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14th March 2014, 01:57 PM |#1  
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So recently the GNote 3 got the Kitkat update. A lot of users cannot write/delete into the external, and many apps stopped working.
Does the Note Pro have this same issue?
 
 
14th March 2014, 02:35 PM |#2  
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Yes.

Google apparently has done this by design with KitKat. I hate it, but I can't blame Samsung.
14th March 2014, 08:21 PM |#3  
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It's a mixture of Google and Samsung that have stopped this.

Google changed the write permissions and Samsung didn't change them.

If you root it is as simple as changing one line in one file

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14th March 2014, 10:21 PM |#4  
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Ok, I mean what is the use of having external memory if you can not write it ?

I can not use cloud storage may sound nice but my ISP gives me almost nothing for data and charges a fortune for what little they give me.

Easy to fix if you root.
It is easy to root too, but rooting trips Knox, are we to take a chance nothing goes wrong with our devices?

Rooting is great, use Titanium Backup to freeze and uninstall "bloat", but I keep reading about Knox.

Seen the solution, edit a file only thing the next people in the thread said the solution does not work.

You should still be able to attach the card to your PC copy files ?
15th March 2014, 04:04 AM |#5  
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Currently have a card in the microSD slot, rooted tab, edited build.prop. I'm able to see both internal and external SD Card locations when plugged in via USB to my PC. I'm also able to read files placed there from within the applications that I use. Things that I've tried include exporting files to the external microSD from one program and deleting them using another, dragging and dropping from my PC to external card and then accessing the files from within various applications on the tablet.
15th March 2014, 07:16 AM |#6  
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Originally Posted by mateenf

Hello All,

Since kitkat 4.4.2 was released on the Galaxy Note 3, many users were unable to write files to the External SD Card. Below is a simple fix for rooted users on the Galaxy Note 3 N9005 ( International Snapdragon Variant).

**Please be advised that I have only tested this on my personal N9005. However, you are free to test it on your own devices at your own risk!! **

1. Using a root-enabled file manager, navigate to /system/etc/permissions
2. Edit platform.xml and find the WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE permission.
3. Add an additional group definition for this permission...
4. Save the changes to the file.
5. Restart.

Attached is a copy of my platform.xml.


☆☆☆I have tested and can confirm following these directions to the letter on a rooted device, does solve the problem on the Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 - SM-P900. I'm now able to write & save to my Sandisk 64gb HS SD card without any problems at all!☆☆☆

Instructions are below in red text. You must be rooted & follow them exactly!

1. Using a root-enabled file manager, navigate to /system/etc/permissions
2. Edit platform.xml and find the WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE permission.
3. Add an additional group definition for this permission...
4. Save the changes to the file.
5. Restart.


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15th March 2014, 01:19 PM |#7  
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Originally Posted by Android.Ninja

☆☆☆I have tested and can confirm following these directions to the letter on a rooted device, does solve the problem on the Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 - SM-P900. I'm now able to write & save to my Sandisk 64gb HS SD card without any problems at all!☆☆☆

Instructions are below in red text. You must be rooted & follow them exactly!

1. Using a root-enabled file manager, navigate to /system/etc/permissions
2. Edit platform.xml and find the WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE permission.
3. Add an additional group definition for this permission...
4. Save the changes to the file.
5. Restart.


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Rooting means Knox = 1 why would I want to throw out my warranty on a device I paid $750 for? That is an awful big risk
3. means nothing to people that never done this "Add an additional group definition for this permission", really and how do you do that?


My question is this ( I know what board this is ) but nobody has an issue rooting even if it means no warranty?
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15th March 2014, 01:23 PM |#8  
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My question is this ( I know what board this is ) but nobody has an issue rooting even if it means no warranty?

Not really.
15th March 2014, 01:28 PM |#9  
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Not really.

I guess with all the Smartphones and Tablets I owned, ask myself how many times did I actually claim Warranty?
Maybe I should just man up, use chainfire and call it a day, but step 3 still seem vague to me, I think the original thread for this fix is on the Note 2 forum and I they have a picture what the file should look like after it has been edited.
15th March 2014, 02:25 PM |#10  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by AstroDigital

My question is this ( I know what board this is ) but nobody has an issue rooting even if it means no warranty?

I've rooted every device I've owned and I've never had any reason to file a warranty claim on any of them. Before I root I do spend a few days pushing my machine to the limit and attempting to crash it through abnormal use. If it functions as expected, I root. It took me about eight hours before I decided to go ahead and root the 12.2.

Also, http://dl.xda-developers.com/attachd...0-17-52-22.jpg
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