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Discussion in 'Music & Media' started by biglew66, Aug 10, 2010.

  1. biglew66

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    I just recently updated my Motorola Droid to Froyo 2.2 and the assigned ringtones are not working. The default ringtone rings for all incoming calls. Just curious of how I can fix this. Thanks in advance for any help.
     

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    I have a similar problem - and have seen these same symptoms posted elsewhere without a satisfactory answer.

    No matter what ringtone I pick in the settings - the phone always uses a default regular sort of ring - which is frustrating because I did not pick it as my chosen ring and it is not even one of the rings in the default stock choices list.

    I had hoped to use my own ringtones and so have downloaded a few that I like and I put them in a folder \sdcard\media\audio\ringtones as suggested on several other posts. Unfortunately these new selections never showed up as a choice. So I downloaded Rings Extended which let's you choose from any folder. Using ringtone extender I can now select and play those other choices from the ringtone settings just fine. I can also still select all of the stock ringtones.

    But none of them are actually used when the phone rings - just get the some stupid default. As a professional software developer I am not very impressed that it is this hard to customize a ring tone. Any help is appreciated.
     
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    not really an answer to ringtones not staying selected..... but I can tell you why they arent showing in your list......

    try making the path /sdcard/media/ringtones/ dont put an audio folder in there
     
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    Interesting tried that without luck - and I notice that my System folder also has \media\audio\ringtones so I am thinking I need the audio

    I was able to choose default ringtones again after resetting to factory settings. But nothing shows up other than the defaults. Then Re-installing Ringtone Extender got me back to the same problem. Uninstalling the app got me back to the defaults again. So giving up on that app.
     
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    Before I upgraded to the Droid X, I did have the original Droid. When I received the OTA 2.2 update, it messed up my SMS custom ringtone assignments via Handset,changed my custom ringtones I had assigned to my contacts for phone calls and my default notification ringtone. I was unable to change anything back to what I had it originally set to.

    I called Verizon and they told me that Motorola is aware of the issue. Motorola will either push a minor update out or wait for the next Android software update (2.3?). They didn't provide me an ETA.

    After backing up my data and apps, I did a factory reset and all was good. I hope this helps.
     

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