I have tried to edit build.prop for on screen navigation keys, but, unexpectedly get cleared build.prop file and got saved. What can be done to regenerate file? Should reinstall zip should solve it? Or can I copy file(build.prop) by extracting from ROM zip.

  • build.prop file inside /system/build.prop is got cleared and saved.
    – Rahul Gopi
    Commented Dec 25, 2016 at 6:23

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The prop file is right there in the zip (/system/build.prop, same as the path on the phone) - you don't even need additional extraction tools to get it back.

Re-installation will also restore it, but at the cost of losing all prior modifications on /system that you made.

  • I have re-flashed ROM, working well.
    – Rahul Gopi
    Commented Dec 26, 2016 at 5:19

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