Post written on 16/10/16
As you know, rovo89 has released version 3.1 of his Xposed Installer. It's based on my fork, so it contains the improvements that I and @-BioHaZard-
added in this version of the installer.
However, you cannot find some features: color picker, installation module with root, and other unofficial stuffs are been removed; features like bookmark manager, download module button are been hidden and these features can come back in future.
This version is marked as UNOFFICIAL now and it will be maintained.
Thanks to all who downloaded this app!
Source code available here
Why this version is still maintained? Why are there different APKs that do the same things?
- Since Xposed Installer app is open source, I think that anyone could make an own version and customize it as you want, like Telegram app. I want to keep updated my app also for a personal satisfaction.
- There aren't different APKs that do the same things.
Originally Posted by Devo7v
rovo89 developed the original Xposed installer. DVDandroid then took his original installer and materialized it and added a ton of new features because rovo89 didn't have the time or just didn't want to work on the installer. Once rovo89 took notice of DVDandroid's materialized installer, he cherry-picked various features and theming and re-incorporated them back into the original Xposed installer. rovo89 credited DVDandroid with the work he had done, but they are not necessarily working together as a team in the traditional sense.
The two versions of the Xposed installer are developed by two different people and provide a different set of features. One is not necessarily better than the other, they are just different and intended for two different audiences.
If you really want the two apps to merge and become one, you really should be posting and talking to rovo89, because he is the only one that has the power to do that.
Here some differences between this and official(s) Xposed Installer: