I am trying to change the model name on my Android device by editing build.prop.


ro.product.model=Nexus S

My code:

ro.product.model=Nexus One

Settings still shows Nexus S.

Edit: I edited the fields @GokulNC suggested, but screen still shows Nexus S.

can someone help?

Thanks in advance.

  • Also try changing ro.product.name , ro.build.product and ro.product.device and reboot to see changes.. Make sure to backup your original build.prop before doing this..
    – Gokul NC
    Commented Sep 16, 2016 at 6:29
  • @GokulNC I tried that, didn't work.
    – user186920
    Commented Sep 16, 2016 at 11:32

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As it turned out, I was using a homemade device and was not editing as root.

I also had to completely shut the device down, then turn it on.

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