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  1. diS

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    Hey guys

    People who've got LeeDroid will defently know that when you boot up you'll hear
    a weird startup sound that is different from the original one.

    Is there a way to change the .mp3 file into an empty .mp3 file?

    Thanks in advance
    diS
     

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  2. InfernalByte

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    You'll need a root explorer, and the file is kept on your sdcard / media/notifications. Remember to mount R/W first.
     
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    Do you mean /sdcard / media / audio / notifications?
    Or didn't you make a mistake? (I doubt you made a mistake but just to be sure)

    Is there a guide that you can refer to?
     
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    Yeah I just pointed you in the general direction I didn't actually check. Just find the file you want to change, I presume you have a file that you want to change to your start up sound. Just rename your favoured sound to the name of the file that's on the card and overwriye it. I dont have Leedroid I cant help you with the name.
     
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    Well I checked on in the folder and all the only files I've got in there are .mp3 files that I can use for text notifications etc. Not the "boot up" sound.
     
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    thought it was:

    /system/customize/resource/android_audio.mp3
     
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    You mean you don't love the R2D2 sound?

    Have a look through the official rom thread on xda there have been a few posts about this.
     
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    Is it OK then if I just pull that file and push an empty .mp3 file with the same name?

    To be honest, I don't like it :p
     
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    You could even just rename it so after it says .mp3.nosound (or anything so it doesnt end in .mp3)
     
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    Can someone elaborate this?
    I also want to change the R2D2 sound.
    I did find the file and found some info on how to mount the /system folder as r/w, but I don't find the actual information on how to replace the actual file...
    I have Root Explorer installed on my phone, but it won't let me change the file.
     
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    have you changed permissions to read/write at the top of the page in root explorer?
     
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    *Sharp intake of breath*

    That's R2D2
     
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    Yes, I did.
    When I open /system folder it shows me on top how much space is used and how much is free. A few megabytes are free.
    When I change to r/w and try to delete the R2D2 sound or replace it by my own (only few kilobytes in size), I get an error message that there isn't enough space.
    The used space now shows 250Mb and free space 0.
    I have to reboot my phone to get the original values back.
     
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    Is your phone S-Off? If not then you can only change/add/delete files in the system partition when in recovery.
     
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    How do I check that?
    And how do I do that? Already tried to start in recovery mode, but then I'm stuck... I really don't have a clue what to do then.
     
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    If you need to check whether you are s-off then chances are you're not, you need to have gone through a seperate process to rooting in order to be s-off
     
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    press power and hold volume down button simultaneously ;)
     
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    I think you misunderstood me...
    I do manage to start in recovery mode (LeeDroid also has this option when rebooting).
    But then I don't know what to do... Can I start some kind of explorer in recovery mode? Do I have to use command lines on the pc?...
     
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    You need to use adb (command line from a PC).

    if you want to delete it, see the How to remove system apps guide linked in my sig, but instead of going to /system/app and deleting, go to the location of the mp3 file or whatever
     
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    Thanks for the tip!
    But I wanted to change it, not delete it.
    So I replaced the file "android_audio.mp3" in the ROM zip-file with my own and reflashed the complete ROM :)
    It worked!! :D
     
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    Oh I see.

    Well you could also have done "Adb push C:\android_audio.mp3 /system/blah/blah/android_audio.mp3" too.
     
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    Thx, SUroot!
    That's the kind of info I needed! I will try that next time I want to change the startup sound!
    Reflashing the complete ROM is a bit drastic just to change the startup tone. ;)
     
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    its not really. before I s-off'd. thats what I used to do. was just easier and not reliant on being with a pc
     
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