Update Android Media Player Library SD Card Files Without Reboot [ Root ]

Updating android media player app library without reboot hard process. After we copy or download new audio or video files to our phone’s SD card or external memory, most of the android devices media players can’t update the media library in real time. To show those files, we need to reboot the system. It takes a few minutes, it’s time depend on the device, firmware, ROM performances.

Now this is not an issue. Rescan media root, is one of the reliable apps to update your SD card or external memory media files on demand. This app has ability to kill, disable, stop the system media scanner process. Rescan media root app can’t affect your phone’s ringing tones. However if you need to update your rigging tones, you can do it by following extra step at end of the post.

  • First download Rescan media root app from the play store via web browser or via play store app.
  • After the installation completed, run the app and grant the super user permission.
  • Tap on the main menu “Re-Enable Media Scanner” button to update your media files on demand.
  • Now wait for a few seconds to complete the process. Normally it takes 5 seconds.
  • If you need to stop the media scanner, tap on the “Disable media scanner” button and wait for a few seconds.
  • Now you can quire the app by using back keys.
If there’s anything goes wrong or if you need to uninstall this app or if you need to get to the back, use following steps.

Method one.

  • Install “Android Terminal Emulator” app from play store via web browser or via play store app.
  • After installation completed run the app.
  • Type “su” without quotes.
  • Grant the superuser permission.
  • Now type following command line.
pm enable com.android.providers.media/com.android.providers.media.MediaScannerReceiver 

Method two.

  • If your PC not installed adb drivers, install drivers using this guide.
  • If you already installed android SDK go to its installed directory “platform-tools” folder or download adb zip file in here.
  • Connect your phone to the computer.
  • Extract downloaded adb files.
  • Now go to extracted adb zip file folder or Android SDK “platform-tools”.
  • Press and hold the “Shift” key on your keyboard and same time right click inside the folder.
  • In the windows context menu click “Open command window here”.
  • Now type following command line in the windows command prompt.
adb root
  • Press the “Enter” key and again type following command line.
adb shell
  • Again hit the Enter key on your keyboard.
  • Now type following command line in the windows CMD window.
pm enable com.android.providers.media/com.android.providers.media.MediaScannerReceiver
  • Now your android phone media scanner again enable.

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