Android 5 (Lollipop) detected as Android 4.4 - SD permissions

Sat Apr 04, 2015 9:48 am in Other Issues

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Same here... I just installed Android 5.0 (Lollipop) on my Verizon Note 4 (obvious not rooted). AirDroid dialogue still pops up saying it's 4.4 when I try to traverse to my external SD card. I can not create a folder or file.

Estrongs File Explorer (current version as of this post) CAN now create a directory and/or file on the external SD card, and so can the built in My Files application that comes as part of Verizon's Lollipop.

BUT, I can not change permissions/ACLs without root on the directories created with Estrongs File Explorer or My Files to let AirDroid write to either directory...

So my really ugly work around is to upload my movie files using AirDroid to the internal storage and then use Estrongs file Explorer to move the file to the External SD Card. This is an UGLY workaround.

Since Estrongs File Explorer can create dirs and files on an External card with Lollipop, I would consider this a bug with AirDroid.

Please fix AirDroid developers! You have a great product, this feature on Lollipop would make it even better.


For future reference, how 3rd party apps can use Lollipop's systems storage provider:

(hint hint AirDroid.. that is, if AirDroid doesn't currently use it)


Having the same issue. I tried re-installing the app, but still getting a pop-up about android 4.4 and can't modify anything on the SDcard via airdroid. Considering that all I use this app for is copying files over, I'm pretty stuck until this is fixed...

Re: Android 5 (Lollipop) detected as Android 4.4 - SD permissions

Same issue, and all I use airdroid for is uploading files. I e-mailed support a week ago but haven't recieved a response.

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Till now, you still can't manage files on external SD card on Android 4.4+ via AirDroid. Sorry about this. 

I've sent the information to the devs and they are looking into this. Hope Google's change on SD card permission restrictions for Lollipop will be implemented in AirDroid soon :)

Re: Android 5 (Lollipop) detected as Android 4.4 - SD permissions

Thanks Coffee! Looking forward to the update!

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