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Old December 16th, 2011, 01:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys. 1 more question...

Can't seem to figure out how to set a song as my ringtone. I've tried in the music app and in sound settings.

ideas?

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I cant seem to figure it out either, hopefully someone will find a way ro do it.
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you can do it with zedge, but only with songs in their database (which is huge). i have never been able to figure out how to set a song in my library as a ringtone on any android device.
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i may be wrong about this, but i thought you had to move the song to the "ringtone" folder on the internal storage, then just go to either the contact or the phone default and your song will show up in the ringtone list.
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RingDroid allows you to make your own ringtone from songs on your library. Even lets you pick from specific sections of the song, so if you like a chorus of a song, you can pick that part as your ringtone. Great app..

edit: I just checked, it is now called Ringtone Maker.
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I had actually downloaded 2 songs from zedge already and they don't show up in the ringtone selection and there isn't an option to make them a ringtone either. I have used ringdroid before and it works great but still doesn't let you choose to have the song a ringtone. I will have to try to move the song into the ringtone folder, I still haven't hooked up my phone to my computer yet. Does Astra work to do this without the computer's help?
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Go into the phone from My Computer if you are on windows, find the folder called Ringtones or make one, and just drop the song in there.
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i may be wrong about this, but i thought you had to move the song to the "ringtone" folder on the internal storage, then just go to either the contact or the phone default and your song will show up in the ringtone list.
This.

I had no problems selecting my own ringtone file once I figured out how to get my Nexus to show up as a drive on my PC (had to reinstall the usb drivers).
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I used Astro and it worked, I was able to put the ringtones into the ringtone folder and they now can be selected from as the default and for individual contacts.
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does anyone know how to text a ringtone to someone?
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does anyone know how to text a ringtone to someone?
Use a file manager app like Astro. Select the ringtone file and long press the file name. A pop up menu will let you select Send, then select your SMS app (I have Handcent as an option).
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I have found that Go SMS Pro also allows you to select music for your ringtones. Once the application is installed go to your phone Settings > Sound > Phone Ringtone > GO SMS Pro> Music. You can use the same process for notification tones as well. Hope this helps.
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Yep, just put it in the "ringtone" folder. I now have the knight rider theme as my ring. Probably won't last long, but, I had to have something other than the stock rings.
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alright, ive done what yall say and was able to set the ringtone, but i like to set an alarm to a song and even after the above it is still not there for me to use for an alarm. Ideas?
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alright, ive done what yall say and was able to set the ringtone, but i like to set an alarm to a song and even after the above it is still not there for me to use for an alarm. Ideas?
For ringtones, put the song in ringtones folder, for alarms, put song in alarms folder, for notifications, put song in notifications folder
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I just miss the stock ringtones that were on my OG Droid - I guess these astronomical ringtones just don't get it for me. I had my favorite, and I'd like it back.

Does anyone here know of a place where I can go to get the old ringtones so I can load them onto Nexus?

EDIT: NVM, I DID IT!

I went into the system folder of my rooted Droid, copied my ringtone to the SD card, then copied the ringtone to the PC via USB. THEN I connected Nexus to the PC and dropped it in the "Ringtones" folder. DONE!
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For ringtones, put the song in ringtones folder, for alarms, put song in alarms folder, for notifications, put song in notifications folder


Wow i probably should have opened my eyes. Thanks!
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I just miss the stock ringtones that were on my OG Droid - I guess these astronomical ringtones just don't get it for me. I had my favorite, and I'd like it back.

Does anyone here know of a place where I can go to get the old ringtones so I can load them onto Nexus?

EDIT: NVM, I DID IT!

I went into the system folder of my rooted Droid, copied my ringtone to the SD card, then copied the ringtone to the PC via USB. THEN I connected Nexus to the PC and dropped it in the "Ringtones" folder. DONE!
Wow, good on you!

And for those of you who have migrated over from the Blackberry world and miss your notifiers and ringtones, here are the original Bold ringtones:

Bold ringtones
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Thumbs down ICS 4.0 ringtones FAIL

Sorry to be so blunt,

....But to those that suggest having to copy a file to the ringtone folder via a pc or non existing app, or install an app to assign ringtones, PLEASE. I understand that this seems to be the only way to achieve this goal, but seriously, ICS development needs to do something about this.

My SGSII does all this out of the box, no apps no mods. Besides, you cant transfer a file from one folder to the other with out a file manager/browser which is NOT included as standard for the Galaxy Nexus either.

The ability to assign a music file as a ringtone from the music player or the file manager/browser, to the phone or a contact, is a standard feature provided for every previous version of android on every model of phone I have ever had, prior to ICS.

The next update to ICS 4 had better include or provide alternatives to many standard features from previous versions. ICS 4 is turning out to be a big fail, IMO. If this is what is to be expected when upgrading my SGSII to ICS 4, then I will not be doing so.

Please correct me if I am wrong.
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I was wondering the same thing since I received the ICS update on my nexus s. It turned out to be very simple. All you have to do is download the original android music player that we all know from stock 2.2-2.3 roms. It is available on the market and it has the classic feature of adding songs you have in your playlist as your ringtone
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I want to convert a .wav file to a mp3 format so I CAN use it as a ringtone...anyone familar here with that process? someone suggested using foobar2000 and something called LAME... help? thanks
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I want to convert a .wav file to a mp3 format so I CAN use it as a ringtone...anyone familar here with that process? someone suggested using foobar2000 and something called LAME... help? thanks
You could try audacity think that saves as mp3

Normally use sound forge
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Audacity is a really easy way. Just import the .wav and export (or save as) .mp3. You do have to locate the LAME .dll file to encode to mp3. For some legal reasons, it can't come preinstalled in Audacity, so they make you d/l it from another source and just point to the file.

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I use MP3 Ringtone Maker, it lets you choose any song from your library, and you can also select portions of a song (intro, guitar solo, chorus, etc) if you don't want the whole thing.
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Just use a ringtone maker app, select a song from your music library ON YOUR PHONE and select what section of the song you would like. No need to jump through so many hoops just to get a ringtone.
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So I moved some music over to the ringtones folder but it doesn't show up when i go to settings -> sounds -> ringtone. However, when I try to set a ringtone to a contact, it works. Can anyone help with this?
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to set any song that you have downloaded into your Android Nexus mobile as a ringtone:
1. Connect your phone to your computer with a usb cord that was included in your purchase kit at the time of purchasing your Nexus mobile;
2. go to your Computer from Start Menu. there you will see Removable disk folder. double click on it. next look at your mobile phone screen. it will prompt you to Turn On USB Storage. touch this prompt to activate. you will see that now your computer starts reading your mobile. wait about 5 minutes and your computer screen will open up your mobile folder.
3. select the song you want to set as your ringtone and copy it into your Ringtone folder.
4. disconnect the usb cord from the computer. Your mobile will prompt you to Turn Off USB Storage.
5. Go in your mobile settings, then Sound, then Phone ringtone. the song you selected should be there. set it as your preferred ringtone.
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I tried everything and it didn't work, this way was so easy thank you so much!.
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from your computer, do online conversion of the media file...
e.g
.mp3 to .ogg
samsung google nexus s, supports .ogg file extention to become ringtone..
just convert the media file first, then copy it to "ringtone" folder...
and enjoy...:-)
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