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  1. scudder

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    Hi all...

    I'm rooted (in case that info helps with my present situation) and had to wipe/reset my phone recently. In doing so, the my picture and video numbering was also reset...clicked the camera and I was back at "IMG0001.jpg."

    Now the problem I'm having is that I was obviously at a different number...whatever it was IMG2475.jpg...IMG3473.jpg...and would, before my wipe/resent...routinely back up my pictures and videos. NOW, however, since the phone was reset, I do the same routine backup to my "EVO Picture Folder" on my computer but I'm hit with "over-write warnings" because some of the picture files, thought NEW and DIFFERENT, are the SAME NAME as older pictures I had downloaded from my phone previously.

    Now, I know, I know I can rename one file or the other or download to another folder on my computer but, for various reasons, that's a bit tedious and not what I want to do right now.

    Is there any way to "tell" the phone to start with IMG####.jpg" instead of starting over at IMG0001.jpg??

    THANKS!!
     

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    who is scott? and why is scott talking to himself? LMOA!

    well not sure on this one as i do not really take a lot of pictures with my phone. what rom are you on? maybe try and use tb to save the camera app plus data. and when you wipe you can just restore the data from that app.
     
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    Well scott, I have this same question, but I'd like to restart mine at IMGwhatever1.jpg....
     
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    I did not think about that at all! However, do you think I should have any concern refreshing the current camera app data which is a (1) *system app* and doing so with data that is (2) from my froyo install before I flashed gingerbread. I've done many nandroid restores but I have not screwed around with a specific system app data re-install.

    So, I just reinstall the data...any concerns?
     
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    That too would be my preference but if the above option works, I'll be able to snap a bunch of junk picts to "catch up" to the photo number I need.
     
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    Reposting my solution here:
     
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