Download Rescan Media ROOT apk 2.3.2 free for Android smartphone

12 Aug
Rescan Media ROOT

Posted by Aditya Talpade in Tools | Aug. 12, 2011 | 72 Comments

Apk file size: 34.0 KB

Disable and Kill the media scanner at boot.
Scan Media Files on demand.
Save Boot Time/Time Till Use by up-to 20-30 secs.


100% works on all Android Devices!
It can scan The internal sdcard and external sdcard on demand.

It uses no permissions at all!

I've worked VERY hard on this release.
Please email me if you have any questions.
If you need help in rooting your device, contact me.
I might be able to help you.

If this app has helped you in any way possible or has saved you from throwing your phone at a wall waiting for it to scan files, you could consider a making a donation to me since the Android market does not allow me to sell apps from India.

You can donate at the website link below in the xda page or at this page.

Enjoy the app!

Whats new

    If you do not have ROOT, it informs you of the fact and does not show an unambiguous error string.
    Minor spelling fix.
    Nothing else changed.
    Works with external sd as well as internal sd!!!
    Works with almost all devices!
    Has tons of safeguards.
    Faster than ever before!

Aditya Talpade part of our Tools and have average installs from 100000 to 500000. Last Update Aug. 12, 2011. Google play rating is 77.4316. Current verison is 2.3.2. Actual size 34.0 KB.

Download rescan-media-root.apk 34.0 KB


Stephen Levy

Force Closes on Kit Kat Never worked on Kit Kat, tried root and regular version. Regular version actually screwed up my s3 so bad I had to factory reset and lost all my daughter's Disney world pictures. Force closed EVERYTHING after scan. even after rebooting. Now I'm using a rooted LG G3 running DeOdexed 4.4.2. IF YOU HAVE ANDROID 4.0 (ICS) THIS WILL WORK PERFECT, IF NOT, I DO NOT RECOMMEND!

Troy Pain

Doesn't work for me Tried several times. Doesn't seem to do anything on my galaxy s3 stock rom rooted 4.1.2, says it's completed but the media scanner is still running in the background eating up battery...

Richard Kurek

Somewhat handy tool Can be very handy in rare specific situations. it doesn't trigger media scan the same way the system does upon booting. Its only use is for saving a user from rebooting temporarily, by making newly created files appear in some non-conformant apps if the files were created on device by a non-conformant app or copied to the device by a method other than mtp. Doesn't work at all on android 4.4.x

Muhammad Gamal

Quick and effective A quick way to disable unnecessary media scans that can consume a great deal of juice. Also, it allows you to reenable the function as easy.

A Google User

Worked just fine All media reappeared after running this little application. Thanks !

Joseph Hall

Not good Everytime I start this app it automatically starts media scanner then media scanner in turn shuts down this app! This makes it impossible to set any settings within the app that I can only see for a brief time before the scanner shuts it down. Please stop auto scan when this app is started. I recieve no error messages and I have root. Thanks. Samsung Galaxy Proclaim.

Jc Rosner

Keeps force closing I rooted my LG G3 and I gave this app root access, but the thing is, whenever it's "working" it force closes. I'll give 5 stars when you push an update that will work again

Marclen Chin

LIFE SAVER This app prevented me from just selling my phone and getting something else because any and all music apps would fail to recognize all music, ringtones, and notification sounds off my 32gb microSD card. The thing worked within minutes of installing this app. Great app. Thanks a bunch man.

Jarod Vermilyea

Don't know why this doesn't have 5 stars. It did exactly what I needed. All my files that disappeared, showed up after using this app. Thanks a bunch!

Keith MacArthur

Great product, doesn't seem to work on KitKat Use to be one if the first things I installed but now it crashes when I try to run it for the first time in KitKat. Nexus 4 & 7 (2013) with root.

Apostol Apostolov

Bad UI but indispensable Install this app if your Media Storage has bugs causing battery drain, overheating or worse. When Media Scanner is off no new photos our videos will appear in the Gallery apps so you can turn it off and on depending on your need. The UI of the app is very ancient and ugly which is why I'd rate it down, it desperately needs better UI and widget or shortcut to quickly turn on and off the Media Scanner service.

Kevin Pacheco

Exactly what I needed My scanner was taking 5-10 minutes before for not even 600MB total. This really saved me from more aggravation. Thanks.

A Google User

This works the best. My phone too about 5-6 minites to even turn on and when it turned on it lagged for a good 10-20 miniutes if u messed with phonw. Now my phobe turns on in 11 seconds and only lags for 1 miniute. Great work DEV. I will sure Donate. Btw i have 136 apps installed on internal storage so my phone can easily lag. But with Ram manager PRO and this app it no lag at all. Thankyou ROOTED SAMSUNG EXHIBIT II 4G

A Google User

Freaked me out - When I couldn't see my pictures! Works great. Just... Please auto-enable media-scan when I open the Gallery - people probably wonder why they can't take pictures, and forget about this app.

Donna Mae Fajardo

Thank You! Thank you, for solving my problem . My music player dont recognize my music on my sd card or any other folders. But after using this it solve it immediately! Very easy to use though. Nice work!

James Schoch

Excellent Worked instantly when nothing else did. If only I found it earlier I wouldn't have had to do a factory restore. Massive lifesaver!

Steven Ekeh

.... Second time I've ever downloaded an app, and it force closes during the installation phase. The first time? Was from another app by this developer.


Awesome Reduced time boot up time from over a minute and a half to about 8 seconds. Way to go dev thanks so very much!

Konstantinos Koutoukis

Your App saves me from Factory Reset!! The only thing that i did knew it was that every time that i run this application to scan media files, after that i must press the "Disable media scanner", otherwise if i exit without press the "Disable the Media Scanner" Process of Media Scanner continue to running as usual... ;-)

Mehdad Maker

Thank you Thank you for such great app and I'm sorry I cannot donate. It did fix my audioOut_2 partial wakelocks. How?!

Dakota Aesoph

Doesn't work 4.4.x I love this app, but it hasn't worked since I updated to Kitkat and it doesn't seem like anything on the market works for this on Kitkat. Google must have changed the code you used for this.

Breno RdV

used to work but now, it crashes everytime i try to open the app... i have root. S2 i9100 - Kitkat 4.4.2

kona kona

Great Hate the media storage process, especially when it ignores the .nomedia files, sadly its needed for system sounds and alarm clock. but this app stops the scanning and lets the process work.

Husain Mohd

Great Job It does what it says. My device became very fast after using this application.

A Google User

Makes the Epic finally EPIC! I have a 32gb sd FULL of music. If u have an epic u know what I mean. Thank u for this app! Phone boots like a normal phone now. Did I mention THANKS!

Jacob Pullen

Rooted kindle fire HD!!!! 4.3 android This app works great it does what it says it's gonna do.

Sebastian Gamble

The perfect app It does what it actually says. I wish more apps would. Thanks

Chris Greece

Won't work for me I have xperia sp rooted with doomkernel flashed and I'm running on unlocked bootloader aopk kitkat rom 4.4.2 USB debugging is on

A Google User

Been watching too much logcat... ...and seen that scanner just wasting cpu cycles on the same album art search error over and over especially while it's idle and I ain't using it..

A Google User

Inconsistent results with ICS Formerly I awarded this app 5 stars but later I found this app doesn't work properly all the time on Android ICS. Rescan Media Root worked only twice and never since then. I later found another app (Scan Media) and this one works flawlessly.

Jason Fiske

Does not work Installed on my Galaxy S3 (rooted 4.4.2) and upon startup of the app it force closes.

Sergio Tacchini

Doesn't work on s3 mini Sorry for one star but app doesen't work on s3 mini i8190 android 4.1.2 rooted :(

justin tate

Doesn't Work All i wanted to do is disable my media scanner and all this did was start my media scanner & made it scan longer MY PHONE IS ROOTED it also doubled my media so i have 2 of everything wtf double pics double music 5 thumbs down!!!

Panca Maulana

THAAANNKKSS aarrggh its really help me, i dont know why with my gallery and music not show anything, but then this help me

Mike Dyer

Force Closes, doesn't work This app just force closes for me. Doesn't work. On a galaxy s3, rooted, stock ROM.

Aydan Ibryamov

The Sapper After installing my S4 get really cooler. No scary overheating on the pocket and battery drain. A must have for every single android that strange why scans all the time our media. Root is something I never regret, because of applications like this. Thanks to developers!

John Russell

Doesn't work with KitKat On a rooted, stock Nexus 4, android 4.4.2 it keeps opening, falling over and restarting.

A Google User

Simple app but it works! It does what it's designed for... speed up your phone boot ;-) For me 100% OK. Samsung Galaxy S

Ratchaphon Manosuthi

OH MY GAWD It works! Saved me from wiping my phone

Nic P

Must have app but no 4.4 support Will you be updating the app to work with 4.4 KitKat

Сергей Алекс

Not work Do not work in android 4.4.2, stok.

Sergey Izmaylov

Great works on 4.3 But don't work on 4.4 Please make support for 4.4 TW and GE roms. Thank u

Миндиа Гулуа

It worked very well under 4.3, but kan't launch under 4,4! What a pity!

Josseline Beaumont

Magnifique! Excellent application, totally solved mediaserver issue on my Galaxy S Plus.

Дмитрий М

Don't work on 4.4 :(

Aidil Fitrisyah

Thank you so much. This app really do the job. Really help solve my problem. My phone cant populate music and pics in gallery but in file explorer they exist. already try another bullshit media scanner, but this app.. Thank you for whoever create this app.

A Google User

Worked just fine All media reappeared after running this little application. Thanks !

tomi saputra

Thanks! Its very usefull app. help for me. *after force close, please open gallery again. and.. Taraaaa... Your pic is come back :D

David Dahl

didn't work is there a manual way to do this? It removes the notice but in the background it's still scanning

A Google User

Great idea but... Does not have any effect. My Droid Charge running Humble 5.0 still scans SD at boot.

Atari Freak

Huge battery savings! GET THIS! After I upgraded my tablet to Jellybean 4.2.2 my battery life went down to an hour! My tablet also became very hot. After I traced the problem to the media-scanner I installed this app. I now have 9+ hours of battery in active use, 3.5 days of standby up from 8 hours. Bootup is way faster, too. I run it about once a week to let the scanner do it's job, then disable it again. I've been using my tablet for over 2 hours today and it's cool to the touch! If you have short battery life, GET THIS APP! :-D

Mike Graham

Thank-you so much!!! People don't forget, keep the app installed and reboot your phone once you've done it! Stopped the dreaded media scan! Force closes using cyanogenmod 11

Alan McRudge

Works Perfectly My phone takes way too long to scan media at start up. It had been scanning for over an hour when I installed this (even though my biggest directory has a nomedia file in it!) and this app shut it down.

A Google User

Just works Works as stated. Oddly my go launcher app drawer shifted downwards to where it showed half the app drawer after installing and disabling media scanner. Rebooted and the app drawer was fixed. No idea what caused this but might want to look into this dev. Good work overall. SGSII Skyrocket. UPDATE. This causes problems with other apps that require autoscanning media like "Hide It Pro". Not gonna work for me. -2 stars.

Ivan Angulo

Not working. It closes Samsung galaxy Note 2 with DN3 Rom. I open the app and it closes immediately. It tells me there has been a problem. Doesnt work with kitkat. no compatible

Avirup Roy

Literally saved me from throwing my phone Thanks a lot, man. I looked forward to rooting for reasons, half of which was to disable that stupid media scanner.

A Google User

Good app It does what it is supposed to do. However after disabling media scanning I had to reboot the phone so the media scanner can be stopped at boot. 4 stars cos this was not mentioned anywhere in the description. Btw I am on jb s3 and it works.

Cameron Ahmed

Needs 4.4 compatibility I mean. I don't know how well this app works because KitKat is not supported. But I'd really like it to be updated because Mediaserver is a battery drain on every device I've used. Especially on my Nexus 5.

Alf Onico

Will be good if the status of the Media Scanner was highlighted. Not sure if it does anything. It is free and has no ads. It is supposed to be able to enable or disable the Android Media Scanner, but the application doesn't show what is the status (disabled or enabled) of the Media Scanner.

Fatih Temizer

Unfortunate Unfortunately rescan media root has stopped. Not working for me I'm always get this error.

Raphael Awoseyin

Does it really work? I installed this app to stop frequent and obnoxious scanning of my external SD card. Unfortunately, the app has not been able to stop it. I'm uninstalling.

Ezzat Kemal

Love this app! But need fixes It worked fine for me, did exactly what it should do. But the non-stop media scanning started again 2 days ago, causing massive battery drain. Very upsetting. Clicked on the 'disable media scanning' several times but it still runs even after a couple of reboots. Would love a fixed version of this! I'm on a Lenovo S560, 4.0.4, rooted.

Scott Sander

Force closes This app does not work. It just force closes. I have root with SuperSU, so that is not the issue.

Dean Williams

Sort it out!!!!! I'd give it 0, if I could. Every time I open it, it immediately crashes - not a happy bunny right now….

kiran muralee krishnan

not working.. my device is i9100 rooted. running android 4.4.4. it have some media scanning issue.. and I've been trying to solve it using this app.. but when I open it., it keep telling me "unfortunately rescan media has been stopped" it's nor working

Frank Lofaro Jr.

Crashes EVERY time on start Used to work. Upgraded to Android 4.4.4 and it fails 100% of the time.

A Google User

Not working. Used to work. still scans after boot ... using cm7 2.3.4 HTC wildfire Not working. Used to work. still scans after boot ... using cm7 2.3.4 HTC wildfire


A WASTE OF TIME! This app is a joke! Trust me, I uninstalled immediately.

Nicholas Freedman

NOT for ICS or above Screwed my camera. Not only did this app NOT prevent the "media scanner" from sucking down my battery it also disabled my camera. Performing the app's "undo" function did not fix the problem nor did a factory reset. Now I have a phone without a camera. Why doesn't the dev remove this abandoned app, dangerous to newer android machines, from the store? Grr

Jonathin Ramos

I don't hate it, but I don't love it. I tryed using this on my Rooted HTC Desire 510, but when it says it's working, it force closes. I granted it permission to have SU, but it still crashes.

Justin Swanson

Crashes after gaining root privileges I am running a VZW Moto X with the stock 4.4 rom with a root exploit. This app crashes on my phone after it gains root privileges.

Azri Mario

Excellent Thanks! Finally the problem that i had to face for a couple years solved...thanks a lot

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