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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Joshieca, Dec 13, 2011.

  1. Joshieca

    Joshieca Member
    Thread Starter

    So for those who have the Nexus are you able to add custom sounds (ringtone/notifications)?

    On ginger you add it to the ext SD card by creating and audio folder etc. since this Nexus has no SD card how are you able to add these?

    Thanks...
     



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  2. kylecummins

    kylecummins Android Expert

    i havnt been able to. Default tones suck too.
     
  3. litobirdy

    litobirdy Well-Known Member

    WATTT? i thought with android it was insanely easy, just click a track and set as ringtone, wow u telling me its locked down? iphone is INSANE hassle to make a ringtone, dammit no way, somenoe verify man
     
  4. Joshieca

    Joshieca Member
    Thread Starter

    Yeah if you can't do it easy might have to rethink this whole 4.x thing. :(

    ....also with the new People App can you assign different ringtones to each of your contacts?
     
  5. litobirdy

    litobirdy Well-Known Member

    I just tried googling how to add ringtones to galaxy nexus, pretty much NOTHING. wow. someone HAS to have put out how to do this?
     
  6. kylecummins

    kylecummins Android Expert

    You can, but so far only the built in tones.
     
  7. wyggles

    wyggles Well-Known Member

    When you plug the phone into your PC there are several directories already created, including ringtones and notifications. Just copy some audio files into them and they'll appear in the ringtones selection. Haven't tried directly from the phone yet but I wouldn't foresee any problem.
     
  8. wyggles

    wyggles Well-Known Member

    You can set custom ringtones to specific people.
     
  9. ItalianScallion

    ItalianScallion Well-Known Member

    You can assign different ringtones to different contacts, and you can assign custom non-system ringtones as well:

    - Open Astro or another file explorer
    - Place ringtone into /sdcard/Media/ringtones
    - Open People
    - Open contact
    - Set ringtone (the ringtone should appear in the selection of choices)
     
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  10. wyggles

    wyggles Well-Known Member

    ^ Works perfectly, except the ringtones directory was just in /sdcard for me, but /sdcard/media works too apparently.
     
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  11. ItalianScallion

    ItalianScallion Well-Known Member

    Gotcha, missed the /sdcard/ringtones directory. I think I'll use that as it's a cleaner file tree than /sdcard/media/ringtones. There seems to be some redundancy in the setup under /sdcard for various audio file locations.
     
  12. wyggles

    wyggles Well-Known Member

    I had it setup under /media with my N1 as well and I agree, it looks cleaner.
     
  13. kylecummins

    kylecummins Android Expert

    Thanks im new to nexus coming from Atrix and iphone. I will try that later.
     
  14. Joshieca

    Joshieca Member
    Thread Starter

    Thanks everyone...takes a bit of the "worry" out of it, now if VZW will just their act together! :mad:
     
  15. Skryre

    Skryre Newbie

    I just wanted to bump this as it released today in America ( I LOVE IT SO MUCH, WORTH THE WAIT) and I know I was wondering about this. When people bring it home there will likely be many people curious how to set custom ringtones, so it will be good to have this front page.

    ~Skryre
     
  16. clb2196

    clb2196 Android Enthusiast

    This works for ringtones, but if I try to set an alarm, it won't show my custom mp3s. Any ideas?
     
  17. wyggles

    wyggles Well-Known Member

    Handcent has a built in ringtone selector which let's you pick pretty much any audio file on your phone. It can replace the stock ringtone selector.

    Edit: Handcent is a messaging app that just happens to have the above feature.
     
  18. ItalianScallion

    ItalianScallion Well-Known Member

    Did you try /sdcard/alarms or /sdcard/media/alarms?
     
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  19. wyggles

    wyggles Well-Known Member

    Oh, hey, I didn't see that. Thanks a lot.
     
  20. clb2196

    clb2196 Android Enthusiast

    Ha, me neither, duh. I actually downloaded a different alarm clock app anyway, don't like the stock one. But anyway, thanks!
     
  21. jei13

    jei13 Lurker

    Ya, /sdcard/alarms works for me. And btw, if you use short samples as your ringtone and they don't loop on your device, check out Forged Defiance Making Ringtones Loop on Android for the remedy. But I found out that while it works with .ogg files, mp3s that I've tried still don't loop. But nothing that an audio file converter can't fix.
     
  22. litobirdy

    litobirdy Well-Known Member

    Where are u guys getting the sd card directory in windows.when i connect it i get galaxy nexus as a media player.then open it up and have folders like u guys said
     
  23. wyggles

    wyggles Well-Known Member


    That's the sdcard directory. It acts exactly like an sdcard. With file managers on the phone it's at /mnt/sdcard.
     
  24. jei13

    jei13 Lurker

    It appears as /mnt/sdcard on a phone file explorer app like astro which I use. But under windows it's galaxy nexus>internal storage
     
  25. nanna37

    nanna37 Lurker

    trying to create notification tones to my contacts through astro on my samsung galaxy s3 i have tried but not getting anywhere,it goes into mnt/sdcard/music the ringtones are there but cant add them as notification tones,hope someone can put me on the right track thank you
     

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