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[FIX] Internal Memory Read-Only Issue for Apps

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Jeffbucc

Senior Member
Mar 15, 2011
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If your apps can't write files to your internal memory, or having problems saving images from IMGR/Chrome, this fix is for you.

I'm not sure how many had this issue after rooting their phones but it had been driving me crazy since I rooted my phone. I tried editing my build.prop securestorage=false, with no positive results.

I then came across a fix someone had for their Note 3, using terminal to fix this error, without having to reflash your rom.

Notes-

1. Read all the steps before attempting this
2. I have used this method to successfully fix my sdcard and make it usable

Prerequisites-

1. You will need root
2. You will need terminal emulator on your phone
3. You will need some reading skills and glasses if your eyes are weak..

Steps-

1. Open terminal emulator
2. Type "su"
Your screen should look like this
Code:
su
Now press enter
3. Now type this command, "restorecon -v -R /data/media"
Your screen should look like this now
Code:
su
restorecon -v -R /data/media
Now press enter
It will run several lines of code as it restores your system entries
4. Reboot
5.Now you can use your internal sdcard without any issues

Credit
 
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bartendersimon

Senior Member
Oct 28, 2008
151
17
Atlanta
Didnt work for me. im using ES File Manager to edit the file but it wont let me. reboot like 3 times already.

Never mind, i think is a ES File Manager issue, i got Build.pro editor and that fixed.
 
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    If your apps can't write files to your internal memory, or having problems saving images from IMGR/Chrome, this fix is for you.

    I'm not sure how many had this issue after rooting their phones but it had been driving me crazy since I rooted my phone. I tried editing my build.prop securestorage=false, with no positive results.

    I then came across a fix someone had for their Note 3, using terminal to fix this error, without having to reflash your rom.

    Notes-

    1. Read all the steps before attempting this
    2. I have used this method to successfully fix my sdcard and make it usable

    Prerequisites-

    1. You will need root
    2. You will need terminal emulator on your phone
    3. You will need some reading skills and glasses if your eyes are weak..

    Steps-

    1. Open terminal emulator
    2. Type "su"
    Your screen should look like this
    Code:
    su
    Now press enter
    3. Now type this command, "restorecon -v -R /data/media"
    Your screen should look like this now
    Code:
    su
    restorecon -v -R /data/media
    Now press enter
    It will run several lines of code as it restores your system entries
    4. Reboot
    5.Now you can use your internal sdcard without any issues

    Credit
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    Lookie here

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2906384

    And this is pretty much what the app does
    Go to page 4 & post #35 in this thread.

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1810294&page=4

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    Thanks so much!! Works for me too, and I was about to ODIN flash,.