i have the setting to use a custom ringtone but whenever my phone rings it just does a normal ring and says "call from verizon wireless" or something like that is city id the problem or something else and how do i fix it?? thanks sorry im a droid noob
- 07-20-2010, 08:13 PM #2
- 07-20-2010, 09:02 PM #4
- 07-20-2010, 09:23 PM #5
- 10-14-2010, 03:00 PM #6
Can you have custom ringtones without having an SD card?
I'm trying to help my dad with his X. I am a BB guy.
My dad does not have an SD card in his phone. He had a Verizon guy help him install a custom ringtone (to replace the default ringtone, for all calls) and my dad says it was working until the next time powered phone off and back on. Now, it doesn't even show in the list of available ringtones when you go into Settings and try to set it.
I hooked his X up to his PC and browsed around. I found a folder named ringtones and a file in it that he said was his ringtone, but I can't figure out how to get it to show up in the list of available ringtones when I go into Settings.
Any help would be much appreciated.
- 10-14-2010, 06:53 PM #7
- 10-14-2010, 07:30 PM #8
I don't know why he doesn't have one. I thought they came with one, too, but I didn't go with him to get the phone.
OTOH, when I hooked it up to his PC, I could see the folders on the phone and was able to find his ringtone file and make a copy of it and rename it. After doing that and powering the phone off and back on, I was able to see it and select it as a custom alarm sound. But it still didn't show up as a ringtone for the phone ringer.
- 10-14-2010, 07:45 PM #9MacGyver Wannabe
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He does have the SD card installed. It's pre-installed. You are browsing the directories of the SD card. As tntdroid already stated, the custom ringtones should be located in /media/audio/ringtones.
The only way to copy ringtones and notification tones to the phone's internal memory is to be rooted, change the memory from "read only" to "read/write", copy the files, change back to "read only", and reboot. There is no way that a Verizon employee rooted the phone.
- 10-14-2010, 07:46 PM #10
Second get RingoLite from market for free, it is the easiest way to set any ringer or notification alerts as default.Samsung S3
Time to feel the POWER...
- 10-14-2010, 07:56 PM #11
So, I found the ringtones folder and his ringtone is there. I copied it and gave it a new name. So, how do I get it to show up in the list of ringtones he can select from to choose a custom default ringtone?
- 10-14-2010, 08:07 PM #12
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- 10-14-2010, 08:18 PM #14Samsung S3
Time to feel the POWER...
- 10-14-2010, 08:24 PM #15
The files (original and copy with new name) are in the ringtones folder. I did the standard Windows thing to disconnect the "drive" (phone). I powered the phone off and back on. The ringtone didn't show as an option for a custom alarm sound until after I powered the phone off and back on. But it would never show as a custom ringtone for the phone ringer.
I don't really foresee trying to tell my dad how to install or deal with an add-on apps. I thought using a Droid and setting a custom ringtone (to a file that's in the ringtones folder) would be easy.
And, like I said in my first post, the Verizon dude set it up and it WAS working (as a ringtone - according to my dad). Then the phone rebooted and it doesn't show any more (as a ringtone for the phone ringer).