I'm currently running the official nightly of cm12.1 on my LG G3 AT&T (model d850) with the Xposed Framework installed. However, every time I manual update Cyanogenmod (as I don't have a compatible recovery for automatic installation), the Xposed Framework gets removed/disabled, forcing me to locate the downloaded framework zip file (xposed manual installation because of reasons). This is not really a big issue for me and doesn't greatly affect myself or my phone in anyway but it will be glad if someone has found a 'possible' solution for this minor bug

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    Pretty sure updating destroys the system partition, which Xposed is installed to. Could be wrong though.
    – user24200
    Commented Jul 29, 2015 at 3:03
  • Yeah I was thinking that too... At one point I thought the updates would just overwrite files not folders (referring to /system), unless the xposed framework modifies system files (e.g. build.prop). But idk tho... Commented Jul 29, 2015 at 3:09
  • You need to check the updater script in one of the zip files.
    – user24200
    Commented Jul 29, 2015 at 3:10
  • @jeffery-lin ah yes I found a function called 'install_overwrite'. So um...yup. That's enough said....but thanks btw! Commented Jul 29, 2015 at 3:15
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    – user24200
    Commented Jul 29, 2015 at 3:16

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Ok so this isn't a bug but in the updater script of the xposed framework, a function called install_overwrite is called upon several occasion and, hence the name overwrite, will replace pre-existing file in the /system folder. So in order to install the xposed framework, it's necessary to reinstall it with each update.

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    That's true – as Xposed replaces a part of the system's framework (one file) to "hook in and expose its interfaces" (hence the name), which an OS update again would overwrite – effectively disabling Xposed.
    – Izzy
    Commented Jul 29, 2015 at 6:30

This script will automatically reinstall Xposed after dirty-flashing a ROM (i.e. flashing it without wiping userdata). The linked post includes instructions to download and how to install it, and describes how it works. https://www.reddit.com/r/xposed/comments/3u2xw9/release_xposed_addond_backup_scripts_it_keeps/

Try to search "xposed script after updating cyanogenmod" with your search engine

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