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Any way to get 3rd party apps writeable to SDExternal?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by LaZeR, May 30, 2015.

  1. LaZeR

    LaZeR Android Enthusiast
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    Tried various methods on my GF's rooted T-Mobile branded Avant. Xposed "Handler" or whatever it's called, didn't work. Nor did a couple claiming to achieve said purpose on playstore.

    Any tricks? I'm simply trying to get (for example) Astro File Manager to be able to move an item/pic from Sdcard0 to External, and of course I get the "Not able to do on KitKat 4.4... blah blah" error msg.

    So simple of a fix on my Note 4... Not sure if the Avant is capable of any fix for this or not?


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  2. dfuse06

    dfuse06 Android Enthusiast

    Yeah you have to get it right permission in the XML the permissions XML
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  3. LaZeR

    LaZeR Android Enthusiast
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    I know some about editing certain things such as in "build.prop" and more similar laid out files. Can you elaborate on what exact filename & location for this permissions XML and what needs added/deleted?

    Sorry, maybe I am way off in my thinking of understanding what you mean.
  4. DMedina559

    DMedina559 Android Enthusiast

    This App enables external SD r/w access with just one click (tap)
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  5. LaZeR

    LaZeR Android Enthusiast
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    That was one of the Apps I tried and it did not allow "Astro File Manager" to say, move a file to ExtSD without the KitKat complaint msg error. I even rebooted her phone. But thanks for suggesting.
  6. Nickforever216

    Nickforever216 Well-Known Member

    Ive used these type of apps and worked just fine. Maybe try ES file explorer? I can link you the app of play store, that worked for me.
  7. LaZeR

    LaZeR Android Enthusiast
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    Just to update. I sort of found out by mistake. The problem was using "Fix Permissions" in TWRP.

    The reason I know this. I recently updated my GF's Avant to the latest firmware. Re-rooted, Flashed Recovery... Set phone back up. I was getting a fluke FC in one of the apps so I went into recovery and did a "Fix Permissions" under /Advanced. Luckily, I had noted that before doing this, Astro was working fine in moving files to/from Internal to External. Another thing that it had messed up and I was blaming Gmail was that you could no longer DL an attachment via Gmail App.

    Anyhow, I Odin'd back the firmware update, re-rooted, recovery, ect... And just for kicks, did a "Fix Permissions" again in TWRP resulting in the same exact problem/issue.

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The Samsung Galaxy Avant release date was July 2014. Features and Specs include a 4.5" inch screen, 5MP camera, 1.5GB RAM, Snapdragon 400 processor, and 2100mAh battery.

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