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Ringtone problem when plugged into computer

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by ffolliet, Jan 9, 2009.

  1. ffolliet

    ffolliet Member
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    Discovered a problem today which is reasonably obvious when I think about it.

    I have various customised ringtones. They (necessarily) live on the sd card.

    when the phone is plugged into a computer it essentially takes the card OUT of the phone loop to allow access.

    When the phone rings it can't "find" the customised tone (as the sd card "isn't there) and so defaults to something on the phone itself. which was inaudible.

    Any thoughts?
     

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  2. Cryptic79

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    I don't understand it, but that was the same as my Dash.
     
  3. dkaufman1

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    Good catch... I will run some tests. I use ringroid, not sure the location of created ringtones...but easy to check.
     
  4. dkaufman1

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    Ok I have some very interesting results....when I connect my device the card is unmounted, so I see the notification of the USB icon in the status bar. This is important for this test, please note:

    When I call the phone while connected via USB but unmounted and the phone is on the home screen, the call comes in and my ringtone of choice is used.

    When I call the phone while connected via USB but unmounted and the phone is on the notification tab screen, the device NEVER rings and my voicemail picks up rather quickly.

    When I choose to mount the USB drive, and call the device while on either the home or the notification screen the device rings with a new tone. Sounds like an office ringer, a bunch of short beeps in a row.

    Interestingly while in this last configuration, I got a txt and my normal alert tone is a ringroid created alert and all that happened was a double vibrate in quick succession. Again no noise was generated.
     
  5. ffolliet

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    glad it's not just me. bit of an issue really, particularly as i use any random computer i'm near as a "mobile" charger.

    the "problem" isn't really ringdroid but the phone/operating system itself.

    anyone seeing the same with other ringtone apps?
     
  6. dkaufman1

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    Hopefully someone from Android's team knows of this or sees it. I wonder if you can log it somewhere for them as a bug?
     

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