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Modify boot.img to have true root

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Default Modify boot.img to have true root

I am trying to unpack boot.img and modify the property in default.prop file.
But after I flash the modified boot.img, the phone cannot boot.

I think the only step that I can go wrong is the parameter of mkbootimg.

And here is the command line that I use.
./mkbootimg --kernel boot.img-kernel --ramdisk boot.img-ramdisk.cpio.gz --base 0x81000000 --pagesize 4096 --ramdiskaddr 0x81800000 -o boot.img

Original boot.img is attached, it is actually nexus4 4.4 boot.img.

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What do you mean by true root? And the android kernel is just different from the default Linux kernel, so I'd say their commands might not be interchangeable.

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