1. blackdogAC's Avatar
    I'm trying to figure out if I get this device, whether I'm going to have to root and custom ROM to get access to microSD card.
    Does the UNLOCKED version contain the stock file explorer?
    04-24-2014 10:09 AM
  2. wizzrah's Avatar
    I'm trying to figure out if I get this device, whether I'm going to have to root and custom ROM to get access to microSD card.
    Does the UNLOCKED version contain the stock file explorer?
    Hello. You should be able to see the SD Card. Is there a specific reason why you need the stock file explorer? I would go with something like ES File Explorer that allows easy navigation in external storage.

    Wizzrah, Android Central Ambassador | Sent from my AT&T One XL running Karbon Kat. \(^~^)/
    04-24-2014 10:17 AM
  3. mhunter6378's Avatar
    I'm trying to figure out if I get this device, whether I'm going to have to root and custom ROM to get access to microSD card.
    Does the UNLOCKED version contain the stock file explorer?
    I have an unlocked version, there is no native file explorer on it. You don't have to go the custom rom route to get file access again but it does require root. ES File Explorer has updated now that allows it but root access is necessary.
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    04-24-2014 10:18 AM
  4. wizzrah's Avatar
    I have an unlocked version, there is no native file explorer on it. You don't have to go the custom rom route to get file access again but it does require root. ES File Explorer has updated now that allows it but root access is necessary.
    I was half right.

    Wizzrah, Android Central Ambassador | Sent from my AT&T One XL running Karbon Kat. \(^~^)/
    04-24-2014 10:23 AM
  5. mhunter6378's Avatar
    I was half right.

    Wizzrah, Android Central Ambassador | Sent from my AT&T One XL running Karbon Kat. \(^~^)/
    Yep, I use ES File Explorer and am not rooted. I can see all my files but moving them is another story now with KitKat. Although I'm started to get used to it and finding work arounds...
    04-24-2014 10:35 AM
  6. wizzrah's Avatar
    Yep, I use ES File Explorer and am not rooted. I can see all my files but moving them is another story now with KitKat. Although I'm started to get used to it and finding work arounds...
    I connect a USB stick to my One X and use ES File Explorer to look at files in there. It works great! I am rooted though...

    Wizzrah, Android Central Ambassador | Sent from my AT&T One XL running Karbon Kat. \(^~^)/
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    04-24-2014 10:37 AM
  7. blackdogAC's Avatar
    Hello. You should be able to see the SD Card. Is there a specific reason why you need the stock file explorer? I would go with something like ES File Explorer that allows easy navigation in external storage.

    Wizzrah, Android Central Ambassador | Sent from my AT&T One XL running Karbon Kat. \(^~^)/
    Because KitKat 4.4.2 denies read/write access to microSD for anything but stock/on-board apps. ES File Explorer will not be functional with KitKat.
    04-24-2014 11:26 AM
  8. blackdogAC's Avatar
    So KK 4.4.2 denies access to microSD but there's also no on-board file explorer. Terrific. So I HAVE to root a brand new device.
    F'ing google.
    04-24-2014 11:29 AM

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