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  1. mrast

    mrast Well-Known Member
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    in your GPU.
    Ok so I am working on a small project to port the xperia play native ps1 emulation to my esteem.I finally got the ps pocket,ps store and ps developers suite to install but I can't access the ps store because my phone is telling the servers that its an esteem and not an xperia play.
    So my question is: can I change my phones designation in the build.prop to the xperia play designation without having any adverse affects to the phones operability?
     

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    w/o adverse affects no clue, just will have to try it n see.
     
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    A-T-L-A-N-T-A

    Make a backup of your current build prop and find out. Not like you can't just push the backup if something goes wrong, which i think is unlikely with just changing the name. Idk though
     
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  4. mrast

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    Sounds good to me. I love delving into the unknown. Thanks
     
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    That's what I'm talking about. Lol
     
  6. mrast

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    in your GPU.
    Ok that didn't work. This is what I did:
    ro.build.user=semcuser
    ro.build.host=semchost
    ro.product.brand=SEMC
    Ro.product.name=r800I
    ro.product.device=r800I

    That was under properties. Should I have changed it under
    Product package meta-data instead? This is all very confusing.
    If I can get this to actually register as an expedia then my ps mobile suite sdk will finally recognize it and I can push all of my xperia games to it from there!
     
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    Honestly i have no clue. Someone might now on here.
     
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  8. mrast

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    I think I got it. I have been talking back and forth with poo-tang on xda and he gave me some very good insight.
    "just change the name of your device", easy enough.
     
  9. yahhboy

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    So did it work?!?
     
  10. mrast

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    in your GPU.
    No it sure didn't, so the first time I renamed the other files in the post above my phone would freeze in the middle of my boot animation and just keep cycling and freezing. So I did a restore and am currently renaming one file at a time, rebooting, installing, uninstalling, rebooting, and so on. Until I get to something.
    I'll keep ths updates coming, though.

    I have narrowed down the culprit that wasn't letting my phone reboot:
    Ro.product.name= lge_bryce
    Cannot be renamed to:
    Ro.product.name=R800i_1253-4437

    Is there an xml file or something like that connected to build.prop functions?
    Forgive me if I am not using the correct file names and what have you. I am still new
     
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