[DISCOVERY] Build.prop


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Aug 31, 2010
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So I just wanted share with you all a discovery I made. Not sure if this is already known, but I have not seen this anywhere.
I have been trying to modify local.prop and default.prop to no avail. The changes I make do not stick. I don't understand why, but I'm sure someone out there does. But I found that its not necessary.

What I found out is that these properties can be set in build.prop.
which is weird, based on what I read about how properties are loaded, they should be overwritten. However, adb getprop confirms that work. Also, after enabling netmon, the Phone as modem option reappears when plugging in to my laptop.

So if you want to change these settings, eg. ro.debuggable
Just put the settings into build.prop and it works fine.

Just dont change ro.secure to 0. Apparently, Google apps and services dont run with secure set to 0. Cannot confirm that at this time though.