Bunyip22, 09 Jul 2014Apparently if you have a rooted phone you can install the app "SDFix" to solve the w... moreBy coincidence, XDA Developers just came out with an article regarding this micro SD cards writing restrictions with 4.4:
I'm currently using ES3 Explorer for my needs of transferring files to the memory expansion. Thank goodness Note 3 came with 32GB internal memory. I used to do DirectoryBind with the 16GB Note II to take advantage of the apps installers being transferred to the 64GB external memory. I doubt mind the restriction as Google had safety control in mind.
Apparently if you have a rooted phone you can install the app "SDFix" to solve the write to external SD card issue.
I won't be rooting my Note 3 though as ES explorer works.
TheNeighbor, 09 Jul 2014I'm curious if Astro file explorer can write directly on the micro SD card with yours? I used ... moreJust checked Astro File explorer and you can't write to the external SD card. I assume that there are many programs with a similar issue.
I just checked orux maps write to SD card and it fails. It seems that some of the bigger / newer apps have this issue sorted but there would be many programs that don't. DAMN YOU GOOGLE FOR CHANGING YOUR API!!!!
I know that ES file explorer did have this problem originally but they have found a work around with the programming.
Bunyip22, 09 Jul 2014I finally was able to update to 4.4.2 (ABOUT TIME Telstra & Samsung)
There are a few mi... moreI'm curious if Astro file explorer can write directly on the micro SD card with yours? I used to with 4.3.
With 4.4.2, I appreciate certain things that I think ate big since I use them:
1. SideSync-Working even with hotspot on.
2. Nearby device now works without the need of a separate router, for you to access media in the Note 3 via a tablet or Samsung.
3. Screen mirroring works with camera function (discovered this by accident).
I finally was able to update to 4.4.2 (ABOUT TIME Telstra & Samsung)
There are a few minor changes and no real bugs. Battery may be a bit better and the boot loop has been fixed.
I have tested the external card with video, music, orux maps and ES file explorer and don't have any problem moving or accessing files.
Tcool, 08 Jul 2014Who gave you that wrong information? I have N9005 updated to Android 4.4.2 Kitkat and no pr... moreIve heard lot of people say it. Now I have Kitkat update if i check via kies but not OTA. So I'm asking to know what exactly is going on b4 updating. N9000
Guys ...... nokia lumia 930 or samsung galaxy note 3 ...which one is the best phone to buy ...Thnk you..
Anonymous, 08 Jul 2014Pls my dear Note 3 users, is it true that after kitkat update you won't be able to access your... moreOnly third party apps have this restriction, I have N900, updated to Kit Kat and can easily copy files from PC to SD Card and SD to PC, however one or two times I have face problem regarding transfer. Normally I download torrents and transfer the files from Device to SD Card and then SD Card to PC usually, songs etc, you can see all the files in SD Card no problems in that.
Anonymous, 08 Jul 2014Pls my dear Note 3 users, is it true that after kitkat update you won't be able to access your... moreThere are some apps that can't write onto the memory directly to the card, and you can't seem to write directly from PC to card via USB. You need to unmount the card and transfer via a card slot on they PC. ES3 File explore seems to work transferring files with the Note 3, but not Astro anymore.
I can't save downloading files using Atorrent directly to my card. I need to transferring the files after onto the card manually.
There's nothing wrong about reading files from the card, and all files are accounted for. I suspect Google made this as a precaution against wear and tear of micro SD cards, which I welcome now, or perhaps preventing viruses from spreading onto expansion cards?
I currently use a Samsung 64GB card.
Anonymous, 08 Jul 2014Pls my dear Note 3 users, is it true that after kitkat update you won't be able to access your... moreWho gave you that wrong information?
I have N9005 updated to Android 4.4.2 Kitkat and no problem whatsoever. I can still access all my files in its extension SD card.
sandeep 21, 08 Jul 2014which is better! samsung note 3 vs LG g pro 2LG G3 is better.
Pls my dear Note 3 users, is it true that after kitkat update you won't be able to access your memory card again? Like if you have songs in your memory card you can't see them again. I want someone that actually knows and have tried it to answer me. Thanks.
Nader tarek, 07 Jul 2014Which is better in gaming N9000 OR N9005. THANKS IN ADVANCE. Get the 9005 - with LTE it will be the best of the bunch.
Nader tarek, 07 Jul 2014Which is better in gaming N9000 OR N9005.
THANKS IN ADVANCE. 9005 definetly
If you can root, you install Multicore CPU Control and all cores set to "Core always enabled" with maximal frequency and set mode to INTERACTIVE for all cores, than phone transform to the beast :)
You can also overclock CPU and GPU, but you must have right kernel for this or custom rom with good overclocking kernel ;)
Which is better in gaming N9000 OR N9005.
THANKS IN ADVANCE.