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    Exclamation Alcatel Pop C1 Android 4.2 No custom notification sounds possible

    I've been googling my problem for hours and have tried everything, but nothing works. It's my first smartphone (I've always hated the things) so I can't say I'm an expert on them, but I am a computer wiz/programmer and have spent my fair share of time on Linux systems.

    I just bought an Alcatel One Touch Pop C1 with Android 4.2. The internal memory has the folders /Music, /Ringtones, /Notifications and /media/audio/notifications (among others). My files are all fine oggs with a title tag at the very least.

    Copying my oggs into /Music makes them show in the standard music app and they play fine. Immediately after copying them into /Ringtones, they all show up under ringtones and I can set any of them as my ringtone. However, none of it works for notification sounds. The notification sound picker has no Add button (the ringtone picker does) and the picker doesn't list anything except the default sounds (the ringtones picker shows every ogg there is). The option in the Messaging app shows the same unhelpful picker. Rebooting doesn't help, having the files in any combination of the folders doesn't work. Anyone got an idea what the issue might be?

    In addition, the standard Contacts app doesn't seem to have a way to set a custom notification sound per contact (again, it does for ringtones). I'd like not only calls but also texts from certain contacts to have a custom sound.

    Is there a way to solve both these problems?

    My pal will be going over some other details with me tomorrow, like rooting it, but he doesn't know why it doesn't work either. I suspect I'll be able to fix it via root (because what kind of self-respecting geek doesn't throw away the protected crapps and default sounds?) by just substituting the default sounds with mine, but I can't be sure yet and I'd like to apply as few dirty tricks as possible.

    Thanks for any help!
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    Default Re: Alcatel Pop C1 Android 4.2 No custom notification sounds possible

    I'm currently using the workaround of using Light Flow Lite to customize all sounds... It works but it's not ideal.

    The longer I try and the more things I try, the more I feel the Pop C1 is just a mess. I've been trying to at least get a backup system worked out in case I break something, but it seems all this stuff is hardware-dependent beyond ridiculous and I can't even install CWM Recovery. Aside from that, things like the apparently normal LED control don't work (seems to me the LED is hardwired to the charger), screen backlight control by apps is messed up, some of the system seems Alcatel-specific (or at least very different from what's outlined in all sorts of online guides), etc. Exactly what I always thought would happen without the maturity that pcs have... Even if something does break on a pc, it's easy to repair. Not so much with a smartphone.
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    Default Re: Alcatel Pop C1 Android 4.2 No custom notification sounds possible

    Quote Originally Posted by Marnes View Post
    I've been googling my problem for hours and have tried everything, but nothing works. It's my first smartphone (I've always hated the things) so I can't say I'm an expert on them, but I am a computer wiz/programmer and have spent my fair share of time on Linux systems.

    I just bought an Alcatel One Touch Pop C1 with Android 4.2. The internal memory has the folders /Music, /Ringtones, /Notifications and /media/audio/notifications (among others). My files are all fine oggs with a title tag at the very least.

    Copying my oggs into /Music makes them show in the standard music app and they play fine. Immediately after copying them into /Ringtones, they all show up under ringtones and I can set any of them as my ringtone. However, none of it works for notification sounds. The notification sound picker has no Add button (the ringtone picker does) and the picker doesn't list anything except the default sounds (the ringtones picker shows every ogg there is). The option in the Messaging app shows the same unhelpful picker. Rebooting doesn't help, having the files in any combination of the folders doesn't work. Anyone got an idea what the issue might be?

    In addition, the standard Contacts app doesn't seem to have a way to set a custom notification sound per contact (again, it does for ringtones). I'd like not only calls but also texts from certain contacts to have a custom sound.

    Is there a way to solve both these problems?

    My pal will be going over some other details with me tomorrow, like rooting it, but he doesn't know why it doesn't work either. I suspect I'll be able to fix it via root (because what kind of self-respecting geek doesn't throw away the protected crapps and default sounds?) by just substituting the default sounds with mine, but I can't be sure yet and I'd like to apply as few dirty tricks as possible.

    Thanks for any help!
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    Default Re: Alcatel Pop C1 Android 4.2 No custom notification sounds possible

    I have got the same phone and i use 'Zedge' which is an app for free ringtones, notification tones, wallpapers, and games. I have been able to add tones to my fb and other apps, dunno if works for different contacts

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