Adding ringtones for notifications..Support

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  1. Lobo

    Lobo Well-Known Member

    i noticed on my rogers magic phone you can add ringtones that you put on sd card for voice calls but when i go to select ringtones for notifications SMS it doesnt give me the option of getting them off of sd card.. am i doing something wrong or? For now i have an app for that.. rings extended .. but shouldnt need that app imo

  2. CodeMonkey

    CodeMonkey Well-Known Member

    You don't...

    Add the following folders to your card:
    • alarms
    • notifications
    • ringtones

    Then add the tones you want to the relevant folder (eg an mp3 for your alarm clock to the folder 'alarms', etc).

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  3. Lobo

    Lobo Well-Known Member

    root dir or media or dcim?... thanks for the info tho mate
  4. CodeMonkey

    CodeMonkey Well-Known Member

    Oops - root of the card for the folders.

    Np - I'll probably be looking at this thread in a couple of years trying to remember how I did it last time lol
  5. m1.carson

    m1.carson Well-Known Member


    Just tried adding dir e:\Ringtones, moved tone from MP3 into it, re-booted and ended up with default tone, put tone back into MP3 dir ran music player selected tone to play>menu use as ringtone and it worked ok.

    It seems if the music player can't find/play it, it can't be selected as a ringtone.

    Also didn't have any joy with a custom alarm tone in it's own dir.

  6. m1.carson

    m1.carson Well-Known Member


    As there seems to be a lack of answers on this, how about "does anyone know of an app out there that will allow us to change all tones from the default ones ?"

    I'm not talking of the ringo thing that lets you send your version of a video to someone elses phone, [that's bad news].

  7. CodeMonkey

    CodeMonkey Well-Known Member

    The folders don' t need to be within the music folder..

    I have directories for notifications, alarms and ringtones at the root of the card and they all work on my Magic, as they did on my G1.

    I suspect this is more likely to be that the card was not rescanned after disconnecting the phone from USB. I have noticed that periodically my Magic does not rescan it's card - usually reconnecting and disconnecting or rebooting the phone clears it, kicking the rescan of the card into life and making the tones appear in the relevant places. I have a 16gb card, which may be a cause of this..
  8. punkzanyj

    punkzanyj Well-Known Member

    You may have to format your card to get the folders to work correctly. I don't know why, but some people can't simply add those notifications, alarms, ringtones folders to the root of the SD card -- sometimes they have to format the card and then add those folders to the root directory.

    The added bonus is that anything added to those folders (ringtones, alarms, notifications) cannot be seen by the default music player -- so you don't have to worry about alarms showing up in your library.
  9. m1.carson

    m1.carson Well-Known Member

    Hi punkzanyj,

    OK formatting SD card, I then need answers to what was one question and now is two.

    1] when formatting is over does the Hero automatically write the existing info back to the card, or do I need to copy all data and replace after.

    2] searching threads about formatting, do I use the PC and format fat32 or use the internal format command on the phone.

    Perhaps a sticky on formatting and tones is called for, seems to be lots of questions on both.

    P.S. Am running a bog standard Orange Hero.[48hrs old]
  10. fullmonte

    fullmonte New Member

    This worked a treat for me. Many thanks. Somebody mentioned needing to re-read the SD card. I mounted the card via USB, copied across the tone files from my PC to the root of the card, unmounted the SD card and unplugged the USB cable. This gave the notification that the SD card was being prepared and then my new tones were visible from within the settings list for default ringtones and notifications. Blondies "Hanging on the telephone" works well :)

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