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[Q] Any news on if the new SD card policy is being reversed?

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There is no need to root your phone. There is a file manager app called File Expert, that can access your external xd card.

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The included file manager will allow you to write to the ext sd card but that's not the issue. the issue is that 3rd party apps like folder sync are not allowed to write to it

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Meh, I haven't run into that being a problem yet. But as has been pointed out, root fixes it, and I'm always rooted, so if it ever DOES become a problem I can deal.
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This is complete and utter bull****. As someone who uses FolderSync and ES File Explorer a lot this bothers me to no end. Is Google trying to be like Apple and telling me what I can do with my device?

Make it at least optional in the settings. I don't understand this decision other than make SD cards and apps that work with it unattractive to users. I don't feel like rooting my brand new phone that still got warranty. Especially with that fancy eFuse thing Samsung put in their newer devices
 
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My files app that comes with the phone is good enough for me. Haven't felt the need to use es explorer. I think it's a good decision to lock down on what apps can change files on SD card.

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I think it's a good decision to lock down on what apps can change files on SD card.

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Seriously? Why would you be worried about the external SD card? It's the changes to internal memory that worry me the most

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Oh god, ever since I got this phone I thought my SD Card wasn't working properly anymore (I upgraded from an S4 that was o 4.3).

I use ES File Manager a lot. When I download things, I want to move them tk the SD Card. But all moving and file creation operations have failed on the SD Card. Now I know why. I wasn't aware there were SD changes on 4.4.

What a d**k move from Google. I want control over my phone. At least give me a way to change this without having to root and other magical voyages.

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