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    Default HTC One (M8): Can you download to the microSD card?

    I know with KK 4.4 that there are major revisions as to how apps can relate to the sd card. But, on the phone, can you dl data, jpegs, mp3. files, etc to the card directly? ...and, can you move files from internal to sd using ES Explorer or similar?
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    Default Re: Can you DL to the microSD card?

    I've never tried to download directly to the sd card, but I do know you can move apps to sd in the settings menu. Also you can have your pictures and video stored directly to the sd card when you take them

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    Default Re: Can you DL to the microSD card?

    On my old phone I would frequently copy photos from Dropbox to the SD card on the phone but can't to it with the M8. I can connect the phone to a computer and copy the photos to the SD card that way. Kind of a pain. Have had some other trouble moving things around with Astro or ES Explorer. I assume it's all due to the security feature of KK.
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    Default Re: Can you DL to the microSD card?

    Hmm I've been able to download my ringtone from Google drive and then move it to the ringtones folder using root explorer. I'm not rooted.

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    Default Re: Can you DL to the microSD card?

    Quote Originally Posted by NicksGarage View Post
    On my old phone I would frequently copy photos from Dropbox to the SD card on the phone but can't to it with the M8. I can connect the phone to a computer and copy the photos to the SD card that way. Kind of a pain. Have had some other trouble moving things around with Astro or ES Explorer. I assume it's all due to the security feature of KK.
    It is because of the API's in Kit Kat, so you are correct. On the M8 you can set the camera to automatically save on the SD card. Google Play Music has a setting for this also.

    Any other app will be dependent on the developer to get the proper support built in. I'm sure they will, since this change is across the board for any device with an SD card slot that's also on KK.
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    Default Re: Can you DL to the microSD card?

    So you can or cannot move data from internal memory to the microSD using ES Explorer?
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    Default Re: Can you DL to the microSD card?

    You can move files from one to the other.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackdogAC View Post
    So you can or cannot move data from internal memory to the microSD using ES Explorer?
    YOU CANNOT.

    Heck, even ES explorer can't delete files off the microSD card.
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    Default Re: Can you DL to the microSD card?

    Wow. That completely sucks! You have to go onto a PC to move files?!
    Even my four-year old gingerbread device lets ES move files back and forth.
    Say, you get Amazon.mp3 downloads...they go to a folder on the internal drive. I want all my media files on the external...so I just move all the downloaded files. Or you pull stuff from DropBox to your SD card...
    Now I can't do this on KitKAt??? Even with Root Explorer? (question: do you have to root to use Root Explorer?)
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    Default Re: Can you DL to the microSD card?

    Yep. Sucks eh?
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    Default Re: HTC One (M8): Can you download to the microSD card?

    That TOTALLY sucks! Wow. This feels like something apple would do.. "We're sorry. We refuse to allow you access to the directory structure because only we know what's best for you."

    And, if you root and go Cyanogenmod?
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    Default Re: HTC One (M8): Can you download to the microSD card?

    Yeah, I read that. One section of the article is entitled "Do you want it easy or do you want it secure? "

    Hey Google, you know what? I WANT BOTH!

    Why is that too much to ask?
    Set default parameters to not allow write to folders that the app didn't create and allow manual toggle of those which you allow to... namely, something like ES Explorer.

    If you're using this MOBILE device as a PORTABLE computer it's insane to require a hookup to a PC for data management
    Damm!
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    Default Re: HTC One (M8): Can you download to the microSD card?

    Quote Originally Posted by KoukiFC3S View Post
    Hmm I've been able to download my ringtone from Google drive and then move it to the ringtones folder using root explorer. I'm not rooted.

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    Anyone else using Root Explorer for file management without being rooted???
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    Default Re: HTC One (M8): Can you download to the microSD card?

    not going to work.
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    I've moved tv shows from internal storage gallery to sd card (HTC m8) press and hold on video file within gallery - select move to - then up in the top right corner press the add new folder icon - then you can add the name of the folder and below there's a option to make the new folder on the sd card . I guess this will work for any file within the gallery

    I'm able to play the files from within the gallery

    So I download to my internal the move to sd

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    Default Re: HTC One (M8): Can you download to the microSD card?

    I guess I'll ask again.
    Will rooting plus cyanogenmod allow conventional use of microSD?
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    Default Re: HTC One (M8): Can you download to the microSD card?

    Quote Originally Posted by blackdogAC View Post
    I guess I'll ask again.
    Will rooting plus cyanogenmod allow conventional use of microSD?
    Probably not as CM is still a build off of AOSP, which is essentially Vanilla Android.

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    Default Re: Can you DL to the microSD card?

    Quote Originally Posted by blackdogAC View Post
    So you can or cannot move data from internal memory to the microSD using ES Explorer?
    can move from sd to phone, but no phone to sd or within sd due to kitkat. Sucks a$$
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    Default Re: HTC One (M8): Can you download to the microSD card?

    Just found out how to save to sd card. Go to settings - storage - and then down at the bottom there is a storage settings option. You can change where different apps save to where. Internet, voice recorder, messages, Bluetooth, and camera.

    So apparently yes, you can download directly to the sd card. Hope this helps you!

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    Default Re: HTC One (M8): Can you download to the microSD card?

    Quote Originally Posted by Skyway View Post
    Just found out how to save to sd card. Go to settings - storage - and then down at the bottom there is a storage settings option. You can change where different apps save to where. Internet, voice recorder, messages, Bluetooth, and camera.

    So apparently yes, you can download directly to the sd card. Hope this helps you!

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    Default Re: HTC One (M8): Can you download to the microSD card?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin O'Quinn View Post
    Those are stock Sense apps, not apps you download from the Play Store.
    It's a setting in the settings menu, I never said it was downloaded app. The op asked if you could download directly to the sd card, which you can if you enable it in the settings

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    Default Re: HTC One (M8): Can you download to the microSD card?



    Where do you see "downloads" there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin O'Quinn View Post
    Where do you see "downloads" there?

    Sent from my HTC One_M8 using Tapatalk
    I was assuming the internet was referring to downloads. If that's not it, then it's in the advanced section of the stock HTC browser down at the bottom of my screenshot

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    Default Re: HTC One (M8): Can you download to the microSD card?

    Quote Originally Posted by Skyway View Post
    I was assuming the internet was referring to downloads. If that's not it, then it's in the advanced section of the stock HTC browser down at the bottom of my screenshot

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    Ahh there it is. I use Chrome, so I've never dug in to the Internet settings of the HTC browser.

    I assume (maybe wrongly) that "downloads" refers to more than just downloads, and could also include apps.

    Ultimately apps will be updated to comply with the new API's. I'm not sure where file explorers fit in here, but hopefully something gets figured out to allow them to at least write to the root of the card (but again, that would break the security). Google has some smart engineers, and they have to know a select group of people value the functionality of file explorers.
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