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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by Dick Butkus, Sep 10, 2011.

  1. Dick Butkus

    Dick Butkus Newbie
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    i have a thunderbolt by htc. i know how to make my own ringtones just fine. but it wont let me add my own notification sounds. how do i do this?

    and whats a good talking caller ID that will announce the name or number ONCE, THEN make the ringtone sound? ive tried several and none of them do what my old phone did.


  2. alostpacket

    alostpacket Over Macho Grande?

    Have you tried something like RingDroid?

    Also, welcome to AF :)
  3. KaosStorm

    KaosStorm Well-Known Member

    Let's see: You can make your own tones (either with a desktop software like Audacity or something similar; or by using RingDroid on your own phone), but can't set them?

    If that's the case, I recommend you to get Rings Extended: with it you can customize all kinds of ringtones and notification sounds from all kinds of apps, and the phone itself, on an Android.
  4. DaveSyd

    DaveSyd Android Enthusiast

    Go into your SD card and create a folder called \media\audio then under that audio folder create 4 other folders each for 'notifications' and 'alarms', 'ringtones', 'ui'. In those folders any sound file stored in there will show up in the picklist for notifications (sms calendar etc.), alarms (clock), ringtones and UI meaning the little system tick tick sound. This works for android 2.3 it sould work for 2.1, 2.2 etc also. I have several custom mp3 and even wave files in these founders. For instance every time I get an SMS, Austin Powers says "yeah Baby Yeah". I did not need an app for any of this. :)

    Just becareful with MP3 metadata though. It will show the file name but if you have the title field filled on the mp3 it will show that. So if you have MP3 files make sure the title property is not full of gibberish like some downloaded files have these meta data field populated by the website name etc.

  5. Dark FawX

    Dark FawX Lurker

    I say ringdroid
  6. takeshi

    takeshi Android Expert

    What exactly are you asking? Are you attempting to create notification sound files or are you trying to set them? Or both? Or something else entirely?

    You don't have to to use this specific folder structure -- I don't. It's just the folder names (ringtones, notifications, alarms, etc) that matter.

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