1. Krewe's Avatar
    I've always respected Android Central, so I’m bringing you a problem that’s a big deal for me.

    I want to use the same (stock) notification tones on my Moto X4 running Android 9 as I did on my previous phone, a Moto X2 running Android 5. This is important to me because my cousins are all deaf; they use emails for conversations like hearing folks use phones; and thus I need short, sharp, distinctive notification tones to alert me when a cousin(s) is “calling” me via email, especially when I'm enveloped in heavy background noise. The notification tones on this X4 are so wimpy as to be nearly useless.

    The X2 died in an ugly electronic flash when I inserted the charging cord. If it were bootable I'd just copy the tones off the X2. I’ve considered betting that the problem is battery-based, tearing down the X2, putting in a new battery and seeing what I can resurrect. But a teardown seems so extreme.

    There ought to be a simpler way to obtain X2 notification tones or find new tones that work for me. Any ideas?
    Morty2264 likes this.
    06-01-2019 04:48 PM
  2. Rukbat's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central. I imagine that anything but plants and wild animals are hard to find there.

    Try Zedge for tones, and Ringtone Maker to make any tone that's too quiet louder (it works on any music file, not just ringtones). If you want just a single really loud tone, try the attached ringtone (put it into your Notifications folder after you extract it from the .zip - we can't upload .mp3 files). It's a little bit louder than enough to cause the phone to distort it (making it any louder just increases the distortion).

    Old_Phone Loud.zip
    gendo667 likes this.
    06-01-2019 05:12 PM
  3. gendo667's Avatar
    Welcome to the Android Central forums. I second the Zedge recommendation.
    06-01-2019 05:31 PM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central!
    06-01-2019 10:31 PM
  5. TraderGary's Avatar
    Welcome from Atlanta, Georgia, where Android is everywhere!
    I too am a Zedge user and support the recommendation.
    06-01-2019 10:37 PM
  6. belodion's Avatar
    Welcome aboard.
    06-02-2019 06:45 AM
  7. Javier P's Avatar
    Welcome to the forums.
    06-02-2019 07:29 AM
  8. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Welcome to the forums. If you have a PC, you can try to pull the tones from the old phone and place them on the new one. Not sure where Moto puts their sound files, though.
    06-02-2019 08:13 AM
  9. Morty2264's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! I've used Zedge for years - I too recommend it!
    mustang7757 likes this.
    06-02-2019 08:46 AM
  10. Krewe's Avatar
    Wow, I have all I need and more in Zedge. My need is fulfilled, though further posts are of course welcome.

    Thank you all who replied, most especially Rukbat. Rukbat, I unzipped Old_Phone Loud.zip and will use it.

    I hope someone else can benefit from this thread, which clearly demonstrates that everything is easy unless you don't know how to do it.
    06-02-2019 12:14 PM
  11. STARGATE's Avatar
    Wow, I have all I need and more in Zedge. My need is fulfilled, though further posts are of course welcome.

    Thank you all who replied, most especially Rukbat. Rukbat, I unzipped Old_Phone Loud.zip and will use it.

    I hope someone else can benefit from this thread, which clearly demonstrates that everything is easy unless you don't know how to do it.
    Hello and welcome to the forums at Android Central!

    I'm glad you got the help you needed.
    Don't be a stranger.

    Sent From the TARDIS With my Blue Note 9
    06-04-2019 07:25 AM
  12. Morty2264's Avatar
    Wow, I have all I need and more in Zedge. My need is fulfilled, though further posts are of course welcome.

    Thank you all who replied, most especially Rukbat. Rukbat, I unzipped Old_Phone Loud.zip and will use it.

    I hope someone else can benefit from this thread, which clearly demonstrates that everything is easy unless you don't know how to do it.
    So glad you got the help you needed!
    gendo667 likes this.
    06-04-2019 01:37 PM
  13. mustang7757's Avatar
    Hello , welcome to the forums !
    I pick Zedge also
    Morty2264 likes this.
    06-07-2019 10:17 AM
  14. Almeuit's Avatar
    Welcome!
    06-12-2019 12:27 AM

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