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Old June 22nd, 2011, 08:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I came from the CDMA HTC Hero which was a fairly old version of sense; but my most annoying gripe so far is a difference between this sense and that one:
- I can't change my notification/e-mail/messaging sounds to customized ones.

I have a Portal 2 sounds pack and was changing all of my phone noises and for the life of me can't figure out how to get my e-mail sound to go to a custom downloaded/created sounds folder or something.

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I came from the CDMA HTC Hero which was a fairly old version of sense; but my most annoying gripe so far is a difference between this sense and that one:
- I can't change my notification/e-mail/messaging sounds to customized ones.

I have a Portal 2 sounds pack and was changing all of my phone noises and for the life of me can't figure out how to get my e-mail sound to go to a custom downloaded/created sounds folder or something.
Create these two folders on your SD card and copy the files you want in them: "Ringtones" and "Notifications" (without quotations). You'll be able to customize the sounds/rings to your liking.
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Create these two folders on your SD card and copy the files: "Ringtones" and "Notifications." You'll be able to customize the sounds/rings to your liking.
You make those under /sdcard/media correct?
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You make those under /sdcard/media correct?
I just have them in the main root folder (/sdcard/ (?)). "Ringtones" was actually created by itself when I trimmed some MP3's to use. I couldn't figure out how to customize notifications either until I asked in the EVO forum and they said to just create another one called "Notifications."
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Thanks, that worked beautifully!
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Greetings EVO 3D members - I just got my 3V0 yesterday (came from a Sprint Hero rooted with Gingerbread 2.3.4) and I am having a similiar problem to the one mentioned above. I have always used one of the stock sounds for email notification (so like Pavlov's dog I am trained to respond to that sound!) and I have made that the default "notification sound" in settings under Sound. Problem is it works fine for Gmail, but for the other 3 popmail accounts I have added, it uses some other sound that I don't seem to be able to change. I have looked under settings in each separate account, but that only gives the choice of turning the sound on or off - no choices as to the sound itself. I'm guessing it's an easy fix, but I'm just not seeing it. Any ideas out there?
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Greetings EVO 3D members - I just got my 3V0 yesterday (came from a Sprint Hero rooted with Gingerbread 2.3.4) and I am having a similiar problem to the one mentioned above. I have always used one of the stock sounds for email notification (so like Pavlov's dog I am trained to respond to that sound!) and I have made that the default "notification sound" in settings under Sound. Problem is it works fine for Gmail, but for the other 3 popmail accounts I have added, it uses some other sound that I don't seem to be able to change. I have looked under settings in each separate account, but that only gives the choice of turning the sound on or off - no choices as to the sound itself. I'm guessing it's an easy fix, but I'm just not seeing it. Any ideas out there?
Click personalize on three options on the phone. Then you should see the personalize screen of scenes, wallpaper, and sounds. Under personalize sounds click notification sounds then click email to change the ringtone there. I hope this help. I was having the same issue til I found this on my own.
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FYI: There's also another folder you can make for "Alarms". To discover this, I went to the "HTC Hub" app and downloaded one from each type of sounds, causing it to create all of the folders automatically.
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Does anyone know if its possible on a non-rooted phone to set a custom sound to either the power button or the lock screen when pulled down? For example create a lockscreen folder and assign a sound file?
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I'm trying to change my text notifaction to a particular song I downloaded, but the song only shows up in my "personal ringtone" selection, The song does not show up in my "notifications" settings, when I tap get new ringtone, it takes me to HTC hub...How do I use this song as my text notification
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See notes in this thread about creating a notifications folder, or try Rings Extended, free in the Market, for an alternative way to choose sound files regardless of where they are on the sd card.
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The Rings Extended app didn't work, and I am slow on how & where to create the folder, and how to transfer the music to it....HELP!!!!!!
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Use Astro File Manager to create the folder /sdcard/Notifications and copy or move your intended mp3 file there.

If you long-press a file in Astro, you can get a tool for copy and paste.

Sorry about the bad advice on Rings Extended.
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Good advice here! Thanks everyone!
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Update: I ended up doing a google search & came up with a program on the market called Handcent, and it worked out just fine, I just now get 2 notifications for my text message, the new screen & the original
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You can go into the original messaging app and turn off its notification altogether.

Also - go through ALL of your Handcent settings and be careful to not let it notify you every agressive way that it can and wants to - turn a few off or down in frequency. Otherwise, I found it was eating my 3vo battery.

Restart your phone (long power button press) after you've made the changes - a new idiosyncrasy of Handcent.

And do NOT set it to intercept all SMS/MMS - just leave that on default - otherwise, you'll lose your Visual Voicemail from Sprint.

That all said, I use Handcent and REALLY like it.

Hope that helps!
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As hard as I've tried I can't get an MP3 to set as my notification sound. Am I doing anything wrong or isn't it possible on the EVO 3D??

Setting it as a ringtone is easy, but how on earth do you set it as a notification?

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Make a folder in the root of your sdcard named media
In that folder a folder named audio
In that folder a folder named notifications
Put mp3 there reboot and see if that works
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Make a folder in the root of your sdcard named media
In that folder a folder named audio
In that folder a folder named notifications
Put mp3 there reboot and see if that works
and please, how would you go about making a folder in the root of your sdcard? For starters… thanks
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Hi,
I've been having a terrible time trying to add my own ringtones for notifications (Gmail, or Texts)

I've went to Media>audio>notification> and added my .mp3's to here, but if I go to any app and try and select them. The only options I have are the default sounds that came with the EVO3D.

I've also tried creating a 'Ringtones' folder in the root of the card, still no option.

Is there no way to browse to a file and select it? Or a way to make the custom ones appear in the list with the HTC Hub files?
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If they are MP3, then I am not sure why they are not showing up, I have my custom ones all in the same directory and they work fine, the only other thing I could think of is play them and hit menu and create a ringtone, and and save, and see if that works, just a suggestion.



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I've been having a terrible time trying to add my own ringtones for notifications (Gmail, or Texts)

I've went to Media>audio>notification> and added my .mp3's to here, but if I go to any app and try and select them. The only options I have are the default sounds that came with the EVO3D.

I've also tried creating a 'Ringtones' folder in the root of the card, still no option.

Is there no way to browse to a file and select it? Or a way to make the custom ones appear in the list with the HTC Hub files?
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wondering if the directory name needs to be 'notifications' instead of notification.
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