How to fix com.android.providers.media crash on a rooted Android device

I noticed that my rooted Android phone, a Samsung Epic 4G was crashing when I opened my Camera application, saying that com.android.providers.media was force closing. It took me about half an hour, but I figured out how to fix the problem using adb. The problem is that it was having trouble writing to and reading from the media database. Deleting the media databases solves the problem without doing a complete factory reset. To do this, run adb shell, and then type su to gain root access. Now type in “rm /data/data/com.android.providers.media/databases/*” and hit enter. This will fix the problem.

One Response to How to fix com.android.providers.media crash on a rooted Android device

  1. James Newman says:

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    Hey, I know this isn’t relevant to your post, but I was wondering how I could download the paid version of EliteBomb again. I recently lost application when I received a replacement phone and can’t download it in the market since you were banned from it.

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