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By Nocturnal310, Senior Member on 7th November 2010, 04:41 AM
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24th November 2011, 01:37 AM |#11  
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Hi i have the same problem yes it is rooted and i installed gingerbread but no edit just view...any help?
 
 
24th November 2011, 06:01 AM |#12  
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Do not open as text, choose the next option down which is open in text editor

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24th November 2011, 07:24 AM |#13  
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Originally Posted by Nocturnal310


i am still stuck on 1.6 android with the 020 firmware..and not gettin any updates.

Attach phone to PC and run pccompanion...
24th November 2011, 08:14 AM |#14  
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You have to have your phone rooted first of all. And then mount the card in R/W mode and then u can edit any file u want.
24th November 2011, 10:40 AM |#15  
1.root via xrecovery
2. mount r/w in root explorer
3. long press txt file
4. Select open in text editor

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24th November 2011, 03:10 PM |#16  
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I dont have xperia i have moto defy
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I dont have xperia i have moto defy

Try what has been suggested, or ask in the moto defy thread

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2nd January 2012, 09:24 PM |#18  
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Phone must be rooted.
Download "File Expert" Free from the market.
Install/Open.
Choose "Phone Internal Storage"
Menu/More/Settings/File Explorer settings.
Check "Root Explorer".
Go back to "SD Card/Phone Internal Storage"
Menu/More/Mount//Mount As Read Write
Back/Phone Internal Storage.
Choose whichever Folder/File you wish.
Long Press File.
From List Choose "Permission".
Check "Read All" and "Write All" then "Apply".
Long press your chosen file again.
Choose "Open As/Text/" Choose a text editor from list. Change text to your liking. Menu/Save.
If asked to save on exit, save again.
We are done.
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27th April 2012, 11:32 AM |#19  
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thanks its help me in editing In build.prop i m struck from last 2 days
23rd November 2013, 12:09 AM |#20  
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mark the system file you want to edit> select option>open as text or text editor
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Originally Posted by Nocturnal310

i tried to edit the system files 'open as text' using root explorer v2.1

but it doesnt let me edit the files..there is no cursor..it just displays the files as text.


talking about the default.prop and build.prop files.


what to do?

i am still stuck on 1.6 android with the 020 firmware..and not gettin any updates.

Try ES File Explorer File Manager works perfectly.

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