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Dolphin browser, download dir on external storage

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kriticar

Senior Member
Jun 24, 2012
155
12
I have P7-L10 with 32GB sdcard. I tried to set Dolphin's download dir to be on the external sdcard, but Dolphin reports: "Can't write to specified directory: The directory or partition is read_only".
I would like my download dir to be on /mnt/media_rw/sdcard1, but I cannot read media_rw directory.
Permissions are:
drwx------ media_rw media_rw 2014-10-31 15:33 media_rw

I tried to add group gid="media_rw" in /system/etc/permissions/platform.xml but with no success

<permission name="android.permission.READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE">
<group gid="sdcard_r"/>
<group gid="media_rw"/>
</permission>

<permission name="android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE">
<group gid="sdcard_r"/>
<group gid="sdcard_rw"/>
<group gid="media_rw"/>
</permission>

Does anyone have a clue how to enable external storage for the Dolphin Browser?
 

Ziolek67

Senior Member
Sep 21, 2014
281
162
Moon
It is only Dolphin browser issue ? Did You KitKat SD patch installed ?

I am using Exposed module cooled Kit Kat SD card full access ver.1.2

Edit:

I have just installed Dolphin and it work properly with this patch.

bbdcd3789586cff1febc1e1a23e42aee.jpg
Sent from my HUAWEI P7-L10
 
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xjeternity

Member
Feb 21, 2012
20
3
It is only Dolphin browser issue ? Did You KitKat SD patch installed ?

I am using Exposed module cooled Kit Kat SD card full access ver.1.2

Edit:

I have just installed Dolphin and it work properly with this patch.

bbdcd3789586cff1febc1e1a23e42aee.jpg
Sent from my HUAWEI P7-L10

If possible, can you share the APK of KitKat SD patch with us?
Or can you give us the download link of KitKat SD patch?
 

Ziolek67

Senior Member
Sep 21, 2014
281
162
Moon
If possible, can you share the APK of KitKat SD patch with us?
Or can you give us the download link of KitKat SD patch?
I wrote that is Xposed framework module. Can't pull link because it downloaded by Xposed UI. But in Play market there's many similar apps. Of course first You have to root Yours device. [emoji14]

Sent from my HUAWEI P7-L10
 

heleis

Member
Jan 8, 2009
22
1
Stuttgart
Hi
i think you don´t need any patch.

i have changed in the (Android)Settings -Device-Memory- the Standard MemoryLocation from -Internal Memory to Sd-Card.

Then you can go with your downloads to scard1
 

kriticar

Senior Member
Jun 24, 2012
155
12
Well, I would like to keep default storage as internal, but only few applications to have access to the external card.
With setup you have suggested it will not work, but still thanks.
 

lipaaa

Senior Member
Jan 19, 2011
71
4
Well, I would like to keep default storage as internal, but only few applications to have access to the external card.
With setup you have suggested it will not work, but still thanks.
Try that metod step by step, for me works great without any other apps

1. Launch your favorite file manager with enabled root access rights.
You can use any app you prefer which can run elevated on your device.
For example, the 'Root Explorer' app or 'Total Commander' or 'File Manager' from CyanogenMod will do.

2. Navigate to the following file:

/system/etc/permissions/platform.xml

3. Find android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE and android.permission.WRITE_MEDIA_STORAGE lines. These are XML sections. You need to make them look exactly like the strings below:

<permission name="android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE" >
<group gid="sdcard_r" />
<group gid="sdcard_rw" />
<group gid="media_rw" />
</permission>
<permission name="android.permission.WRITE_MEDIA_STORAGE" >
<group gid="sdcard_rw" />
<group gid="media_rw" />
</permission>

Save the platform.xml file. It’s necessary to set the file permissions to 644 (rw-/r–/r–) before mobile restarting. Now reboot your Android device.