I tried making writing to SD possible, so I edited platform.xml to add <group gid=”media_rw” /> to “WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE“.

When I rebooted everything started crashing. I cannot open any apps. It says it connects to Wi-Fi but cannot access the internet.

I tried:

  1. Restoring original platform.xml - nothing good.
  2. NAND backup -> restore to previous backup -> copy .xml from there and restore it - nothing good again.
  3. Dirty flash the ROM which made me unable to even go to Recovery - had to re-flash TWRP.
  4. Backup all apps via ADB and restore them on my previous backup, but all the settings are messed up.

Is there anything I can do to fix the platform.xml issue? What could be causing everything to crash like that? I restored the .xml, so why is it still broken?

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    Did you try digging into the logs? See logging.
    – Firelord
    Commented Aug 2, 2015 at 21:54
  • What kind of logs? System? Boot? I doubt app specific logs would be of any use
    – TensE
    Commented Aug 3, 2015 at 2:38
  • Those Xml files are deep within the system anyway go into twrp then go into the mount menu. Next mount the system as read/write. Use the file explorer put the correct folder factory reset.
    – Bo Lawson
    Commented Aug 3, 2015 at 3:59
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    Do logcat, and search for kernel logs.
    – Firelord
    Commented Aug 3, 2015 at 9:58

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Ended up resolving the issue by doing a factory reset and restoring all the apps from an old backup. Some loss but everything works at least.

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