Android kitkat and newer versions has restricted sdcard write permission for 3rd party apps. This restriction causes many problems in phones which have low internal sdcard and external sdcard is used for storing files. If anyone want to delete a file from external sdcard then they can’t delete it using 3rd party file managers like es file explorer however default file manager allows write access to external sdcard. This restriction can be ignored in phones which have 16 GB or more internal storage but it causes problems in phones with low ROM.
If you too facing read/write issue in your android phone then follow this guide to remove write restriction for 3rd party apps.
- ES file explorer or Root explorer
- Rooted phone
Steps to enable write permission:
Step 1: Open ES file explorer and enable Root Explorer from menu
Step 2: Tap on Root Explorer text to see root explorer menu
Step 3: Tap Mount R/W
Step 4: Select RW for / and /system path and tap OK
Step 5: Go to /system/etc/permissions directory
Step 6: Open platform.xml in ES Note Editor
Step 7: Tap write icon to enable editing platform.xml
Step 8: Find <permission name=”android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE” > and add one new line:
<group gid=”media_rw” />
Step 9: Press back button and tap Yes to save file. Now exit es file explorer and restart phone.