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Moving Locus root folder to external SD Card
« on: June 16, 2014, 14:03:46 »
Hallo,
I cannot place Locus root directory on external SD Card.
My device is LG L90 D410 with Android 4.4.2.
Path to internal memory - /storage/emulated/0/ (Locus detects internal memory).
Path to external SD Card - /storage/external_SD/ (Locus does not detect external SD Card).
My device is rooted and platform.xml is altered to allow write access to external SD Card.
Is it possible to add detection of my external SD Card path (/storage/external_SD/) into future versions of Locus?
 

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Re: Moving Locus root folder to external SD Card
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2014, 15:40:52 »
This happens with all Smartphones with or with updated Android 4.4.2 !!
If this big problem, caused by Google Android 4.4.2  I fear Locus and some other great Apps are deeply beaten.
 

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Re: Moving Locus root folder to external SD Card
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2014, 15:56:34 »
You can move the Vector maps manually to external sd card and then add this path to Locus.

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Re: Moving Locus root folder to external SD Card
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2014, 18:32:45 »
generally what usver tries to do, should work! I'll check it at start of next week, cause I'm currently out of office

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Re: Moving Locus root folder to external SD Card
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2014, 17:17:48 »
I can use the maps on external sd card. But  they are read only now. You can not change or delete them. If you make an update, you can not writeover.
The big advantage of complete Locusdirectory on external sd card is gone with this dammed Android 4.4.2 change.

Maybe the mentioned application with its own area on extsdcard could a way out. Even if all data wil be deleted if the application is deinstalled is better than the readonly solution. You could make backups before.
 

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Re: Moving Locus root folder to external SD Card
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2014, 19:14:11 »
Please read this,  something like this will be in next version  http://help.locusmap.eu/responses/saving-offline-maps-on-sd-card-under-android-44-kitkat#comment-10615


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Re: Moving Locus root folder to external SD Card
« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2014, 15:52:41 »
I have installed new version 3.1.0 and still unable to move root directory to the root of external SD Card.
Location /storage/external_SD is not in the list of available choices.


 

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Re: Moving Locus root folder to external SD Card
« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2014, 22:49:54 »
It will be a long night. I already hoped, this issue will be fixed and seems not. You're not alone with this issue.

http://help.locusmap.eu/responses/310-root-folder-i-cannot-set-to-my-external-sd-card

Also thanks to some of my "fixes", it even not work for some other people. Nice :)
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Re: Moving Locus root folder to external SD Card
« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2014, 16:50:07 »
New version 3.1.1 is really funny. It recognizes all links created by FolderMount as suitable locations for Root directory. The actual path to SD Card (/storage/external_SD/) is not in the list.

 

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Re: Moving Locus root folder to external SD Card
« Reply #9 on: July 05, 2014, 18:58:14 »
hmm quite interesting that external_sd is still missing in this list.

May you post me content of /proc/mounts file and also /etc/vold.fstab file if exists? Thanks
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Re: Moving Locus root folder to external SD Card
« Reply #10 on: July 05, 2014, 19:50:43 »
mounts and vold.fstab
 

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Re: Moving Locus root folder to external SD Card
« Reply #11 on: July 05, 2014, 21:31:40 »
thank you!

Files looks perfectly correct and there seems to be no reason, why Locus should not recognize external card.

May you please do for me one more test (if you are still interested in solving of this mystery).

I've created testing Free version that print out various log messages: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/8015949/_temp/LocusFree_293_3.1.1.1_beta.apk

It's enough to install it, start and just end. In logs should be enough information to say me why external_sd is not in list of possible places.

How to create a log is here: http://docs.locusmap.eu/doku.php?id=manual:faq:how_to_create_debug_log

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Re: Moving Locus root folder to external SD Card
« Reply #12 on: July 10, 2014, 15:16:43 »
my external card was working fine with locus pro on cyaongen 4.4.2 till a few days ago. the very latest bug fix didn't solve the problem.

from my end doesn't seem to be a KK issue since that rig's been going great. only a locus update totally destroyed my locus world.

failing any progress on this issue, any chance i can revert to the older working version?
 

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Re: Moving Locus root folder to external SD Card
« Reply #13 on: July 11, 2014, 09:05:34 »
Good day kimy,

are you using latest 3.1.3 version of Locus?
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Re: Moving Locus root folder to external SD Card
« Reply #14 on: July 11, 2014, 11:04:24 »
yes, 3.1.3. the issue started when i updated to the version previous to that.

you might also like to know that when i attempt to launch locus and get that error, after i close the program i then cannot see my external card in my file browser and all my music etc becomes inaccessible. i need to reboot phone to see my card again.

let me know if you need any screen shots, file contents etc.