This time last year I was still waiting on a good KitKat-based custom ROM for my Nexus 5. Filling in the gap was something I hadn't tried on previous rooted devices, the Xposed Framework
. For this modding enthusiast it was a bit of a revelation; using Xposed was like breaking down a custom ROM feature by feature, and installing only those features that I actually wanted—via separate Xposed Modules
—onto a stock Android ROM.
For Xposed fans running the very latest version of Android the future looked bleak: Xposed was built for the Dalvik runtime
and, as we all know, Android 5.0 uses ART
exclusively. The good news: despite earlier denials, the developer of Xposed has released a new version of the framework that works with Android L
And now some more bad news: at least some of the modules that you probably want to install don't work. At least not yet.