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Re: Where to put ringtones in the N9?

Counsellor
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Where to put ringtones in the N9?

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I dont really know where to put this thread. So mods feel free to move it.

I didnt really care for any of the stock ring tones on the N9, and I had a ring tone on my N97 that was the sound played on Star Trek TNG when the shuttle bay doors would start to open. The problem here is the N9 only lets you shop for new tones, or pull them out of your music.

I had put up with this on my N97, occasionally hearing this tone while listening to music because I had searched high and low how to put this tone and not have it imported into the music library.

Is there anyway to put this Mp3 file on my N9 so that it will see it in the Ringtones list, but not end up in the Music player?

Thanks a ton

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aspergerguy
Posts: 10,000

Re: Where to put ringtones?

@captainofiron

 

It is a bit of a pain carrying out but you eventually need to change properties of ringtone folder to "hidden" as detailed in this post:/t5/Maemo-and-MeeGo-Devices/Custom-ringtones-on-N9/m-p/1194179/highlight/true#M28222

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ceroberts75
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Re: Where to put ringtones in the N9?

i just loaded it to my /home/user/MyDocs folder and done the following:


if you really need to, you can take your mp3 file and load it into /user/.ringtones

to do this, install the filebox

connect your device to your pc in mass storage mode

transfer the mp3 files you want to the MyDocs

disconnect

open filebox

find the files you want in /home/user/MyDocs and copy them to your clipboard

hit the back arrow 1 time, so you are in the home/user directory.

find the .ringtones folder and open it.

paste the mp3 files you want into it and then close filebox.

open your settings/sounds....etc..


you should now see your ringtones you want.


you can delete the files from your /home/user/MyDocs folder now.

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Counsellor
Posts: 60

Re: Where to put ringtones in the N9?

The stock Nokia ring tones are in here

/usr/share/sounds/ring-tones/

 

but to paste stuff in here though you need authorization. Any ideas?

 

I do like your solution though., I will try that.

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ceroberts75
Posts: 5,030

Re: Where to put ringtones in the N9?

go to

settings/security/developer mode

and enable it.

it will have you download and install some files. tap ok.



you should be able to just open the filebox (free download from ovi store) and then go to:

/home/user/MyDocs

and then tap and hold, select copy on the all the ringtones you want to copy and then tap the up-arrow (bottom left corner) and you will be in /home/user/

scroll down to .ring-tones

tap it to open the folder

then tap the clipboard and select the ringtones to paste there.

it should be done. you should be able to see it when you go to select the sounds.


i have not used these to do individual ringtones for contacts, but have customized the sounds in:

settings/sounds and vigbration

for all my rintone, maeil alert tone, message alert tone, calendar alarm tone.


i have been using the same nokia sounds for these since 2004

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you could also do the following with terminal

open terminal
devel-su (enter)
rootme (enter)
cp -R /home/user/MyDocs/(file name.mp3) /home/user/.ring-tones/

you can do that for each different ringtone, just changing the file name.

to make it easier with terminal, if after you enter the first one, just tap the top right corner for the menu, and select toolbar, then arrows.

now just tap the up-arrow and then use the left/right arrows to change the file name and then tap enter again. this should save a bit of time once you are good at it.
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Counsellor
Posts: 60

Re: Where to put ringtones in the N9?

thanks a lot,got them in there.

 

I tried the first method, but it didnt work, still said no permission, so I did the second, worked great, BUT the file name had a space, so it wasnt working at first, didnt take long to delete the space, then everything worked great.

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ceroberts75
Posts: 5,030

Re: Where to put ringtones in the N9?

great. glad that worked for you m8.

thanks for the kudos and the solution.

:smileyhappy:
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