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Date: 2014mar11
OS: Android

Q.  What can't my app read files?
I used to be able to!

A.  Android 4.1 removed the implied right to read files.
Add:

<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE"/>
to your manifest. More info http://developer.android.com/reference/android/Manifest.permission.html#READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE