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[Q] HTC One M8 SD card

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1st April 2014, 07:12 AM   |  #1  
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Hi All,

I went and looked at the HTC One M8 today and was very very impressed. Looking to uograde from an s4 to the M8.

The salesmen said something interesting though and after a little research I am concerned.

He said that 3rd party apps will not be able to access the sd card at all. I know there have been conplaints about this in regards to KitKat.

As I live in Australia all the plans have horribly low data so cloud really isnt an option here, especially to store music and video.

I was just wondering if this were true? Are they able to be installed on the sd? are they able to write to sd?

Thanks for any advice
1st April 2014, 07:29 AM   |  #2  
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Hi All,

I went and looked at the HTC One M8 today and was very very impressed. Looking to uograde from an s4 to the M8.

The salesmen said something interesting though and after a little research I am concerned.

He said that 3rd party apps will not be able to access the sd card at all. I know there have been conplaints about this in regards to KitKat.

As I live in Australia all the plans have horribly low data so cloud really isnt an option here, especially to store music and video.

I was just wondering if this were true? Are they able to be installed on the sd? are they able to write to sd?

Thanks for any advice

Just tried and yes you can but I am rooted don't know if that's why it moved
1st April 2014, 08:48 AM   |  #3  
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I'm not rooted. Using solid file explorer, I'm not able to write to the card. Very frustrating.

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1st April 2014, 02:42 PM   |  #4  
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It's a new security feature of Kit Kat, stops apps from having full read/write access to the whole sd card. The developers just need to update there apps to resolve the issue. I had the same problem moving files across but came across the answer in another thread on here.

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2nd April 2014, 02:46 AM   |  #5  
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What about the camera? Can you change the default storage for that?
2nd April 2014, 07:14 AM   |  #6  
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What about the camera? Can you change the default storage for that?

Yes you can
7th April 2014, 12:40 PM   |  #7  
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Is there anyway to restore write on SD Card capabilities? Did anyone proove it?
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I have just got a HTC one m8 it's not rooted(yet) I can save photos to the sd card but cant copy from internal to it. I can't even create a folder in the ext sd card where is the stock file manager I can only see Polaris if that's what it's called If I try to copy a file in that app it will not even show the ext sd card. Help any one
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I have just got a HTC one m8 it's not rooted(yet) I can save photos to the sd card but cant copy from internal to it. I can't even create a folder in the ext sd card where is the stock file manager I can only see Polaris if that's what it's called If I try to copy a file in that app it will not even show the ext sd card. Help any one

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4th May 2014, 10:22 AM   |  #10  
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This is a feature of google kitkat 4.4.2. Anyway is supposed to work with default file manager. If not, you need to root and instal Sdfix from play store.

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