Fix Android 4.3 SD Card App writing on Galaxy S4 Google Edition
Owners of Galaxy S4 Google Edition received the latest update to Android 4.3 Jellybean. While some of them might be reaping the benefits of the new OS, most of them out there are presently facing an unusual and unexpected problem. This problem doesn’t let you install apps to SD Card.
Thanks to androidcentral for finding a fix for this issue. They mention that this is a Group ID issue wherein the Apps are not in the right group. If the Unix system was designed with the Apps in the right group, you wouldn’t have had any problems installing Apps on your SD Card. Right now, it isn’t clear if Google and Samsung wanted it this way or if it was a “technical error.” Right now, no one cares because devs have already found a fix for this problem.
The fix requires a rooted Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition phone. Once you have a rooted device, just follow these steps:-
1. Download an App like Root Explorer, Solid Explorer or any other application with access to root files.
2. Browse into system/etc/permissions and edit platform.xml. You can also copy the file to your PC and edit it there.
3. Find this line – name=”android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE” > and under this should be <group gid=”sdcard_rw” />.
4. Under <group gid=”sdcard_rw” /> add <group gid=”media_rw” /> and save the file.
5. Reboot and try installing Applications on your SD Card. (3)