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CB-11142: Fix the NeedPermission code for the case when external medi…
…a is not mounted in Android

 This closes #179
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Raghav Katyal committed Apr 26, 2016
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@@ -279,6 +279,14 @@ Listing asset directories is really slow on Android. You can speed it up though,
adding `src/android/build-extras.gradle` to the root of your android project (also
requires cordova-android@4.0.0 or greater).

### Permisson to write to external storage when it's not mounted on Marshmallow

Marshmallow requires the apps to ask for permissions when reading/writing to external locations. By
[default](, your app has permission to write to
`cordova.file.applicationStorageDirectory` and `cordova.file.externalApplicationStorageDirectory`, and the plugin doesn't request permission
for these two directories unless external storage is not mounted. However due to a limitation, when external storage is not mounted, it would ask for
permission to write to `cordova.file.externalApplicationStorageDirectory`.

## iOS Quirks

- `cordova.file.applicationStorageDirectory` is read-only; attempting to store
@@ -569,7 +569,11 @@ private boolean hasWritePermission() {

private boolean needPermission(String nativeURL, int permissionType) throws JSONException {
JSONObject j = requestAllPaths();
String[] allowedStorageDirectories = {j.getString("applicationStorageDirectory"), j.getString("externalApplicationStorageDirectory")};
ArrayList<String> allowedStorageDirectories = new ArrayList<String>();
if(j.has("externalApplicationStorageDirectory")) {

if(permissionType == READ && hasReadPermission()) {
return false;

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