantastic app for multitaskers and procrastinators alike, as it enables you to watch a video in a little pop-up window while you’re working in another app.

awesome video

The app has its own gallery of suggested videos, but it works in other players too, including the official YouTube app. Simply open your video, hit the Share button, choose Awesome Pop-up Video from the list, and you’re away!

Zoom for Instagram

Zoom for Instagram speaks for itself. It adds the most obvious missing feature from the Instagram app How to Shoot Instagram-style Hyperlapse Videos on Android How to Shoot Instagram-style Hyperlapse Videos on Android Microsoft Hyperlapse Mobile brings hyperlapse video to Android, a technique introduced to the iOS version of the Instagram app in 2014. The app is in beta, but is already capable of producing incredible results. Read More  — the ability to zoom into photos.

zoom for instagram

There’s a standalone app by the same name in the Play Store. It’s from the same developer and it doesn’t need root, but it’s a bit of a clunky workaround. The Xposed module is far more elegant: it adds a zoom button right into the middle of the official Instagram app.


SwipeBack is an attempt to make the Android interface easier to navigate, especially on bigger screens. It replaces the need to constantly tap the Back button in favor of a left-to-right swipe to return you to your previous screen.


You can set it to work globally, although we found it could cause problems in apps that use the same swiping gesture to open a navigation drawer. So you’re better off activating it in just the apps where you’d use it the most, at which point it becomes an extremely useable tool.

Play Store Changelog

Play Store Changelog is a simple module that performs two surprisingly useful functions in the Play Store app.


First, it displays the whole What’s New in an app update screen, without you having to click through to read it all.

Second, and even better, you can set the Play Store app to open directly to the My Apps & Games page, rather than the Store’s home screen. If you update apps more than you install new ones, this is really handy.

No Lock Home

Android has a few Smart Lock features that keep your phone unlocked under certain conditions, such as your location or proximity to a paired Bluetooth device.

no lock home

One that’s absent is the ability to keep the phone unlocked when it’s connected to a particular WiFi router. No Lock Home adds that feature, so you can set up a far larger number of secure locations where your phone does not need to be locked.


ChromePie makes the Chrome browser more useable with one hand on big screen phones. It borrows the “pie control” concept seen in numerous custom ROMs Better Than Pie Controls: Get Full-Screen Mode Without Flashing a ROM Better Than Pie Controls: Get Full-Screen Mode Without Flashing a ROM Unless you have a Samsung device with hardware Menu, Home, and Back buttons, you've surely experienced this modern Android fixture: A black bar that resides at the bottom of your screen, stealing precious pixels. Read More .


Hold your thumb on a specific area of the screen, such as a corner or one of the edges, and the pie controls appear — a semi-circle panel of icons. This module integrates with Chrome, and puts tab switching, bookmarks, and more within easy reach of your thumb.


A lot of apps take liberties with your system resources, setting themselves to load whenever you boot your device. It can lengthen the startup time and waste power until Android 6.0 decides to close them down itself.


You can nix that with BootManager. Just choose the apps you don’t want automatically launching and then reboot your phone. It’s like a more intelligent version of a task killer (which you should never use Why RAM Boosters And Task Killers Are Bad For Your Android Why RAM Boosters And Task Killers Are Bad For Your Android At first glance, RAM boosters and task killers sound incredibly useful, but a closer look shows that they could actually be harming your phone instead. Read More ), and it can keep your less-used apps quiet until you actually need them.

Battery Home Icon

Finally, a sweet little mod that helps with the battery life obsessions we all have.

battery home icon

Battery Home Icon turns the circular home button in the navigation bar into a battery level indicator. It’s as customizable as you need — you can add a percentage or make the lines thinner or thicker. But by default, it’s simple, and it’s the kind of detail that could easily be integrated into the operating system itself in future.

Your Favorite Modules?

Xposed is a veritable goldmine of hacks and mods, and the number of Android 6.0-compatible modules is only going to keep growing in the coming months.

This was our pick of the best Xposed modules for Marshmallow. Now over to you. What are your favorites? Or do you have any that you used on older devices but not on Android 6.0? Let us know what you think of Xposed and its modules in the comments below.

  1. daniel
    October 16, 2016 at 1:44 pm

    Gyro-Emu Emulates gyroscope. Nice

  2. Shomi
    July 27, 2016 at 4:31 pm

    To all the unsatisfied people, instead of whining why don't you share with us what wonderful xposed modules you use!
    If you deem this list total crap then you must have some better idea's, ain't it so?
    We're all waiting!

  3. Fik of Borg
    July 20, 2016 at 6:32 pm

    I am wary of the fact that Xposed for Marshmallow is still labeled Alpha, that is, less ready than beta.

  4. Poweruser
    July 16, 2016 at 3:22 pm

    XPrivacy is the MOST usefull app in controlling apps behavior and what it can access. After you have a peak behind the android curtains you would never run naked again thru their playstore...

  5. Ben
    April 17, 2016 at 12:50 pm

    I will also add XNotifications to this list.

  6. Anry
    April 17, 2016 at 12:49 pm

    The new version of xposed Zoom For Instagram also support inline zoom (embedded zoom on Instagram itself).
    This feature is awesome!

  7. Peter
    April 15, 2016 at 3:45 am

    Xposed mods are mostly crap that keep crashing the phone . The framework itself can be used to make useful mods, but not those mods listed here .

    • Chris
      April 23, 2016 at 12:29 am

      What's wrong with Amplify?!?

  8. kp_q
    February 6, 2016 at 6:17 am

    My Favourites:
    -Burnt Toast: Displays the app icon in toasts
    -CustomShare: Only show the apps you want in the share menu
    -EnhancedToast: Hide specific toasts, for specific apps
    -G3 TweaksBox: High customisability for LG G3
    -GravityBox: Does was TweaksBox does and much more
    -Hide Traffic Network Indicators: Hides the up and down arrow in the wifi signal
    -Snapprefs: Various Snapchat tweaks
    -Xinstaller: Various installation/uninstallion tweaks
    -YouTube Adaway: Block YouTube ads & Banners
    -YouTube Background Playback: Play YouTube videos while on home screen & locked.

    • Aniket
      April 12, 2016 at 11:49 am

      Thank you so much. Your comment is so much better than this lame article!

    • Chris
      April 23, 2016 at 12:32 am

      This article is about modules to use with 6.0 (Marshmallow) - do all those that you're listing work with MM?

  9. Toni
    February 3, 2016 at 7:30 pm

    This list is obviously reused from a previous article. Half of those modules wont work at all or are already functionally included in Marshmallow.

    • Andy Betts
      February 3, 2016 at 8:46 pm

      No, they all work, I tested them myself. Which ones are included in Marshmallow?

      • Tuck
        April 2, 2016 at 11:33 pm

        xPrivacy is useless, since MM apps ask before using permissions. You can just push "deny" when it asks, rather than going to a separate app.

        • Andy Betts
          April 3, 2016 at 7:41 am

          That only works for a very limited number of permissions, and only if the app has been updated to support it. If nothing else, you can use Xprivacy to block the Internet permission, which apps get automatically under MM.

  10. KG
    February 3, 2016 at 5:07 pm

    Thank you for this.. coming from iOS I was always searching for something like SwipeBack.. Cheers!

  11. HenreeG
    January 15, 2016 at 1:47 pm

    This list is not bad.

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