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By TigerDNA, Senior Member on 31st May 2014, 10:19 PM
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Is anyone else experianceing this issue? I just came over from an S4 that was running an AOSP ROM. I am now running our stock ROM, rooted with Xposed. Titanium Backup and Helium say that my external SD card can not be accessed/written to. I have fixed permissions via ROM Manager since I have Philz which doesn't have a fix permissions option. Still cant write to external SD. Any suggestions?
 
 
1st June 2014, 04:29 AM |#2  
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Is anyone else experianceing this issue? I just came over from an S4 that was running an AOSP ROM. I am now running our stock ROM, rooted with Xposed. Titanium Backup and Helium say that my external SD card can not be accessed/written to. I have fixed permissions via ROM Manager since I have Philz which doesn't have a fix permissions option. Still cant write to external SD. Any suggestions?

A simple search would have found dozens of threads discussing this and describing workarounds. In short, Kitkat cripples the ability of third party apps to freely write to your SD card obstensibly in the interests of security a la IOS.

That is.. don't let end users do anything other than browse the web or use simplistic apps and we can protect your device from the scary internet, malware and so forth.

Rooted devices can easily restore the functionality.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2674450
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2656781
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2687734
http://android.wonderhowto.com/how-t...axy-y-0147523/


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1st June 2014, 07:28 AM |#3  
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A simple search would have found dozens of threads discussing this and describing workarounds. In short, Kitkat cripples the ability of third party apps to freely write to your SD card obstensibly in the interests of security a la IOS.

That is.. don't let end users do anything other than browse the web or use simplistic apps and we can protect your device from the scary internet, malware and so forth.

Rooted devices can easily restore the functionality.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2674450
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2656781
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2687734
http://android.wonderhowto.com/how-t...axy-y-0147523/


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Thanks captain obvious. Unfortunately, this is not my issue. It works when Xposed is not installed and doesn't work when Xposed is installed... Search that for me and report back.
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Thanks captain obvious. [ ... ]Search that for me and report back.

The solution should be readily apparent. Even to you. And with that attitude, connect the dots yourself.
2nd June 2014, 02:35 AM |#5  
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Insight into the cause would be most helpful as the "solution" is more of a work around. Knowing the cause would benefit the community. a quick glance back at the OP might have necessary.
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Even after all this, Helium will not offer me the choice to use the SD card.
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1. navigate to /system/etc/permissions/platform.xml
2.Tap and hold the platform.xml file and select Edit option.
3.Now look for this entry:
name="android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE"
4.Now add the following string of code just after <group gid=”sdcard_rw”/>.
<group gid="media_rw"/>

5.Having editing the file, save your changes and exit the root file manager app.

6.Finally, reboot your phone or tablet.

When your device boots up the write access on external SD card by third-party apps should be enabled.
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1. navigate to /system/etc/permissions/platform.xml
2.Tap and hold the platform.xml file and select Edit option.
3.Now look for this entry:
name="android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE"
4.Now add the following string of code just after <group gid=”sdcard_rw”/>.
<group gid="media_rw"/>

5.Having editing the file, save your changes and exit the root file manager app.

6.Finally, reboot your phone or tablet.

When your device boots up the write access on external SD card by third-party apps should be enabled.

As I said before, even after all this, Helium will not offer me the choice to use the SD card.
14th October 2014, 07:25 AM |#9  
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As I said before, even after all this, Helium will not offer me the choice to use the SD card.

Have you tried FolderMount from Play, this lets apps write data to the external sdcard. Works well for me.
15th October 2014, 01:52 PM |#10  
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Is anyone else experianceing this issue? I just came over from an S4 that was running an AOSP ROM. I am now running our stock ROM, rooted with Xposed. Titanium Backup and Helium say that my external SD card can not be accessed/written to. I have fixed permissions via ROM Manager since I have Philz which doesn't have a fix permissions option. Still cant write to external SD. Any suggestions?

Simple solution in Playstore: SDFix
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