I've narrowed down the "mute" problem to an App. Seems like if I solve words too quickly on Scramble With Friends it turns my sounds off. If I force-close the game then my sounds come back on.
The ringtone issue is Zedge. Until they offer an option to store the ringtones on the SD-Card or until I move them manually I'll just have to deal with the issue.
Note that thoughts expressed here are merely my personal opinions and will hopefully "There are in fact two things, science and opinion; the former begets knowledge, the latter ignorance." ~ Hippocrates
"If anyone's head is acting an antenna, seek help or wear tin foil." ~ EarlyMon
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