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General Ringtones and newbie stuff

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by nixiepixel, Dec 7, 2009.

  1. nixiepixel

    nixiepixel New Member
    Thread Starter

    Hello, I am brand new to the Eris and I'm not sure where to begin.

    For instance, I want to add a ringtone to my phone, but can't figure out how. I have the sound file I want to use (since I found that all the sound on the phone is in .mp3 or .ogg, I saved it in both formats), but I can't seem to get the phone to mount in either Windows (Vista Home Premium x64) or Linux (Ubuntu Jaunty Jackalope x64).

    So I tried sending it to my gmail account, but I can only "preview" the attachment, I can't find a way to save the music file on my phone (I have the standard 8GB microSD card).

    Can anyone help me figure this out, and perhaps direct me to a guide for newbies like me so I don't make a fool out of myself asking questions?

    Thanks! :)


  2. Ataranine

    Ataranine Well-Known Member

    Download an app from the market called "Ringdroid".
    It allows you to take any MP3 on your card and chop it to make a ringtone, and you can even specify what kind of notification you want it to ring for.
  3. nixiepixel

    nixiepixel New Member
    Thread Starter

    Thank you, I will do that!

    So I just copy the .mp3 onto the card in any place I like?

    (By the way, will I cause problems by inserting/removing the SD card while the phone is on?)
  4. Ataranine

    Ataranine Well-Known Member

    I'd recommend unmounting the SD Card from the Settings menu before removing it.
    If I recall, you can put the MP3s in any place on the card.
  5. tats_06

    tats_06 Well-Known Member

    Nov 11, 2009
    I just created a folder on root directory of card.... named it "ringtones" and placed all my ringtones and songs that I used as ringtones on my bb...and all works great. Eris sees the folders, and ringtones all work. :)
  6. SuperStuff

    SuperStuff Well-Known Member

    Dec 3, 2009
    North Carolina
    Thanks for the Ringdroid tip Antaranine. Going to play with that tonight when I have more time. :)
  7. W4LLY

    W4LLY Well-Known Member

    Nov 28, 2009

    Download a program called "Double Twist"

    This will easily allow you to drag and drop photo's, video's, and music onto your Droid Eris' SD Card. For this to work you must;

    a.) plug the Eris into the computer with the USB cable
    b.) Pull down the notification tap; and press "USB Connected"
    c.) This will prompt you with an option to "Mount" The SD card. Do it.
    d.) Open up Double Twist, and just like an iPod in iTunes, DoubleTwist lets you manage your music and photo's and videos.

    Once the files are on your phone, just fire up Ringdroid. Keep in mind you can set a default ringtone, and then individual ring tones for groups/individual contacts :).

    Don't forget to use the search function, and take a look back a few pages to the topics we've had over the past few weeks. You'll learn a lot about your phone :D.

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