CodingDecoding CodingDecoding - 18 days ago 10
Android Question

EACCESS Permission denied in Android

While writing file in External SD card I am getting an error EACCESS permission denied. I have set the permission

<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE"/>

But the when I read the file I am successfully able to read it but not able to write the file. The code that I am using for writing the file in SD card is:

String path="mnt/extsd/Test";

try{
File myFile = new File(path, "Hello.txt"); //device.txt
myFile.createNewFile();
FileOutputStream fOut = new FileOutputStream(myFile);

OutputStreamWriter myOutWriter = new OutputStreamWriter(fOut);
myOutWriter.append(txtData.getText());
myOutWriter.close();
fOut.close();
Toast.makeText(getBaseContext(),"Done writing SD "+myFile.getPath(),Toast.LENGTH_SHORT).show();
} catch (Exception e) {
Toast.makeText(getBaseContext(), e.getMessage(),Toast.LENGTH_SHORT).show();
System.out.println("Hello"+e.getMessage());
}
}


The path for the external storage card is
mnt/extsd/
. Thats why I am not able to use
Environment.getExternalStorageDirectory().getAbsolutePath()
which is giving me a path
mnt/sdcard
and this path is for internal storage path in my tablet. Please suggest why this is so n how can I resolve this

Answer

As I remember Android got a partial multi-storage support since Honeycomb, and the primary storage (the one you get from Environment.getExternalStorageDirectory, usually part of the internal eMMC card) is still protected by the permission WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE, but the secondary storages (like the real removable SD card) are protected by a new permission android.permission.WRITE_MEDIA_STORAGE, and the protection level is signatureOrSystem, see also the discussion in this article.

If this is the case then it seems impossible for an normal app to write anything to the real sdcard without a platform signature...

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