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WPLUG will have a General User Meeting and presentation on Saturday, September 13, 2014, starting at 2:00pm at the Wilkins School Community Center.

Schedule for the Day

2:00pm - Doors open, set up
2:30pm - Featured Presentation
4:00pm - Meeting ends, everyone out. We are likely to go to D's 6pack afterward.


Justin Smith - Android Xposed

Android, the world's most popular smartphone operating system, is open source. Just as there are community-developed versions of Linux, there are many community-developed versions of Android available from online communities like XDA Developers. Don't like the version of Android your phone came with? Replace it!

Of course, if you don't know what you're doing, you could lose data or even render your phone inoperable. You may also lose access to specific apps that only work on stock versions of Android like T-Mobile Wi-Fi calling. What's an enthusiast to do?

Android Xposed is a modification for Android that lets you tweak your Android phone without permanently modifying anything. You can mix and match Xposed "modules" to achieve different effects. If you don't want to use a module any more, you can deactivate it and your phone will be back to normal.

I'll be giving a technical overview of what Android Xposed is and demonstrating a few of my favorite modules, including:

  • XPrivacy: Go beyond Google's "permission" system for apps by selectively allowing or denying Android API calls.
  • RootCloak: Fool Android apps into believing that your rooted phone is not rooted!
  • GravityBox: This powerful module gives you all the typical features of a community-developed version of Android - yet, like other modules, it's temporary and can be deactivated at will.

Meeting Minutes


Meeting Staff

If you would like to volunteer to assist with this meeting, please add your name to one or more of the categories below.

  • Host: Justin Smith, Your name here
  • Co-Host: Your name here
  • Snacks/refreshments: Your name here
  • Setup: Pat Barron, Your name here, Your name here
  • Clean Up: Pat Barron, Your name here, Your name here


  • Vance Kochenderfer - coming from the South Hills (Castle Shannon) - e-mail me at the address on my user page
  • Your name/location here
  • Your name/location here