[GUIDE] How to edit build.prop on any Android device!

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icy201

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Hello, i have a problem with my /system not being able to mount r/w. After alot of searching i found a post saying that my build prop. In my boot.img has to be r.o secure=0 for me to be able to mount as r/w. Would just changing that in my build.prop file fix my mounting problem?
 

Jasv33r

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Stuck At Boot Loop

My device got stuckes at boot loop :( as i edited my device name in build.prop nd forget to change it back and i rebooted my device and now it got stuck on boot logo of micromax :(

Device model micromax canvas silver 5 Q450
Please tell me a right way to get out from it thanks :(
 

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My device got stuckes at boot loop :( as i edited my device name in build.prop nd forget to change it back and i rebooted my device and now it got stuck on boot logo of micromax :(

Device model micromax canvas silver 5 Q450
Please tell me a right way to get out from it thanks :(

Easy...just restore the backup you made before you messed around with the build prop.
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Sorry, I can't understand. What do you mean?

That means that the information provided was a simple one and "no more no less" means that that no more information than what was provided and no less was needed as well.

https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/threads/78839-No-more-no-less-does-it-make-sense


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Maybe some could help me out.... Im running a custom rom on my note 4 N910T... I want to flash a rooted stock rom and mod it myself would i be able to use my current build. Prop on my phone if I flash stock rooted rom and place a my custom roms build prop or would there be To many discrepancies sorry for the noobquestion
 
Does anyone know what PROVISIONED DEVICE means in the build prop?

It all depends on the context in which the "Provisioned Device" is being used. I guess you could state that it's the specific device(s) the build.prop is specifically for (sort of).

I do understand it myself but i, personally, am challenged in how to explain it via text (on this post).

So i did a little searching and found a few links that I hope you are able to get a clearer picture on its definition.

Though, some of the links are for other projects, the device provisioning is explained in their own way to help you out.

Pico (Explorer) Android Development [REF] Build prop terminology [INFO] by Red Devil

Device Provisioning File Formats - Citrix Mobile

Device Provisioning Basics - Google Developers

I hope it helps you out!


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oogieboogie69

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help

soo i followed all the steps changed my model number & version & i still get same msg in play store (device not compatible with this version ) ive cleared my play store data removed &reinstalled my google account using a vpn ... i cant even download netflix .. please help
im on a note 4 rooted
 
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soo i followed all the steps changed my model number & version & i still get same msg in play store (device not compatible with this version ) ive cleared my play store data removed &reinstalled my google account using a vpn ... i cant even download netflix .. please help
im on a note 4 rooted

If you just want the app installed, have you tried bypassing Google Play and sideloading the apk?
 
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Have you ever wanted to use an app from the Google Play store or a game...but it wasn't "supported" on your device?..Well DroidModder is here to the rescue to tell you not to worry at all and that you can use those apps in just seconds by editing one file in your devices system. This file is called build.prop

We will talk more about what this file holds and where its all displayed within your OS. Before we go any further, be aware that you must be rooted, which I assume, all of us are.

Now to access this file, you will need a File Manager, you can use the stock manager but I recommend using ES File Explorer. It is free on the Play Store and I will put a link below to download it. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.estrongs.android.pop&hl=en

Once downloaded and installed, Open the application and hit Menu, then tap "Settings", this will bring you to the apps Settings Menu. Once in the Settings Menu, scroll all the way down to Root Settings. In Root Settings, "check" Root Explorer and Mount File System

Once that is done, go back to the main part of the app that shows all the folders. On that page in the TOP RIGHT you should see a little window like icon, tap that and a set of icons should appear..on the left, there will be an icon that has a star and says Favorites...hit that please. When you hit favorites, it will display the directories on your device, such as Internal Storage, SD CARD, etc. Please tap the icon that shows your device. It can also be distinguished by a "/". By tapping that we have gone into our Devices Internal Storage. The next step is to navigate the system file...it should be towards the bottom. Now enter the system file and scroll to the bottom..at the bottom there will be your build.prop. Be aware that there is also a file named build.prop.bak, we are not using that file so just leave it alone..and enter the regular build.prop. Open the build.prop, the device will prompt you to ask what editor you would like to use to view/edit the build.prop...just use the ES Note Editor.

Once in build.prop you can edit the following things:

-edit Android Version by locating ro.build.version.release= and changing the current Build Version.
- Edit your Model # by locating ro.product.model= and changing your model #
- change your product brand by locating ro.product.brand=

Please Note that if you change the product brand, the name MUST be in ALL LOWERCASE LETTERS!!!

Once you are done playing around, press menu, and then Save...now just exit the app and reboot your phone.
Once your device reboots, go to Settings> About Phone/Device and see the changes! ;D

If you thought this tutorial helped you, please hit that thanks button!

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jometzz

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Root access not allowed on apps

Sir, On my lenovo vibe k5 plus lineage 14.1 I can't use apps requires root access.. In developer options there is only one option for root access is.ADB only but not an option for apps. So I can't install apps like es file explorer , kingroot etc.which need root access ..how to fix this problem? Please help me
 
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    Have you ever wanted to use an app from the Google Play store or a game...but it wasn't "supported" on your device?..Well DroidModder is here to the rescue to tell you not to worry at all and that you can use those apps in just seconds by editing one file in your devices system. This file is called build.prop

    We will talk more about what this file holds and where its all displayed within your OS. Before we go any further, be aware that you must be rooted, which I assume, all of us are.

    Now to access this file, you will need a File Manager, you can use the stock manager but I recommend using ES File Explorer. It is free on the Play Store and I will put a link below to download it. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.estrongs.android.pop&hl=en

    Once downloaded and installed, Open the application and hit Menu, then tap "Settings", this will bring you to the apps Settings Menu. Once in the Settings Menu, scroll all the way down to Root Settings. In Root Settings, "check" Root Explorer and Mount File System

    Once that is done, go back to the main part of the app that shows all the folders. On that page in the TOP RIGHT you should see a little window like icon, tap that and a set of icons should appear..on the left, there will be an icon that has a star and says Favorites...hit that please. When you hit favorites, it will display the directories on your device, such as Internal Storage, SD CARD, etc. Please tap the icon that shows your device. It can also be distinguished by a "/". By tapping that we have gone into our Devices Internal Storage. The next step is to navigate the system file...it should be towards the bottom. Now enter the system file and scroll to the bottom..at the bottom there will be your build.prop. Be aware that there is also a file named build.prop.bak, we are not using that file so just leave it alone..and enter the regular build.prop. Open the build.prop, the device will prompt you to ask what editor you would like to use to view/edit the build.prop...just use the ES Note Editor.

    Once in build.prop you can edit the following things:

    -edit Android Version by locating ro.build.version.release= and changing the current Build Version.
    - Edit your Model # by locating ro.product.model= and changing your model #
    - change your product brand by locating ro.product.brand=

    Please Note that if you change the product brand, the name MUST be in ALL LOWERCASE LETTERS!!!

    Once you are done playing around, press menu, and then Save...now just exit the app and reboot your phone.
    Once your device reboots, go to Settings> About Phone/Device and see the changes! ;D

    If you thought this tutorial helped you, please hit that thanks button!
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    Thank you so much! :) and yeah I made this mainly to help the people who are new to android

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    Very useful specifically for beginners like me! :)

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    Thanks dude, very noob friendly and useful :)

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    You've got some other warnings, might as well add a warning not to mess with anything else, as doing so can put you in a boot loop. This is intended for noobs, after all.