Opened 8 years ago

Closed 7 years ago

Last modified 6 years ago

#9621 closed defect (outdated)

1.9.0 android can't add games for non-rooted android systems

Reported by: dafioram Owned by: dafioram
Priority: normal Component: Port: Android
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Cc: Game:


Clicking the Add Game button causes ScummVM to open in the /storage folder which I don't have root access for so the two folders it shows are /storage/emulated and /storage/self which both are empty if I try to open them. This is picture 1.

One solution is to have the default location to be were scummVM is installed (/storage/emulated/0/Android/data/org.scummvm.sdl/files) which is how a previous version of ScummVM did it, picture 2. In this way I can hit Go up to find where my games are on /storage/emulated/0/.

This was an issue for the android all,arm, and arm-7a builds.

Is there a config workaround that can be done for 1.9.0?

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Change History (9)

by dafioram, 8 years ago

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Folder start location for 1.9.0

by dafioram, 8 years ago

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Folder start location for 1.9.0-drity

comment:1 by dafioram, 8 years ago

There is a work around in the forum, It works, but I don't think every user who doesn't have a rooted android should have to go to this process (although it is simple).

I don't think this problem is just isolated to androids on N since my android on Jelly Bean also opens into the /storage folder initially.

comment:2 by V11che, 7 years ago

Just as a note, this work around doesnt seem to work. Or at least not for me. I made a reddit thread about it last night before I found this bug tracker.

The forum post tells me to change a config file. I've changed said config file, but changing it to "browser_lastpath=/sdcard" doesn't work as the 6p (and every phone on 7 I know at the moment) doesn't have an sd card or work like that.

I then went into a file browser app and yep, file commander says the root is "/storage/emulated/0/" So my scummvm.ini file says :


When I open the scummvm file browser, clicking add game, it still takes me to the "/storage" path, showing only "emulated/" and "self/" Both emulated and self are empty.

Does anyone here have any idea what to put here to get it working? Or what else to do?

comment:3 by hpvb, 7 years ago

As a temporary workaround, if you change the scummvm.ini to point to


It should work. We'll try to fix this of course! :)

Version 0, edited 7 years ago by hpvb (next)

comment:4 by BenCastricum, 7 years ago

Component: Engine: SCUMMPorts

comment:5 by rigid, 7 years ago

Same for me. Since the upgrade to android 7, I have the same issue + the proposed workaround doesn't fix it.
I'm using v1.5.0 as it's the latest available on f-droid.

The logcat contains:

type=1400 audit(0.0:855): avc: denied { read } for name="/" dev="rootfs" ino=1 scontext=u:r:untrusted_app:s0:c512,c768 tcontext=u:object_r:rootfs:s0 tclass=dir permissive=0

comment:6 by dafioram, 7 years ago

Owner: set to dafioram
Resolution: outdated
Status: newclosed

comment:7 by digitall, 6 years ago

Component: PortsPort: Android
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