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media gallery 'fail to open image'

Discussion in 'Android Media' started by kensta812, Sep 2, 2010.

  1. kensta812

    kensta812 Member
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    Like the title says, when I try to set a different wallpaper or set a picture for a contact after I click on the desired image it says "failed to open image" Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

    Kind regards Kenny.
     

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  2. R-droid

    R-droid Well-Known Member
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    Same shit happens to me ,even thougt the pic. is .jpg format and I was using it before. But since I tried some "live wallpapers" and some "launcher pro" it says this:
    "failed to open an image". I have stopped using those "live wallpapers" and uninstalled "launcher pro",it still says it.

    Any ideas?
    What causes this!!!???
     
  3. R-droid

    R-droid Well-Known Member
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    OK! I have tried to solve this problem myself,cause I couldn't find any help on the internet.

    -Most likely this is a bug ,which was caused by an app (or something).
    -I have just renamed the pics and then I was able to set them as a wallpaper.

    So just try renaming the image,hopefully it will solve the problem.
     
  4. jattidroid

    jattidroid New Member
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    Same thing has happened with me.

    I tried something like this and it worked for me and I never saw that error again. Hope it will also work for you.

    1. Connect your phone to the PC ( Win XP/ Win 7 / Win Vista)
    2. Open the location of the sd card
    3. Then there will be lots of folders, just open the one named : dcim
    4. You will see some sub folders in there. Try to find out named .thumbnails and .video thumbnails.
    5. When you locate them, just Shift+Delete them. Let the phone create them again when you will access the gallery again.
    6. You are done. Try changing the wallpaper again and it should work like a gem.

    Thanks
     

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