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Is There Any Registry Editor for Samsung Galaxy S2 Android

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pjfriend

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You might be able to achieve what you want if you have a specific question...

SII has 'N' class radio anyway so it should be a great deal quicker than your HD2.
 

stoney73

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Ahh , you mean editing the build.prop which resides in system. Must be rooted(stand to be corrected?) and opened through root explorer/ astro/estrongs file explorer

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vinokirk

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I saw this thread and thought 'Thats the first question I asked when I moved from wm6.5 to android!'. Welcome to Android mate :)
No, is basically the answer :D
 

cTrox

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wow i never thought polish plp have mobile phones in there,dont be smart azz on me dude,i never used android before,bloody hell i wish plp be more helpful than answering crap,i just wanted to know if Yes or No on Registry Editor

What's wrong with you? There were like 4 people who told you that there just isn't a registry editor for Android because Android does not have a registry! And you just seem to ignore those people, and insulte Brut.all because of his origin. We don't need people like you in our Android community.
 

ice_coffee

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This is getting to be like a monty python comedy sketch LISTEN turborider, there is NO registry, there is NO registry like service or system on android. You can make some modifications using a text editor to build.prop to change some system behaviour.
 

Brut.all

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Ok, I think I'll explain this further to you.

Windows stores much of its configuration in a system register. Most of other systems, including Android, store config in many configuration files. They're usually textual and human readable, so you could open and edit them using any text editor, even notepad. Usually every installed service/daemon has its own configuration file(s).

This approach has pros and cons over system register. Config files are less standardized: some of them are xml files, others are ini-like or even custom format. So it's quite messy comparing to system register. On the other hand developer could choose format which is most suitable for his needs and you don't need any special software to edit system configuration. Config files are also very simple from technical point of view and this is good.

Unix systems usually store their config files in /etc/ directory. On Android it's /system/etc/ - there you will find a lot of files and you could open any of them, look into, edit, etc. Of course it's not a good idea to do some random changes :) I don't think you'll find complete guide to Android config files, because every device/ROM is different. Fortunately most of these files aren't specific to Android, but Linux/Unix or some service, so you should be able to find some help in Google.

Happy hacking :)

P.S.
Yes, we have mobile phones in Poland ;-)

EDIT:
Advanced options for wifi are in /system/etc/wifi/tiwlan.ini, but I'm not sure whether every device uses tiwlan driver. Of course these options aren't the same as in Windows configuration.
 
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turborider

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@turborider
Ok, I think I'll explain this further to you.

Windows stores much of its configuration in a system register. Most of other systems, including Android, store config in many configuration files. They're usually textual and human readable, so you could open and edit them using any text editor, even notepad. Usually every installed service/daemon has its own configuration file(s).

This approach has pros and cons over system register. Config files are less standardized: some of them are xml files, others are ini-like or even custom format. So it's quite messy comparing to system register. On the other hand developer could choose format which is most suitable for his needs and you don't need any special software to edit system configuration. Config files are also very simple from technical point of view and this is good.

Unix systems usually store their config files in /etc/ directory. On Android it's /system/etc/ - there you will find a lot of files and you could open any of them, look into, edit, etc. Of course it's not a good idea to do some random changes :) I don't think you'll find complete guide to Android config files, because every device/ROM is different. Fortunately most of these files aren't specific to Android, but Linux/Unix or some service, so you should be able to find some help in Google.

Happy hacking :)

P.S.
Yes, we have mobile phones in Poland ;-)

EDIT:
Advanced options for wifi are in /system/etc/wifi/tiwlan.ini, but I'm not sure whether every device uses tiwlan driver. Of course these options aren't the same as in Windows configuration.

ty mate :) sry for the last post :)
 

bilboa1

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android options are stored usually (and always for the system's settings) in sqlite3 format and the dbs are around in /data (look for settings.db)

you can edit them on the device via adb shell and sqlite commands, but i suppose there might be some gui for it as well

this is akin to registry on windows, just op just doesn't know the technical differences. no need to be aggressive pricks about it -
 

BIG_BADASS

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Only Windows Operating System has registries. Unix-based one's store configuration files in /etc directory, eliminating the need for a registry.
 

IronTechmonkey

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...this is akin to registry on windows, just op just doesn't know the technical differences. no need to be aggressive ****** about it -

+1 to that. A clearly teachable moment wasted by some nasty responses.

@turborider, as already mentioned, the build.prop file can be modified to make some tweaks (and some Android systems might also let you create a file called local.prop that can do some of the same things) but these are not nearly as far ranging as the windows registry. There are many forums and threads which describe the various tweaks and which can be found by searching for ["build.prop" tweaks]. Speaking of searching, for questions like this it is usually more productive to find existing threads covering the topic because such tutorials are likley to have higher traffic than a thread that asks a single question. One simple example of a build.prop tweak that I recently used was to change a value (switching between 1 and 0) which enabled/disabled a particular audio feature (audio offloading, to be precise) while testing a bug in Lineage OS, but there are more significant things that can be done by tweaking the build.prop. There are also other ways to tweak Android OS as suggested by @bilboa1. Search, and you'll find that stuff.
 
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    @turborider
    Ok, I think I'll explain this further to you.

    Windows stores much of its configuration in a system register. Most of other systems, including Android, store config in many configuration files. They're usually textual and human readable, so you could open and edit them using any text editor, even notepad. Usually every installed service/daemon has its own configuration file(s).

    This approach has pros and cons over system register. Config files are less standardized: some of them are xml files, others are ini-like or even custom format. So it's quite messy comparing to system register. On the other hand developer could choose format which is most suitable for his needs and you don't need any special software to edit system configuration. Config files are also very simple from technical point of view and this is good.

    Unix systems usually store their config files in /etc/ directory. On Android it's /system/etc/ - there you will find a lot of files and you could open any of them, look into, edit, etc. Of course it's not a good idea to do some random changes :) I don't think you'll find complete guide to Android config files, because every device/ROM is different. Fortunately most of these files aren't specific to Android, but Linux/Unix or some service, so you should be able to find some help in Google.

    Happy hacking :)

    P.S.
    Yes, we have mobile phones in Poland ;-)

    EDIT:
    Advanced options for wifi are in /system/etc/wifi/tiwlan.ini, but I'm not sure whether every device uses tiwlan driver. Of course these options aren't the same as in Windows configuration.
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    Ahh , you mean editing the build.prop which resides in system. Must be rooted(stand to be corrected?) and opened through root explorer/ astro/estrongs file explorer

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