How to install Xposed on any Android Emulators running 5.1.1

This is step by step to install xposed on any emulators running Lollipop and above. Thanks to Sean Post at Facebook for contributing guide for Memu emulator but I have improved the tutorials.


Note: Not all emulators work. In some cases, you may need to downgrade to older versions, maybe from 2018 or 2019


For Emulators running Kitkat 4.4.4 and below, please use old Xposed Installer



- Any file manager apps. I use X-plore

- Any Terminal app from Play Store. I recommended Termux

- SuperSU 2.79 APK: Link 1 or Link 2 (Don't use SuperSU 2.82 because It no longer have ability to replace Superuser and you will get occupied error.)

- Know some basic of linux terminal commands


1. Install both Terminal and SuperSU

2. Install SU Binaries as normal and reboot in order for the Xposed installer to work.

Allow superuser permission when asked


3. Download xposed at Then select correct sdk version for your Android version, select x86 and grab latest xposed version. For Example Memu 5.1.1, choose There is no need to download asc file


List of SDK versions.

Oreo                   8.1.0                   SDK 27

Oreo                   8.0.0                   SDK 26

Nougat              7.1                       SDK 25

Nougat              7.0                       SDK 24

Marshmallow 6.0                       SDK 23

Lollipop            5.1                       SDK 22

Lollipop             5.0                       SDK 21


4. Save the downloaded file in your shared folder and unzip the xposed to a directory on /storage/emulated/0/, or whereever you like. Sometime the internal storage is /sdcard/

5. Goto the directory where you unzipped the xposed and you will see META-INF and system directory’s.


6. From this directory go into /storage/emulated/0/[directory of your xposed folder]/META-INF/com/google/android and in there is 4 files select all those files and copy them back to the /storage/emulated/0/[directory of your xposed folder]

7. Edit the file and on line 162 (or the last exit 1 command in the file add # before it so it reads # Exit 1.

8. Go into terminal emulator and type the following


Hit enter

Sometimes Android emulators comes with different directory of internal memory. First you can try type

cd /storage/emulated/0/[directory of your xposed folder]


cd /storage/emulated/0/0/[directory of your xposed folder]


cd /sdcard/[directory of your xposed folder]


You can:

ls -l

First To list a directory to check if you are on the right directory




Then enter

9. Reboot Emulator

If your emulator gets stuck, you would have to reinstall emulator using installer and start over again. You do NOT need to uninstall to wipe your data (this vary from emulator to emulator)


10. Go to and download Xposed Installer APK from the attachment and install it.

11. Now run that app. If it says that Xposed is not active like this


…reboot emulator again, and it should say xposed is active! 

Tested on Memu emulator running 7.1.1

Sean Post


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