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jake9401

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Can I will back a pixel 5 from Android 11 to Android 9 so I may edit the build.prop file. I have tried the suggestions on the site using various apps but none seemed to work
 

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Can I will back a pixel 5 from Android 11 to Android 9 so I may edit the build.prop file. I have tried the suggestions on the site using various apps but none seemed to work
You should be able to edit the build.prop on 11 too. I haven't done it yet, and I'm just getting ready to go to work so I can't test, but this is the first I've ever heard of not being able to and I think you are mistaken. With root you should be able to edit it.
 

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Please let me know if it works for you
Be aware, directly editing it will make it impossible to pass safetynet checks if you use any apps that check it. My understanding is that MagiskHideProps modifies the file dynamically so that safetynet can still pass. What edit were you trying to make that didn't work? This section of the MagiskHideProps references setting custom properties.
 

jake9401

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Be aware, directly editing it will make it impossible to pass safetynet checks if you use any apps that check it. My understanding is that MagiskHideProps modifies the file dynamically so that safetynet can still pass. What edit were you trying to make that didn't work? This section of the MagiskHideProps references setting custom properties.
It was Net.tethering.noprovisioning=true to enable my hotspot.
 

jake9401

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I have not, all the responses I've been getting keep telling me to use the Magisk-props-config but it never seems to implement the change. After I make the change and reboot I still can not enable my hot spot but when I go back into the module the change is still there, so I don't know what Im doing wrong or as your suggesting it just does not work.
 

l7777

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I have not, all the responses I've been getting keep telling me to use the Magisk-props-config but it never seems to implement the change. After I make the change and reboot I still can not enable my hot spot but when I go back into the module the change is still there, so I don't know what Im doing wrong or as your suggesting it just does not work.
You may be operating under a false premise. You believe that if the prop is correct your hotspot will work. What if the prop is correct but does not work to enable the hotspot on Android 11? By all accounts, MagiskHideProps does work. You can check by running the getprop command in a terminal window.
 
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jake9401

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Would it be the last entry in the long list of information? if so I do not see it. Also when creating the custom prop it asks for a value, what should I be giving it?
 

l7777

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It was Net.tethering.noprovisioning=true to enable my hotspot.

Would it be the last entry in the long list of information? if so I do not see it. Also when creating the custom prop it asks for a value, what should I be giving it?
From your earlier note, net.tethering.noprovisioning is the property, true is the value.

Check it by using getprop from the command line. The below section of the MagiskHideProps reference is where you should start.

 

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    Can I will back a pixel 5 from Android 11 to Android 9 so I may edit the build.prop file. I have tried the suggestions on the site using various apps but none seemed to work
    Lol no. No you can't. Why would you buy a pixel 5 just to roll it back to an outdated OS?? Makes zero sense
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    Can I will back a pixel 5 from Android 11 to Android 9 so I may edit the build.prop file. I have tried the suggestions on the site using various apps but none seemed to work
    Why not simply use MagiskHideProps? It will let you set any property you wish.
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    I have not, all the responses I've been getting keep telling me to use the Magisk-props-config but it never seems to implement the change. After I make the change and reboot I still can not enable my hot spot but when I go back into the module the change is still there, so I don't know what Im doing wrong or as your suggesting it just does not work.
    You may be operating under a false premise. You believe that if the prop is correct your hotspot will work. What if the prop is correct but does not work to enable the hotspot on Android 11? By all accounts, MagiskHideProps does work. You can check by running the getprop command in a terminal window.