I have rooted my Android 5.0.2 (Samsung Tab 8.4 Pro, TM700) the day before yesterday, and I noticed yesterday that my Chrome won't save files anymore, at all. I then installed Firefox, same behaviour. WhatsApp, can't download images or videos. My mail application downloads files just fine, so I am not sure what is going on here. What do I need to check for? Could it be permissions on some folder, and if so, what folder to check?

  • Try checking the permissions on your downloads folder and your sd card. use es file Explorer – Tamoghna Chowdhury Jun 19 '15 at 8:35
  • is this internal or external storage? – Tamoghna Chowdhury Jun 19 '15 at 8:36
  • The download folder is not on the SD card, so internal. Although I wasn't able to find it via ls so far, no idea where the default folder for that stuff is. ES Explorer asked for root permissions to change files on the SD card, and then was able to do so. How can I give an application root rights, or should I chmod the folders to 777? – SinisterMJ Jun 19 '15 at 8:42
  • I checked the /sdcard folder (since this is where downloads is), and the rights are lrwxrwxrwx, so every program should be able to write there. Edit: every subfolder there is lrwxrwx--- so no app without ownership can write there it seems. – SinisterMJ Jun 19 '15 at 8:45
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    the chmod rwxrwxrwx isn't exactly like that. check the bash manual page for the correct format – Tamoghna Chowdhury Jun 19 '15 at 9:25

Try this in a Terminal Emulator. The 'su' command is for becoming the root user and the next one fixes all the permissions.

restorecon -v -R /data/media

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