Write access to ext_sd card failing with latest Lollipop update [solved]

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agntpizza

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Just wanted to give this specific issue with write access to ext SD card for 3rd party apps its own thread. The fix is not mine, found it in another thread with different problem.
After upgrading my HTC One M8 to Lollipop, apps that need write access to the ext SD will get a (confusing) screen in which you need to approve access to the ext SD card.
This is due to Google's new APIs for apps accessing the ext SD card.

However the Documents app in which you can select the ext SD card for write/delete operation, will crash if the ext SD card is not labelled/named.
The fix is simple: use your laptop/PC to label the SD card.

thanks to: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=58500801&postcount=5
 
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    Just wanted to give this specific issue with write access to ext SD card for 3rd party apps its own thread. The fix is not mine, found it in another thread with different problem.
    After upgrading my HTC One M8 to Lollipop, apps that need write access to the ext SD will get a (confusing) screen in which you need to approve access to the ext SD card.
    This is due to Google's new APIs for apps accessing the ext SD card.

    However the Documents app in which you can select the ext SD card for write/delete operation, will crash if the ext SD card is not labelled/named.
    The fix is simple: use your laptop/PC to label the SD card.

    thanks to: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=58500801&postcount=5