[Tutorial] Change the internal ringtones of your rom
After you have read and follow this tutorial, you will be able to do the following:
*Remove ringtones, alarms, and notification tones that you don't use
*Add your own ringtones, alarms, and notification tones that you WILL use
**This is not the same as downloading and using a ringtone from the internet, or wherever. Those methods allow the phone to play the file from your memory card. With this method, we are physically removing or adding directly in the ROM itself.
**Make a backup! I am NOT responsible for ANYTHING that YOU
YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED. Now, Let's proceed.
Alright... So you wanna do this, here is what you will need:
*ADB Installed and working
*Root Manager of some sort (I use Android Commander
- This is freeware, so it's not warez.
Download and install Format Factory. This is the program I use for everything. If you have one of your own preference, it can be substituted.
When installing Format Factory, choose CUSTOM install, and uncheck the toolbar boxes. Otherwise, you are gonna get toolbars installed. You have been warned.
Open Format Factory and click "All to OGG", located under the "Audio" tab on the left. (OGG is universal from Android to Android. That's why this is the chosen option. Also, the sound quality is not noticeably different, and uses less space than an MP3)
Now a new screen appears. Click "Add File", and navigate to your audio files that you want as ringtones, alarm, etc. Once selected, click "OK"
DO NOT CHANGE THE OGG SETTINGS. DEFAULT SETTINGS WORK FINE
Now you should be back at your main window, as if you just started the program. You should now see your selected files listed in the right window of the program. On the top bar, click "Start."
**Once the conversion process is finished, you may close the program. By default, your saved files will go to documents/FFOutput
Open your Root Explorer program, I use Android Commander
**In Android Commander, the left window is your PC, the right is your phone
With your Root Explorer program, navigate to your newly created OGG files. Once you see them listed, select them. In Android commander, to select a file, you must put a check mark in the box associated with that file.
Move these newly selected files to your phone, by clicking the "Copy" button above the left window in Android Commander. In the right window, you will want to make sure that you are within your "/system/media/***" folder, to insure these files are copied to the correct location.
Reboot and test.
Please note: "***
" represents the respective folders. i.e. "ringtones", "notifications", etc.
If you want to remove audio files that you do not use, just select them, and click "Delete" from within their respective folders, using Android Commander.
**Once they are deleted, if you have no backup, they are gone!
I hope this has helped some of you, who wish to do this. If it has, please click THANKS.
Constructive criticism is always welcome. any questions, just ask. :)