Originally Posted by Martin-Doc
I am new to the SHIELD community, could you please link me to the fix and maybe explain in a few words what this fix fixes? Thanks
Essentially, KitKat prevents apps from WRITING to the SD card unless the app is the one that created the folder to begin with.
So let's say you have:
... on your SD card where you keep all your Nintendo 64 roms (insert standard piracy disclaimer here).
Your N64 emulator can no longer WRITE to that folder. Why does this bite? Well most emulators use the rom folder to unpack ZIPped roms, store save states, configuration per game - that sort of thing. Suddenly, after installing KitKat - these emulators start acting weird or outright crashing because they can't write where they used to be able to.
You could have a folder of .DOC files in
Your Polaris Office could open the files there, but if you edit them, you can't save them back.
You can extrapolate this to just about every app.
The KitKat fix linked above will make it work the way it used to work - so you don't have to change, update, or alter anything.
It does require ROOT access of course.