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By elempe, Junior Member on 23rd February 2006, 06:44 AM
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Hello!

Is there some way how to change sounds not listed in "Settings" at "Sounds & Notifications".
For example is it possible to change "low battery" warning sound? Or this "crack" when taping screen/menus.

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23rd February 2006, 09:38 AM |#2  
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yes you can. example; when you send a text message or the "G" icon comes up (for GPRS); there's a short "blip" sound. the name of this file is "default". it's a wav file, normally you can't change this via the settings. what you do; if you have a wav file that you want to use...example, the file sounds like a dog barking, using your pc rename this file to "default". via activesync, copy and paste the wav file in the windows folder of your xda. there will be a window which pops up asking if you want to replace the existing file with the one you are putting in. simply click ok. so, the next time you send a text message or the gprs icon pops, the sound should be the one you replaced.

take note; if you upgraded to the wm2005 rom, you won't be able to change the sounds. it worked for me before when i was still in wm2003se; but when i switched to wm2005 i could no longer change the preset tones....not that i'm complaining mind you

doing a hard reset will simply revert the sound to the preset wav file the unit came with.
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23rd February 2006, 10:56 AM |#3  
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Thanks.
But seems it doesn't help for me. Because my device (HTC Wizard branded as O2 XDA mini S) is with preinstalled WM5 already.
Dose it means that it is impossible to change those sounds?
23rd February 2006, 11:52 AM |#4  
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yeah chances are you won't be able to change the sounds. something like the rom being write-protected, bummer isn't it :?
23rd February 2006, 12:07 PM |#5  
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You can change many of the sounds, actually...

Q. How do I disable the Start menu 'clicks' ?
A. Start > Settings > Sounds & Notifications* > |Sounds| > [ ] Events (warnings, system events) i.e. uncheck this option

Q. How do I add a "Low Battery" option to Sounds & Notifications ?
A. Using a registry editor, set:
HKCU\ControlPanel\Notifications\{A877D663-239c-47a7-9304-0D347F580408}\Default = Low Battery (REG_SZ string, no quotes)
If that weird looking bit is confusing you, just click them all and look for the one with a value "Wave = Lowbatt"
Note that this should work for any of the other notifications that have no Sounds & Notifications entry, such as the "online" event.

Q. How do I -change- the Start menu 'clicks' ?
A.

1. Create these two wave files:
MenuPop.wav - This wave file will be played when a menu pops up, such as the Start menu.
hwandsw.wav - This wave file will be played when picking from a menu. For example, selecting an item in the Start menu, selecting a tap-and-hold item, etc.

2. Now copy these two files, via ActiveSync, to your device's "Temp" folder (or any other folder, but not to the Windows folder as it won't allow it.)

3. Now fire up File Explorer (or equivalent, such as Total Commander CE) on your device

4. go to the "Temp" folder, tap-and-hold one of the wav files and select "Copy".

5. go to the "Windows" folder (File Explorer will take its sweet time getting a list at this time. I recommend using Total Commander CE instead), tap-and-hold on an empty area, and choose "Paste". If it asks you if you wish to overwrite the existing file, choose "yes".

6. Do the same for the other wav file, if applicable

7. Turn your device off, then back on - or wait a a while (so that the files are properly squared away) and perform a soft-reset

8. Done
You should now get the sounds that you've made as the menu clicks.

Tested on: HTC Wizard::Qtek 9100 - ROM: 1.1.7.5, ExtROM: 1.1.7.105

Warning: only way to get the originals back is via a hard reset, or by replacing the wav files once more - this time with the original files.
27th February 2006, 08:34 AM |#6  
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Thanks ZeBoxx
It worked for me
1st March 2006, 06:29 AM |#7  
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Can you change the tap sound?
1st March 2006, 12:07 PM |#8  
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couldn't spot any wav/mid for the tap sound.. might be a registry entry related to it somewhere.. I saw a couple of accesses with ceregspy but nothing that would help immediately
1st March 2006, 02:48 PM |#9  
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Perhaps this thread can help you? It worked for me.

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tweakradje, could you elaborate on "it worked for me"?

Is it in reference to generally the sounds - e.g. adjusting the associated sound filename with the event?

Or is it in reference to changing the Screen Taps sound? The latter, as far as I could tell when I reviewed those documents, isn't covered. The volume is - but you can change that much through the Control Panel
1st March 2006, 08:43 PM |#11  
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Sounds (and soundevents) are all over the place.

So far as I know there are 4 places:

- 21 general sounds in HKLM\snd\ in a 21 line multiz string (possible to include paths) See previous post in thread.

- phone sound events in HKCU\Controlpanel\SoundCategories and Sounds
(don't have a phone so I cannot be for sure)

- System Notifications/warnings in HKCU\ControlPanel\Notifications

- Screen Taps & Hardware buttons in WAPEAPI.DLL, WAVE\100 to 103
where HW buttons (Loud/Soft) = 100 and 101
Screen taps (Loud/Soft) = 102 and 103
(see attached image)

The latter have to be transplanted with Resource Hacker. Dunno if you can overwrite the WAVEAPI.DLL in de \Windows folder. But it is worth a try.

EDIT: the waveapi.dll.0409.mui is used on my system which is overwritable ;O)

UPDATE: Works splendid. Very nice sound effects (using all above together) :lol:

ps: don't forget to keep a modified copy on your Memory card. After a hard reset the default waveapi.dll.0409.mui will return from ROM.
(or make a proper backup everytime you change something like I do)

Tip: use sndrec32.exe to edit you wav file and do wav conversion

Tip: if you overwrite a \window system file you can always delete it again and do a soft reset to get the original back.

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