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  1. wahm2

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    I'd like to add some notification sounds to my Galaxy S. I can't for the life of me figure out how to do this if it is even possible. Has anyone done this? If so, I'd love to know how you do it. I downloaded an sms alert but there is no option to set it as a notification. I can set it as a ringtone but not a notification.
    TIA.
     

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    Hello,

    Welcome to the forum. You should try this steps >>
    Enjoy the forum. Happy Holidays. ;)
     
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    Thank you but unfortunately, there is no settings in the menu under messaging. There is also no media folder under the My Files app. I have a music folder but I can't remember if I added that or if it was there already. This is really frustrating! :eek:
     
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    Use Ringdroid from Android Market.
     
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    I take it back. I found the settings menu. However, still no media folder in the "My Files" app. Could it be called something else? At the top of the screen, it says /mmt/sdcard. Could that make a difference? Is that saying I'm looking on the SDcard rather than the internal memory?

    Ijaz Ahmed,
    I'll check into that. Thanks.
     
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    Anything you put in this folder does not appear in the Notification Ring Tones List. The actual folder to copy your own Notification Tones is:

    /system/media/audio/notifications

    which unfortunately is not visible through a normal file explorer like "My Files". It requires a root explorer type file manager which in turn requires a rooted phone.

    The simplest solution is to use "Ringdroid" App
     
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    I downloaded it and it worked! Thanks a ton!! :D
     
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    For those who don't want to download apps:

    Go to: Applications > My Files

    The Folder structure on the top should be [/mnt/sdcard]

    Look for a folder called "Media" (without the quotes).
    If you don't have that folder, create it (Menu key > Create Folder > type in "Media" without the quotes).
    In the [Media] folder, select Audio (or create this folder if not present).
    In the [Audio] folder, copy your tones/sounds to the appropriate folder:
    Alarms
    Ringtones
    UI
    Notifications
    If you don't have the folders above, create it in the Audio folder (Menu key > Create Folder)

    Folder structure:
    /mnt/sdcard/Media/Audio/[Alarms][Ringtones][UI][Notifications]

    After creating each folder, your SGS will re-scan for media files (you'll see this message in the notification bar at the top of your phone).

    Hope this helps.
     
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    Thanks it worked on my phone.
    LG Optimus net Dual Sim.
    a ton of thanks to you! ^_^
     
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    Just to simplify things, you don't need to create a Media folder. All you need to do is create a Notifications folder in the main file structure and add your notification tones there. Likewise, do the same for custom ringtones by creating a Ringtones folder.

    To recap; Open "My files" > Tap Menu > Create Folder type the name of the folder (Notifications) > Add your custom tone > Job done.


    Ray
     
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    Thanks DocTee, this works great, so easy, but you have to known the sequence. Enjoy having my notifications done the way I want them. Just changed to Droid from Windows Phone, love the Droid.

    Jim

     
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    Thanks rayhipkis, this worked great on my ZTE Blade 3 (running ICS) - but it is now called 'File Manager' and to add a new folder you need to you need to click on the 3 squares in the top right hand corner and then select 'New directory'.
     
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    One thing I experienced with the Pixel was that after adding the files to the Notifications folder (not rooted), the files didn't show up as options until I rebooted the device. Easy fix.
     

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