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How to access and store files in Android/data folder in android 11

Discussion in 'Android Development' started by Anmol hira, Nov 8, 2021.

  1. Anmol hira

    Anmol hira Lurker
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    I am working on a project in which i have to put some files in another Application directory under Android/data without using manager_external_permission. Does anyone know how to achieve this in Android11? Also tell me the way to achieve this in android10.

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  2. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    I'm sure you can do it if the device is rooted. I don't know of a way of doing this without root, but because of the ways this could be abused by malware I hope you'll forgive me if I also hope that there isn't one.
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  3. codesplice

    codesplice Elite Recognized Moderator

    I don't think this is a Thing Which Can Be Done given the security considerations of app scoped storage. One app can't access another app's data directly.

    I'm not a developer though so maybe I'm missing something. But my understanding is that Android 11 is specifically designed to prevent this from happening.
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  4. Anmol hira

    Anmol hira Lurker
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    Bro i am developing an app so i can't root everyone's device. I need a way. Google has just changed a way to access these folders and we should try thing that work out.

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