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How to enable exFAT SD Card access for Android Apps?

asked 2015-04-19 12:02:07 +0300

srinathraju gravatar image

updated 2015-04-19 12:44:44 +0300

I'm using a Sandisk 64 GB MicroSDXC Card out of the box (exFAT formatted) in my Jolla. I have about 30 GB of Music and it all works fine with Sailfish apps. But the Android Apps on my phone are unable to access or view the SD Card or its files. For example I can't scan any audio or video files from my card in VLC for Android/MX Player/Media Monkey etc.. Is there any method or workaround to achieve this? I have both exfat (appliction) and fuse exfat (library) installed from openrepos warehouse.

I'm asking this question as most other similar questions deal with btrfs or ext4 or fat32 or are too old (My phone is running on the update). For me USB/MTP access with Win 8.1 is a priority and I don't use Linux.

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answered 2015-04-19 14:27:28 +0300

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updated 2015-04-19 14:31:31 +0300

The currently on-hold early-access release has the uSD properly (bind) mounted to the android chroot, so if you just wait for the next release you should be fine (if you are brave, look into and add the media folder to its rbind call). What @rburkhanov refers to is if you want android apps to store userdata on your uSD and there is no proper way to achieve this as of yet.

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So for regular users, this issue will be solved with the final release of update 1.1.4.xx?

srinathraju ( 2015-04-19 14:44:08 +0300 )edit

I'd guess so.

chemist ( 2015-04-19 14:58:51 +0300 )edit

answered 2015-04-19 12:15:01 +0300

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