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25.2.3 I cannot find my existing files after updating the G-Stomper App and/or Android

To protect your privacy, as of Android 8.0, our mobile apps store all of their files in their private, isolated storage, and therefore no longer require the “Read/Write External Storage Permission”.

Your existing files in shared storage (created with older app or Android versions) can of course still be accessed. Press “Main Menu”, select the LOAD tab, and then long press (press and hold) the appropriate button, e.g. “Pattern Set (64 Patterns + Song Arrangement)”. This will show up the “System Files Picker” at the location where your old Pattern Sets were stored.

The “System Files Picker” also allows you to access files from other G-Stomper apps or from G-Stomper Add-On Packs.

For a detailed explanation on how to use data from new Add-On Packs v.3.0 or higher, please check out the Add-On Packs Chapter in the User Manual.

For existing (already installed) Add-On Packs older than v.3.0, press “Main Menu”, select the LOAD tab, and then long press (press and hold) “User Sample” for samples, or “User Sound Set” for Sound Sets. This will open the System Files Picker at the old folder location. From there you can navigate to the Add- On Pack folders. You’ll find them one folder level up, and then open “samplepacks” for samples, and “spsoundsets” for Sound Sets.

Likewise, for all file types except samples, you can also use the generic import function at: Main Menu / Imp / G-Stomper File from Shared Storage (created with older app versions)

However, if you want to use your G-Stomper App the old way, then all you have to do is to completely move the folder …


to …


The < app-packagename > is unique for each app:

G-Stomper Studio


G-Stomper Studio DEMO


G-Stomper Producer


G-Stomper Producer DEMO


G-Stomper Rhythm


G-Stomper VA-Beast (standalone)


G-Stomper VA-Beast (standalone) DEMO


Once you moved your data to the new location, you can use everything exactly as you did in the older app versions.

Please note that changing the existing file handling was neither our idea, nor was it our intention. The upcoming Android OS versions (Q and R) force all apps to go that way, and there is no way around it. Android Q introduces Scoped Storage and forces every app to use the “System Files Picker” in order to access files outside of its private, isolated storage.

We’re doing our best to give you an as smooth as possible transition. But it is clear that this is a major change, and we’re sorry for your inconveniences.

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