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Old December 6th, 2009, 09:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So, I was just curious, is there a way to set custom text message alerts on the the Droid, or can you only use the default ones that came with it? I figured out how to do custom ringtones, but cant figure out custom text message alerts... Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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Old December 6th, 2009, 10:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I've been using SMS Popup since I got my droid which allows you to set individual noifications for your contacts. Free in the market. I don't know of anyway to do it via the stock text message app.
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Messages>options button>settings>notifications>select ringtone
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Messages>options button>settings>notifications>select ringtone

That changes the alert for all texts. I believe the OP wants to be able to set a different one for different people, like you can with calls.
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Old December 8th, 2009, 03:24 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Old December 12th, 2009, 02:12 AM   #6 (permalink)
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handcent has this ability
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I'm sorry but what is handcent?
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Handcent only has the stock notifications as well. It would be nice to change this to a ringtone or other sound for SMS's.
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I believe he wants to set his own sounds in notifications which can be done by creating the folder "media" on the sd card. Inside that folder create "audio" and inside that folder create "notifications". So /sdcard/media/audio/notifications. now when you go to choose the notification, from any application whatever file you add will appear.
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I discovered using ringo lite and ringdroid in conjuction work great. i use ringdroid to edit and create new notification alerts if you need to such as if you have a song you'd like to use and ringo lite to set that tone. for some reason when i use ringdroid to set my alerts it doesn't work so i use ringo lite. just make sure to turn off your htc alerts through MESSAGES, SETTINGS, and then make sure notifications is not checked. i learned this the frustrating way because i had two different alerts going off interrupting eachother. let me know how it works caldera86@gmail.com
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That worked shizzy1427 thank you
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Shizzy, can you explain how do you that, in more detail?I'm not sure how to create folders and stuff. Please and thank you.
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Complete phone newbie here - hello all!
I too am trying to use a custom message alert tone, but can't seem to do it.
I read Shizzy's post, but (when the Wildfire is connected to the computer via the cable) can't see the SD card file. "Show hidden files and folders" is checked in the "view" menu. Help!
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I can't do this!!! I tried to make new folders and drag some but when I go to edit my ringtones it just comes up the phone ring tone menu?? What the heck!!! I could assign a different ringtone for calls and text messages for each contact. What am I doing wrong?? Someone get me started. I understand to make the folders, but can someone start at square 1 after I connect to my PC? Something is not clicking in my mind and I am frustrated!!! Thank you so much
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Thanks 4 info, this is just what i've been wanting 2 do!! :-)
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Hi. Trying to add my own message alert to Desire. Set as hard drive . menu reads, bookmark,footprint,albumthumbs,backup,DCIM,HTCsync ,LOSTDIR,MP3,Music,rosiescroll,rssreader,user man. No sign of sd card or the current notifications in any file so i don't know where to put my sounds for texts. i can add music therefore change ringtones but not alerts. Frustrated now pleae help.
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I believe he wants to set his own sounds in notifications which can be done by creating the folder "media" on the sd card. Inside that folder create "audio" and inside that folder create "notifications". So /sdcard/media/audio/notifications. now when you go to choose the notification, from any application whatever file you add will appear.
1) Plug USB cable into phone and computer.
2) Mount the SD card so that the files show up on the My Computer window on your computer.
3) Open the phone drive (probably listed as Removable Media, it will be the one that usually does not show up unless you have the phone plugged in).
4) Create or open the "media" folder on the top (root) level.
5) Create or open the "audio" folder that is inside of the media folder (see step 4).
6) Create or open the "notifications" folder that is inside of the audio folder (see step 5).
7) Copy some audio files into the "notifications" folder.
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Hi, thanks for that but the list of files in my previous message are all that appear in the root. The phone is mounted ok and appears as an additional device etc but there is no such file as media or audio, or equivalent.The closest is the mp3 one but anything I drop in there appears as music on the phone so can only be used for ringtones not message tones. I've opened them all to look for notifications but it's not in any of them, very frustrating
Thanks for your help though
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Hi there. I've had the same problem. You can follow the instructions of Yggdrasil . You can create all these folders into the folder dcim. And then You will be able to look all the files you drop in this folder, in the notifications menu in your mobile.
You may need to make a wav file and not an mp3 (I guess)
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hi. would like to know how u set a mp2 ringtone as my msg alert...a dont even no how to set a msg tone..lol x
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Thanks shizzy 1427, the folder on the SD card thing worked a treat on my new wildfire
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I have been trying to figure this out every since I gt my LG Ally.Thanx a bunch KennyIdaho for the info abt handcent.You are a lifesaver literally.
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Anyone know how to set missed calls and messages to appear when the andriod is locked or asleep? I get a flashing green light in the top lefthand corner only sometimes.. I've heard that you can apply different colours depending on the type of notification.. any help would be great. Thanks!
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