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By cmdauria, Senior Member on 21st February 2014, 10:19 PM
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I think I have seen this addressed somewhere before but I can not find it.

I have just updated to KitKat and am using Freeza's Stockish rom. When I try to run a restore in Mybackup, I am getting an error that says, Unable to write to sd card. Make sure the sd card is inserted properly, is not connected to your pc, and is not full.

When I go into Es file explorer, it shows all the files there.
How do I fix this?

I also see in Titanium backup that is says sd card not writable.



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22nd February 2014, 03:11 AM |#2  
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Originally Posted by cmdauria

I think I have seen this addressed somewhere before but I can not find it.

I have just updated to KitKat and am using Freeza's Stockish rom. When I try to run a restore in Mybackup, I am getting an error that says, Unable to write to sd card. Make sure the sd card is inserted properly, is not connected to your pc, and is not full.

When I go into Es file explorer, it shows all the files there.
How do I fix this?

I also see in Titanium backup that is says sd card not writable.



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Did you figure this out? Having the same problem.

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22nd February 2014, 03:34 AM |#3  
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I'm curious to know if there's a workaround for those who aren't rooted.

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22nd February 2014, 03:48 AM |#4  
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Did you figure this out? Having the same problem.

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This seems to be a common problem on the deodex rom. I will post what I did to fix it. Just know when you go into a file explorer it is going to show 2 external sd cards. They are both the same, it just shows 2 now. You have to do a simple build prop edit with a program like root explorer. Just navigate to system/etc/permissions/platform.xml. long press on platform.xml and select open in text editor. Under WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE...Add this entry... <group gid="media_rw" />


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22nd February 2014, 06:38 AM |#5  
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Yea, I tried @micmars xml edit, it worked to create folders on the SD card but I still couldn't save twrp files to my SD card in recovery.

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22nd February 2014, 06:44 AM |#6  
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I'm having this issue as well on official 4.4.2 rooted. Can't copy files from internal to external in both root Explorer and es file manager.

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22nd February 2014, 09:24 AM |#7  
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Yea, I tried @micmars xml edit, it worked to create folders on the SD card but I still couldn't save twrp files to my SD card in recovery.

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The fix that I found allows me to do anything with the sd card.
22nd February 2014, 08:17 PM |#8  
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I get the error when initially trying to copy the files.. seems like the error rests with the internal storage and not the sd card.

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22nd February 2014, 08:28 PM |#9  
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Here's an interesting read.

http://www.gottabemobile.com/2014/02...micro-sd-card/

The "Problem" is not actually a problem apparently. Google actually designed KitKat this way. They are trying to keep as much as possible on internal storage.
24th February 2014, 05:31 AM |#10  
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I'm also on Freza's Stockish ROM and had the same problem. I can confirm that the platform.xml edit appears to fix the problem of not being able to write to the external SD.

But strangely, Titanium Backup still reports that the backup folder is not-writeable, but then when I run a backup it finishes successfully.
24th February 2014, 06:55 PM |#11  
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Originally Posted by Kennedy808

I'm also on Freza's Stockish ROM and had the same problem. I can confirm that the platform.xml edit appears to fix the problem of not being able to write to the external SD.

But strangely, Titanium Backup still reports that the backup folder is not-writeable, but then when I run a backup it finishes successfully.

Same thing happened to me. I went into recovery, cleared cache and dalvik, and rebooted. Everything showed up properly then.

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