1. Forester1's Avatar
    I recently purchased an S3 (SPH-L710; version 4.3; baseband version L710VPUBMK5; kernel 3.0.31-2045665; build # JSS15J.L710VPUBMK50. This is a prepaid Boost Mobile device. I am confused by my S3's operation. I can create folders, but I can't write to them; apps that say they store files/data on the SD card can't because the OS seems to over-ride their permissions; preloaded apps that are optional, but cannot be uninstalled. These are only a few of the issues I am trying to solve. I have reset my device to the factory setting several times due to operator error, so I thought. If anyone knows of any tips, workarounds or solutions for these issues, I would appreciate them.
    01-20-2014 02:04 PM
  2. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    I recently purchased an S3 (SPH-L710; version 4.3; baseband version L710VPUBMK5; kernel 3.0.31-2045665; build # JSS15J.L710VPUBMK50. This is a prepaid Boost Mobile device. I am confused by my S3's operation. I can create folders, but I can't write to them; apps that say they store files/data on the SD card can't because the OS seems to over-ride their permissions; preloaded apps that are optional, but cannot be uninstalled. These are only a few of the issues I am trying to solve. I have reset my device to the factory setting several times due to operator error, so I thought. If anyone knows of any tips, workarounds or solutions for these issues, I would appreciate them.
    One thing to keep in mind, is the internal storage is an emulated SD card, and the permission may be referring to that.

    The preloaded apps may be disabled, but unless you root, you can't uninstall them.

    What else did you have questions about?

    From a Sprint Moto X using AC Forums app
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    01-20-2014 04:14 PM
  3. Forester1's Avatar
    One thing to keep in mind, is the internal storage is an emulated SD card, and the permission may be referring to that.

    The preloaded apps may be disabled, but unless you root, you can't uninstall them.

    What else did you have questions about?

    From a Sprint Moto X using AC Forums app
    I'll buy that. Can the settings be changed for the internal storage? (2nd edit. still learning the posting process)
    01-20-2014 04:30 PM
  4. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    I'll buy that. Can the settings be changed for the internal storage? (2nd edit. still learning the posting process)
    Not without gaining root access, and even then that involves changing permissions and core lines of code that I would feel uncomfortable changing.

    From a Sprint Moto X using AC Forums app
    01-20-2014 04:41 PM
  5. Forester1's Avatar
    Not without gaining root access, and even then that involves changing permissions and core lines of code that I would feel uncomfortable changing.

    From a Sprint Moto X using AC Forums app
    Ooookay. I will stay away from rooting until my warranty expires. I will continue to search for answers to other questions before asking on the forum, except this one: I have seen a number of references to SETTINGS>APPS/APPLICATIONS>... to install/make changes to certain applications. My Settings key does not have an option for applications/app. Is this settings reference/option for earlier android versions?

    Thanks
    01-20-2014 05:08 PM
  6. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Ooookay. I will stay away from rooting until my warranty expires. I will continue to search for answers to other questions before asking on the forum, except this one: I have seen a number of references to SETTINGS>APPS/APPLICATIONS>... to install/make changes to certain applications. My Settings key does not have an option for applications/app. Is this settings reference/option for earlier android versions?

    Thanks
    Can you take a screenshot of the settings menu?

    From a Sprint Moto X using AC Forums app
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    01-20-2014 07:11 PM
  7. Forester1's Avatar
    Can you take a screenshot of the settings menu?

    From a Sprint Moto X using AC Forums app
    I am sorry your request took so long. I had to learn the process and then determine how to upload the image.
    Attached Thumbnails Galaxy S3: Problems with apps, files, and the SD card.-screenshot_2014-01-20-22-09-18.png  
    01-20-2014 11:23 PM
  8. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    I am sorry your request took so long. I had to learn the process and then determine how to upload the image.
    Your application manager is the same as 'apps'. So when you see a path that has Settings>apps, you go yo Application Manager
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    01-20-2014 11:29 PM
  9. GSDer's Avatar
    If anyone knows of any tips
    http://forums.androidcentral.com/sho...d.php?t=245406
    S3 Tips, Tricks, Battery Life (Everything you wanted to know about your Galaxy S3)

    Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM -0.001 using Tapatalk Pro
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    01-20-2014 11:51 PM
  10. Forester1's Avatar
    I appreciate your help. Thank you.
    01-21-2014 08:51 AM
  11. Forester1's Avatar
    Your application manager is the same as 'apps'. So when you see a path that has Settings>apps, you go yo Application Manager
    Glad to know that. That makes me feel better.
    01-21-2014 08:53 AM

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