Before Android 7.0 Nougat was launched, one of the most popular modules for the Xposed Framework was Amplify. Amplify, to put it short, is an Xposed Module which allows users to take full control of wakelocks and alarms on your Android device. Since it’s able to control some of the worst system wakelocks, like NlpWakelock and NlpCollectorWakeLock, Amplify has been shown to significantly improve battery life. It, along with GravityBox, was one of the most sorely missed features when users upgraded to Android Nougat and left behind Xposed. Now that the Xposed Framework has been updated with full Android Nougat (7.0/7.1) support, though, Amplify has now followed suit and is compatible with the latest version of Xposed.
The tool, which is developed by XDA Senior Member cryptyk, has received a major version bump to 4.0.0, since it brings two key changes. First of all, it has now received official support for Android Nougat, meaning that 7.0/7.1 Xposed users can now take advantage of Amplify to optimize the battery performance of their phone. Also, SELinux support for wakelocks, services, and alarms is also present with this update. The developer says that support for Lollipop and Marshmallow is not being dropped as the app is meant to work for everyone, meaning that those still on older Android releases should not fear for their device being dropped with this release.
If you are using Lollipop, Marshmallow, or Nougat, you should head over to the official XDA forum thread to download the latest version and find out what wakelocks, alarms, and services you might want to block. The developer is also active on that thread, so be sure to stick around! Be mindful that you will obviously,need the latest version of the Xposed Framework and the Xposed Installer in order to use Amplify on your device. We have a tutorial on how to install Xposed available on our YouTube channel.
Also, this is the first official Nougat release, and it could indeed come with bugs. However, these issues will be ironed out with time. This was one of the most widely used Xposed modules back in the day, so we’re glad to see it come back in full force.
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