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2nd May 2014, 10:16 AM   |  #1  
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Does HTC really not have any official File Manager? It is quite stupid as this is Android. A File Manager is ESSENTIAL.
I know I can just download any File Manager like Astro, ES or FX but the update to 4.4 KK prohibits me from writing or deleting anything in my memory card.
I had a Note 3 and it had an official File Manager which, being officially made by Samsung, can freely access anything in the memory card even with 4.4.
Is there a workaround without having to root?


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2nd May 2014, 03:28 PM   |  #2  
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Originally Posted by jerverg

Does HTC really not have any official File Manager? It is quite stupid as this is Android. A File Manager is ESSENTIAL.
I know I can just download any File Manager like Astro, ES or FX but the update to 4.4 KK prohibits me from writing or deleting anything in my memory card.
I had a Note 3 and it had an official File Manager which, being officially made by Samsung, can freely access anything in the memory card even with 4.4.
Is there a workaround without having to root?


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Currently no solution without root access because of the written permission in media. For now, must be rooted to edit those permission.
3rd May 2014, 07:12 AM   |  #3  
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go old school, plug up the gadget to the computer and directly access the storage.. i know its a radical way of thinking but trust me it works.

im stock non rooted and i PREFER to connect to the computer when transferring large files, etc. YMMV of course...
3rd May 2014, 12:47 PM   |  #4  
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I hate having to do that, the reason I do not have an iphone. Oh well. I guess I will just have to trade this with a Note 3. I stopped rooting after selling my S3 and realizing that onwards, processors dont need overclocking and undervolting anymore. It kinda sucks if I will have to root this phone and lose my warranty just for the sole sake of managing my files in the memory card.
Too cumbersome for a task I should have every right of doing.
HTC is too stupid to not have included it's own file manager. What the hell are they thinking?
I dont even see any apps in "HTC Apps". HTC developers are too damn lazy.

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8th May 2014, 01:28 AM   |  #5  
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I hate having to do that, the reason I do not have an iphone. Oh well. I guess I will just have to trade this with a Note 3. I stopped rooting after selling my S3 and realizing that onwards, processors dont need overclocking and undervolting anymore. It kinda sucks if I will have to root this phone and lose my warranty just for the sole sake of managing my files in the memory card.
Too cumbersome for a task I should have every right of doing.
HTC is too stupid to not have included it's own file manager. What the hell are they thinking?
I dont even see any apps in "HTC Apps". HTC developers are too damn lazy.

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So just root it anyway and if you need to send it back just RUU it back to stock or something. Problem solved. While I agree on the overclocking/undervolting, there are so many other reasons to root besides that.

For one, ViperMax rom comes pre-installed with viper's file manager right out the box.
8th May 2014, 03:03 AM   |  #6  
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So just root it anyway and if you need to send it back just RUU it back to stock or something. Problem solved. While I agree on the overclocking/undervolting, there are so many other reasons to root besides that.

For one, ViperMax rom comes pre-installed with viper's file manager right out the box.

I might root. I am finding it hard to let go of this beautiful device. Just to clarify some things, can I ask a few questions?

First thing I need to do is Unlock bootloader right? What's next? Root or S-Off? And when can I relock the bootloader to reactivate Fingerprint?

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10th May 2014, 03:26 AM   |  #7  
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If you're on the 4.4.2 update you need to use Weaksauce + Firewater to s-off the device (it also unlocks bootloader too).

There is a post telling how to set the bootloader flag to locked/unlocked. I locked mine after instally a custom recovery and ROM, but I had no problems installing roms while the bootloader was locked.

Just leave it S-Off and you should be good.

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