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  1. FortKnox

    FortKnox Well-Known Member
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    So I had an idea last night to find the original AOL "You've got mail" sound bite and make it replace the Gmail app's notification sound. That would be dorky enough to be cool. ;) So I found the .wav file, now I need to know how to do it. I'm currently on a G1 running Android 1.6, but I believe I'll upgrade to a G2 in the coming months, if it matters whether you're on stone-age Android (2 years old), or cutting edge. Thanks for any tips!
     

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  2. Demache

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    Never thought of that one for an email notification, lol.

    Put it in /media/audio/notifications/ directories (if they don't exist, create them) on your SD card. Then it should show up in the notification sound menu in your Gmail options.

    This pretty much works on any Android, so you can do it now to your G1 and later on to your G2.
     
  3. FortKnox

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    Someone who knows! Thanks! <doing it...> Oh that is so geeky-cool! Thanks!
     
  4. IOWA

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    Shit I've been using that sound since my WinMo phone's. :cool: Seriously. :D
     
  5. FortKnox

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    I'm liking that. Has anyone got an amusing idea for the calendar notification sound, or a better idea for the Gmail sound?
     
  6. AntDogs

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    hahaha i used that sound on my blackberry friends got a lil annoyed haha
     
  7. _J.J._

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    my 3 gmail accounts have different notifications

    work - "you've got mail"
    personal 1 - Intel Inside jingle
    personal 2 - THX intro sound

    General text messages are the Old Spice whistle.... that one is dang sure pimp.... people love that one.
     
  8. FortKnox

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    Does Android allow mapping three Gmail accounts to one device? Holy cow...
     
  9. Can you post that ring tone?
     
  10. mcatdtDROID

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    I have had 4 before, but also, currently run three. What I use is gmail count notifyer app. I have mine set up as a 1x1 widget with the name of that particular gmail account underneath. In each one, you can set preferences like notification sound, etc. But yes, 3. For me, it's work, home and ref



    I just looked for it and I found it on Mabilo ringtones. It's a free ringtone from a free app. Can't really search for it online though here at work, maybe _j.j._ can when he see this.
     
  11. FortKnox

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    Search Google for the .wav file, email it to yourself, and read the 2nd post in this thread.
     
  12. rafairchild2

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    I use the ******ed "I've got mail" I forgot the name of the comic that did it.
     
  13. Eugene

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    But would you really want to be associated with AOL?
    Now if you could use the same vioce from the Droid! sound to say 'you have mail', that would be better.
     
  14. mcatdtDROID

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    yeah, cuz noone has "DROID" sound on their phones :rolleyes:

    I like it for the nostalgia reason.... nothing like bringing back some of those old CD memories.... I actually found one the other day in an old box of crap... hahaha. One year, I made a Christmas tree out of nothing but AOL discs. I've always had 2 trees, a formal one, and a themed one. AOL startup discs was the theme one year. I've also decorated with all my old cell phones and chargers one year. Nothing like seeing a Nokia 3500 hanging to bring out the Christmas spirit. lol
     
  15. FortKnox

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