Welcome to the Android Central Forums Create Your Account or Ask a Question Answers in 5 minutes - no registration required!
Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. Thread Author  Thread Author    #1  
    Jowlah's Avatar

    Posts
    1,648 Posts
    ROM
    TouchWiz/Android 4.3

    Default What does KitKat do to your SD card?

    I have been hearing people online complaining that KitKat is great for your phone in so many ways. I know it's been approved for the Galaxy S3, but I've been hearing is not kind to SD cards. Can someone tell me what it does that's so annoying to SD cards so I'll know whether I want to download it when it's available on Verizon?

    Posted from my Verizon Galaxy S3 via Android Central App... And Don't Eat Yellow Snow!
    Don't Eat Yellow Snow!!!
  2. #2  

    Default Re: What does KitKat do to your SD card?

    This may help you out. Although it is the S4 phone.
    Kitkat Issue: Can't Write to External SD Card
  3. #3  

    Default Re: What does KitKat do to your SD card?

    The way I read it is Google instituted a file system where instead of programs writing files willy-nilly to wherever they wanted, they now have their own space. Something like that.
    Samsung Galaxy S3 4gLTE
  4. #4  

    Default Re: What does KitKat do to your SD card?

    Quote Originally Posted by AxlMyk View Post
    The way I read it is Google instituted a file system where instead of programs writing files willy-nilly to wherever they wanted, they now have their own space. Something like that.
    Yep, in a nutshell, I've been on Kitkat since it rolled out on the Sprint note 3, I lost the ability to write to the external sd card with several third party apps for a while, however, all of the apps that I use have since been updated and now work properly.
  5. #5  

    Default Re: What does KitKat do to your SD card?

    Well, no matter what it does, when it's available I'm pulling the ExtSD, backing up the phone, and up-grading.
    Samsung Galaxy S3 4gLTE
  6. #6  

    Default Re: What does KitKat do to your SD card?

    Quote Originally Posted by AxlMyk View Post
    Well, no matter what it does, when it's available I'm pulling the ExtSD, backing up the phone, and up-grading.
    One bit of advice, if you delete a third party app that stores data on the external sd card, it will also delete the data it stored there, ie you try a third party camera app, decide you don't like it and delete it, if you had it set to save photos to your external SD, it will delete all the photos that it saved there, so be careful.

Similar Threads

  1. What happens when you "Clear credentials"?
    By covard in forum Android 4.4 KitKat
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 10-09-2014, 01:52 AM
  2. Replies: 7
    Last Post: 05-14-2014, 02:04 PM
  3. 4.3 Update (Failed to download)
    By vlbrown in forum Verizon Galaxy S3
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 05-13-2014, 11:13 PM
  4. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 05-12-2014, 05:56 PM
  5. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 05-12-2014, 05:27 PM

Posting Permissions