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[RC Test] FrostWire for Android 1.3.4 (build 144) KitKat SD Card support


  1. gubatron

    gubatron Member

    Download FrostWire for Android 1.3.4 build 144

    SD CARD STORAGE SUPPORT IS BACK FOR DEVICES RUNNING KITKAT AND UP.

    Quick Video Demo.

    Changelog:
    FrostWire 1.3.4 - JULY/17/2014
    - Large torrent downloads start a lot faster. Prevents possible
    freezing (ANR) on some devices.
    - Restored SD Card writing capabilities under new Android rules.
    WARNING: All files stored to the application's SD Card folder
    will be lost in the event of uninstalling. This is a problem
    for every application on Android, not by our design.
    Make sure to backup or sync files saved to the SD Card.
    - Doesn't prefer external storage as the app install path.
    - Opens Music Player window when playing a song from My Music.
    - Moved vuze settings files to primary external private folder.
    - Updated Preferences screen, setting groups now in separate sub-screens.
    - Cleans up empty .torrent placeholder files when single torrent file download complete.

    So what happened with the SD Card after Android 4.4 (KitKat)

    Some Android phones are SD Card capable, and this storage extensibility is one of the key attractive features why people use Android and not iOS.

    However, as of Android KitKat (4.4) Google removed the possibility for developers to be able to write files anywhere on the SD Card, instead they can now write to a specific location, and all the files written in it are deleted when the application is uninstalled by the user.


    The only two logical reasons we can understand Google did this are the following:

    1. Cleanliness. Apps leaving a lot of app specific files in the SD card and not being able to clean up on uninstall (as Android does not notify the app that

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