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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by 26.2man, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. 26.2man

    26.2man Lurker
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    Is is possible to assign a personal sound file to the gmail notification or am I stuck witht the factory sound notifications?

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  2. DT

    DT Android Expert

    I'm 99% sure (my phone is downstairs) that if you hit the menu key from within GMail,go to options, there's a notification section where you can select a ringtone.
  3. 26.2man

    26.2man Lurker
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    that just takes me to the faqcory ringtones
  4. DT

    DT Android Expert

    Oh OK, here's what I did: I used RingDroid which is a super easy way to make ringtones and notifications out of any music file (at least MP3) on the phone. You fire it up, select a section of the song, and can save it as a Ringtone or a Notification. If you save it as a notification, then it becomes available in the ring tone selection in GMail :)




    I believe the user rings/notifications are simply stored in a directory in the main phone memory, so it's not like RingDroid does anything other than save in the correct location, but it does trim the file down to a smaller size (without a root, there's a limit on ring file sizes I believe).
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  5. Chew

    Chew Android Enthusiast

    Ringdroid is what I used to change it to a personal sound file.

    After 2+ years of the iPhone Tri-Tone, I kinda got used to hearing that for messages. :eek:
  6. 26.2man

    26.2man Lurker
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    worked like a charm
    thanks a million!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  7. narcoden

    narcoden Newbie

    You can find the ring tones manually using something like Astro file manager

    Ring tones, alarms, notifications, etc are found in this folder:

  8. Simba501

    Simba501 Android Enthusiast

    You can just use "My files" that's on the phone already and place files here

    My files > media > audio > "Ringtones" (create this folder if it doesn't exist)

    My files > media > audio > "Notifications" (^^ditto^^)

    And when you set alarms, you can navigate through your files just by selecting the option to change the sound and it'll ask you if you want to go to your files...then just find it from there...
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  9. Larry202br

    Larry202br Newbie

    I don't see those directories. I start with /sdcard/ as the home dir, and I see no media or audio subdirectories. How do I get to the media directory or folder?
  10. Larry202br

    Larry202br Newbie

    I tried using Zedge to assign ringtones to notifications, that didn't work either. Doesn't someone here know how to assign custom ringtones to notifications?
  11. snapper.fishes

    snapper.fishes Android Expert

    Create the folders yourself. It works.

    Might have to restart your phone though.
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  12. Larry202br

    Larry202br Newbie

    since my root directory is sdcard, I can only create folders under that directory. MY FILEs doesn't "support" the forward or backslash character, so I don't know how to back up a directory. do you mean to create the folders under the /sdcard/ directory?

    this is working for the most part. I still can't change the foursquare or ESPN notification tones, but that may be a shortcoming of those aps. Thanks for your help.

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