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Location [Q] What's the deal with apps not able to write to sdcard in 4.4?

Seems that since 4.4 apps can't write to the sdcard but just to a specific folder on sdcard/android/blablabla
and some apps don't even have that folder

what's the deal with that nonsense?
 
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Seems that since 4.4 apps can't write to the sdcard but just to a specific folder on sdcard/android/blablabla
and some apps don't even have that folder

what's the deal with that nonsense?
You can bypass it by using XPosed framework and the module "HandleExternalStorage"
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You can bypass it by using XPosed framework and the module "HandleExternalStorage"
Is installing a whole framework the only option at the moment?
What's the logic behind this crazy limitation?
 
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Ich Don't know about the logic... Using xposed or a custom rom are the only methods I know. May be someone else got another solution.

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Nonsense? No. It's for security purposes (according to Google). Annoying? Yes. Easiest way is the Xposed module, like mentioned or this https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...=nextapp.sdfix

Info here: http://www.androidcentral.com/kitkat-sdcard-changes
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Nonsense? No. It's for security purposes (according to Google). Annoying? Yes. Easiest way is the Xposed module, like mentioned or this https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...=nextapp.sdfix

Info here: http://www.androidcentral.com/kitkat-sdcard-changes
I understand the security reasons but would have been nice to give us the choice.
For exampe, yesterday I wanted to download something on the phone and couldn't since the download program can't write to the SD card neither seemed to have it's own folder.



Thanks for the link by the way, now I just have to root my phone
 
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I understand the security reasons but would have been nice to give us the choice.
For exampe, yesterday I wanted to download something on the phone and couldn't since the download program can't write to the SD card neither seemed to have it's own folder.



Thanks for the link by the way, now I just have to root my phone
Well, unfortunately, since the vast majority of people have no clue about how their phone works or it's security, I think they just have to shoot for the lowest common denominator. But anyway, if you need help rooting, lemme know. That's kind of my forte.
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