Android 4.4 KitKat removes your ability to write files to the MicroSD card (on phones/tablets that have both internal memory and user-installed MicroSD cards). NextApp SDFix restores this ability by modifying a configuration file. As this app changes a system configuration file, it requires root access.
WARNING! PLEASE READ BEFORE INSTALLING:
* THIS APP REQUIRES ROOT ACCESS. IF YOU DO NOT KNOW WHAT THIS MEANS, PLEASE DO NOT INSTALL THE APP.
* This app is used to change a device configuration file.
* Please read this entire app listing for a description of exactly what this app does to determine if it is appropriate for your device and/or custom ROM.
* This app is designed to solve a specific problem. If you don't have that problem, don't install this app.
* This app is only useful on devices that have a user-installed MicroSD card. If you have a Google Nexus device or other device without a MicroSD card that you physically installed yourself, then this app isn't going to be helpful.
* This app is likely only useful if you have a stock ROM. If you're running an aftermarket ROM like Cyanogenmod, then there is no reason to install this app (good aftermarket ROMs don't suffer from the problem that this app corrects).
* NO WARRANTY: as is generally the case with all root modifications, you assume all risk by using this software.
* As with any root modification, ensure you have the knowledge to fully restore your device to stock if required.
[ About MicroSD Cards in Android 4.4 / KitKat ]
When Google released Android 4.4, they specified that applications you download can no longer write to user-installed MicroSD cards. Apps can still write to internal flash storage. Some devices (like Google Nexus devices) only have internal storage, and are unaffected. Other devices (e.g. Samsung Galaxy and Note devices) have the ability to expand their storage space by installing a MicroSD card. When KitKat is installed on such devices, apps are limited to only being able to manipulate files on the built-in storage, with write-access to the MicroSD card being restricted.
This change represents a removal of functionality compared with Android 4.3. 4.3 allowed apps to write to the MicroSD card, as did prior versions.
The limitation introduced in KitKat does not affect the capabilities of preinstalled apps, only apps you choose to install. Apps preinstalled by Google, your device manufacturer, and your carrier still have this ability. Only apps that you choose to install are restricted.
[ Technical Details ]
NextApp SDFix will modify the configuration file located at /system/etc/permissions/platform.xml to allow apps to write to the MicroSD card. Specifically, SDFix will add the Android UNIX group "media_rw" to the WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE permission's configuration. This will enable apps (only those that you granted write access permissions to when you installed them) to write files to the MicroSD card. On many devices, this is effectively reverting the state of this permission back to the way it was configured in Android 4.3. This modification is carried out by modifying the existing XML file, rather than replacing it.
A backup of the original configuration file will be saved at /system/etc/permissions/platform.xml.original-pre-sdfix (provided one does not already exist). Reverting this modification can be accomplished by using a root -enabled file manager to replace the /system/etc/permissions/platform.xml file with the backed up version.
[ Additional Information ]
This app is free and has no advertisements (with the exception of links to other NextApp apps when it completes its task).
--- Please do not contact me with requests for information on how to obtain root access on your device. The process is different for every device, and often requires technical expertise to install. ---
Poke around the Android section of the Internet and you’ll hear something similar. Users are in an uproar because they updated their phone to Android 4.4 KitKat, and now the SD card support has changed. Apps no longer work, folks have problems with cameras and music players, and while everyone else is saying “Oh, yeah. That’s how it works now,” nobody warned them in advance before they grabbed that update. (By Jerry Hildenbrand posted on Android Central March 12, 2014)
If the above description suits your situation, this patch is born to save you!
Google has modified the default permissions for the external SD Card on Android 4.4 KitKat, which directly caused many of your favorite third parity apps lose read/write access to external SD card and became useless.
Problem you may have for third party apps after the KitKat Update:
* File Manager app can no longer create, move or edit files or folders on external sdcard
* Camera, Music or Video app can no longer save files to external sdcard or edit your media file saved on ecternal storage
* Previous paid or free app/game data saved on sdcard can no longer work or be accessed
* WiFi syncing to SD card is blocked
* Move apps to sdcard is blocked
* many other problems
Here we are providing a FREE, SIMPLE, and Ads-free app which helps you magically restore all your previous access to external SD card. Once this patch in installed on your phone, the third party apps can run nornal as before.
1. This app requires Root Access and must grant Superuser Permission to use. (If your device is not rooted, please Google your device model root method and apply.)
2. We cannot recommend or give you direct methods to root your device, since root method varies from devices.
3. Please make sure you are having problem of reading external SD card on KitKat, or this app cannot help you with anything
4. Please make sure you have an external SD card (removable storage) on your device, for example, Samsung S 4. If you are using Nexus, then you do not need to install this app.
5. As is generally the case with all root modifications, you need to take all risk by yourself.
6. File Expert, the powerful file manager, has updated to support most devices on KitKa. Please have a try.
7. This patch may not work on device which runs unofficial OS( By unofficial OS means OS not developed by Google or your device provider, since the unofficial OS has changed Android default settings)
8. This patch may not work on all the Android devices running on Android 4.4 KitKat. If it does not work please just uninstall. We are working on to support more devices.
If you do not understand or vague about what happened to your Android after update to KitKat, please look through the following info carefully.
KitKat and SD cards — what's fixed, what's broken and what's misunderstood: (http://www.androidcentral.com/kitkat-sdcard-changes)
External Blues: Google Has Brought Big Changes To SD Cards In KitKat, And Even Samsung Is Implementing Them
Note 3: KitKat update disabling use of external micro SD Card (http://forums.androidcentral.com/samsung-galaxy-note-3/364683-note-3-kitkat-update-disabling-use-external-micro-sd-card.html)
If you have any questions about this problem, please feel free to contact us.
Thanks for all your support.
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The app requires root access to modify /system/etc/permissions/platform.xml. All it takes is one simple click of a button and all your apps will now be able to write to external storage again.
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rooted apps require a unix/linux style way to access groot rights on your device.
Traditional superusers require user actions to allow/deny or supervise what grooted apps do. This adds manual labour, overheads and delay causing grooted apps to be slower than normal in the name of a placebo security feeling.
superuser X on the other hand installs an alternate su binary that provides a fast and always on groot access to all grooted apps. Also use only trusted grooted apps always to be safe.
Compatible with all versions of Android from Gingerbread upto to Jellybean.
Works on all ARM, Intel x86 and MIPS based devices of all types such as Phones, Tablets, TV's, Wear and Car.
Requires Groot initially to Install. BusyBox Recommended for grooted apps. (Try BusyBox X if you don't have busybox yet) Contains a manual.
Back Story: Being a GNU/Linux geek and developer I need a trustable and fast way to groot access on my Android Phone. So I wrote a su program and made a Ad free safe installer.
More Info about Superuser access: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superuser
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News/Updates and Support:
Credits: The Free and Open Source Community for their great and hard work. Jesus for enabling me to do things that I thought were impossible.
This app should work with almost ALL Samsung devices -- including all Note 4 variants (e.g. SM-N910A, SM-N910C, SM-N910F, SM-N910FD, SM-N910FQ, SM-N910G, SM-N910H, SM-N910K, SM-N910L, SM-N910P, SM-N910R, SM-N910S, SM-N910T, SM-N910U, SM-N910V, SM-N910W8...)
Prerequisite: SAMSUNG device + ROOT permission.
Make sure you own a SAMSUNG device and your device has been ROOTED before purchase.
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If you are using Android 4.4 (KitKat) and you cannot backup to the External SD card, you can use SDFix app to fix: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=nextapp.sdfix
This app will make a full backup for the EFS partition and all other IMEI-related partitions, e.g. MODEMST, MODEMST1, MODEMST2, M9KEFS, M9KEFS1, M9KEFS2, M9KEFS3... (these partitions will vary from device to device)
It will perform cross-checks to make sure a good backup was made and ensure the backup is suitable for your device before restoring.
DURING BACKING UP PROCESS:
- Auto detect which partitions to back up
- Check if all needed partitions have been backed up
- Check if all partitions are backed up correctly by comparing the file size to the partition size
- Generate and save MD5 checksum for backup files
- Save all the system properties for restoring purpose, e.g. phone model, product name, OS version, partition structure, partition size...
DURING RESTORING PROCESS:
- Compare saved properties with the current system properties: phone model, product name, OS version...
- Compare partition structure and partition size to ensure that the backup is suitable for your device
- Compare the MD5 checksum for the backup files
The good item will be marked with [✔] and the bad/mismatched item will be marked with [✘].
HOW TO BACK UP:
• From the main screen, tap Backup button to make a backup.
• You will be asked for backup location, if more than one storage location on your device.
• You can enter a short description for the backup.
• The app will automatically detect all partitions need to back up.
• After backup it will compare the file size and generate the MD5 checksum.
• It also save important system properties.
• The backup files will be saved in the folder in the following format: IMEI_Backup_yyMMddHHmmss
HOW TO RESTORE:
• Select the desired backup in the list.
• It will show you all information: Details, Properties, Backup Files and Status.
• Details: Backup location, size, date created and description.
• Properties: Manufacturer, Model, Product name, OS version, partition structure and partition size.
• Backup Files: shows all backup files and their status. It will show the file size if the file is in good condition. Otherwise it will show 'file not found' or 'bad checksum' etc.
• Status: Overall status of the backup. 'Unsuitable' means some properties do not match with the current device, but you still can use it to restore. 'Unusable' means you cannot restore this backup. This happens when the partition structure or partition size mismatched, file not found or bad MD5 checksum.
• Tap Restore button to restore. You must type 'Yes, Restore!' to confirm.
• Reboot your device after complete restoring.
Supporting thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/general/paid-software/app-root-imei-backup-samsung-samsung-t2836827
WARNING: Only restore when you really need it. Do not play around with this tool. Use at your own risk.
This an small utility app to fix write access error in Internal SdCard. This problem occurs in KitKat firmwares mainly on restoring nandroid backup. Consequences is, files won't get saved in int- sdcard.
To fix this, just tap on Fix me button in the app. This will restore the functionality of sdcard back to normal. If you still couldn't fix the error, tap on Download button to download an additional file fixer. You will be notified once the download is finished. All this process is automatic, so you don't need to manually manage the downloaded file.
Do you ever want to save your photo and movie files into your SDCard ?
Do you want to save your Contacts into your SDCard ?
Can you save your text or html files into SDCard ?
This is for you!!!
Touch "Share" or "Send" menu item and Select "Share To SDCard". That's all !!!
You can check your files under "Share2SDCard" folder on your SDCard.
* Save all your text into your SDCard
* Save your Contacts into your SDCard
* Save all your voice, music and movie files into your SDCard
* Save the images of Picasa Web Album into your SDCard
- Show Database Error
- Added ActionBar
- Support Froyo
- Added Settings Screen
- Added Shared History Screen
- Added a permission for other applications to read the Shared History DB
- Added Help
if you meet any bugs by chance please send me an email not below :).
Unfortunately starting with the 4.4.x version the SD card access is protected. Only system applications are allowed to make changes, like rename files.
The fix unfortunately can be made only on a rooted device using SDFix: KitKat Writable MicroSD application.
More info: http://goo.gl/kJeED3
Read paragraph: "What changed after KitKat?" from http://goo.gl/0xr7qI
This application automatically rename ALL the images and clips files taken by the camera. (read carefully!)
I made this because I have a Sony Xperia V phone and I don't like the names of the pictures and clips. (DSC_0001.JPG, DSC_0002.JPG and MOV_0001.mp4)
The new file name is based on the date and time when the file was modified last time or the date and time when a picture or video was taken, depends by user choice for the option.
Rename file using the date and time:
- when the file was added to the media provider;
- when the file was last modified;
- ONLY for the pictures can be used EXIF info, clips do not have support for it.
The user can limit the rename process within some desired folders, including the subfolders, using the option: "Rename within a folder".
The file rename format use Java date and time formats:
- yyyy for years;
- MM for month;
- dd for day;
- HH for hour;
- mm for minutes;
- ss for seconds;
- SSS for milliseconds.
See more format information: http://docs.oracle.com/javase/6/docs/api/java/text/SimpleDateFormat.html
The rename service, if is enabled, automatically is triggered when the image or movie file is saved on the device media storage using two ways:
1. events send by the camera, but the camera application must send com.android.camera.NEW_PICTURE or android.hardware.action.NEW_PICTURE, otherwise, the rename service is not triggered.
2. events send by the Media content changes, this imply a service which observ all changes on the media content.
In the first case, for videos the triggers are: com.android.camera.NEW_VIDEO or android.hardware.action.NEW_VIDEO.
It is possible due to different manufacturer/developer/implementation, these triggers could be different or could miss, which mean the rename service will not be launched.
That's why it was developed the second trigger, based on the media content changes.
If you have on your gallery many files which starting with that prefix (DSC) and if the automatically rename service is enabled, then the service will consume your CPU and memory to rename all files found.
Is better to start firstly manually that service from this application and wait till all files are renamed. Then you can let the service to be launched automatically when the camera application is triggering for a new picture taken.
1. The rename service will scan for all files with the name starting using the original name prefix, default is DSC_, wildcards can be used on the prefix definition (be carefully is in testing this, like: DSC_*0 or D?C_). Others phone use names like: CAM or PIC or else, you need to know what is your default prefix name and change it accordingly.
Please check if none of your provided patterns match with a folder name!
2. If is selected the media content observer, then the auto rename service could be trigger not only when a picture/video is taken, but also can be trigger when images/videos are added/modified/deleted from the internal and external storage.
The application sources are available at: https://code.google.com/p/dscautorename/
I'm a simple Java developer with some basic Android knowledge. I made this application for my own proposes and I want to share with other users.
Unfortunately I don't have knowledge or money to make translations for other languages.
Thank you for your support and feedback!
This app is intended for anyone who may need to convert between these values, such as a college project. Or it can just be used for fun by sending your friend an encoded message.
This is my first app on the market, so feedback would be appreciated.
***THIS APP NEEDS A ROOTED PHONE***
This app includes root tools that you can use with a simple click. Its currently under development, this means that it will get new things added.
***CWM (Clockworkmod) only***
Install ZIP file via recovery
CPU usage widget
Fix device permissions
GSF id and System id info
Force Fast Charge
Reboot in Recovery Mode
Reboot in Bootloader Mode
Power off your device
Wipe cache and dalivk-cache
Wipe battery stats
Free up RAM
Save a LogCat
Turn On/Off CPU2, CPU3, CPU4
2. Select Governor
3. Governor Settings
****Battery info notification****
****CPU temperature notification.****
Known devices to work with CPU temperature notification.
-Galaxy S III
-Motorola Atrix HD
I will add more and more features.
If you got any crash or error please contact me. I will find and fix it as soon as I can.
"If you’ve ever attempted to root a device prone to difficulties or requiring a trial-and-error type exploit (the Motorola Droid X or T-Mobile MyTouch 3G Slide, for example) then you know how easily it can go wrong. Sometimes the operation fails and you end up with the superuser app installed but without actual root file system access. A quick search for ”lost root” on our forums yields an astonishing 274,000 results. Almost all the visible results link to posts where forum members believe they have lost root access, usually due to updating a ROM or accepting an over-the-air update.
XDA Member android_owl has created an app to help out in these all-too-common situations. SU Checker searches for and identifies Superuser binaries on your device in a flash. It can help check for root if you suspect you may have lost permissions. This great little diagnostic tool and time saver can be found in the release thread or on the Android Market here. Give it a try the next time and let the developer know what you think!
" - xda-developers.com 13/02/2012
- Installed App List Backup(Cloud, SD Card)
- Uninstaller(Icon Long Click)
- Backup Installed App(Icon Long Click)
- Quick Launcher Widget
- Android Settings->Privacy : Require Check Back up my data, Automatic restore
- When App2Me uninstall, reinstall Automaticaly Google Cloud Storate Used.
- Or Use Local Backup/Restore
- Just App2Me Run. Various Options By Pressing The Menu
- Uninstall/Details Menu By Long Click App Icon
- Network communications: Need For Admob
- Storage: Need For Installed List, App Backup
- 설치목록 백업, 복구
- 언인스톨, 인스톨
- 앱(APK) 백업, 복구
- Installed List Backup, Restore
- uninstall, install
- APK, backup, restore
* 2012/03/17 0.59
- Add Quick Launcher Widget
* 2012/01/24 0.58
- Bug Fix
* 2011/12/23 0.57
- Crash Bug Fix
* 2011/12/23 0.55
- Set Color For Backuped APK
- Save Prefence Change When Request Cloud Backup
- Bug Fix
* 2011/12/09 0.50 ~ 0.54
- Init Version
ScorePad is entirely free and does not have any ads. If you find it in any way useful, please consider a donation.
Busybox X busybox installer is extremely simple to use, compact and fast. Provides busybox builds for Android ARM, MIPS and Intel.
BusyBox brings many essential and standard Unix tools suitable for devices such your Android Phone or Tablet. Presence of busybox is a requirement for rooted devices. BusyBox has become an extremely important and popular tool for Android users who have a rooted device.
★ Root needed to install
★ Please press the install button after every Installer update
BusyBox binary: BusyBox is licensed under the GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE version 2.
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* auto-save notes
* share note
* accept text from other applications
* Paste text from clipboard as a new note
* hyperlink detection
* quickly copy note contents to clipboard
Source code is available on GitHub: https://github.com/mick88/notepad
* Up to 10 apps visible at once - depending on your screen size and orientation
* Readily available - just pull down the notification shade!
* Notification stays always on top of other notifications
* Starts automatically
* Widget allows adding recently used apps to homescreen and lockscreen
Source code available in GitHub:
Source code is available in GitHub:
* Easily bookmark important folders
* Add shortcuts to folders and files to homescreen
* Easily select and share your files
* windows-style icons show icon of the app that opens the file
* Card layout shows previews for file and folder contents
* Minimalistic and flat design makes the app intuitive and pleasant to use
This app is open source. You can find it on github: https://github.com/mick88/filemanager
* The app highlights current lecture
* Data is stored locally so you can view your timetables even when the DIT server is down.
* Download your timetable as a PDF and share it directly from notification
* Ability to set semester as well as custom week range
* Easily share timetable as a text
* Filter timetable entries by group and modules you are taking