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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by tsaunders, Jan 13, 2010.

  1. tsaunders

    tsaunders Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Does your Droid say "Droid" when it boots up?

    Mine has never done this.

    If so how do you get it to say Droid when you boot up the phone?

  2. messenger13

    messenger13 Android Expert

    Go to Settings > Sound & display > SD card notifications (needs to be CHECKED)
    If that option is UNchecked, it won't say "DROID" upon boot-up.
  3. tsaunders

    tsaunders Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    I have done this and I still don't have the sound.
  4. tsaunders

    tsaunders Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    I figured it out, it's not that that has to be checked (well that is part of it).

    It has to do with the notification sound that you use.

    I was using Captains Log for my sounds and notifications. I changed the notification sound to Droid and that's what I hear now when I boot up the phone. So the boot up sound is based on your notifications sound.
  5. reznorfan0

    reznorfan0 Member

    which sucks, because I would really like to further customize my sounds.

    When the phone boots up, I want Vader's "What is thy bidding, my master". Which makes absolutely no sense for any other notification on the phone

    A shut down sound would be great to....C3po's "Sir if you'll not be needing me I'll close down for a while" would be awsome.

    Or just lightsaber ignition and close down for those two tasks as well....sigh, sadly it's not possible as far as i can tell.
  6. tsaunders

    tsaunders Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    I wonder if a rooted phone can have a startup/shutdown sound.
  7. messenger13

    messenger13 Android Expert

    You read my mind. ;) I think I might have to play with this a little.
  8. tsaunders

    tsaunders Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Let me know if you figure this out. I'm sure others would like to know.
  9. reznorfan0

    reznorfan0 Member

    I think I will take the plunge and root after the 2.1 update. Chief among the things I want to do is have my phone tether...which from what I gather is only possible after rooting.

    Sorry to go off topic, but if this more robust customized sounds work out, I won't be able to resist rooting any further.
  10. rdalcanto

    rdalcanto Android Enthusiast

    How often do you turn your phone off? I almost never do. I posted a similar question recently because when I didn't hear the "Droid" on startup I thought my phone was broken. As others have said, you will hear what ever you choose as your Notification sound.
  11. PerCompLLC

    PerCompLLC Android Enthusiast

    My understanding (could be wrong):
    The startup sound is actually associated with the mounting of the SDCard, which occurs at the end of the startup cycle. In order for it to occur, your notification sounds need to be turned on and the SDCard notification box needs to be checked. I have a rooted phone and it sounds off at the end of the boot up process.

    It is possible that there was an earlier boot up sound that happened before my phone was rooted, but I have no idea at this time.

    Hope this helps someone...
  12. PerCompLLC

    PerCompLLC Android Enthusiast

    To the best of my knowledge, root is only necessary if you want to tether via WIFI - Otherwise you can tether via USB or Bluetooth using the PdaNet application (found in the market).

    Of course there are a lot of other reasons to root... :D
  13. tsaunders

    tsaunders Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    From what I understand there is no boot up sound. The sound we were all hearing was the SD card check after the phone boots up.
  14. PerCompLLC

    PerCompLLC Android Enthusiast

    My understanding as well... Thanks for confirming.
  15. messenger13

    messenger13 Android Expert

    Yea ... like writing a little script that plays an ogg file upon boot. ;)
  16. clos1084

    clos1084 Well-Known Member

    an easier way would be to replace the Droid sound with another sound using the same name and extension
  17. messenger13

    messenger13 Android Expert

    But for those using the stock notification "ringtone" for Messaging and Email, they would hear this sound then as well. That's no good. I'm talking about a file that play ONLY when the DROID boots. Much like the Windows startup wav file.
  18. reznorfan0

    reznorfan0 Member

    Is this something you actually did Joe or are you just talking in theory?
  19. this would be great, didnt even think of something like customized turn on/turn off sounds till now, but the thought of it makes me excited for someone to develope this :p
  20. baka

    baka Well-Known Member

    I've done both of these things and I still dont get a boot up sound. I did the very first day I had my droid but never since then... odd.

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