[Q] Weird writing problem on rooted ND8 stock.

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By zekeuyasha, Junior Member on 1st August 2014, 05:39 AM
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Recently rooted my phone thanks to these wonderful people at a place called xda-developers. You may have heard of them.
Anyway, I find that there's something weird going on with my phone, I can't write to the internal storage. External SD card works fine, Internal SD card does not. Only a few apps work.

The camera app will take and save photos, but using the camera within Kik Messenger gives m the error that the photo cannot be saved, I have to take photos with the camera app, then import them to Kik with the "choose photo" option, which will let me choose a photo through Gallery.
In another related issue, ES File Explorer will not create new folders. I'm in the main directory of the "internal" SD card, where things like Downloads and DCIM like to sit in. I cannot make a folder. If I go in with a Windows computer over USB I can make folders fine. ES File Explorer cannot even delete the folder. Says "New Folder cannot be deleted" Why is this? I can even rename the folder, but I still cannot delete this folder. Going into the properties it says I have full read and write access to the folder, I still cannot delete it.

In a third instance I have the GPS program Navfree. I cannot even run the program. Google Play installs it and it says it works, but when I go to actually open the program it gives me the error "Program cannot be installed, contact support" before quitting me back to the home screen. This program is special because it downloads and installs, but there are map files that it needs to download before it becomes useful. This is done within the app and I do not know where it tries to save to.

I think all of these problems are related and I have not seen any forum posting about it so far and I have been searching for a while. Google Play will still download and install apps like no problem and ES File Explorer will copy and move files around and will even rename New Folder to 'folder' but will not delete i

At first I suspected it to be the problem with KitKat and the debacle about writing to /external/ SD cards. But my problem extends to the internal storage as well. I have applied the fix to the 'permissions.xml' file by adding "WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE" I had to flash the fix in with recovery because I could not save the edited file I had typed up. Using one of the automated fixes in Google Play told me the action had already been completed. On the contrary, external storage works fine, I can write files and delete them and whatever I want to the external. The problem is with the internal card and it applies to everything I've tried except the camera.

So what is going on with my phone? I have root access but some apps will not work properly. It's just one headache after another. Here's hoping I won't notice the next one until I get another phone...
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Eventually I just got fed up with the problem and re-applied the stock rom with Samsung Kies. Re-rooted and now the problem is no more. Thanks for thinking about me!
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