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Was there a stealth update?

Discussion in 'Android Audio and Video' started by Werd, Dec 24, 2009.

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    All the mp3s on my phone that I listen to everyday are now telling me "This audio device does not support these music types" or something to that effect, and now is flushing all my mp3s off the play list?!?

    This is what I require to keep my sanity at work! HELP!
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    and now.....my SD card is EMPTY! WTH is going on!?!?
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    power your phone off, take your battery and your card out. leave your battery out for at least 30s and put it back in. power your phone back on without the sd card and wait for it to boot (it will try to mount the sd card, wait until that process finishes). turn your phone back off and take the battery out again, put the sd card back in and put the battery in after 30s. power back on and report your findings.

    also, take your sd card out and put it in a reader (if you have one) to see if files are really vanishing.

    there will never be a stealth update (they don't exist) and files wouldn't magically vanish from your card.

    you either have a bad card, a loose card, or an app that is causing the problem.
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    I haven't had a single problem thus far, and all the directorys on the card are gone, minus the folders its creating as I open the gallery looking for photos and videos I created.

    I'll cry if my flash card just got nuked
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    do you have a card reader that you can attach it to a PC to read?
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    Not at work, I have a mini adapter at home floating around i'm sure
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    No problems at all here. My MP3s work just fine. Try the steps 640k laid out and see if it helps.
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    Hmmm.. after turning it off with no SD card in, it powered back up on its own after I told it to power down. More like it cycled / rebooted than shutting down.

    This is just strange
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    is it plugged in? you can't power off the phone if it's plugged in.

    are you sure you didn't mount your SD card and that's why everything is gone?
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    It was plugged in charging, but I never told it to mount. Lets just pray i'm making a nub mistake, but i'm pretty tech savey.


    And after reboot with SD card in, same thing, 4 folders left and nothing else on the card

    DCIM (from looking for photos) - Empty
    LOST.DIR - Empty
    newsrob - (Google reader app) - Empty
    tmp - Empty

    For all intents and purpose, my sd card was just formated.....

    I was just stareing at a list of mp3s, went to play them in the Music app, said they weren't valid, next thing you know the music starts to disappear, pop up astro to see whats going on, and all my music, roms, pictures, videos are all gone, even my ring tones.....

    wtf
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    Looking at the SD card setting and its showing 14.93 GB Free, Available space 14.93 GB - What the hell just happened......
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    I've downloaded quite a few apps in the last day or two after stealing some suggestions from the Droid Screenshot threads, hand cent, a hand full of games.....

    Apps are still fine (but their on a different storage area...) but if they link to any files on the SD card thats kinda gimped now (aka Mabilo Ringtones, hence instead of a download button they have a play button)

    and let this serve as a reminder as to why its important to even back up your brand new toys....
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    there IS an option to format the SD card (altough I've never gotten it to work)... maybe just a n00b mistake?
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    yeah sounds like he formatted the card thus the "stock" structure.
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    Unless my girlfriend was being nosey (which she is, but has a droid so isn't n00b). I mean she knows enough to be dangerous, I mean theres no history to get rid of from being snoopy lol. Hence in her wildest dreams she wouldn't format the sd card, and god knows I didn't feel like reconverting those movies with handbrake. I guess a nice christmas eve playing on my phone again won't kill anyone.
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    Well if nothing else its an chance to redo it all and be super anal about the file lay out, and I didn't really need that many roms.....

    But I would've really liked to keep those videos I recorded....
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    i've got over 6gb of ROMs. is that too many?
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    Ill start a corporate/government conspiracy theory. When you install a program and give it permission to access your sd card, phone records, etc... who's to say the men in black aren't cutting and pasting to your folder on their pc. Its legal, you gave them permission plus it falls under this little thing called the patriot act. Are you worried yet? All kidding aside. Have you checked the card with an alternate device yet to make sure its not just hardware failure? Maybe give some some thought to backing up to pc next time so you won't have another panic attack
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    I know me too :) but I'll never play that many! Maybe if I organized them in folders

    A-F
    G-M

    Takes way to long to find them in SNESoid otherwise

    I'm playing FFIV right now then zelda if the controls aren't to sloopy

    My buddy just got a way of using a wii controller working with his Iphone from the bluetooth, would be sweet if someone got that rolling on our side of things :)

    I'll do the graphics for an apps if someone writes it! lol
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    it does take a minute or so for the list to come up, but you can type your ROM name and it takes you right to it.

    MARIO takes you to all ROMs with the word MARIO in them. NICE!