serenskye serenskye - 1 month ago 14
Android Question

Android KitKat securityException when trying to read from MediaStore


java.lang.SecurityException: Permission Denial: opening provider com.android.providers.media.MediaDocumentsProvider from ProcessRecord{430b1748 29271:com.x.x.x/u0a88} (pid=29271, uid=10088) requires android.permission.MANAGE_DOCUMENTS or android.permission.MANAGE_DOCUMENTS


I've added the
MANAGE_DOCUMENTS
and
READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE
permissions but I am still getting this error. The offending code:

public static String getImagePath(HailoDriverApplication app, Uri uri) {
Cursor cursor = null;
if (uri == null) {
return null;
}
try {
cursor = app.getContentResolver().query(uri, new String[] {
MediaStore.Images.Media.DATA
}, null, null, null);
int column_index = cursor.getColumnIndexOrThrow(MediaStore.Images.Media.DATA);
if (cursor.moveToFirst()) {
return cursor.getString(column_index);
}
} finally {
if (cursor != null) {
cursor.close();
}
}
return null;
}


As requested snippet of manifest:

<manifest xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"
xmlns:tools="http://schemas.android.com/tools"
package="com.x.x.x" >

<uses-sdk
android:minSdkVersion="8"
android:targetSdkVersion="16" />

<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.INTERNET" />
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.VIBRATE" />
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE" />
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.ACCESS_COURSE_LOCATION" />
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION" />
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED" />
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.WAKE_LOCK" />
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.READ_LOGS" />
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.READ_PHONE_STATE" />
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.READ_CONTACTS" />
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.CHANGE_WIFI_STATE" />
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.ACCESS_WIFI_STATE" />
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE" />
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE" />
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.MANAGE_DOCUMENTS" />
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.SYSTEM_ALERT_WINDOW" />
<uses-permission android:name="com.google.android.providers.gsf.permission.READ_GSERVICES" />
<uses-permission
android:name="android.permission.UPDATE_DEVICE_STATS"
tools:ignore="ProtectedPermissions" />
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.WRITE_SETTINGS" />
<uses-permission android:name="android.intent.action.BATTERY_CHANGED" />
<uses-permission
android:name="android.permission.INSTALL_PACKAGES"
tools:ignore="ProtectedPermissions" />
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.GET_ACCOUNTS" />
<uses-permission android:name="com.google.android.c2dm.permission.RECEIVE" />

Answer

Had the same problem for the last couple of days. Tried a few solutions, but for some reason I was getting permission denial on Uri content provider for some images even when I had the android.permission.MANAGE_DOCUMENTS permission added to my manifest.

Here's a workaround, for the time being:

i = new Intent(Intent.ACTION_PICK, android.provider.MediaStore.Images.Media.EXTERNAL_CONTENT_URI);
startActivityForResult(i, CHOOSE_IMAGE);

This forces the older image gallery to open instead of the new Kitkat documents view.

Now, you can get the Uri by calling the following in your onActivityResult:

Uri selectedImageURI = data.getData();

Hope this helps.