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[FIX][LEAKED 4.4]External Sdcard Mount Perms fix

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By deathnotice01, Recognized Themer on 12th January 2014, 03:01 AM
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Okay, so one of the issues currently with the leaked firmware is that some apps (e.g titanium backup, file explorers, etc) cannot save files to the extsdcard due to a incorrect parameter in the platforms.xml

So here is the fix:
Method 1
1.) Download the extsdcardfix-flashable.zip below and save to sdcard
2.) Reboot to recovery (CWM/TWRP)
3.) Flash the zip
4.) Reboot


Method 2
1.) Download the platform.xml.zip attatchment and extract
2.) Navigate to ~/system/etc/permissions
3.) Replace the platforms.xml with this one
4.) Set permissions as RW-R--R-- (644)
5.) Reboot and test if apps now have access to external storage

And NOTE this may or may not work so do so at your own risk!
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12th January 2014, 09:41 AM |#2  
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Originally Posted by deathnotice01

Okay, so one of the issues currently with the leaked firmware is that some apps (e.g titanium backup, file explorers, etc) cannot save files to the extsdcard due to a incorrect parameter in the platforms.xml

So here is the fix:
1.) Download the attatchment and extract
2.) Navigate to ~/system/etc/permissions
3.) Replace the platforms.xml with this one
4.) Set permissions as RW-R--R-- (777)
5.) Reboot and test if apps now have access to external storage

And NOTE this may or may not work so do so at your own risk!

Great ! It works. My Titanium and even Sygic 13.4.1 (starting from SD Card) is working again on my S4!
12th January 2014, 11:50 AM |#3  
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4.) Set permissions as RW-R--R-- (777)

Eh? those permissions not equivalent. Which should it be ?

rwxrwxrwx == 777
rw-r--r-- == 644
12th January 2014, 12:06 PM |#4  
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I set permission as the original file was...
rw-r--r-- == 644
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12th January 2014, 01:10 PM |#5  
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Eh? those permissions not equivalent. Which should it be ?

rwxrwxrwx == 777
rw-r--r-- == 644







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I set permission as the original file was...
rw-r--r-- == 644

Sorry, thanks for that.

I'll update the OP



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12th January 2014, 01:13 PM |#6  
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What root explorer You use to set permissions?
12th January 2014, 01:44 PM |#7  
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What root explorer You use to set permissions?

Yes



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12th January 2014, 01:44 PM |#8  
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What root explorer You use to set permissions?

I use "ES File Explorer". The best Tool for Filemanipulation (copy, paste, delete) I know.
12th January 2014, 02:41 PM |#9  
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Can You upload me original platform.xml? I change file and i have error...
12th January 2014, 03:43 PM |#10  
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after i replaced file i missed that permissions changed... then i had to reset default to get everything working :/ bluetooth stopped working and i had terrible glitches and freezes.. even when i changed to 644... so secont time i just added media_rw line by editing permissions.xml and now it worked flawlessly

I noticed that even now when i have rw acces to sdcard not everything is working as in 4.3 - for example solid explorer does not see by default external sdcard :/ but it is only beta so i can live with it
12th January 2014, 04:01 PM |#11  
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Works like a charm!

Thx for this
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