- 12-26-2010, 10:58 PM #2
Can you access the gallery from your computer with the phone plugged into the usb? Just wondering if the sd card is doing weird things on you. Try and shut the phone down, remove battery, remove sd card. Then put it all back and see if its back?
If not you might be looking at a factory reset.
- 12-26-2010, 11:03 PM #3
- 12-27-2010, 10:32 AM #5
- 12-27-2010, 12:52 PM #6
I had this happen last week. Another post recomended pulling all files off SD onto PC, then formating SD, followed by pulling files back onto SD from PC.
That worked well for me.Dumb phone -> BB8830WE -> BB Curve 8330 -> Incredible -> DROID X ----->Galaxy S3
- 12-27-2010, 06:24 PM #7
- 12-27-2010, 06:35 PM #8
A new SD card fixed my issue. The generic ones that come preloaded aren't the most reliable.
- 12-29-2010, 09:32 AM #9
- 12-29-2010, 12:47 PM #10
A couple weeks ago, I experienced the same thing as changefromBB did on how my gallery just flashes and closes. Couldn't do anything.
After doing a little research, I decide to install Gallery 3D as some had suggested as a replacement.
I didn't really care for the Gallery 3D compared to the Moto Gallery (I think I might be the only one).
What I found (for me at least) is that some game images (shown as a separate folder in Gallery 3D) were causing the problem. I found this out because I didn't want those game images in my Gallery and I removed the album.
Once I removed the album (and maybe after rebooting), my Gallery worked! It happened again after I installed another game (for what it's worth, the games I believe affected it were Dungeon Hunter and Hero of Sparta both from Gameloft) and I did the same thing and it worked again.
Kind of a pain, but it doesn't seem to happen all the time and I feel confident I can fix it (plus I don't install too many game apps anyway).
(Yes, I did the .nomedia file trick too but they were still showing as a folder for some reason - for what it's worth, the .nomedia trick didn't work for my audio files either).
So, try something like this before re-formatting your SD card.
- 12-30-2010, 11:12 AM #11
Photo Gallery Won't Open-Fix
Here is what worked for me...no reformat required:
Settings >> Applications >> Manage Applications >> All tab
For each of the following, I clicked on Clear data and Clear cache: (Just clearing Gallery did not do it for me)
Media Container Service
Then I restarted phone by holding down power button, clicking Power Off, then held it again to turn on and working great! It did take a few minutes for the Gallery to get all the thumbnails again the first time I started it, but works!
I was afraid I deleted all files on SD but they are all still there. Just be patient, will take several minutes for Gallery to repopulate.
- 12-30-2010, 12:43 PM #12
- 12-30-2010, 03:31 PM #13
- 01-03-2011, 11:36 AM #14
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I just had this problem surface today! Cache wipe, battery pull, etc. did not work. I will try what Beckerfj did before I do the whole SD reformat thing.
Isn't it interesting how this seems to be popping up with a lot of people recently though? I am wondering if one of the Market app updates hosed our galleries? BTW, FWIW, I did recently do the .nomedia trick to a few folders that I did not want showing up in Gallery. However this issue did not suddenly pop up after I did that... so not sure if that's even related or a possible cause.
~ Droid RAZR MAXX, Stock rooted ICS
~ Xoom Wi-fi: Stock rooted JB
- 01-03-2011, 11:47 AM #15
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- 01-10-2011, 02:28 PM #17
- 01-10-2011, 03:18 PM #18
- 01-12-2011, 09:38 AM #19
- 01-12-2011, 07:55 PM #20
I had this problem too.
Didn't get to see Sailmaker's solution before hand though. After I dled 3D gallery, I noticed in my cache folder duplicates of the same picture. The cache is created by the app SyncMyPix. So, I deleted that cache folder and I uninstalled that app and the regular gallery started to work fine again.
- 01-13-2011, 05:57 PM #21
- 01-13-2011, 08:25 PM #22
- 01-13-2011, 11:54 PM #23
- 01-14-2011, 12:57 AM #24
- 14 Posts
Thank you Sailmaker, your info fixed my gallery crashing issue completely. Media Storage cache was the one buggering it up.
Interestingly enough, like beckerfj, my gallery stopped working at the same time I installed some gameloft games... Hmmm, coincidence?...
Now I just need to search for info about this .nomedia file mentioned in this thread.
@miamifin33: FWIW, My notification sound changed after this fix (easy to configure back), but my LED notification light has remained working as normal.
- 01-14-2011, 01:20 AM #25
- 1 Posts
sweet it worked!! thanks for the tip sailmaker. i was stressing about this when it first went corrupt on me, and it's been bothering me ever since lol. but due to this issue, i did discover JustPictures though (which is a great alternative album viewer).
anywho it's good to have the stock gallery back