Do you recommend any particular Root.Checker app, there's about six listed. The favorite one from JoeyKrim says I have root, but it seems it's not the same kind of root I'm used to on *nix machines, if I can't edit a system file, unless maybe that file is not owned by root, but some other process.
I installed BusyBox with intent to su in to edit that file, but got another nooby fright. I use vim and sed 'most evry other day on MacOS,
but the sawnoff versions in BB just don't have the options that fall naturally under my fingers, and the options that are there
do other wierd stuff ...
edit: SOLVED - partly
Lots of nice tools and tricks will mount /system as read/write, but I'm getting messages indicating read-only. The file I'm trying to edit turned out to be symlinked from
shell@android:/ # cat /proc/mounts | grep /cust
/dev/block/mmcblk0p18 /cust ext4 ro,relatime,user_xattr,barrier=1,data=ordered 0 0
So I mounted /cust rw, edited my hw_defaults.xml, saved, and it stays saved, cold started with cache flush, three times, and am still stuck in en_US ...
Edited by akarana, 13 April 2013 - 01:39 AM.