Why Should Developers Block Xposed?
You can safely assume that anyone using Xposed to modify your Android app is malicious (outside of the developer or a pen tester you hired). So you’re going to want to block malicious use of Xposed for modifying Android apps. Appdome is a no-code mobile app security platform designed to add security features, like Xposed protection to any mobile app, instantly, without coding. This KB shows mobile developers, DevSec and security professionals how to use Appdome’s simple ‘click to build’ user interface to quickly and easily prevent advanced hacking tools like Xposed.
In order to use Xposed, the Android device must be Rooted. In addition, the hacker will also need to turn on “Enable Unknown Sources”, because that’s how they can install ‘untrusted’ programs (like custom exposed modules) onto an Android device.
You can add Appdome Root Prevention to any Android app in order to protect the app against Xposed. In addition, you can optionally add Detect Unknown Sources to the Android app just to give it a little more protection against Xposed.
3 Easy Steps to Block Xposed from Modifying Android Apps
Please follow these 3 easy steps to block Xposed Framework from modifying Android apps.
- Upload an Android App to Appdome’s no code security platform (.apk or .aab)
- In the Build Tab, under Security, Select Root Prevention
- Optional: Enable Detect Unknown Sources
- Click Build My App
Congratulations! You now have a secured mobile app that blocks the Xposed Framework.
Appdome’s no-code mobile app security platform offers mobile developers, DevSec and security professionals a convenient and reliable way to protect Android apps against Xposed and other hacking tools. When a user clicks “Build My App,” Appdome leverages a microservice architecture filled with 1000s of security plugins, and an adaptive code generation engine that matches the correct required plugins to the development environment, frameworks, and methods in each app.
Prerequisites for Blocking Xposed from Modifying Android Apps
Here’s what you need to build secured apps with Xposed prevention
- Appdome account (If you don’t have an Appdome account, create a free Appdome account here)
- Mobile App (.apk or .aab for Android)
- Signing Credentials (e.g., signing certificates and provisioning profile)
No Coding Dependency
How to Sign & Publish Secured Mobile Apps Built on Appdome
After successfully securing your app using Appdome, there are several available options to complete your project, depending on your app lifecycle or workflow. These include:
- Signing Secure iOS and Android apps
- Customizing, Configuring & Branding Secure Mobile Apps
- Deploying/Publishing Secure mobile apps to Public or Private app stores
Or, see this quick reference Releasing Secured Android & iOS Apps built on Appdome.
More Mobile App Security Resources
Check out related features from Appdome’s ONEShield application shielding (RASP) solution, which includes as Anti-Tampering and Anti-Debugging. Both of these features complement Root prevention to provide a layered defense against hacking tools like Xposed.
If you have any questions, please send them our way at firstname.lastname@example.org or via the chat window on the Appdome platform.