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By KruseLudsMobile, Senior Member on 27th April 2014, 03:48 PM
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31st August 2014, 10:41 AM |#21  
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Android comes from Open Source and it should stay open for the user. The user should decide if apps are allowed to get write access or not. Similar to the "install apps from unknown sources".

I see no security reason rater than pushing the user to buy new devices with more onboard memory. Its absolutely no-go to remove such fundamental feature from one day to another. I would downgrade to get feature back .... but even this is not possible.
 
 
6th November 2014, 11:20 AM |#22  
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and now ES File Explorer broken too
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Or you could update your apps...

App developers just have to update the permissions of their apps and they work fine.

For instance, ES File Explorer can move, cut, paste, rename and delete things just fine. And no, I'm not rooted.

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Well the time has come: ES File Explorer recently stopped having the ability to write to the microSD card in my Samsung tablet, SM-T900 Tab Pro 12.2. Same is true for HD File Manager. Both worked fine untile recently.

Samsung My Files app does still work. Probably the only Samsung app i will ever use if i can help it.
6th November 2014, 12:03 PM |#23  
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Well the time has come: ES File Explorer recently stopped having the ability to write to the microSD card in my Samsung tablet, SM-T900 Tab Pro 12.2. Same is true for HD File Manager. Both worked fine untile recently.

Samsung My Files app does still work. Probably the only Samsung app i will ever use if i can help it.

I've been hearing more people with this issue. It seems the last Android update broke it. (Not simply KitKat as it worked for quite a while, but the most recent small ones.)

Reminds me once more why I don't update unless something's broken...
5th January 2015, 08:01 PM |#24  
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Or you could update your apps...

App developers just have to update the permissions of their apps and they work fine.

For instance, ES File Explorer can move, cut, paste, rename and delete things just fine. And no, I'm not rooted.

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Or Google could have been upfront about what was going to happen when you installed their update.
5th January 2015, 08:18 PM |#25  
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Or Google could have been upfront about what was going to happen when you installed their update.

They did. Hundreds of times. It even made it to the BBC and CNN.

In fact, Google has never supported SDcards.
5th January 2015, 08:19 PM |#26  
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Or Google could have been upfront about what was going to happen when you installed their update.

Google made the developers very aware of the upcoming changes. If app developers didn't take heed to this then that is their fault. It has long been known that Google was removing all the base code for external sd cards.
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Why were they doing this?
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Why were they doing this?

They said because it was confusing the average person. I hate to say it I saw it first hand. The average user didn't know the difference. Mix in the fact that people keep trying to install apps to sd cards and then complain to app developers that things don't work right. When the Android system isn't made to have apps on external storage.
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