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Thread: How to fix External SDcard write problem on Android 4.4 KitKat?

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    How to fix External SDcard write problem on Android 4.4 KitKat?

    Since Android has rolled its new Android 4.4 KitKat, many things have changed. There are lots of security changes in the new Android OS. Google have made the changes in the new OS which many people have claimed Google wrong on this. So what is it that most of the people disagreed with the issue? KitKat killed your microSD card. Aye!

    People are unable to copy and paste data between the two storage interfaces. One cannot copy or paste data from the internal storage to external storage. So how to fix this issue? Is this issue fixable? Can you fix it with any other option, other than rooting your smartphone? You will get all your answers after reading it further. As rooting your new smartphone is not the last resort.

    Answering your Questions now! This issue is absolutely fixable. As if yet, there is no other option to fix this issue without rooting your phone. Its about time, now it is not possible to fix this issue without rooting your Android Smartphone. Maybe in future Google takes this issue seriously and get it resolved with their next update. You can follow the instructions on how to fix your external SDcard problem to read and write data from internal storage to external storage.

    So now let's find out how to fix the SDcard for read and write environment on Android 4.4 KitKat:

    • Your phone needs to be rooted. (If you don’t know what is root or how to root, I would suggest leave the issue and continue back to your normal life. But if you are genius enough to fix a bridge or repair a broken car, Do read further.)

    • Once your Phone is rooted, just download any File manager that will have support for root access. (Root Explorer, ES File Explorer, AndroZip)

    • Open your File Manager

    • Go to System in the Root of your Internal Storage

    • Open system/ etc/permissions

    • Scroll for platform.xml

    • Open the platform.xml file in text editor

    • Once open in text editor, Find the WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE

    • Below the <group gid=”sdcardrw” /> you need to add another line.

    • Add <group gid=”media_rw” /> below the <group gid=”sdcardrw” /> line

    • Save the changes to that permissions.xml

    • Exit after saving the file and Restart your smartphone

    Viola! You are done! Now you would be able to enjoy your smartphone by tweaking with your storage or transferring your data from Internal Storage to External storage.

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    Re: How to fix External SDcard write problem on Android 4.4 KitKat?

    Thanks for the great tip, salman. But i have done it with more easier method. There is an App available on Play Store named "KitKat External SD Card Patch". You just need to install the app and run, that's it. All Done.

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