Stop Media Scan on Boot & Scan on Demand with Rescan Media
XDA forum member aditya_t90 was intrigued by requests from other XDA members to disable the media scanner on system boot of their Android devices, having to wait minutes at every boot-up for the scanner to complete.
In fact, the dev was so intrigued, that he wrote an application to stop the media scan on boot and also to enable scanning on demand. Although there are applications on the Market to kill the service at system boot, regaining the functionality to rescan the system requires re-enabling the media scanner process.
Rescan Media restarts the service temporarily by simply executing 2 shell commands and also let’s you rescan on demand.
There are two versions of the application, both available free in the Market. A root version for those that have killed the media scanner service at boot and a non-root version for new users.
For more information, head on over to the application thread.
Want something on the XDA Portal? Send us a tip!
Join us in a fun Sunday Debate on HTC's situation. Come with your opinions and feel free to read some of our thoughts, then pick your side or play devil’s advocate to get your voice heard and engage in friendly discussion. You can read our food-for-thought or jump straight into the fray below! HTC is underperforming, and there isn’t much of a way of denying this. In April, their revenue nearly declined 40%, plummeting after the HTC One M9 had...
HTC has just released three new blind test adverts comparing app loading speed, audio and selfies. Whilst you are surely astounded that HTC won every time, the tests were incredibly biased and their release shows something concerning about the company and how they are performing in the current market. One of the many reasons companies tend to utilize blind trials is when they feel that their product is comparable or better than its competitors. This leads to the assumption...
Apps are at the front and center of any smartphone experience, and with over a million apps on the Google Play Store and new apps being submitted to our forums every day, staying up to date on the latest apps and games can be a hassle. At XDA we don’t discriminate apps - if it’s interesting, innovative, original or useful, we mention them. The XDA Portal Team loves apps too, and here are our top picks for this week. ...