Samsung Galaxy External SD Card Issue Will Not Scan or Find Music

Okay so after several hours of messing around trying to figure out why my Samsung Galaxy S3 used to play the music I had on my SD Card, but now suddenly did not want to recognize it all, I found a solution.

STEP 1
Backup any music or other data you have on your SD Card.

STEP 2
Using My Files or any other file app (like ES File Explorer) copy one music file (only one) from your external sd card into your device Music folder.

STEP 3
Go to SETTINGS > MORE > STORAGE and choose FORMAT SD CARD. **** WARNING: This will delete everything on your SD Card. Make sure you backed it up before doing this. ****

STEP 4
Once it is formatted, choose UNMOUNT SD CARD.

STEP 5
Once it unmounts, choose MOUNT SD CARD.

STEP 6
Go back to My Files (or ES File Explorer) and copy the device Music folder to the root of your external SD Card. Do not individually copy stuff inside the Music folder, but choose the entire Music folder itself. When you copy the folder to the root of your external SD Card, this means that a new Music folder will appear alongside the Android folder.

STEP 7
Go to music app and you should now see two copies of the one file you copied over in Step 2.

STEP 8
Delete this file from your device Music folder and leave it in your SD Card Music folder.

STEP 9
Go to music app and there should now only be one copy.

STEP 10
Put all your music and data back on the SD Card now, but be careful NOT to copy any hidden files that were on the old SD Card. Only copy over .mp3 files or the specific data files you need.

Hope this helps!

 

Convert eSword Bible modules to MySword Bible modules

I now have a Galaxy S3 running Android and although I love eSword, it is not available on Android, so instead I have been using MySword instead.

There are tons of free resources for eSword available and I thought it would be great if I could convert them to use with MySword.

It turns out that the file formats (for unlocked modules) are identical. So you simply need to change the extension name to get them to work.

Simply change the .bblx extension of the eSword Bible module to .bbl.mybible to make it a MySword Bible module.

That’s it!!

Thanks to Peter Pellerin at the following post for pointing it out:
http://www.biblesupport.com/topic/1415-instructions-for-making-your-own-mysword-modules/?p=4629

 

Samsung Galaxy S3 wifi connection problems: Will not find any Wi-Fi networks when Scanning

My wife and I both have Samsung Galaxy S3’s and we love them. However, my wife’s phone suddenly started having wifi connection problems, and stopped showing any wi-fi networks when it scans for them.When you enter the Wi-Fi settings page and it says scanning, nothing will appear. I tried the following solutions, none of which worked:

– Under wifi settings, go to advanced wifi settings and try “Keep Wi-Fi on during sleep”. I tried both Always and Never. Did not work.

– Dial *#0011# and go to wifi menu and try “WIFI Power Save Mode”. I tried both ON and OFF. Did not work.

– Under wifi settings, I used long tap to “forget” each network. It would continue to scan but networks would not re-appear in list. Did not work.

– Tried turning wifi off then back on. Did not work.

– Tried turning phone off then back on after doing each of the items above. Did not work.

My phone works without any issues and can pickup all the networks wherever we go. Even in our house with our own router and wifi connection, if we “forget” the network on both of our phones, my phone will say “scanning” and it will immediately show back up in the list, but her phone will say “scanning” and nothing shows up.

I spent hours trying all the different solutions that I could find (except for resetting the phone), and none of them worked. But I did find the following work around so she can see available networks and connect to them…

SOLUTION
I installed a program called WiFi Finder by JIWIRE INC.
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.jiwire.android

Start the program (you do not need to enable location for this app), then choose Wi-Fi Scanner, then choose LIST.

Tap on the network you want to connect to, enter the network password if required, tap Connect and you should be good to go!

Please leave a comment if this helped you.

Playhaven Upsight Daily Email Revenue Report API PHP script

I got tired of manually logging in to my Playhaven (now called Upsight) account everyday to check the revenue generated from the day before, so I created a simple PHP script that uses the PlayHaven API and will send me a daily email revenue report of yesterdays total revenue generated.

You can put it on your server and then setup a cron job to call it every morning so you have an email waiting for you with your total revenue from yesterday. Note that it will get “yesterdays” revenue based on the time on your server. Example: If it is 2am in your location, but your server location time is 11pm, then it will get “yesterday” relative to the server time, which would be 2 days ago relative to your current time. So make sure you set up a cron job time that will take this into account.

You can use your normal email login and password in the script.

Here is a zip file containing the php script:
AnalyticsDailyEmail-Playhaven.zip

Please leave a comment if you find this useful.

ChartBoost Daily Email Revenue Report API PHP script

I got tired of manually logging in to my Chartboost account everyday to check the revenue generated from the day before, so I created a simple PHP script that uses the Chartboost API and will send me a daily email revenue report of yesterdays total revenue generated.

You can put it on your server and then setup a cron job to call it every morning so you have an email waiting for you with your total revenue from yesterday. Note that it will get “yesterdays” revenue based on the time on your server. Example: If it is 2am in your location, but your server location time is 11pm, then it will get “yesterday” relative to the server time, which would be 2 days ago relative to your current time. So make sure you set up a cron job time that will take this into account.

You can get your User ID and User Signature from the API EXPLORER section of the Chartboost dashboard.

Here is a zip file containing the php script:
AnalyticsDailyEmail-Chartboost.zip

Please leave a comment if you find this useful.

AppLovin Daily Email Revenue Report API PHP script

I got tired of manually logging in to my AppLovin account everyday to check the revenue generated from the day before, so I created a simple PHP script that uses the AppLovin API and will send me a daily email revenue report of yesterdays total revenue generated.

You can put it on your server and then setup a cron job to call it every morning so you have an email waiting for you with your total revenue from yesterday. Note that it will get “yesterdays” revenue based on the time on your server. Example: If it is 2am in your location, but your server location time is 11pm, then it will get “yesterday” relative to the server time, which would be 2 days ago relative to your current time. So make sure you set up a cron job time that will take this into account.

You will need to request your API-KEY directly from AppLovin support.

Here is a zip file containing the php script:
AnalyticsDailyEmail-Applovin.zip

Please leave a comment if you find this useful.