I have to edit my fstab in android 4.4 but the root is mounted in read only. I've try to remount the root with mount -o rw,remount /And I can edit the root files but when I reboot the device the changes disappear. How can I make persistent changes in / without rebuild the kernel?


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For that you'd need to edit the corresponding image (see initrd), which is unpacked on each boot.

Alternatively, you could create a script replacing the fstab file, and have this run on each boot e.g. using or a similar app that can execute "stuff" automatically after boot.

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