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[Q] Phone rebooting upon /system modifications?

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By asandhu, Member on 29th March 2014, 06:59 PM
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I am brand new to android and recently rooted my M8. I was trying to change the /system/customize/acc/default.xml to hide the NFC icon and when I attempted to save the file the phone rebooted and later asked if I wanted to send HTC an error report.

I have tried this with several file managers which all have root priveleges. It seems as though this happens when trying to modify anything in /system. Am I missing something obvious?
 
 
29th March 2014, 07:38 PM |#2  
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I am brand new to android and recently rooted my M8. I was trying to change the /system/customize/acc/default.xml to hide the NFC icon and when I attempted to save the file the phone rebooted and later asked if I wanted to send HTC an error report.

I have tried this with several file managers which all have root priveleges. It seems as though this happens when trying to modify anything in /system. Am I missing something obvious?

Omg u did wat lol u cud of hidden that easily without modding system files

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29th March 2014, 08:10 PM |#3  
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Omg u did wat lol u cud of hidden that easily without modding system files

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I did the mod that exists currently and while it makes the icon transparent it still takes up space on the status bar. I was trying to set the nfc_show_icon setting to zero. Nothing is screwed up I just can't change the file.
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29th March 2014, 08:47 PM |#4  
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yea i tried to install xposed and it did the same thing, at least i didn't have to restore my backup, but curious that the phone reboots and restores when system is modified...
29th March 2014, 10:35 PM |#5  
the m8 has system write protection, wait for an insecure kernel/module to be made or use custom recovery and adb to make changes within /system
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