Modifying the Android devices is a very easy task. The device needs to be rooted after which the user can install custom ROMs. Another method to modify the Android device is the use of Xposed Framework. Using this, the user can achieve high level of customization on the Android without having to install the custom ROM.


One such modification is to change the background of certain apps. This can be done using the XBackground app within the Xposed Framework. This is available exclusively for the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. 

XBackground is an Xposed module by XDA Senior Member xperiacle that allows the user to customize certain elements of the device’s UI quickly and easily. For example instead of using the dark or light holo theme for the Settings app, the user can select another theme or select an image from the gallery to keep it as a background. It also allows the user to modify the transparency of the notification drawer.


Using the XBackground module is really easy. The user will have to first download the APK from the link given below. Then using a suitable file manager, navigate to the folder where the APK was downloaded. Then tap on it to install.

For XBackground to work on the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, Xposed Framework must be initially installed on the device. Once the XBackground APK is installed, open the Xposed Framework, then activate the XBackgroung. After that, just reboot the phone.

As mentioned before, XBackground module was specially made for the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 which runs on the stock firmware. Also, the user needs to make sure that he/she is updated to the latest firmware version.

Download XBackground APK from here.

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