Originally Posted by Rymon
To mods. I have posted the same message in "Android Development and Hacking > Android Apps and Games > [GUIDE] How to edit build.prop on any Android device!". Please handle it as you wish. Sorry for the double post.
I have a Nexus 4 running on PAC (Android 4.2.2).
I have edited the build.prop file (so that it shows as a Note2, and it worked just fine), but before that I had taken a copy of the original one in one file (lets call it copyNexus...but the name is still build.prop), and a copy of the edited file (lets call it copyNote...still same name).
I used the edited file for some time, but now I wanted it reverted back to the original settings.
Once I set copyNexus in /system/ and overwrote the edited file, I rebooted my phone and after the Google logo it just goes blank.
I booted through TWRP recovery to set it back to copyNote through the file manager, but still the problem is the same.
Would an installation of PAC fix it?
It is crucial that I do not format everything as I 1st need a backup (I know. Bad thing that I thought this AFTER the catastrophe...)
Mount /system in TWRP
Go to the build.prop in TWRP file manager and click on it. CHMOD 0644
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