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Topic # 67601 4-Sep-2010 12:50
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I have a HTC Desire and cannot for life of me figure how to change the ringtones. I can put tones on the sd card but when I go into phone menu there is only the choice of their tones and no way to add your own in. Am I missing something?




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  Reply # 376553 4-Sep-2010 13:04
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Use the Ringdroid app. By default Android does not let you use non system tones. It has the added benefit of letting you select specific parts of a music track instead of just the beginning.




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  Reply # 376567 4-Sep-2010 13:45
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In the Desire manual, it says that you can select ringtones via the Music app: go into the app and select the song/tone you want to use, then play it back. On the play back screen, press menu and you'll see an option to set it as a ringtone.

You can also do this:
(Taken from the massive tips & tricks thread)
NZtechfreak: To add new ringtones or SMS alerts, connect your Desire to USB and mount the device on your PC. Browser to the following folders:

Ringtones: /sdcard/media/audio/ringtones
SMS Alerts: /sdcard/media/audio/notifications
Alarm Alerts: /sdcard/media/audio/alarms

Copy your mp3 files into either of the folders above. Then go to:

Ringtone:Settings > sound and display > phone ringtone
SMS: Settings > sound and display > notification sound
Alarms: Set the sound when adding a new alarm.

Then select the ringtone you put in the above folder(s).



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  Reply # 376594 4-Sep-2010 14:51
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OK Had to use Ringdroid in the end as I could not seem to make it happen in the way explained in the manual
All sweet now




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  Reply # 376632 4-Sep-2010 16:20
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Definitely works as described in the Media player, play the track, while its playing back (or paused for that matter) hit the Menu button and apply as a ring tone.




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