Android Sync loses GPS data

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I'm using a Note 20 Ultra 5G, and it appears that since some recent Android API level (29 I guess...) when you're accessing an image or a video file, you can't read the GPS data.

I found out that you're dealing with a redacted file without location information.

Which means that the synced files are lacking the location.

Hence the backup is incomplete, which sound to me like a bug

Further reading lead me to the API MediaStore.setRequireOriginal which allows you to read the original file, unredacted.

It could be nice to have sync fix this issue so that the backups are not incomplete

Thanks for your time and comments.


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