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Blackberry Ringtones/Notifications/Alarms...get 'em while they're hot!

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Redflea, Nov 28, 2009.

  1. Redflea

    Redflea Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Something only a previous owner of a BB will understand, and maybe not even most of them. ;)

    For those of you who came from the BB world and are missing your BB ringtones, notifications, etc. I found this on Pinstack, posted over a year ago. For some odd reason I found I was jonesing for my old BB notification sounds, and am very happy to get them back... :)

    Copied them into my SD card into the following folders...not sure this matters to the Droid, but I wanted to keep them organized.

    Notifications (Notifications)
    Ringtones (Ringtones and tunes)
    Alarms (Alarms)

    Enjoy. :D

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  2. Howie

    Howie Android Expert

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  3. Redflea

    Redflea Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    You're welcome!
  4. +1 :D

  5. shellscript

    shellscript Lurker

    hey, my heartiest thanks and warm regards for this. especially where you prepended the type of file it is (e.g. "Notifier_..."), nice touch. :)
  6. radikal

    radikal Android Expert

    this is great how customizable this all is.
  7. shellscript

    shellscript Lurker

    does anyone know why these ringtones (installed into a Ringtones directory on the droid) come up as selectable automagically in the "phone ringtone" pulldown but not the "notification ringtone" pulldown? the droid's notification tones kinda blow; the bb's are much better.
  8. mylinuxbox

    mylinuxbox Well-Known Member

    How can you set these to beep more than once though?

    I am from the blackberry and am used to the sonar notifier, but, on my blackberry I could choose how often the sound was repeated. On the hero I cannot.

    Any suggestions?
  9. kokiangel

    kokiangel Android Expert

    Thank you. I can always use more ringtones. Not that I ever actually answer my phone!:rolleyes:
  10. Silas.Steele

    Silas.Steele Lurker

    Thanks, glad to get the old BB notification tones
  11. DonniBoi

    DonniBoi Lurker

    I don't have internet on my desktop. Is there a way to download this to my phone and transfer it to my desktop? When I try to download it I get a message saying its not a file type that can opened on this device
  12. raiderwolf

    raiderwolf Guest

    Download Astro from the App Market. That should enable you to download .zip files from your phone.
  13. Redflea

    Redflea Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    I know what you mean...I took the lightspeed tone and used an audio editor to dupe the tone sound in the file, and saved the file out and put it on my SD card... :)
  14. Redflea

    Redflea Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Probably because the Droid is looking in the "right" folder for what you are looking for...if the app is requesting Notification, and the sound you are looking for is in the Ringtones folder, then it may not see it...easy fix is likely to copy any sounds you want available as a Ringtone, Notification, or Alarm, into all three folders...
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  15. xliderider

    xliderider Android Expert

    Use something like Audacity to copy and paste the tone repeatedly, however many times you want, till it is about 30 seconds long. Then export it as an mp3 file.
  16. Redflea

    Redflea Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    That's what I used as well...great little open-source app.
  17. Redflea

    Redflea Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    This is a bit off-topic, but if you're a former BB user you'll want to get either Dialer One or AContacts from the marketplace..both free apps. Provide T9 dialer search of contacts, like on the BB, and are on my "can't live without" list of apps.
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  18. xliderider

    xliderider Android Expert

    Since we are off-topic, those missing their BB profiles can use Quick Profiles to set-up BB-like profiles on their Droids. ;)

    I believe there are other profile apps available as well in the Marketplace.
  19. ghostengineer

    ghostengineer Lurker

    Thanks for posting but Im curious, how do I get these onto my phone? I tried to dl them onto my phone directly but no success. Any suggestions.
  20. baka

    baka Well-Known Member

    1. go to Android Marketplace and download Astro File Manager
    2. zip files into folders (i.e. all notifications to notifications and then zip that folder)
    3. email zipped folders to yourself.
    4. download
    5. open zipped folder in Astro (you should see the "notifications" nonzipped foldeR)
    6. long press --> edit --> copy
    7. press "home"
    8. long press --> edit --> paste

    should work for you


    Thanks for these, they rock! Anyone have the "Outlook" chime for email tho? My ex had this on her BB and I totally want it... Dont see it in the tones though.
  21. This is great! Came off a BB Curve, and the Droid notification tones rather suck.
  22. 0837s

    0837s Well-Known Member

    Ok- I'm having some problems here. I have downloaded the ZIP file to my computer and have copied it over to the SD card. I can't seem to figure out how to get the ring tones to load onto the phone. I don't see "notifications" folders that you guys are talking about. I'm on 2.1-update1. Any help would be GREAT.
  23. baka

    baka Well-Known Member

    We created the folders on the SD Card using Astro. Or, at least I did.

    You have to make sure the folders are unzipped as well. As soon as they're unzipped and on your SD card, use the "Android Music System" to select your ringtone/notification/alarm and select one.
  24. Lock-N-Load

    Lock-N-Load Android Expert

    thanks.. only a few useful 2 me, but thanks

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