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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by skiguyross, Apr 23, 2012.

  1. skiguyross

    skiguyross Lurker
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    I just did a couple things to my phone. The first was clearing off a bunch of apps, cleared off application memory, and was finally able to upgrade my HTC Incredible to 4.08.605.2. I also discovered that my SD card was corrupt and not working, so I bought and installed a new 16 gb sandisk card. Before doing all that, I backed up all my music and photos from my phone onto my computer.

    Now the problem: I can't access any of my pictures via the gallery or music player on my phone. When I open my phone on my computer, they're all still there in the DCIM and Music folders. When I browse my phone using astro, they're still on there located in /emmc. I noticed this when my ringtone stopped working all of a sudden (after installing the new SD card, which works btw). When I try to copy and paste my ringtone in the system/media/audio/ringtones folder, I get the following error:

    java.io.FileNotFOundException: /....file name..... (Read-only file system)

    Anyone know why this might have happened, and how I can fix it?


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  2. sdrawkcab25

    sdrawkcab25 Extreme Android User

    You can't copy files to that location (it's the protected system partition) but you can create a folder on the root of your sd card called ringtones and your phone should see them.
  3. txrxio

    txrxio Well-Known Member

    I have the same thing happen on my phone. If I reboot then I can see them again, but at some point several days later they vanish again. Only happens with the default apps though I switched to using Quickpics for photos and jukefox for music, they work all the time.
  4. skiguyross

    skiguyross Lurker
    Thread Starter

    After loading my phone as a USB drive and access all the files on it once more, it miraculously worked.
  5. makarand

    makarand Lurker

    There was .nomedia file in my mobile. I removed the same but still I am not able to access my photos, music files through Gallery & music application. I am able to access the same through desktop connection. Please help....
  6. sdrawkcab25

    sdrawkcab25 Extreme Android User

    Have you rebooted since removing the file?
  7. makarand

    makarand Lurker

    Tes I have rebooted but not able to resolve the issue. I removed my SD card but still no sucess :(
  8. cmlusco

    cmlusco Member

    Go to menu - settings - applications - manage applications - all tab - find gallery and click on it. Then click clear data and restart the phone. If that dosent work, copy all the files on the sdcard to your pc. Then reformat the sdcard fat32 with the pc. Copy all the files back to the sdcard, and see if gallery shows them then.
  9. makarand

    makarand Lurker

    not working :(

    I removed my SD card, restarted the phone & took some pics. Still nothing is visible through Gallery :(
  10. cmlusco

    cmlusco Member

    Are you sure there are no more .nomedia files in the path to the pics? Also make sure none of the folders or files start with a . Other than that, im not sure what it could be. Try to flash another rom, or do an ruu and see if it still happens.

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The HTC Droid Incredible release date was April 2010. Features and Specs include a 3.7" inch screen, 8MP camera, Snapdragon S1 processor, and 1300mAh battery.

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