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Inability to access ext card
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My new Samsung P900 is greatly limited in what I can use the external card for. Although stock apps are allowed r/w access, this is not true of anything else . in my case, of course, this means Mobilesheets Sad .

I had the same problem with my Colorfly, but managed to find a method of gaining r/w access through a simple modification of a file (documented elsewhere on this forum).

However, even this route has now been blocked by KitKat and above and the only way to make the necessary changes requires rooting the device. Personally, I'm not about to root (and potentially void my warranty on) something I paid 500 euros for only a week ago. Next year, I might be more willing to do so.

Many MS users have quite a lot of data stored and it can be a lot more convenient if this data is on the external card, particularly for devices with limited internal memory.

Hunting the 'net revealed this little gem;

"KitKat doesn't prevent use of the SD card. It instead requires programs that want to write/read the SD card to do it in a different more secure manner. The real issue is that many programers have not updated their APPS to conform to this new security feature. So if your preferred app doesn't conform complain to the developer to get onboard. Clearly if the stock phone programs work then any program can work if it follows the correct protocalls."

If this is the case - and I have no reason to think it isn't true - then I think I have to ask Mike what he knows about this and if any changes will be made to MS to accommodate this requirement?
Graeme

1: Samsung 12.2" SM-P900: Android 5.0.2 
2: eSTAR GRAND HD Quad-Core 4G 10.2": Android 5.1 
3: Home-built BT pedal

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Messages In This Thread
Inability to access ext card - by GraemeJ - 05-05-2015, 11:28 PM
RE: Inability to access ext card - by Skip - 05-06-2015, 12:42 AM
RE: Inability to access ext card - by GraemeJ - 05-06-2015, 03:19 AM
RE: Inability to access ext card - by Skip - 05-06-2015, 04:07 AM
RE: Inability to access ext card - by GraemeJ - 05-06-2015, 04:49 AM
RE: Inability to access ext card - by itsme - 05-08-2015, 11:22 PM
RE: Inability to access ext card - by GraemeJ - 05-08-2015, 11:48 PM
RE: Inability to access ext card - by Zubersoft - 05-09-2015, 03:43 PM
RE: Inability to access ext card - by GraemeJ - 05-09-2015, 09:33 PM
RE: Inability to access ext card - by Skip - 05-10-2015, 12:43 AM
RE: Inability to access ext card - by GraemeJ - 05-10-2015, 06:19 PM
RE: Inability to access ext card - by Zubersoft - 05-11-2015, 03:56 AM

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