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Unread 12th December 2014, 01:29 AM
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Just ordered a PU "leather" case for the tablet. My tablet is a model no. 2201ra, which is different from all the other versions of the HP 10 tablet, and this is a different case from all the other versions of the HP 10 tablet. A trap for all players, both young and old ...

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Now for the horrible truth ...

Android 4.4.x (KitKat) only partially supports 'external' microSD cards ...
It will not allow most processes to write to the microSD card - e.g. camera and music programs cannot store their data files on the card!! *** were Google thinking? Even some native Google apps cannot write to the microSD card!

After spending several days researching this, and 68 minutes on the phone to HP this arvo, I think I have worked out a proper, permanent solution, without ROOTING the tablet, and thereby voiding my warranty.

HP publish an "update" for this device to reinstall Android 4.4.2, and all the preinstalled apps. This file has been downloaded to my main computer (560 MB) and unzipped. I can (and have) already edited the XML file that controls this write permission for the microSD card. This file can be edited on my Windows PC using an XML editor. It cannot be edited once installed on the tablet, as the Android OS protects it from being edited ...

The solution involves wiping the tablet completely from a cold restart, rebooting, reinstall the (modified) factory default software, then reinstall all the customised program I have spent days finding and installing ... part and part .

AFAICT I am the only person to figure this out, and I don't have to ROOT the tablet and void my warranty.
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Just root it, you can always flash it back to stock if anything to do with warranty. I root all my phone samsung, sony, lg, asus, lenovo, nexus. Nothing goes wrong with them except for the 3rd party soft i install.

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Gidday TB

It is tempting, but my way is actually easier, and doesn't upset the manufacturer .

Being able to edit all those .XML pre-compiled files on my PC gives me all the control I need.

I am even prepared to share what I have discovered with HP. When people cooperate with me, I tend to reciprocate.
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Well, what I have discovered is that Google have managed to make the Android OS so secure that my tablet cannot access its own microSD card!

Over the last week, I have become very expert in the installation and use of ADB, the Android debugger. To absolutely no avail!

Next option is to have a very robust discussion with HP support on Monday ...
All over one flaming line of program code in platform.XML ....

Watch this space!
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Should've got an iPad...
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Well at least he didn't buy a Jeep ....
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Gidday Pedro & Zippo

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Should've got an iPad...
My investigations indicate that they are all one-touch roots ...

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Well at least he didn't buy a Jeep ....
What's a "Jeep"? ...
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Google's answer?

Check out the retard's answer here (bottom of the page):

https://code.google.com/p/android/is...id=67570#c4444


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A Jeep IS a one-touch root. Touch it once and it's rooted.
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