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Root [MetroPCS & T-Mobile] Howto: disable Media Scanning on bootup

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by holmesnmanny, Jan 14, 2014.

  1. holmesnmanny

    holmesnmanny Newbie
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    Haven't found anything about this so I figured I'd give a quick howto.

    After root of course, download "Disable Service", open it and toggle to System Apps, navigate to "Media Storage" and uncheck "MediaScannerService"

    and all done !
     

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    Why would anyone do that?
     
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    Cause it always lags your phone upon restart and it's not even necessary anyhow.
     
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    Thanks, but I don't need to reboot my phone very often since it's so stable already.
     
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    Just want to add a note here, disabling this service appears to break app updating. The "Downloading" indication will appear but the download will never actually start. Turning the media scanner service back on will allow the download and update to work normally.
     
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