1. dty06's Avatar
    Hey everyone, I'm getting the One M8 in about 10 days, and I've been doing my due diligence in making this decision. But I have read that the One M8 (and all other KitKat phones) have issues with SD cards, specifically in writing to them. I have a 16GB SD card that I would like to transfer to my new One M8 when I get it, but what are the issues (if any) in actually using it? I understand a software update would (eventually) fix the issue, but for now how are the problems with this?

    Thanks for any input!
    05-14-2014 03:38 PM
  2. Geezerb's Avatar
    It is my understanding that an app can read/write to a folder created by that app only. Other app folders can only be read. This makes file managers limited in their ability to copy/paste. It's an attempt at security by the OS.
    05-14-2014 04:16 PM
  3. mfreeland's Avatar
    It is my understanding that an app can read/write to a folder created by that app only. Other app folders can only be read. This makes file managers limited in their ability to copy/paste. It's an attempt at security by the OS.
    I took my card from my EVO 4G LTE and put it in my new M8 an it worked fine, including the gallery found the pictures and the music player found the music and all the other apps found data and backup info.....
    05-14-2014 05:32 PM
  4. Geezerb's Avatar
    I took my card from my EVO 4G LTE and put it in my new M8 an it worked fine, including the gallery found the pictures and the music player found the music and all the other apps found data and backup info.....
    Yep, reading from the card is not an issue, writing files is.
    05-14-2014 05:35 PM
  5. dty06's Avatar
    Okay, that doesn't sound like such a big deal, then. I guess I see the point of it from an anti-malware standpoint, but I really wish they gave the users some better control over being able to turn that feature on/off.

    Regardless, still very excited to get this phone. Such a big upgrade from my very, very out-dated LG Lucid. This thing can't go through a day on a battery charge, and that's with the extended 3000 mah battery.
    05-14-2014 07:02 PM
  6. mfreeland's Avatar
    Yep, reading from the card is not an issue, writing files is.
    I'm not seeing an issue I guess because I'm using the same apps that created these folders, although on the old phone.
    05-14-2014 07:48 PM

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