For transferring files from phone to memory card you can use the File Commander app. No other third party app will work once you are on Kit Kat. This is due to sd card restrictions implemented by google under kit kat
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Also if you are rooted, there is an app on the playstore called SDfix or something like that. It males the sd card writable agaim
File Commander just appeared on my phone, I did not install it? Or did I?
It's all a bit 187 Lockdown this restriction though, reeks of "control," and the ability to off phones in riots etc...
File Commander was bundled with the Kitkat update, so Sony is probably just trying to give its non-rooted users an option without reverting the permission and pissing off Google.
There is however a reason why Google is doing this and they've explained it several times. It boils down to security. An SD card is removable; your NAND is not. I've also read about a bunch of devs that hates SD cards because of issues with having to develop for something that has removable storage, so it can **** up their app if the user simply removes the SD card (and a bunch of other reasons). I get it, but this whole thing is poorly executed by Google and the OEMs. Don't want us to use removable storage? Well stop giving us the option. OEMs will have to drop SD support and give us devices with 64GB+.
Exactly. They should just make the new phones with AT LEAST 64 GB of storage to avoid these problems. And honestly, during the update to Kit Kat, it should be mentioned somewhere in the changelog, that there are such restrictions. Most people get to know this after the update and some don't even know how to revert back and hence the complaints.
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