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I think OpenELEC should allow you to edit the files with the default root/openelec combination of username/password.

As for other types of OSes like Raspbian and RetroPie, you’d need root permissions to edit the file.
In order to login through WinSCP as ‘root’, you’d first need to set a root password. You can google how to do that.
Or you could login as pi/raspberry with SSH or your preferred method and then edit the file with nano:
$ sudo nano /boot/config.txt

I have tried all theese options, but they all failed due to write protection.
I hope that there is something that I have missed, that some of the experts here have knowledge of =)


I have never had a problem mounting any of the OSs and configuring the config file.
For Openelec I use these 2 lines in ssh after login:
mount -o remount,rw /flash
nano /flash/config.txt

And for Raspbian and Retropie I use this one line:
sudo nano /boot/config.txt

To edit the config file.
Hope that helps.

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