Root Explorer update fixes KitKat recursive search bug

by: Shawn IngramJanuary 16, 2014

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New updates to Explorer and Root Explorer fix a few bugs with two of the more popular file management apps for Android.

Version 3.1.6 of Root Explorer and version 2.1.2 of Explorer don’t add any new features to the apps, but they do solve a few issues users were having with them. In fact, the only new additions to the apps are the inclusion of xxxhpi and xxxhpi launcher icons.

Both app updates fix an issue where they failed to recognize 64GB exFAT SD cards when they were added in the external SD card tab. The apps also no longer have recurring authentication issues with Box, and it now enforce a slash when you’re entering an external SD card path. Previously forgetting the slash would cause issues in copying files to the SD card.

KitKat users will also be happy to know that the recursive search issue that arose when searching internal storage in KitKat is now fixed.

Finally, the updates should make it possible to use Explorer and Root Explorer to upload photos to websites without any issues.

They’re not exactly the most exciting app updates, but bug fixes are always welcome, no matter how small they may seem to some people.

Have you tried Explorer or Root Explorer? Or do you prefer a different file management app?

  • Johnathan Edger

    I love Sliding Explorer. Much better than both of these file managers. Plus it has nice kitkat support.

    • MasterMuffin

      No it definitely isn’t. This beats it in features 100-0! Only thing that sliding explorer does better is looks. The worst looking ones are always the most powerful (root explorer and xplore)

      • Blake

        Majority of android users are not very advanced Android users. Sliding Explorer tends to those people and it does it in a very fashionable way. Also, Sliding Explorer is still a beta app. These apps have been out much longer than SE so I don’t think you guys should be comparing the two.

        • MasterMuffin

          But we are and sliding explorer loses miserably :)

        • Chris

          Great point! I gotta say I love Sliding Explorer. its kinda nice to see a fresh new UI for a file manager. Root explorer is nice too, I just don’t like the UI.

  • Azeem

    I love root explorer. Best root app IMO.

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  • Jayfeather787

    How does this compare to ES? I may get this instead.