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Installing The Xposed Framwork Without root!

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By Dalgorix, Member on 16th August 2016, 07:16 PM
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Hello guys!!

I just had found a way to install the xposed framwork without have to root the device!

This is usefull if your devices is unrootable or if you don't want to root your device!

If it will not work for you, pm me and tell me what kind of device you had trying, the Android build version and finally the kernel version of the device.
How it work;
On some device (before the version 5.0 of Android{until I found another way to push this unthetered}) you can mount the system partition as read/write (WR) and add files or folder inside, but if you're Android device have a "locked bootloader", it's can make fails the process.


What your need ;

1. The Busybox binary compatible with your kind of devices (armv6, armv7...)

2. The Xposed apk installed on your devices

3. Android 4.0.1 to 4.4.4 (for the moment)

4. A computer

5. ADB installed




To begin, open your terminal (CMD on windows)
connect your device to you're computer with USB.

Type these commands;

adb wait-for-device

adb shell "cd /data/local && mkdir tmp"

adb shell "cd /data/local/tmp/ && rm *"

adb push /WHERE/IS/THE/BUSYBOX/FILE/busybox /data/local/tmp/

adb shell chmod 775 /data/local/tmp/busybox

adb shell /data/local/tmp/busybox mount -o remount,rw /system

adb shell /data/local/tmp/busybox cp -a /system/bin/app_process /system/bin/app_process.orig

adb shell /data/local/tmp/busybox cp /data/data/de.robv.android.xposed.installer/bin/app_process /system/bin/app_process

adb shell /data/local/tmp/busybox chown 0:2000 /system/bin/app_process

adb shell /data/local/tmp/busybox chmod 0755 /system/bin/app_process

adb shell reboot system





For the moment this is only compatible with androis 4.0.1 to 4.4.4.... I work for above version!
Tested and work on:
SAMSUNG Galaxy Exibith 4g Stock Rom 4.1.2
SAMSUNG Galaxy Exibith 4g custom unrooted Rom Slim 4.1.2
Sony Xperia ion Lt28h stock rom 4.4.2
Sony Xperia Arc stock rom 4.2.2

Htc desire 601 stock ROM 4.4.4

(Edit: At this moment I had found a way to install xposed framework to 5.0->6.1.1 but if your reboot you lost all and on some device (like my Samsung S6 Edge+) you stuck on a bootloop or (like my S7 edge (on 6.1)) you get a soft break.. I take my freetime to find this, but with my school that going start soon, I will be not very free to find exploit... 23/8/2017:10h32AM)

#I'm not responsable for any brick or anything in your life or anyone else! !#

Credits To:
Erik Andersen (For The busybox binary)
Rovo89 (for xposed)

Proof Of Concept



IF YOU WANT SHARE MY WORK, ADD A MY USERNAME AND/OR THE LINK TO THIS FORUM AND/OR THE LINK OF MY PROFIL XDA AND/OR ALL OF UPPER
AND PLS TELL ME IF YOU WANT TO DO!
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17th August 2016, 02:38 PM |#2  
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Does busybox function without root? I didn't think so.
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23rd October 2016, 06:06 PM |#3  
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When it push on thé sandbox (/data/local/tmp) and make like executable, it work. The fonction "mount -o remount,rw /system" put the system partition in read/write mode... My brother wanted Xposed for some tweak but hhe hate root (i dont know why) and hé uses Xposed freely like me with all of m'y rooted device...
This is sure not all fonction of busybox work fine but its do the job.
23rd October 2016, 06:07 PM |#4  
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Does busybox function without root? I didn't think so.

When it push on thé sandbox (/data/local/tmp) and make like executable, it work. The fonction "mount -o remount,rw /system" put the system partition in read/write mode... My brother wanted Xposed for some tweak but hhe hate root (i dont know why) and hé uses Xposed freely like me with all of m'y rooted device...
This is sure not all fonction of busybox work fine but its do the job.
15th January 2017, 10:14 PM |#5  
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Does anybody tried this?
27th January 2017, 09:11 PM |#6  
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Originally Posted by neosinan

Does anybody tried this?

Having busybox installed doesn't allow mounting of the system partition(unless someone messed up and didn't mount the system as read only, or the system unknowingly grants the user superuser permissions), it's read-only, which requires su to enable mounting as read-write.
19th February 2017, 11:17 AM |#7  
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Just try it but the commande adb shell /data/local/tmp/busybox mount -o remount,rw /system return "mount: mounting /dev/block/dm-0 on /system failed: Permission denied"
3rd May 2017, 09:38 AM |#8  
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i got the same error..can anyone help me!?
when i gave the command adb shell /data/local/tmp/busybox mount -o remount,rw /system
and errror displayed was :- mounting /dev/block/dm-0 on /system failed: Permission denied
20th May 2017, 12:39 PM |#9  
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Will this work on 5.0?
20th May 2017, 01:09 PM |#10  
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Will this work on 5.0?

On Android 5+ you've to flash framework zip via twrp and then install the xposed installer app.
20th May 2017, 01:27 PM |#11  
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On Android 5+ you've to flash framework zip via twrp and then install the xposed installer app.

okay thanks but i am not able to root my phone...
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