Remove All Ads from XDA

[Q] Any news on if the new SD card policy is being reversed?

74 posts
Thanks Meter: 6
By tech3475, Member on 23rd April 2014, 08:13 PM
Post Reply Email Thread
27th April 2014, 04:51 PM |#21  
chris170569's Avatar
Flag Belfast
Thanks Meter: 14
There is no need to root your phone. There is a file manager app called File Expert, that can access your external xd card.

Sent from my SM-G900F using xda app-developers app
27th April 2014, 04:58 PM |#22  
Thomasba's Avatar
Senior Member
Flag London
Thanks Meter: 30
The included file manager will allow you to write to the ext sd card but that's not the issue. the issue is that 3rd party apps like folder sync are not allowed to write to it

Sent from my Transformer Prime TF201 using Tapatalk
27th April 2014, 05:11 PM |#23  
AuGmENTor's Avatar
Senior Member
Flag Marlboro NY
Thanks Meter: 279
Meh, I haven't run into that being a problem yet. But as has been pointed out, root fixes it, and I'm always rooted, so if it ever DOES become a problem I can deal.
19th May 2014, 10:06 PM |#24  
Junior Member
Thanks Meter: 1
Thumbs down
This is complete and utter bull****. As someone who uses FolderSync and ES File Explorer a lot this bothers me to no end. Is Google trying to be like Apple and telling me what I can do with my device?

Make it at least optional in the settings. I don't understand this decision other than make SD cards and apps that work with it unattractive to users. I don't feel like rooting my brand new phone that still got warranty. Especially with that fancy eFuse thing Samsung put in their newer devices
19th May 2014, 10:29 PM |#25  
Senior Member
Thanks Meter: 17
My files app that comes with the phone is good enough for me. Haven't felt the need to use es explorer. I think it's a good decision to lock down on what apps can change files on SD card.

Sent from my SM-G900F using XDA Free mobile app
20th May 2014, 03:54 AM |#26  
eyecon82's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter: 1,694
Originally Posted by hetalmp

I think it's a good decision to lock down on what apps can change files on SD card.

Sent from my SM-G900F using XDA Free mobile app

Seriously? Why would you be worried about the external SD card? It's the changes to internal memory that worry me the most

-Sent from Tapatalk
The Following User Says Thank You to eyecon82 For This Useful Post: [ View ] Gift eyecon82 Ad-Free
22nd May 2014, 10:34 AM |#27  
Andy Ibanez's Avatar
Junior Member
Flag La Paz
Thanks Meter: 11
Donate to Me
Oh god, ever since I got this phone I thought my SD Card wasn't working properly anymore (I upgraded from an S4 that was o 4.3).

I use ES File Manager a lot. When I download things, I want to move them tk the SD Card. But all moving and file creation operations have failed on the SD Card. Now I know why. I wasn't aware there were SD changes on 4.4.

What a d**k move from Google. I want control over my phone. At least give me a way to change this without having to root and other magical voyages.

Sent from my SM-G900H using XDA Free mobile app
Post Reply Subscribe to Thread

Guest Quick Reply (no urls or BBcode)
Previous Thread Next Thread
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes