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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Puddin422, Feb 7, 2011.

  1. Puddin422

    Puddin422 Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Wow, when I typed the thread title, the suggested threads already existing are pretty much all Galaxy S phones. :(

    Anybody else having issues with media scanning taking half an hour or longer, and essentially locking you out of music, pictures, and camera function???

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  2. qbking77

    qbking77 Well-Known Member

    Have you tried reformatting your sd card?
  3. Puddin422

    Puddin422 Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    No. I don't want to lose all my files. I think I accidentally f found a fix. Will post later.
  4. jasonacg

    jasonacg Well-Known Member

    How much media content do you have on your card? I've only had my phone for a week, so I haven't loaded it up yet, except for about 100 pictures from my last phone. If you're having problems, I might wait to add media.

    BTW, do you have any 4G coverage on that end of the county yet?
  5. Puddin422

    Puddin422 Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    No, I can't get 4g at my home. I can't even get to stay connected in Brandon. I was on Lumsden near the south mall entrance and couldn't get it. :(

    I have about 4gb used. Still have 11.50 free. This is what happened earlier today. I went to Settings - SD Card. I clicked Unmount. I removed the card to look at it (I forgot what size and class it was and wanted to verify). Once I put it back in, media scanning started and took less than a minute!

    To test it again, I shut my phone off a little while later and turned it back on. Same thing. Maybe one minute to scan.
  6. Puddin422

    Puddin422 Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    This didn't last long, nor did it work again for me today. Had my phone randomly shut itself off, and when it rebooted, it was another 30 min scan. Pretty irritating when you're trying to use bluetooth audio for a long drive and it skips and freezes in the middle of songs because media scanning is making everything lag!!
  7. dangerdat

    dangerdat Newbie

    Copy the existing files off your SD card onto your computer then reformat the SD card, transfer files back to the SD card and see if it does the same thing.
  8. ngpsaki

    ngpsaki Lurker

    I'm having the same problem: "media scanning...." stays in the notification bar forever! Well, for an hour or more, anyway. I have only loaded 10 short mp3 files in a "ringtones" folder, so I cannot imagine that is the problem. Reading this thread, it appears that no one knows why this happens, and that only two of us in the entire world are having this problem. Anyone have any suggestions to fix the problem?
  9. Puddin422

    Puddin422 Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    I think the 2.2 upgrade is what fixed mine. I don't remember now though.
  10. lsteruel

    lsteruel Lurker

    I have same problem, in fact my phone getting too hot, its really problem, I am encountered once I deleted files in SD Card
  11. Deleted User

    Deleted User Guest

    When I upgraded to 2.3 (Gingerbread), the media scanning time for me decreased noticeably. What version of Android are you running?
  12. chipis

    chipis Newbie

    I have the same issue with some custom roms, but some how i decided to flased another rom and that fixed the issue. But when i went back to the first rom that was causing problems it did not change at all, i was having the same issues.

    im not a pro but i think i has todo with some scripts??
    That last rom that i had flashed i have no problem since then.

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