mic_888 · Sep 1, 2010 at 06:00 am

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.


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mic_888 is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. I've been around XDA since 2007 when I bought the HTC Touch, well things have moved on a lot since then, and I've tried my hand at developing for WM and Android (still learning), but wanted to contribute more by becoming a News Writer for XDA. I write mainly Android articles, and some Windows Mobile. We're always sifting through the masses of threads for front page news, but do let me or the other guys know if you think anything is newsworthy including any breaking news! View mic_888's posts and articles here.
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