My phone is a Huawei Honor 6x, using Android 7.0 (Nougat). EMUI version 5.04.

I want my music apps to have write access to my music folders on my external micro SD-card. I understand that this might only be possible if all my apps have access to all my folders on the card.

I would prefer to do this without rooting my phone, but if that is not possible, then please recommend alternate methods.

What I've already done:

Install Fx File Explorer on my phone, but this only creates write permissions for itself, not for other apps. That seems plausible of course, but that was not as I was told.


  1. How do I get write access to folders on my external micro SD-card, without rooting?

  2. If it is not possible to get access without rooting, what is the best method to root for my type of phone and OS?

  3. Can I root my my type of phone and OS without or with unlocking the bootloader?

  4. Is formatting the SD card as internal storage a better option? Or do I need to root my phone to do that anyway?

  • Can you create or delete files/folders using Fx File Explorer on the sd-card? You know that every app has to request write permission on the sd-card on it's own. This process is very cryptic and usually not well explained as it opens the built-in file explorer and you have to perform certain actions: metactrl.com/docs/sdcard-on-lollipop – Robert Jun 9 at 16:09
  • yes i can do that – GwenKillerby Jun 10 at 13:57

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