Pick Pdf file on Android12

Hello Guys I hope you are doing well I can't upload Pdf file on Firebase storage using Filepicker Extension it shows error like that

show your relevant code.

Read Permission already granted and default scope is legacy

You cannot read (access) non-media files on Android 11+ that are not created by the app itself (without using SAF).

See also here:

1 Like

Same Error When I used SAF Extension, Working on all android except Android 11+
this is blocks for SAF

This error happens again

You cannot access /Download (nor the root dir of external storage) with SAF.
But you can access e.g. /Downloads (and all other directories) on Android 11+.

1 Like

Thank you dear ...can you show me some blocks please


I need to pick PDF file Successful in Android 11+ as Firebase storage show me this error

As I said, you cannot access a non-media file from /Download that is not created by the app itself.
The ONLY way is to grant MANAGE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE permission (which will most likely not be accepted by Google in the Play Store).

What about Copy the URI To ASD then upload it from there ? is it effective

and again:

By the way, where does that "ominous" PDF file come from?


Incidentally, I'm surprised that Google calls it "internal storage" here, since it is actually the "external storage". At this point, Google seems to be looking at it from the user's perspective here, not the developer's or Android's. :woman_shrugging:

1 Like

Actually I manged to solve the problem on Android API +29 by Copying the URI to ASD then upload it from there Android API 28- had no issues with File picker Extension

Downloaded PDF using Name+System clock (Timer)

So again, where does the PDF file come from?