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Root and SD Card Access

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18th June 2014, 02:09 AM   |  #1  
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Does applying root to an AT&T S5 allow you to use apps like es file Explorer to move files from the phone storage to an SD card without write errors? Thanks.

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18th June 2014, 09:33 AM   |  #2  
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U need to go to /system/etc/permissions, find platform.xml and add

<group gid="media_rw" />

to WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE permission.

Then save and reboot.
19th June 2014, 02:01 AM   |  #3  
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Awesome! This is great news, thanks for the info.

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20th June 2014, 12:02 AM   |  #4  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ngl_ro

U need to go to /system/etc/permissions, find platform.xml and add

<group gid="media_rw" />

to WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE permission.

Then save and reboot.

I tried to add the line you mentioned, but when I tried to save it and continue to reboot I got an error that the file couldn't be saved. I'm using ES File Explorer trying to edit the file. Any ideas?

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20th June 2014, 11:36 AM   |  #5  
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You need to mount /system as read / write ( click on Root Explorer in the navigation drawer of Es Explorer ).
8th July 2014, 03:57 AM   |  #6  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ngl_ro

U need to go to /system/etc/permissions, find platform.xml and add

<group gid="media_rw" />

to WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE permission.

Then save and reboot.


Where do I put it exactly or does it not matter? This is what I see :
<permission name="android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE">
<group gid="sdcard_r"/>
<group gid="sdcard_rw"/>
<group gid="media_rw"/></permission>

thanks.
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