Updated Slovak, Italian, Chinese and added Lithuanian and Malay. Special thanks to volunteers: polizplz, rogepix, kudeos and Muhdnurhidaya96
Alert users to issue in Lollipop ROMs where SuperSU is not installed and suggest a fix
Motorola Lollipop support. FolderMount will suggest a patch and reboot. Thanks @non4 (xda) for your testing.
Updated Malayalam and Vietnamese locales
Fix support for Samsung Lollipop devices (S5 for now)
Make on boot toast optional (change in settings menu)
Updated Latvian locale
Initial support for Android 5.0 (Lollipop)
Fix color theme for some devices in file explorer
Updated locales: Vietnam, Norwegian, Brazilian Portuguese, Indonesian (new), Czech, French, Albanian (new), Chinese Simplified, Japanese (new) and Malayalam (Thanks to new translators: Nguyen_Trung_Hau, KurtHE, Alexandre Hagihara, Rendy Luqman Fauzan, Ja_som, primokorn, madao1992 and Huang Zhiyi)
Fix bug where obtaining secondary storage resulted in a crash
Fix Huawei KK devices that have the sdcardfs module by default
Add support for X86 samsung KK ROMs
Detect external sd in old LG devices
Fix out of memory crash in apps analyzer for those with a gazillion app installed
Updated locales: Malayalam (new language), Brazilian Portuguese, Persian, Hungarian, German, Spanish, Polish, Slovak and Traditional Chinese (thanks to Basim Sulthan, gabripon and Mcuteange)
Support for BQ and MBX systems (permission fixer)
Support newer Huawei KitKat devices where system files are immutable
Make purchase dialog scrollable (Support smaller screens)
Updated locales: German, Persian, French, Czech, Portuguese (Portugal & Brazil), Italian, Russian, Dutch, Chinese Simplified, Turkish and Slovak. Thanks to new translators: michelsberg, Vobermann, Petr.Janik, samuelfac, PLUT, Introkun, Amyy, Mathew Humphrey, gyc990326, Ferdi Celik
Support for Archos tablets (permission fixer)
Proper support for OTG devices mounted in KK ROMs at /storage/<usb name>
Galaxy faulty module warning is now more detailed and verbose
Option to "not show again" when clicking on "/ path" in file explorer
Fix tasker plugin to un-mount all OTG devices
Updated Portuguese (new translator: extream87), Polish, Latvian, German and Finnish locales. Thank you volunteers!
All patching menus are scrollable. This should help some users that are not able to see the bottom buttons correctly in these dialogs.
Fix a rare case where some S4/Note 3 users that update from 4.3 to 4.4 and patch the system using FolderMount leads to the disappearance of the internal/external sdcards.
Updated Spanish, Slovak, Hungarian, Chinese (Traditional), Latvian (new) and Russian. We have two new translators: xlen and dphilvl. Thank you volunteers!
Fix a very rare issue where both sd cards might disappear in some Sammy TW KK ROMs. (Note 3 and S4)
Substantial speed and on-boot improvements for users on Android 4.2 or higher running SuperSU 1.93 or higher. If you have just upgraded to SuperSU 1.93, run it once, let it update the su binary, then reboot.
Updated Czech locale
Better detection of some external sdcard paths. (Asus)
Support for Galaxy Mega 4.2 ROMs
Support for OTG devices that are mounted using [StickMount]
Introduce a patch for TouchWiz KitKat ROMs that don't have proper write permission to the external sdcard. This should hopefully fix all issues with the Note 3, Galaxy S4 (TW and GE). FolderMount will prompt you to patch and reboot if it found out that your ROM doesn't contain the correct permissions
Added Romanian (Thanks lucianmarginean89)
Fix for S4 Mini broke 4.2 support on Note and S4. This version fixes that
Fix for stock S4 Google Edition 4.4 ROMs
Add support for Asus MemoPad HD7. (must apply patch, then reboot)
Add support for Galaxy devices running on x86 archs (Tab 3)
Fix a crash on some buggy KK ROMs when FM starts up
Added Persian (Thanks sijav), Updated Ukranian (Thanks trila), Polish and Slovak
Support for Galaxy Mini series running Android 4.1 and higher
Fix issue where the notification gets stuck in the status bar on some devices
Fix issue where FolderMount was causing disappearance of internal sd on Samsung x86 devices
Updated Hebrew locale. New translator: rolloron. Thank you !
Support the Note 3's new TW 4.4.2 ROM
Minor speed improvements in the mount/un-mount operation
Updated Slovak, Chinese Traditional, Hungarian, Spanish and Russian locales
Add support for the new 4.4.2 TouchWiz ROM for the S4. You might need to uninstall and reinstall FolderMount for this to work. You can use the backup feature to backup and restore your folder pairs
Memory optimization in apps analyzer; it should not crash now when you have a gazillion and one app installed.
Thank you beta testers !
Updated Slovak locale
Support Android 4.4 on non-emulated internal sdcards (e.g. Galaxy S2)
Added initial Locale plugin. You can now mount/un-mount all pairs using Locale, Tasker or Llama
Happy new year everyone !
Updated Slovak locale
Minor change to the way the on boot process gets executed to make sure the service does not get executed twice
Complete remake of the vold hex patcher which now supports the newer LG 4.2 and higher stock ROMs
USB devices mounted as "vold" are correctly detected now
New locale: Greek (by Zanta) and updated French (new translator: jcp31). Thank you!
Optimized the the way ext_sd is detected in KitKat
Fix cases where double mounts were happening after a reboot
New on boot algorithm. Hopefully this one should fix the "no mount after a reboot" problem that is experienced by a few.
Bug reporter now reports more things about your device's environment
Fix for new Nvidia Shield OTA update
Updated Finnish locale
Bug fix for some emulated sdcards on HONEYCOMB and above
Fix for Samsung's latest 4.3 ROMs with tight KNOX control
Bug fixes for 4.4 ROMs where FM fails to mount correctly after a reboot
Added Vietnamese and Ukranian and updated other locales. Special thanks to three new translators: TransGent, venorme, and dhguardianes
Initial support for Android KitKat 4.4. All CM11 and AOSP 4.4 based ROMs should work now
Fixed Force Closes and bugs:
Devices that run out of memory when listing all apps will show an X for the app icon
Database close race condition
Various NullPointers are taken care of
Fixed a FC in backup and restore
Fixed an error in play store in-app billing force close for some devices
Fixed a FC in exclude from gallery option for some 4.3 roms
FC at startup
Fixed a bootloop in some Galaxy TW ROMs due to improper "faulty module" patch
Fix vold patcher for the leaked Android 4.3 ROMs (HTC devices)
Better method of overwriting files that are knox or SELinux protected
Update translations: German, Spanish (new translator: evil_mario), Hungarian, Polish (new translator:radoslav_sulkovsky), Russian, Slovak and Chinese Traditional. Thank you, volunteers.
Minor fix for bug reporter sometimes submitting incomplete information
Not rooted? FM will google it for you
Permission error dialog won't appear for users that don't have an emulated internal sdcard. e.g. Galaxy S2, Note 1, etc
Play Store bug fixes from Google
Report build ID and FM version in bug reporter
Bug fixes in apps analyzer (FC)
Universal ARMv7 patcher for all users that have a permission error on the external sdcard. This is highly beta at the moment and there is a risk of causing a bootloop if the patch fails for any reason. I've tested it with a few devices here and it seems to work just fine. Sony, Asus and all AOSP ROMs should work flawlessly as I've already tested them. Users on ARM processors won't be seeing an option to query the online database as this offline patch should do the job perfectly well
Ability to query an online database for other non-ARMv7 devices. This is not used at the moment as all the errors I've received are from ARM based tablets/phones
Throw a "permission error" notification for texFAT Sony devices properly. Universal patcher is confirmed working for all Xperia and AOSP based ROMs/devices now. Thanks Michal for testing
Fixed a minor bug in the copy operation progress percentage
Updated locales. Two new translators are on board: reklama192 (Polish) and hochelf (German). Thank you !
Sources don't exist? FM now automatically creates them for you
Sometimes paypal users were not activated immediately after launch, this release fixes this issue
Support for online querying and patching. This patch requires the use of the "INTERNET" permissions to query an online database and possibly patch the local phone/tablet if a patch is available and the device is whitelisted. This is necessary for newer tablets were the external sdcard permission issues could not be overcomed without this patch. Current initial support exists for the NVIDIA Shield.
Add support for KNOX/SELINUX enabled Galaxy S4
Updated locales. New translator: marcuspmoreira. Thank you
Added compatability for Galaxy S4 GE 4.3 ROMs
Added custom delay on boot for those that have permission error message after a reboot
Minor fix for Huawei devices that emulate sdcard in /data
Added Finnish. Thanks EnergySnail
Minor fix for Huawei devices where internal data is in /data/share/*
Order of pairs is not case insensitive
Fixed "unknown error" that happened in some AOSP based 4.3 ROMs where SuperSU is not installed when navigating the Source directory
Fix for newly created pairs not being displayed in list
Added Portuguese (Portugal) and Norwegian. Thanks to Paulo Nobrega & tommisje
Fix "unknown error" encountered by some folks when navigating the source directory
Fix a Force Close when adding/removing pairs
Minor changes to notification of copy service
Sometimes the copy service fails but doesn't show an error, this is fixed
Added Arabic, Turkish and updated other locales. Thanks to new translators: xwlhan, ZipMaker and mathieu526
Fix for rare case when newly added pairs don't show in the list
Updated locales. New Spanish translator: rodrigoauditore. Thank you !
Slight change in the way "Mounted!" appears in file explorer
Fix issues with googlemail vs gmail for PayPal authentication
Users choose which email to authenticate key with when choosing PayPal
Minor bug fixes
Added Czech, Dutch and Polish and updated others. New translators: chladektomas, Wunerslaush, Maxver, Kazur and mafzst
Fix error where you get "copy operation in progress" when mounting
Minor FC fixes
Fix possible 'unknown error' for some devices when navigating the sources
Support for CM10.1's new built-in exFAT FS
File explorer should correctly display "Mounted" for mounted folders in 4.2 ROMs
Added PayPal as an alternative payment option. Click Go Pro tab in the website for more details
Apps analyzer correctly reports 0 Bytes size for mounted folders in Android 4.2
Updated locales. New translator (Danny446). Thanks to all volunteers
Minor FC bug fix
If FM couldn't detect the extSdCard, display a list (was broken with v2 for some users)
extSdCard permission fixer modifications that should make it less error prone
Fix S4 debuggerd screw up that was introduced in v2. This release should make FM work again for all S4 users. Thanks Leonidas87 for your patience and for testing
Added Spanish, Hebrew and Hungarian. Updated other locales. Special thanks to new translation members: jcespi2005, yomiguy, mnir100, Lewis0214, Feiton and wong0099
NEW Partition info tab. Swipe from left to right to see a new navigation side panel. Partition sizes panel shows you all current mountpoints and their reported sizes. You should refer to this list to know how much free space you really have instead of any other Android built-in tool
NEW Apps Analyzer. This little utility will scan your internal sd's Android/data and Android/obb folders and automatically populate a list of all installed apps sorted by size. The reported size excludes the sizes of mounted folders. Once you click on an app, it will list the size of the obb and/or the data folder and allow you to create a new pair from that app detail window. Basically you now have a list that is ranked by size of all your apps. Using this list, one can also create a pair easily to move them to your extSdCard
Smaller x86 busybox binary (overall apk size is ~1.1M now)
On boot mount service won't get executed if we have an empty list
Folder sizes in premium file explorer exclude sizes of folders that are mounted. What you see is the folder size of the same partition
More efficient and faster stutter free file explorer. Using a cleaner approach to show you the folder sizes while you navigate and flick around
Multithreading enhancements to file explorer. For example, you shouldn't see the nagging "FolderMount was granted root" every time you click on a subfolder
Fix move operation to move all files. Previous version left some files untouched in the source
Added a confirmation dialog when deleting pairs
After creating a folder in the file explorer, navigate to it
Fix market connection errors not appearing sometimes
On boot launcher will not launch if the internal sdcard got mounted. It waits until the extSdCard does
extSdCard mods. Cleaner solution. Hopefully it'll be able to infer your sdcard path quickly and without any mistake now
Delay execution by 10 seconds after extSdCard is mounted to help users with 64GB exFAT partitions "settle" after being mounted and before FM starts the binding operation
Side navigation panel is shown for first time users
The "finished" top status notification is more specific. It tells you which folder pair's moving operation succeeded or failed. If you have more than one pending move operation, they get executed consecutively and you'll end up with multiple notifications on top with the status of each one clearly indicated
Offer to move files back to source when users delete folder pairs
When deleting, FM checks if the pair is mounted. If it is, it cancels and alerts the user
Cosmetic changes to the copy status bar notification
More relaxed timeout in all debuggerd bind commands. Should fix the issue where some slow phones running 4.2 stay showing a gray pin after trying to mount the folder pair
Updated in-app module to latest from google. It should take care of a few FCs
Main pairs list is now ordered by name
Custom locale should stick after restarting the app. You should also see the entire app change its locale in all menus
When forcing a new locale, FM will have to be restarted (user is alerted)
Fix for a few cases where on boot mount is being executed too late (~3min)
If extSdCard gets unmounted, FM will automatically unmount all folderpairs that have this SDCARD as destination
FM will remount pairs when an extSdCard is mounted back and you have the "mount on boot" option checked in settings. (For example, when detaching sdcard from PC after being mounted as USB External Storage via USB)
Scroll position in the file explorer is remembered
Added Slovenian (Thanks YumanSLO) and updated Slovak
Updated green pin icons (better quality)
S4 users were getting a patch dialog suggestion twice when first starting the app. Fix to appear only once
Better algorithm to detect extSdCard path on some devices
Fix folder size calculator for some S4 users
Quicker response when navigating in the file explorer while folder sizes are calculated
New smaller, dynamically linked, better tuned busybox binary
Support for X86 ISA
Added Portuguese (Brazil) and Italian. Thanks Octavio Caldini and Enrico Memo!
Updated other locales
Integrated busybox supports more CPU architectures
More checks for external sd mounting on boot before starting FM
Cosmetic changes in the file explorer. Users of LCD Samsung devices shouldn't see black text on black screen anymore
Busybox requirement is gone! FolderMount ships with its own busybox binary now
Added Chinese (Simplified) by gscenhui. Thank you
Added the ability the explicitly change the app's language via the settings menu
Added French, German and Russian (Thanks chrissey, okiwankeonki and Buerno) and updated others
Fixed a plethora of FCs
Fixed issue with backup prompt going on an infinite loop at startup
More robust detection of external sdcard
More bug fixes that should hopefully take care of issues for S4 users
Fixing extSdCard permissions for 4.2 ROMs is more robust now. Previously, it sometimes notifies that there was an error when there really wasn't. The error message should not show up now except in very rare cases.
Major code cleanup
Changed the way FM starts on boot: it should start mounting a lot faster for all devices. (roughly ~20 seconds)
New: if on new ROM, FM will magically know if your paths have changed and will offer to fix this for you! This should be very useful for users that are hopping between AOSP and stock TouchWiz (Samsung) for example
Support for Galaxy S4. Big thanks to Stefan and Renee. I don't actually own an S4 but your help was key to solving this. FolderMount will have to replace a faulty module on your S4. It will prompt you to do it and once you're restarted, you should be all set.
Added Chinese Traditional by Leo Yang and updated Slovak translations
Minor bug fixes for sdcard and cloud settings restore
New: Restore and backup. FolderMount has two ways to backup and restore: it can use Google Backup Transport where available (read: not Samsung stock ROMs but should work fine on AOSP based ROMs) and can also use your internal sdcard to store the backup data. The Cloud backup is automatic: if this feature is enabled and you reinstall the app from the Play Store, your data should all be back automatically once reinstalled. Make sure Backup & Restore is checked under Android Settings and that you're using the same google account. SDCARD backup is accessible through the settings menu and must be invoked manually
Fixed some paths getting mounted twice after a reboot
If destination folder doesn't exist, FolderMount will attempt to create it before mounting
New: FM can now populate destination path automatically: after a user selects a source, FM will suggest automatically populating the destination path
Faster and more accurate detection of external sdcard path
Safer copy/move operation. FM will not delete source if copy is not successful
Fixed a bug in v1.5.1 where FM sometimes reruns a remount of all folders
UTF8 character support for extSdCard when remounting (should make a few Russian users happy out there!)
Dynamic mount on boot. Delay to mount after a boot should be minimal and will vary with different devices
FolderMount will now use both fuser and lsof to terminate background processes before remounting extSdCard
Update Slovak translation by pyler
Offline and Pro? No problem. FolderMount will now recognize Premium status even in offline mode
FM will now detect more than one destination folder possibility and provide a list for users to choose from
Ability to navigate to root folder for source/destination
Slovak translation by pyler (Thank you !)
Destination sdcard path fix for some stock samsung roms.
Copy/move operation fixes
Forbid attach/detach all if copy operation in progress
iSome FC fixes for Gingerbread Android users
FC bug fixes
Increase initial wait time after boot (by 10 seconds)
Fix copy operation not deleting content of source directory names with spaces
SQL database for folder pairs (You shouldn't lose your setup, but if you do, let me know!)
Exclude destination directory from media scan results (RISKY AND BETA). Test it with folders that you have backups of first. FolderMount will run a little service to remove these entries from Media Scanner after each complete system media scan.
Folder pair settings menu more compact
On 4.2 ROMs, if FolderMount wasn't able to fix your sdcard's permissions, it'll let you know.
Purchase premium flow changed: users are greeted with a dialog explaining the benefits of going premium.
Minor bug fixes here and there.
Coming from v1.2? YOU MUST DISABLE FM MEDIA SCANNER HANDLING FROM SETTINGS before upgrading. Failure to do so means you no longer have media scanner running at boot. (no pictures in gallery).
Reverted media scanning handling capabilities.
Uses an awesome quicker new method of remounting your extSdCards if permissions are incorrect (no need to wait for media scanner)
About dialog is more "Holo(fied)"
Optional: disable media scanner on boot for 4.2 ROMs and let FolderMount initiate it after mounting your folders. This should speed up the mounting process considerably on 4.2 ROMs. FolderMount will show a notification if you don't have that option checked and your mount on boot process is delayed due to media scan
Added a top notification when the mounting service after a reboot is started. If the mounting process of FM is delayed due to media scanner, expect to see it late
Added a toast when mounting process is done after a reboot. This Toast also let's you know which folder pairs were mounted successfully, and which did not
Fixed folder pair settings menu for small screens (you can scroll now)
Minor crash fix
Revert back to Java IO for copy/move operation. Progress bar is also a percentage now instead of number of files
New: ability to attach/detach all folder pairs with one click
Copy files end status "unknown error" fixed.
File browser speed optimization.
Fixed memory leak that existed in v1.0.1 when copying files.
Optimize folder size calculation threading. Less stutter in UI when scrolling while calculating folder sizes?
Folders with spaces are navigable now.
Folders with spaces are mounted/unmounted correctly !
busybox is a hard requirement now. No busybox ? No Foldermount. FolderMount will open a play store link to install it if it isn't available on your device.
Folder sizes are displayed in file explorer (Pro users only).
Hidden folders are shown.
Rewrite of the entire copy/move operation. It should be way more reliable now. FolderMount also uses root to do this operation (please test this with large folder moves).