PyDroid3, how to grant access on sd-card in Android phone on Samsung Galaxy S8?
I want to save my Python codes, which I have created with PyDroid3, on the SD-card of my phone. It is all no problem on the internal storage, but when I want to switch to the SD-card while being in the save-file-dialogue, PyDroid3 displays the message "access denied". I have searched in the settings of PyDroid3 and of my phone, and all what could be set in the direction of granting access I have done, but without success. Does anybody have solved this problem without having rooted the phone? If yes, then I would be interested in your experience.
1/7/2021 1:32:04 AMJan Markus
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Martin Taylor Thank you for your detailed reply. These limitations are too bad. Now I can stop my further research on this topic as it does not help. I had already mistakenly suspected that I was too stupid to operate a certain switch in the system.
Martin Taylor Best alternative would be an open-source smartphone. There may be few on the market according to https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_open-source_mobile_phones but I have never heard of one of them in the media, and the two ones based on Raspberry Pi I estimate that they are more experimental.
Jan Marcus, this limitation has basically killed my interest in Android development. In the early years of Android I ported a number of cross assemblers and other development tools to Android. Unfortunately, the inability to access the entire filesystem, or even use html documentation on the external sdcard is a deal breaker for me. Who wants to develop an application where rooting your phone is a system requirement?