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With the Android 4.4 update (KitKat), Google brought a not-so-pleasant thing by revoking the write capability to external SD card by app on an Android device.

You can abilitate again only with root privileges. Use to get root on your mobile phone.

After gaining root, modify /system/etc/permissions/platform.xml file this way:

  • look for this entry: name="android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE"
  • Now add the following string of code just after <group gid=”sdcard_rw”/>.:
<group gid="media_rw"/>
  • save and reboot

See this picutre for better undestanding: