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How do I save Documents to my SD card now in Kit-Kat?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Homeuser66, Oct 2, 2014.

  1. Homeuser66

    Homeuser66 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Before, using other versions of Android, I was able to save all my Documents, Games or what ever to my Micro SD card (external storage). Now that I have upgraded to Kit-Kat, I no longer can, due to Google. Here is the link for more info: KitKat and SD cards — what's fixed, what's broken and what's misunderstood | Android Central

    My question is, has anyone found an app or work around for this other than Rooting? I purposely bought a bigger SD card to hold all my Pic's, Doc's and/or apps. Now it's just a storage device that I can access from time to time, but can't make changes to any Documents I might have. I would have to save it to my PC then copy it to the SD card. Too much work when you're out all the time.
     

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  2. spicaalex

    spicaalex Member

    what's the trouble with rooting? you don't even have to put custom recovery, just root and use sdfix app from GP (there are tons of such apps over there). probably, no way to get this job done without root, as you need to modify system file. just like in windows from vista onwards, you can't change some system files unless you take ownership of them. you can then remove root if you don't need it after getting things done. all modifications will stay untouched and you will have access to sd card.
     
  3. Homeuser66

    Homeuser66 Well-Known Member
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    Hi, thanks for the reply. I would love to Root, but if I do, my DirecTV GenieGo will no longer work. Which is a whole other sore subject all together. I even used Root Cloak....

    So, if I do Root this and use this SDfix app, configure it, you're saying I can unroot and it'll still work?
     
  4. mrao

    mrao Member

    Sdfix wont work without root...so you cant unroot and expect it to still work
     
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  5. I use MyFiles, the native file manager to write/delete files to my sd card. It's a pita to have to move them but you can do it. Also Dropbox just did an upgrade so you can download directly to your sd card.
     
  6. Homeuser66

    Homeuser66 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Thanks. I hardly use any Cloud for anything, but I think I'll have to get used to the fact that I'll have to save my Documents to my Device for now. or I just may start having to use Dropbox or Google Drive.

    I know you didn't mention it, but, Root isn't an option for me at this time. I have done it in the past, just not at this time yet.
     

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