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    Default Note 3, KitKat, /sdcard, External SDCards, and...

    OK, so people have been saying that beginning with KitKat external SDCards can't be arbitrarily written to. Like, I can't simply write data to anywhere on the external SDCard (/storage/extSdCard, not /sdcard).

    So, I updated my AT&T Note 3 to the new KitKat version and opened up ES File Explorer to do some testing. I copied my Music folder from /sdcard to /storage/extSdCard and much to my surprise... the file copy worked. I opened up the folder and there were the files. I then deleted that copied folder and again, the delete process worked.

    I even made a new blank file in /sdcard using ES File Explorer and sure enough... I was able to make that blank file with no error messages.

    Wait a second, I'm confused. I thought that based upon everything that people have been saying concerning KitKat that I should not have been able to do that. But I did just that and I received no error messages.
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    Glad to here, that gives me hope as I wait for Verizon to release the KitKat update.
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    You are rooted? The kitkat version is the leaked one?
    Who am I? Well sir, that's classified!

    If I've helped you, hit the THANKS button!

    Note 3 AT&T
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    Yup My sd card is fully functional too as well as my thumb drive using a USB otg cable

    Posted via Android Central App
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    Ok, i see now, the KITKAT has finally been released. I purchased a second Note 3 to use as my work cell, and it upgraded from MJ5 to NB4, but when I hit the check for update, it says mine is the current. Guess its going to filter eventually to everyone.
    Who am I? Well sir, that's classified!

    If I've helped you, hit the THANKS button!

    Note 3 AT&T
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    Default Re: Note 3, KitKat, /sdcard, External SDCards, and...

    I just got the official OTA update this morning from AT&T.

    Model Number
    SAMSUNG-SM-N900A

    Android Version
    4.4.2

    Baseband Version
    N900AUCUCNC2

    Kernel Version
    3.4.0-722276
    dpi@SWDD5508 #1
    Sat Mar 15 17:42:59 KST 2014

    Build Number
    KOT49H.N900AUCUCNC2

    SE For Android Status
    Enforcing
    SEPF_SAMSUNG-SM-N900A_4.4.2_0007
    Sat Mar 15 17:42:42 2014

    Security Software Version
    MDF v1.0 Release 2
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    Default Re: Note 3, KitKat, /sdcard, External SDCards, and...

    Had to adjust my date forward 24 hours....its installing now.
    Who am I? Well sir, that's classified!

    If I've helped you, hit the THANKS button!

    Note 3 AT&T
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    Not worth going for. Can't sync my email account, none off the call recorder applications work.I miss you jelly bean

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    Quote Originally Posted by SIDHARTH SOOD View Post
    Not worth going for. Can't sync my email account, none off the call recorder applications work.I miss you jelly bean

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    Kind of hard to take you seriously when you copy/paste the same post into every Kitkat thread.
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    Does non root tether still work?
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    Quote Originally Posted by H3aTeRzz View Post
    Ok, i see now, the KITKAT has finally been released. I purchased a second Note 3 to use as my work cell, and it upgraded from MJ5 to NB4, but when I hit the check for update, it says mine is the current. Guess its going to filter eventually to everyone.
    Just curious. Why but a second one over using KNOX Personal to craft a isolated phone for work.

    Posted via Android Central App on my Note 3
    Craig
    Phone :: BB880>>BB9000>>Captivate>>Galaxy Note1>>Galaxy Note 3
    Tablet :: B&N Nook >> Xoom >> Nexus 10
    Game/Mini-PC :: Zealz G802 >> Ouya
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    Quote Originally Posted by mavrrick View Post
    Just curious. Why but a second one over using KNOX Personal to craft a isolated phone for work.

    Posted via Android Central App on my Note 3
    Well, because I wanted 2 phones! Its important to me to have a personal life... meaning that when I'm off, I turn off my work phone. You see, my company provided me with an iphone for work, now that I've put on my big boy pants, and switched to Android, I do not like using their toy, so I swapped their sim into my note 2, that I had laying around as a spare.

    My wife gave me some more allowance this month, so I purchased an additional note 3 today, to use for my work phone. Hope that explains it :-D
    Who am I? Well sir, that's classified!

    If I've helped you, hit the THANKS button!

    Note 3 AT&T
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    Default Re: Note 3, KitKat, /sdcard, External SDCards, and...

    Quote Originally Posted by trparky View Post
    OK, so people have been saying that beginning with KitKat external SDCards can't be arbitrarily written to. Like, I can't simply write data to anywhere on the external SDCard (/storage/extSdCard, not /sdcard).

    So, I updated my AT&T Note 3 to the new KitKat version and opened up ES File Explorer to do some testing. I copied my Music folder from /sdcard to /storage/extSdCard and much to my surprise... the file copy worked. I opened up the folder and there were the files. I then deleted that copied folder and again, the delete process worked.

    I even made a new blank file in /sdcard using ES File Explorer and sure enough... I was able to make that blank file with no error messages.

    Wait a second, I'm confused. I thought that based upon everything that people have been saying concerning KitKat that I should not have been able to do that. But I did just that and I received no error messages.
    Yes, I was expecting the same file write restriction to external sd card but I used ES File Explorer and File Manager by rhythm software and it had no limitation or restriction. It was free to create folder and moves and copies file to any folder including system folder like DCIM and such.

    BUT, tubemate(an excellent youtube downloader on AMAZON app store) can no longer dumps file anywhere it wants. While it can on the internal storage, on the external sd card, it is limited to /storage/extSdCard/Android/data/devian.tubemate.amazon/files. You can't create folder above the assigned one but you can below it, i.e below ....devian.tubemate.amazon/files like /storage/extSdCard/Android/data/devian.tubemate.amazon/files/mp3/rocks/VanHalen... etc.

    I think Google lifted the restriction on third party file managers so now they have free range over the external sd card like it did before kitkat but non file manager app type are restricted to their own directory. I think that is great. Novice user will not have files littered everywhere and experienced users can organize files however they want.
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    Quote Originally Posted by H3aTeRzz View Post
    Well, because I wanted 2 phones! Its important to me to have a personal life... meaning that when I'm off, I turn off my work phone.
    A much less expensive solution would be to use Blocking mode to prevent your work contacts from reaching you during your off hours. Or you could use a Google Voice number for work, and forward it to your phone only during business hours.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aquaholik View Post
    Yes, I was expecting the same file write restriction to external sd card but I used ES File Explorer and File Manager by rhythm software and it had no limitation or restriction. It was free to create folder and moves and copies file to any folder including system folder like DCIM and such.

    BUT, tubemate(an excellent youtube downloader on AMAZON app store) can no longer dumps file anywhere it wants. While it can on the internal storage, on the external sd card, it is limited to /storage/extSdCard/Android/data/devian.tubemate.amazon/files. You can't create folder above the assigned one but you can below it, i.e below ....devian.tubemate.amazon/files like /storage/extSdCard/Android/data/devian.tubemate.amazon/files/mp3/rocks/VanHalen... etc.

    I think Google lifted the restriction on third party file managers so now they have free range over the external sd card like it did before kitkat but non file manager app type are restricted to their own directory. I think that is great. Novice user will not have files littered everywhere and experienced users can organize files however they want.
    Or the guys behind ES File Explorer just updated their app to work properly with Kit Kat.
    Craig
    Phone :: BB880>>BB9000>>Captivate>>Galaxy Note1>>Galaxy Note 3
    Tablet :: B&N Nook >> Xoom >> Nexus 10
    Game/Mini-PC :: Zealz G802 >> Ouya

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