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[Q] Editing Build.prop Help Needed

OP Nando Neri

26th June 2014, 02:46 AM   |  #1  
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Hi everyone, i'm new here, and already have a question for guys:

I have the BQ Maxwell Plus: bqreaders.com/gb/products/maxwell-plus.html

It has Android 4.1.2 and is not rooted, it has the official 4.1.2 update although it came with 4.0.4.

I want to remove the navigation bar because it takes alot of space in games (Witch i play alot, example: MCPE, Star Legends, Call Of Mini: Zombies, Etc...), so here's what i did:

*1: I downloaded a soft key app: Button Savior.
*2: I enabled the ''up to root'' option on ES explorer and went to /System.
*3: I openned Build.prop and scrolled all the way down to the bottom where there was a line that was empty.
*4: I wrotte qemu.hw.mainkeys=1 in a NEW line, UNDER the empty line.
*5: I saved, and turned of my tablet (BQ Maxwell Plus).
*6: I turned it on and it was exactly the same,
*7: I went to check the Build.prop and it was normal, without the line i wrotte to hide the navigation bar.

Anyone help? i posted a picture of some steps... (They're the numbers in red).

Am i doing something wrong?

Thx in advance
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26th June 2014, 04:31 AM   |  #2  
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For Editing a Build.prop your device must be in Rooted condition and it required of bussybox installed on your device. If not you got failed.. like you did
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26th June 2014, 04:36 AM   |  #3  
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Originally Posted by yudie81

For Editing a Build.prop your device must be in Rooted condition and it required of bussybox installed on your device. If not you got failed.. like you did

Thx

I read a lot of threads about removing the navigation bar but there's no way of doing that without root
26th June 2014, 05:09 AM   |  #4  
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Thx

I read a lot of threads about removing the navigation bar but there's no way of doing that without root

Have you tried to root your device?
26th June 2014, 05:26 PM   |  #5  
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Have you tried to root your device?

No because i don't want to waste my warranty, but i can, there's even a blog created by people from here (Portugal) with a tutorial showing how to root the BQ Maxwell Plus.. If there was like some app that made like, other apps that require root think i have root access or something, but thats impossible
1st August 2014, 10:16 PM   |  #6  
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Never mind rooted it using a chinese vroot app, after rebooting i switched to supersu and instelled fullscreen app and screencast and busybox, titanium backup, u know, all that good stuff


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