I am running Android-x86 4.4 on VirtualBox. Everything works fine. But when I am modifying build.prop (with ES File Explorer or BuildProp Editor) with other manufacturer or model and save it. After reboot nothing happens. In About Tablet stores the old information.

Seems that android cache this info somewhere.

Any thoughts? How to force Android to update from build.prop

  • I've found that info about manufacturer, model (and other) Android takes not from build.prop, it uses /sys/class/dmi/id/, but I can't change anything in these files
    – raiym
    Commented Sep 25, 2015 at 12:26
  • Another interesting thing that in Android 4.0 changing build.prop make effect and everything works fine.
    – raiym
    Commented Sep 25, 2015 at 12:27
  • I am having the same issue.. I am curios, you found a way to modify that info on the 4.4?
    – user215379
    Commented Mar 31, 2016 at 10:11
  • Yes, I use Build Prop editor play.google.com/store/apps/… and it works
    – raiym
    Commented Apr 11, 2016 at 17:50

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I found that there are a lot of other build.prop, ex: build.(...).prop I deleted all except the last one and it works.

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