Welcome to XDA

Search to go directly to your device's forum

Register an account

Unlock full posting privileges

Ask a question

No registration required
Post Reply

Ringtone/notification serious problems

OP curioct

7th June 2014, 05:13 PM   |  #1  
OP Senior Member
Thanks Meter: 30
 
192 posts
Join Date:Joined: Jan 2011
First let me start by saying I'm by no means new to sgs phones this is my fourth.

I collected it Friday rooted it in the car park within the first minute, remapped the keys (what were they thinking with the menu thing) within the first hour etc etc

So all that said I am a little embarrassed by this.

I can't seem to set mp3's as default ringtones or notification tones.

I have copied the files into both the ringtones and notifications folders.

They are the same mp3 files I have used for all my sgs phones and they all play in the default music player but only one appears in the music lists. I can select this as a default but have no idea why that appears in the lists and none of the others do and I have no idea why. I've looked at files sizes, permissions, id3 tags everything I can think of to determine the difference between that file and the others.

I've tried various selection options but anything other than the default media selector appears to work but at the final stage the tone is selected as silent.

Funny thing is I can individually select them on a per contact basis but this would take forever. Even the usually reliable group ringtone app has let me down

I even tried copying the files into the system/media folders still no dice

Any ideas anyone?

Sent from my SM-G900F using XDA Free mobile app
7th June 2014, 09:05 PM   |  #2  
Junior Member
Thanks Meter: 1
 
10 posts
Join Date:Joined: Apr 2011
Quote:
Originally Posted by curioct

First let me start by saying I'm by no means new to sgs phones this is my fourth.

I collected it Friday rooted it in the car park within the first minute, remapped the keys (what were they thinking with the menu thing) within the first hour etc etc

So all that said I am a little embarrassed by this.

I can't seem to set mp3's as default ringtones or notification tones.

I have copied the files into both the ringtones and notifications folders.

They are the same mp3 files I have used for all my sgs phones and they all play in the default music player but only one appears in the music lists. I can select this as a default but have no idea why that appears in the lists and none of the others do and I have no idea why. I've looked at files sizes, permissions, id3 tags everything I can think of to determine the difference between that file and the others.

I've tried various selection options but anything other than the default media selector appears to work but at the final stage the tone is selected as silent.

Funny thing is I can individually select them on a per contact basis but this would take forever. Even the usually reliable group ringtone app has let me down

I even tried copying the files into the system/media folders still no dice

Any ideas anyone?

Sent from my SM-G900F using XDA Free mobile app

Set them using estrong's File Explorer. When you have the mp3 long press and do "set as". That will cover your ringtone. Then when you go to pick the notification pick "estrong's" instead of Android system.
14th June 2014, 02:55 PM   |  #3  
OP Senior Member
Thanks Meter: 30
 
192 posts
Join Date:Joined: Jan 2011
Yeah that didnt work, no matter what I did I couldnt get them to be recognised by the internal music player and therefore they were not selectable. Still have no idea why.

However I managed to redownload the ones I wanted the most and use the new versions so I am guessing something in my ringtones folder has some level of corruption or something along those lines

but the workaround is working so no major hassle just a tad annoying not knowing what the issue actually is
xtechx
14th June 2014, 07:54 PM   |  #4  
Guest
Thanks Meter: 0
 
n/a posts
Maybe its because of the length of them. I'm using MP3 for all my tones. But I cut out 30-35 seconds for ringtones, usually my favourite part of a song... My text tones are from CM/Carbon..

This was on shipping firmware, the OTA update and any custom ROM I've been on. At first I put them in their respective directory on the internal storage, but now on custom ROM I just have a custom flash able zip to put them in the proper system folders..

Edit: this method may allow them to show in the settings menu. That's where I like my ringtones showing..

Sent from my SM-G900M using Tapatalk
Last edited by xtechx; 14th June 2014 at 08:20 PM.
Post Reply Subscribe to Thread
Previous Thread Next Thread
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes