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Wannabe Geek

# 16423 9-Oct-2007 19:45
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Gopt a samsung M510 rnvy today, looks cool, but kind of useless.

The first thing I was trying to put my own mp3 as a ringtone onto the phone, no success.................

therefore, I found out a way to solve it and looks like this is the only way to do it....... Just in case u guys need it.

here is the solution:

In case anyone else has the Samsung m510 and is trying to figure out how to put free ringtones onto it, take heart! Yes, it can be done, and yes, it is quite simple.

The phone supports both MP3 and AAC ringtones as long as they conform to these specifications:
  • The file size must be less than 512 KB.
  • The file name cannot contain spaces.
  • The file must have the .3g2 extension (note: for some reason, this is case-sensitive... the g must be lowercase or it will not work!)
  • The file can be put onto either the phone itself or the memory card, as long as it is placed in the DCIM\100SSMED folder. You can transfer the file to the phone via any method (Bluetooth, USB data cable, memory card, or WAP/Internet download).

Once you have the ringtone file uploaded to your phone, go to Pictures > My Albums > Memory Card (assuming you put the file on the memory card) and find the file. This is somewhat difficult because all of your ringtones will show up as a red X. You will not know the name of the file, so it is a good idea to name them using by selecting them and choosing Options > Details/Edit > Text Caption as soon as you upload them. Once you select the file you want as a ringtone, choose Options > Assign and assign it to what you want. To assign it to all calls, first do Options > Assign > Voice Calls > With Caller ID and then do Options > Assign > Voice Calls > No Caller ID.

That's it! It's quite simple as long as you know the naming limitations on the filename. No special programs or file formats are required -- just use Audacity to trim your song and export directly to MP3, then rename the file to have the .3g2 (again, must be lowercase!) extension. Voila, free ringtones for your m510

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Wannabe Geek

  # 90315 9-Oct-2007 19:47
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and if u guys know a beetter way to put own mp3 as ringtone, do let me know....

Also the bluetooth on it, it is steroe bluetooth, but u can not transfer files from another phone to Envy......another disappoint point.

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Uber Geek


# 90320 9-Oct-2007 20:09
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Good info! Does this also work for "messaging alerts"? I have one of these currently on loan and want to "tear it to bits"


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Wannabe Geek

  # 90327 9-Oct-2007 20:31
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no, it doesn't. simply you only can assign video clip for voice call, not for messages...........

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Master Geek

  # 91387 17-Oct-2007 17:19
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you can transfer files to/from the envy, i tried it the other day ... but looks like you have to 1st pair a device ..the 'send' files option then apears when you hightlight a trusted device in the list that also supports file transfer.  which is kinda crappy w610i will just send to anything that shows up on it's scan...

cheers for the ringtone advice though, i had been wondering.

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Wannabe Geek

  # 91823 21-Oct-2007 11:33
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I tried the procedure of renaming the MP3 file to a 3g2 file and it didn't work. Actually, every time I tried to access the file my phone would lock-up and reboot. I spent almost 10 hours ripping out my hair because I figured something was missing from the tutorial above. After a while I went back to my roots and decided if I couldn't rename a file 3g2 then I would try to convert a file to 3g2. I found a nice FREE program that can CONVERT files to 3g2 format and after that the process above worked flawlessly. The program can also convert to other formats, if your phone isn't the one mentioned above. I think it's worth checking out.

Note: You gotta do a bit of hoop jumping to get to the download, so here's the quickest way... On the first page scroll to where it says "Start Downloading SUPER ©" and click on that link, it's close to the bottom of the page. On the second page you only have to scroll down a little bit and click the blue link, amid the red font, that says "download and use".... Finally, on the third page scroll RIGHT TO THE BOTTOM and click the link that says "Download SUPER © setup file"... The file should (hopefully) start downloading. If not then make sure to enable JavaScript, clear your cache, unblock your http referrer (firewall), and don't use a proxy server. Otherwise it should work fine.

To use this program with the process above, which is a very excellent tutorial by the way, simply change the part that says "rename the MP3" to "convert the MP3"... In the program it gives you the option of disabling video, make sure you checkmark that option. Everything else is pretty self explanatory. Just drag your MP3, or whatever, file to the box at the bottom and click the encode button. You should then find your ringtone in the root of your C drive. (example "C:\ringtone.3G2") I havn't figured out how to set the program so it saves to another location, but that's a drawback I can easily live with.

Oh, another quick note, this program saves to a 3G2 format so you still have to go to the file and change it to 3g2... Lowercase "G" is required by the phone.

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