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4.3 sd card issues fixed

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8th September 2013, 06:59 AM   |  #1  
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I am currently working on a solution to fix 4.4 with more stable results.

I have created a flashable zip that works in an aftermarket recovery. It replaces the platform.xml file with modified file that has the necessary permission line to make the sd card writable now. That is the only thing changed. I added the under WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE.

You need to be on a custom recovery. This update only applies to I9505G. If you do not have an S4 GOOGLE EDITION PHONE, then please disregard and move on.

Warning; You are flashing this at your own risk. I am not responsible for broken devices, deleted memory cards, phones thrown from raging, or WW3.

Download the flashable from here: http://d-h.st/Eif

Download the modified platform.xml to replace the original from here if you would rather push it: http://d-h.st/ooU
(this is not needed with zip, already included)

1. Place the zip the on your internal or external drive.
2. Reboot to your custom recovery, ie ( twrp, cwm)
3. Create a backup, have a restore point if it does not work.
4. Wipe dalvik and cache
5. Install the zip file
6. Wipe the dalvik and cache just to be sure.
7. Reboot phone.

Test to make sure it worked by using any file explorer, ie(solid explorer, root explorer, etc.) and creating a new folder, text document, or whatever. Do this through the phone, not a p.c. If it does not work, reboot to recovery, restore back to previous point and let me know asap.
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8th September 2013, 08:43 AM   |  #2  
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I like it

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I like it

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Thanks I will incorporate this on the 4.3 if you don't mind with credit.

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8th September 2013, 11:17 AM   |  #4  
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I don't mind at all. Use what ya need.

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16th September 2013, 02:04 PM   |  #5  
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I did use Samurai's Odin package to update to mh5. I figures it would revert the permissions. My zip still works.

And TWRP 2.6.3.0 is out.

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17th September 2013, 01:09 AM   |  #6  
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Originally Posted by occupational_hazard

I have created a flashable zip that works in an aftermarket recovery. It replaces the platform.xml file with modified file that has the necessary permission line to make the sd card writable now. That is the only thing changed. I added the <group gid="media_rw"/> under WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE.

You need to be on a custom recovery. This update only applies to I9505G. If you do not have an S4 GOOGLE EDITION PHONE, then please disregard and move on. This is only for the MH1 4.3 firmware that does not allow you to write to the sdcard.

Warning; You are flashing this at your own risk. I am not responsible for broken devices, deleted memory cards, phones thrown from raging, or WW3.

Download the flashable from here: http://d-h.st/Eif

Download the modified platform.xml to replace the original from here if you would rather push it: http://d-h.st/ooU
(this is not needed with zip, already included)

1. Place the zip the on your internal or external drive.
2. Reboot to your custom recovery, ie ( twrp, cwm)
3. Create a backup, have a restore point if it does not work.
4. Wipe dalvik and cache
5. Install the zip file
6. Wipe the dalvik and cache just to be sure.
7. Reboot phone.

Test to make sure it worked by using any file explorer, ie(solid explorer, root explorer, etc.) and creating a new folder, text document, or whatever. Do this through the phone, not a p.c. If it does not work, reboot to recovery, restore back to previous point and let me know asap.

You're welcome.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...php?p=44370296

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17th September 2013, 01:22 AM   |  #7  
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Really I would have never thought of doing that. That's ground breaking. Extraordinary!

Now do more research and you will see people have trouble writing to that file with root and trying a multitude of file explorers. And mounting system r/w. I still couldn't. Hence the links to the flashable in the op.

So....


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17th September 2013, 03:14 AM   |  #8  
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Really I would have never thought of doing that. That's ground breaking. Extraordinary!

Now do more research and you will see people have trouble writing to that file with root and trying a multitude of file explorers. And mounting system r/w. I still couldn't. Hence the links to the flashable in the op.

So....


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My sincere apologies. I'm having a bad day. I'm glad I could contribute to your work.

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17th September 2013, 10:23 AM   |  #9  
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Its all good and understandable.

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18th September 2013, 05:27 PM   |  #10  
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That worked great, thank you!

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