Rooted: After ROM Install - Pics/Music Disspear from View


  1. levelbest

    levelbest Member

    Rooted my Galaxy Nexus - Sprint the other day.

    Not a stranger to rooting, had a nexus s and evo before that (and more smart phones etc before that)... but am having something odd going on.
    Transfered pics from previous phone along with music and ringtones. They show up when I first bring a rom up (have tried 3-4 today and only installed basic stuff). Literally, you can go into the gallery app and watch the photos be found, and then start to be removed.

    After a few minutes of running - none of the pics or music are visable in the gallery or google play. If I grab a file explorer program - they are all there. Also QuickPic shows the pictures.

    What the heck is going on here? It's like a process is scanning the folders, seeing them and then deciding to discard the files from view.

    Strange stuff.

    Is it possible something on the storage card got hosed? I'd wipe it but the recovery files, backup etc are on there. I've seen some reports of this happening to others - but most say to clear data or use SDRescan - and that's not worked for me. In fact, running that actually removes from view any music or photos recently taken.

    I don't want to restore to stock, but am starting to think that might be the only way to solve this.

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  2. Tikies

    Tikies New Member

    The same has happened to me. I have no idea what to do now.
  3. wysts43

    wysts43 Well-Known Member

    Same type of thing here as well. I just flashed the latest AOKP nightly last night, and now my galleries have disappeared. I can still access them using a file manager app, but yeah... kind of annoying. Any thoughts?

    Not sure if this thread needs to be pushed over to the Rooted sub-forum.
  4. levelbest

    levelbest Member

    From what I have been reading - this issue is caused by ROM manager and a file .nomedia being placed in the root of the SD Card.

    From XDA:

    Instructions (via erishasnobatter):
    delete the file (.nomedia) from sdroot
    clear media storage data
    remove ROM manager
    reboot


    It may take 5-10 minutes for the media files to appear.

    So - not knowing the answer yet - I was removing the .nomedia file and trying everything but couldn't get the new roms to see my pics and music. Highly frustrating and messed around for a day clearing cache, clearing program data. Still nothing. Ran SDRescan and similar programs - nothing.

    By chance after pulling the .nomedia file from the SD Root with ES Filie Explorer (be sure to check the option to see hidden files) installed PowerAMP Free Version media player to see if it would see the music. After it did it's own scan - suddenly - everything started showing up in the play music player, apollo and gallery. Something about what it does kick started Android into seeing things. Odd.

    Hopefully, this issue is being addressed in the updates to rom manager.
  5. levelbest

    levelbest Member

    BTW, confirmed - latest version of ROM Manager lists fixes to placing .nomedia file in wrong directories.
  6. Dabitz

    Dabitz Well-Known Member

    I don't see that option (on the free version). Having the same problem but I don't see .nomedia in the sdcard folder... scratching head.... :-(
  7. Petrah

    Petrah Psychotic Female Guide

    Make sure you have something like ES File Explorer, and the option in its settings to show hidden files and folders. You should then see .nomedia files.
  8. Petrah

    Petrah Psychotic Female Guide


    I swear that app is more trouble than it's worth. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone.
  9. Dabitz

    Dabitz Well-Known Member

    I see them, even did a search on file explorer and see a bunch of them in a bunch of directories but not on the root of the card. New pictures show in gallery but not the old ones.
  10. Petrah

    Petrah Psychotic Female Guide

    Sorry if it's obvious, but did you delete the .nomedia files in the folders where you want to show graphics?

    Theoretically, rebooting the device should trigger a media scan. See if that helps (after making sure the .nomedia files were removed from your graphic folders).
  11. VoidedSaint

    VoidedSaint Resident Ninja VIP Member

    Moved to the Sprint Galaxy Nexus All Things Root Section as it pretains to the Sprint Nexus, and a rooting/rom question
  12. Dabitz

    Dabitz Well-Known Member

    Thank you guys... again there is no .nomedia in any critical directory as far as I can tell. I guess I will follow up on the Verizon section since that's what I have.
  13. frenchy714

    frenchy714 Well-Known Member

    +1. Not to mention that you get double charged for everything!
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