Wednesday, November 18, 2009

How to add ringtones to your DROID

Motorola Owners' Forum: DROID : How do I transfer ringtones,...
My old LG-8300 was fine. I had some neat ringtones in there that I garnered from far and wide and wanted to put them in my Droid. Since no manual came with my droid other the thiny fold-out sheet and the built in help in the droid just shows you how to use the keyboard, I was wondeing how to xfer the rintones to my droid. In my LG I had them all on the micro-SD card. Droid has one too- but where is it? The fold-out sheet doesb't tell you! Well, I believe you have to take the battery out to get to it. OK, I can "mount" the droid to my confuser so I copied the contents of my LG microSD card to the confuser. Did some tedious search on-line and found this:



"If you already have music files you'd like to use for ringtones, alarms, notifications, etc. Connect your device to your PC, on the device, got to USB, then mount the SD card. Now on the root of SD card create the following folders by type, they are as follows:

Notifications: media/audio/notifications
Ringtones: media/audio/ringtones
Alarms: media/audio/alarms"



In better terms, on the Droid SD card create a directory called "media". Then in the media dir create a subdir called "audio". Then in the audio dir create subdirectories called "notifications", "ringtones", and "alarms".



The directories in my old LG sd card that had data in them were:

my_flix (videos)

my_pix (pictures)

ringers (ringtones)



Sooooo, I copied the ringtones to the new ringtones dir on the Droid SD card. I also created a new dir called Pix and one called Flix and copied my pix and flix to them. I'll sort that out later when I have time. Unmounted the Droid. Checked it out and all my ringtones are available without me doing anything further. I set up some contacts with the new ringtones and they are working fine.



Just thought I would pass this on. Hope it is useful to someone. (Thanks to Jared elsewhere on this thread for the initial info!)


29 comments:

Anonymous said...

Awesome, thanks!

Anonymous said...

Thanks! Exactly what I needed to know!

Anonymous said...

How do you set ringtones you have for notifications?

Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot - I finally got my trusty old ringtone back.

Anonymous said...

Wow, so simple, Thanks!

William said...

Thank you very much!

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thanks

Anonymous said...

Thanks, dummy me thought new folder needed to say notifications:media/audio/notifications. Simply just name folder "notifications" Thanks

--AJ said...

This worked great on my Droid! Thanks for posting it! I now have Dug from the movie up saying "Squirrel" as my notification alert!

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Anonymous said...

This worked great. Thanks! I used the free mp3Directcut program to cut some sections out of my favorite MP3s to make ringtones. How do you get rid of the ringtones that came with the phone? Thanks again.

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What format do they have to be

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ms.droid said...

this was so helpful, thanks!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks. This was just what I needed to know.

Anonymous said...

Awesome, it works just great. I now have some cool ringtones and not the dorky ones the phones comes with.

Anonymous said...

Superb - perfect - Thanks very much - Doctors Bell - subtle and inoffensive - got it back from an old sony

/Delbydev

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