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I'd like to update from 4.4 to 4.4.2 and ultimately root again. I'm trying to flash update via twrp but it says build.prop modified or something like that. I read it has to do with the softkey hide command which I've pasted in the file. I read the sticky in the general page and to get an untampered build.prop you have to flash system.img but I don't know how to do that, where to get it from and if it erases my data? Any help would be appreciated.

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Follow method #2 but only flash system and boot.img http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...php?p=47156064
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I'd like to update from 4.4 to 4.4.2 and ultimately root again. I'm trying to flash update via twrp but it says build.prop modified or something like that. I read it has to do with the softkey hide command which I've pasted in the file. I read the sticky in the general page and to get an untampered build.prop you have to flash system.img but I don't know how to do that, where to get it from and if it erases my data? Any help would be appreciated.

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I'm sure someone will help you with that but for future reference, rather than playing with the build.prop I would just install xposed framework and gravitbox. That lets you change all kinds of stuff. Then to sideload updates all you have to do is disable xposed framework., sideload, and re-enable it.
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Follow method #2 but only flash system and boot.img http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...php?p=47156064
You won't lose your data
I flashed system.img and boot.img and I seemed to have lost root (still on 4.4).

I booted into TWRP and tried to flash 4.4.2 but it says:

verifying current system...
Not enough free space on /system to apply patch
E: Error executing updater binary in zip ' /sdcard...
Error flashing zip '/sdcard/ROM Toolbox/[the 4.4.2 file name here]
Updating partition details....
E: Unable to mount ' /cache'

I have 5g free on my phone, that should be ample space for a 50mb update?

EDIT: Also "Unfortunately, Google Play Store has stopped" keeps popping up and the app store force closes constantly
 
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I flashed system.img and boot.img and I seemed to have lost root (still on 4.4).

I booted into TWRP and tried to flash 4.4.2 but it says:

verifying current system...
Not enough free space on /system to apply patch
E: Error executing updater binary in zip ' /sdcard...
Error flashing zip '/sdcard/ROM Toolbox/[the 4.4.2 file name here]
Updating partition details....
E: Unable to mount ' /cache'

I have 5g free on my phone, that should be ample space for a 50mb update?

EDIT: Also "Unfortunately, Google Play Store has stopped" keeps popping up and the app store force closes constantly
Losing root is normal. What file are you flashing on twrp? Is it the update zip?
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Losing root is normal. What file are you flashing on twrp? Is it the update zip?
It's the Nexus 5 4.4 to 4.4.2 I downloaded from:
http://android.clients.google.com/pa...M.b3d1f307.zip
 
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It's the Nexus 5 4.4 to 4.4.2 I downloaded from:
http://android.clients.google.com/pa...M.b3d1f307.zip
Re-download the file and try again. I've flashed that same file in twrp without any problems
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Re-download the file and try again. I've flashed that same file in twrp without any problems


Thanks jd, it worked. I flashed superSU and I have root on 4.4.2

Now I just need to figure out how to hide the softkeys with xposed framework/gravitbox

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Thanks jd, it worked. I flashed superSU and I have root on 4.4.2

Now I just need to figure out how to hide the softkeys with xposed framework/gravitbox

Much appreciated!
No problem. Glad it worked for you

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