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where are ringtones stored

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by hedhntr, Aug 12, 2012.

  1. hedhntr

    hedhntr Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I want to transfer ringtones from my SD Card to my phone. Does anyone know what folder the default ringtones are stored in? I am using a SIII
     



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  2. jefboyardee

    jefboyardee Extreme Android User

    SD card > media > audio > ringtones, is the default, but they don’t have to be there.
     
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  3. hedhntr

    hedhntr Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I cannot access these ringtones when I try to change my email notification sound...it only lets me see the default tones...
     
  4. Mayhem

    Mayhem Android Expert

    On my phone, the default ringtones are at System > Media > Audio > Ringtones. Not on the SD card. You may have to copy them there.

    Not sure if you have to be rooted to copy them there or not.
     
  5. fgreitmeyer

    fgreitmeyer Lurker

    Does anybody know of an app that would read your contacts name and say it as a ringtone?
     
  6. Mayhem

    Mayhem Android Expert

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  7. hedhntr

    hedhntr Newbie
    Thread Starter

    thanks I will give that a try...not sure whayt you mean by "rooted"???
     
  8. Mayhem

    Mayhem Android Expert

    Definition of rooting: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rooting_(Android_OS)

    IF you have to be rooted, you'll probably need a file manager that allows you to change the directory from read only to read/write. Root Explorer is one such program. There may be a free one that does this too. Not 100% sure if you need that. Can someone else chime in and verify?

    Edit: Root Browser Lite says it allows for changing file permissions and ownership but doesn't specifically mention changing directory permissions. Might be worth looking into regardless.
     
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  9. iowabowtech

    iowabowtech root@android:/ #

    If you're just wanting to try some custom ringtones or notifications, make a couple new folders on your SD card:

    Notifications
    Ringtones

    First letter needs to be capitalized as above. The files placed in those folders should then become options, along with all the stock files, whenever you select a notification/ringtone.
     
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  10. hedhntr

    hedhntr Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Thanks! You are the first person who had the correct answer...much appreciated:)
     
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