Obsidian Syncing Error: "Error: Failed to choose folder"

Hi everyone,

I recently started using Obsidian, and I’m really enjoying it. I’m also planning to set up a digital garden, which is a way of organizing your notes and ideas in a visual way.

I’m using Syncthing to sync my notes between my phone and computer. I wanted to do this for free, and Syncthing is a great option.

However, I’m getting an error when I try to create a vault on my phone.
The error message is "Error:


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Failed to choose folder: NoActivity found to handle Intent {act=android.intent.action.OPEN_DOCUMENT_TREE flg=Oxc3…"

I’ve searched the Obsidian forums, and I’ve seen that this error is related to custom ROMs. I’m using a custom ROM on my phone, so that’s probably the cause of the problem.


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Steps to reproduce I just installed the app Expected result The app works as usual Actual result The app opens, but you are unable to create/select a vault. The error is “Error: Failed to choose folder: NoActivity found to handle Intent {act=android.intent.action.OPEN_DOCUMENT_TREE flg=Oxc3…

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I’m not sure if there’s a solution to this problem. I’ve tried searching for a solution, but I haven’t found anything yet.

I’m also not sure if other syncing apps, such as GDrive, Autosync, Foldersync, or Resillio Sync, will work with custom ROMs.

I’m really frustrated with this problem. I was excited to use Obsidian, but now I’m not sure what to do.

If anyone has any suggestions, please let me know.

Thanks in advance.