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[HOW TO] Custom Ringtones and Notifications

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By the_scotsman, Assistant Forum Admin / Moderator Committee / Haggis Muncher on 16th January 2011, 03:36 AM
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Just a heads up for anyone else new to WP7. You can add custom ringtones to your HD2 WP7 using Chevron Custom Ringtone Manager.

Your phone has to be Chevron unlocked for this to work. Also, your mp3s need to be converted to WMA 48KHz format. This can be done easily with Microsoft Expression Encoder 4.
I've shown here how to convert using this tool:



Once converted, you'll find the WMA file in C:\Users\xxx\Documents\Expression\Expression Encoder\Output. Now run the Chevron Ringtone manager, browse to your WMA file, and click Build Ringtone XAP.

Then install the XAP the same way as you do with any other. I recommend Tom XAP Installer.

For alarms and alerts, there's an two extra steps involved. You must rename your WMA file to Alert-01.WMA (or which ever one you want to replace). Note your original one will be overwritten.
Once you have copied it to your phone, you need to install TouchExplorer. use this to move your Alert-01.WMA file from My Documents/My Ringtones into /Windows.


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An alternative is to sync your music with Zune, and then use TouchExplorer to copy one of your MP3s from My Documents/Zune/Content/xxx folder and put it into your My Ringtones folder. This works too

I've tested both methods and they both work great.

If you have any problems with it, just ask and I'll try to help.
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Its also possible to copy mp3 files to My ringtones folder, I checked it by copying a random mp3 file from zune folder =)

I wonder if you can add extra alert or alarm files by just using higher numbers instead replacing the files? Didnt try this yet because it takes ages to load the windows folder...
Why the hell did MS use the folder to store all the files without any sub folders =S
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Does the mp3 work as a ringtone? I didn't think this worked.
16th January 2011, 09:17 AM |#4  
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yep using it without a problem =)
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yep using it without a problem =)

i think you are using wma not mp3 rite ?
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i think you are using wma not mp3 rite ?

No, I just tested MP3 and it works
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How ? What you did ?
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How ? What you did ?

Read the first post again.
17th January 2011, 12:15 AM |#9  
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any idea on how to delete the ringtone? it's making weird noise no idea why tho..
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Originally Posted by bla166

Its also possible to copy mp3 files to My ringtones folder, I checked it by copying a random mp3 file from zune folder =)

I wonder if you can add extra alert or alarm files by just using higher numbers instead replacing the files? Didnt try this yet because it takes ages to load the windows folder...
Why the hell did MS use the folder to store all the files without any sub folders =S

It works....Thanks mate!!!!!!!!!!!!
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customize ringtone
customize ringtone
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZC4vq7G_gY
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