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[Q] editing the build.prop has no effect on Polaroid PMID4311

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20th November 2012, 04:06 PM   |  #1  
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Hello, I have a few questions concerning the Polaroid PMID4311 (a cheapo 4.3 inch allwinner CPU device running 4.0 my little brother picked up). Fist off let me say I am no noob at android, and have had much experience modding my galaxy player. The problem is he wants to play some Gameloft games (nova 2, asphalt 6), but of course they give infamous "this device is not compatible request a refund" message. So no biggie, I just change the model in build.prop, right? Now here is the mystery; it doesn't make any difference what I change the model to - it still gives the error and still shows the original model under "about device" in system settings. I have done this countless times on other devices with no problem. I have checked the default.prop, and the boot image is insecure (ro.secure=0). The device came rooted. Any thoughts? Also, if anyone has this device, I seem to have lost my backup of the original build.prop, and would appreciate a copy. Thank you!

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20th November 2012, 04:27 PM   |  #2  
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Hello, I have a few questions concerning the Polaroid PMID4311 (a cheapo 4.3 inch allwinner CPU device running 4.0 my little brother picked up). Fist off let me say I am no noob at android, and have had much experience modding my galaxy player. The problem is he wants to play some Gameloft games (nova 2, asphalt 6), but of course they give infamous "this device is not compatible request a refund" message. So no biggie, I just change the model in build.prop, right? Now here is the mystery; it doesn't make any difference what I change the model to - it still gives the error and still shows the original model under "about device" in system settings. I have done this countless times on other devices with no problem. I have checked the default.prop, and the boot image is insecure (ro.secure=0). The device came rooted. Any thoughts? Also, if anyone has this device, I seem to have lost my backup of the original build.prop, and would appreciate a copy. Thank you!

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I got two things.. >>Random> We both have the same device :0

Ok.. Try compiling it on your computer once finished? That may help.

And I don't have a original my brother messes with my tablet.. I'm just starting to code in C++
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20th November 2012, 04:49 PM   |  #3  
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I got two things.. >>Random> We both have the same device :0

Ok.. Try compiling it on your computer once finished? That may help.

And I don't have a original my brother messes with my tablet.. I'm just starting to code in C++

Hey, thanks for the reply! I'm not sure I understand what you want me to compile?

And if you're just starting to code in c++, you're 1-up on me

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Hey, thanks for the reply! I'm not sure I understand what you want me to compile?

And if you're just starting to code in c++, you're 1-up on me

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Try compiling the Build.prop once edited (Edit, Save, Compile.) If that doesn't work google.
20th November 2012, 04:54 PM   |  #5  
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Try compiling the Build.prop once edited (Edit, Save, Compile.) If that doesn't work google.

I have never heard of compiling build.prop before, what do you use to compile it?

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21st November 2012, 01:30 AM   |  #6  
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Don't worry about 'compiling" use a usb - edit on computer save it. Put it back where it goes I wasn't good at it earlier.. But I got it figured out.. please give me a thanks


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21st November 2012, 05:02 AM   |  #7  
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Don't worry about 'compiling" use a usb - edit on computer save it. Put it back where it goes I wasn't good at it earlier.. But I got it figured out.. please give me a thanks


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Well, I have edited it, and I do know what I am doing, but there is no effect. I'll give you a thanks just because I like making people happy.

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What OS are you using? If you use windows it won't work.. Try getting Gedit on your computer.

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21st November 2012, 07:12 PM   |  #9  
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What OS are you using? If you use windows it won't work.. Try getting Gedit on your computer.

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I use notepad++ on windows, but have also edited it on the device using root explorer. I know this isn't the issue since certain properties will work if I change them (example: I can change the firmware version from 4.0.4 to 4.1.2).

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24th November 2012, 09:33 PM   |  #10  
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Ok, get root explorer plus, using web. Edit build.prop with text editor. Delete backup. Turn off tablet. Turn back on. Done!

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