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Default [Q] Unable to write to Ext SD card, what am I missing...

I recently upgraded to the HTC M8, from the S3, ( Its good to be back home) but I noticed that the 64gb sd card I had in my S3
wouldn't let me write and save to my SD card. so I backed up my media and Formatted the card on my Laptop, but still didn't work,
then I formatted it on my M8, and still didn't work what am I missing? ..... The only way i can write to card, is if I tethered it to my laptop . PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!!
 
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I recently upgraded to the HTC M8, from the S3, ( Its good to be back home) but I noticed that the 64gb sd card I had in my S3
wouldn't let me write and save to my SD card. so I backed up my media and Formatted the card on my Laptop, but still didn't work,
then I formatted it on my M8, and still didn't work what am I missing? ..... The only way i can write to card, is if I tethered it to my laptop . PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!!
If your card is formatted exFAT, I think only CheckM8's kernel will support exFAT formatting (not sue about Faux' kernel).

If it's formatted FAT32, then you've stumbled into a "feature" of KitKat 4.4.2. There's literally dozens of threads all over xda about that.
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KitKat and all versions after block writing to the sd card by default. Like @hgoldner said it's a "feature." search around, there are ways to disable it and get external sd card access back

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I recently upgraded to the HTC M8, from the S3, ( Its good to be back home) but I noticed that the 64gb sd card I had in my S3
wouldn't let me write and save to my SD card. so I backed up my media and Formatted the card on my Laptop, but still didn't work,
then I formatted it on my M8, and still didn't work what am I missing? ..... The only way i can write to card, is if I tethered it to my laptop . PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!!
I think you have to root the phone to accomplish this, maybe you can flash the insecure kernel without root, but you can't edit the platform .xml file
 
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Must be rooted, exFat format because it's 64 gig and download this free app https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...=nextapp.sdfix
That's what worked for me!

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Thanks for the response guys, I will look into it and hopefully I'll resolve it. Laters!
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