I am really quite confused about this strange "parasitic manager" thing... I installed LsPosed and I have an icon in my app drawer which seems to be the LsPosed manager app. If this is NOT the "parasitic" manager and if LsPost doesn't have a manager app nomore, then what is this app in my app drawer? And how is it different from the "parasitic" manager? Thanks!
It *is* the parasitic manager. There are 3 possible ways to get to the parasitic manager ...
(1) By means of entering the following USSD code in the dialer: *#*#5776733#*#* and selecting "Call".
(2) By means of clicking on a permanent notification that is sent by newer versions of lsposed.
(3) By means of clicking on the shortcut that you are describing.
See below for more details about how this works. All three of these are considered "parasitic", because they are extra, non-standard software that has been injected into your device in a way that makes it difficult for root-detecting software to see them. That's sort of like a parasite which invades a living organism, which is why that name was chosen. Invoking this "parasitic" module in any of these three ways will bring up the lsposed manager.
Only in newer versions of lsposed will you be able to see that permanent notification. And on some devices (mine included: a Pixel 5 running crDroid-v7.25), you won't see the permanent notification at all, no matter which version of lsposed is running. This seems to be a bug.
Also, in these newer versions of lsposed (those without that bug), you will see either the permanent notification (item 2) or the shortcut (item 3), but not both. In the lsposed settings, you can choose between one or the other.
Those lsposed settings are available in the lsposed manager.
As far as I know, the USSD code method (item 1) works in all cases.