Skip to main content

Questions tagged [build.prop]

The "build.prop" file is a system file that contains build properties and settings.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
1 vote
0 answers
46 views

Edit build.prop to download unsupported TV apps on a non-TV device

I am trying to turn an old Samsung Galaxy S8 into a TV box. I want TV apps to be available in Google Play (like YouTube TV), but they are still showing as unsupported even after changing build.prop. I ...
Amythiz's user avatar
  • 11
2 votes
1 answer
367 views

What does int, jit, fast, and portable mean in build.prop's dalvik.vm.execution-mode?

There are many build.prop tweaks on the internet, and some says dalvik.vm.execution-mode should be int:jit, and some says it should be fast:jit or even in a reversed order as jit:fast for performance. ...
Android 4.4 forever's user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
348 views

How can I find CID from ADB shell?

I need to know the CID of an HTC 10 but, adb shell getprop ro.cid is unresponsive. Also $ fastboot devices FA********** fastboot $ fastboot oem readcid FAILED (remote: 'unknown command') fastboot:...
maxemilian's user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
2k views

Change adb device name

The Android device identifies itself as "device" for ADB (Android Debug Bridge). $ adb devices List of devices attached 5727aa6d device In my case of the LineageOS 20.0 test build, ...
alecxs's user avatar
  • 4,089
0 votes
0 answers
151 views

Is it normal to have "security.securehw.available" and "security.securevm.avaiable" false on Samsung Galaxy S20?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G. I'm using Android System Info app to see how the system is running, and in the app, I see that I don't have HW and VM security policy. It's written security.securehw....
Bob's user avatar
  • 1
0 votes
0 answers
605 views

getprop: abi vs abilist

I was reading this blog post on determining the supported ABIs for a phone. It said that, prior to Lollipop, the command is getprop ro.product.cpu.abi whereas, after Lollipop, it's getprop ro....
Daniel Walker's user avatar
1 vote
0 answers
825 views

How to make android box device recognised as mobile device, and not tv device with build.prop

I want to use an application for mobile devices on my android box. I am using X96 Max+, and when I install an app, the version for android tv-s gets installed, and I want to have a version for android ...
Josip Maričević's user avatar
1 vote
0 answers
779 views

Boost sound volume on my MXQ Android box where Audio Boost apps don't work

This is MXQ Pro 4k box on Amlogic S905 chip. It is embarrassingly quiet when playing through the AV jack with some good active speakers attached. My Ubuntu laptop is able to play loud on those ...
fedd's user avatar
  • 11
0 votes
1 answer
2k views

How to edit build.prop file in Android 11

I have a TCL 20e (6125A) with Android 11. I want to increase the torch brightness. As I read in another post, this can be done by adding these two lines in the file: ro.media.capture.flashintensity=50 ...
Favio Hernandez's user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
2k views

Restoring build.prop file after it got wiped

I have a stock + rooted Nexus 6 on Android 6.0.1. The editor I was using bugged out and wiped my build.prop file. I haven't rebooted yet, so the phone is still fine able to do things. There is no ...
Wandering Mayonnaise's user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
855 views

build.prop regeneration

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? ...
Rahul Gopi's user avatar
  • 2,263
2 votes
0 answers
5k views

Can't modify build.prop

I have a nexus 6 with version 6.0.1 of android flashed and rooted using Nexus Root toolkit 2.1.4. I am trying to modify build.prop and doing adb pull/push and even trying to move it to /data/local/...
Goddard's user avatar
  • 129
2 votes
0 answers
949 views

Cannot remove/rename/move build.prop, new insights

I soft-bricked my Huawei G700 running Android 4.2.1 by editing a line in build.prop, specifically this one. ro.config.hwtheme=1 to ro.config.hwtheme=0 My phone didn't like that apparently. It ...
Nos's user avatar
  • 21
1 vote
0 answers
104 views

Different terms in build.prop file?

Can someone please explain in detail about different properties in build.prop file present in Android OS? Location of file: /system/build.prop
trish's user avatar
  • 191