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[Guide]How to Enable Write access to SD Card by 3rd Party Apps on KITKAT Phones

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Post time 2014-12-27 03:00:25 | Show all posts |Read mode
Edited by kgbiyugik at 2014-12-27 12:03 AM

Hi Guys Today I will show you
"How to enable write access to SD Card by 3rd party apps on KitKat devices"

I will show you two ways to solve this problem on your KitKat flavored device. Both the methods needs Root permission on your Android device, so make sure your device is rooted and there is a SuperSU app installed. If all is set and ready to go, let’s get through the guide.

Method 1: SDfix App

The SDFix is an app that is focused to resurrect the ability to write to the external SD card on your device by modifying a configuration file called platform.xml . The app changes the system file and thus it requires a root access, rest all is simple. The app guides you through the process and believe us it’s just a few clicks on the Next button and then finally a big smash on the Finish button.

How it works: The /system/etc/permissions/platform.xml is modified to specify that all applications which have the WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE permission are registered as members of the Android UNIX group "media_rw". Membership in this group is necessary to write to the MicroSD card.

The original platform.xml will be backed up in /system/etc/permissions as "platform.xml.original-pre-sdfix" (unless that file already exists).


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Method 2: Using Root/ES File Explorer.


If Method 1 doesn't work for you than try this ,Method
Steps:-

  • Download and install the Root/ES File manager on your device.
  • Open the ES File explorer and navigate to the /system/etc/permissions/ directory and open theplatform.xml file in the text editor.
  • Now edit the file by adding the following code to a permissions subset under write external SD card section of the file.


  • Use the search option on your device to search the following line in the platform.xmlfile

  • Add the following line in Write external storage section after the <group gid=”sdcard_rw”/>

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4.Now save the Platform.xml file. The ES File manager may request for root permissions, grant them to save the file properly.
5.Close the file and re-open it to verify whether it is saved properly.
6. Reboot your device to apply the changes.

That’s it, now you have enabled the write permissions for the 3rd party apps to write data to external SDcard


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Here's the problem: /system is mounted as read only. It's impossible to modify files with simple file manager like ES...
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for modify this file you want the complete root...flash this file whit cwm
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https://www.dropbox.com/s/sivagkexxte2c5f/4.4Root.zip
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work on g5 whit my file for root  many thanks!!!
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Mofs1998 replied at 2015-1-1 10:41 PM
Here's the problem: /system is mounted as read only. It's impossible to modify files with simple fil ...

switch your system as "write" in explorer ,i suggest use root explorer app
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I found a solution to mount /system as rw, but the process didn't worked
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i want to see hidden contents
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thank you for the guide
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Post time 2015-2-11 14:40:02 | Show all posts
i have problem on my p3000s it wont install on sdcard even though i select sdcard on option storage.. even i use sdfix
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