03-19-2014 06:21 PM
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  1. FifthElement's Avatar
    Dude; I've used SD cards on every Android device I've owned since the G1 - and that's a lot of phones. Your argument is [stupid] tantamount to "They might not have WMD's today but in a thousand years they might! Let's kill them now!"

    If it was going to happen, it would have happened already. NEXT!
    Yeah, and Google already stated they did it to get rid of SD cards and the confusion they cause and then they said it was because of slow SD cards and now they are finally hiding behind security reasons because people are mad and they think no one will question security reasons, lol.

    5th
    03-18-2014 12:46 AM
  2. TeddyR42's Avatar
    It's a Google thing... not T-mobile...

    Also for the people with root there is a patch out there..
    Yes..but rooting may void the warranty.

    Even if "it's a Google thing", tmobile and Samsung both have the option not to implement that particular feature in the firmware that they release. At the very least tmobile can apply appropriate pressure to Google to get them to revert the discision or at least add a user selectable option (with an appropriately strongly worded warning) to disable/enable the feature akin to the feature allowing the installation of certs or unknown origin software outside of the play store.

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    03-18-2014 05:37 PM
  3. SebasCvdB's Avatar
    Yes..but rooting may void the warranty.

    Even if "it's a Google thing", tmobile and Samsung both have the option not to implement that particular feature in the firmware that they release. At the very least tmobile can apply appropriate pressure to Google to get them to revert the discision or at least add a user selectable option (with an appropriately strongly worded warning) to disable/enable the feature akin to the feature allowing the installation of certs or unknown origin software outside of the play store.

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    Basically what the programmer of the apps need to do is set a standard directory on the SD the app can write too now the apps just can't randomly write wherever they want anymore that's all it is..
    03-18-2014 05:47 PM
  4. TeddyR42's Avatar
    Basically what the programmer of the apps need to do is set a standard directory on the SD the app can write too now the apps just can't randomly write wherever they want anymore that's all it is..
    The issue is that this will not work for situations where apps should be sharing the data like for common music or photos. With kitkat as it is now, The app folder will also be removed when the app is uninstalled possibly leading to MUCH more frustration and data loss situations than the previous behavior....

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    03-18-2014 06:06 PM
  5. FifthElement's Avatar
    Basically what the programmer of the apps need to do is set a standard directory on the SD the app can write too now the apps just can't randomly write wherever they want anymore that's all it is..
    KitKat has been out for six months and none of my apps have been updated to support this. Number two this wasn't an issues to begin with. Google had said a while back they didn't like the way SD cards made their operating system confusing... then they moved on to saying SD cards will slow down the OS (lower than class 10) and they needed to be removed, and finally when that didn't work they are now claiming security reasons! BS! You can find everything I have said above in online postings and news stories. They figure security reasons gives them cover for a problem NO ONE had! Apps want to steal your info, and they can still do that as they can read everything! No one has ever had a problem with an app deleting crap!? And what about file managers?! And what if you use more than one media player or music player? You have to have all of your books, movies and music in multiple directories so each app can access it?! BS! And per your signature I'm questioning you because you fell for Google's hype! They also don't want phones using removable batteries anymore, no microSD cards and no captive buttons. Well, let me see do you see any phones anymore with microSD card slots, removable batteries or capacitive buttons besides Samsung? NO! Google is becoming Apple, in a nut shell!

    And why couldn't a fix be made by enabling SD writing akin to the way sideloading is done? Why not enable certain directories on the phone to be write enabled? Like you could pick media folders, etc so no issues? Why???? Because Google wants manufacturers to stop making phones with SD card slots! 6 months and maybe 1 out of 200 apps has been updated to KitKat SD standards!

    5th
    03-19-2014 09:11 AM
  6. SebasCvdB's Avatar
    KitKat has been out for six months and none of my apps have been updated to support this. Number two this wasn't an issues to begin with. Google had said a while back they didn't like the way SD cards made their operating system confusing... then they moved on to saying SD cards will slow down the OS (lower than class 10) and they needed to be removed, and finally when that didn't work they are now claiming security reasons! BS! You can find everything I have said above in online postings and news stories. They figure security reasons gives them cover for a problem NO ONE had! Apps want to steal your info, and they can still do that as they can read everything! No one has ever had a problem with an app deleting crap!? And what about file managers?! And what if you use more than one media player or music player? You have to have all of your books, movies and music in multiple directories so each app can access it?! BS! And per your signature I'm questioning you because you fell for Google's hype! They also don't want phones using removable batteries anymore, no microSD cards and no captive buttons. Well, let me see do you see any phones anymore with microSD card slots, removable batteries or capacitive buttons besides Samsung? NO! Google is becoming Apple, in a nut shell!

    And why couldn't a fix be made by enabling SD writing akin to the way sideloading is done? Why not enable certain directories on the phone to be write enabled? Like you could pick media folders, etc so no issues? Why???? Because Google wants manufacturers to stop making phones with SD card slots! 6 months and maybe 1 out of 200 apps has been updated to KitKat SD standards!

    5th
    A big reason could be is that KitKat isn't that widely adopted yet. Root the damn phone... there's a fix for it on XDA.
    03-19-2014 06:21 PM
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