How do I change this? Somehow, instead of saying Droid, it does the low-battery alert.
Does anyone know how to select the default ringtone for the startup?
I don't recall the last time mine ever said "DROID!" on startup; instead it plays the notification called "On The Hunt."
I assume if you're talking about the sound that plays when the lock screen first appears, all that uses is your default notification ringtone in Settings, assuming it's one of the default tones as your phone will not play custom tones until the SD card has been found (which would be after initial startup). So you can make it whatever you want. From there you go into any applications that use notifications and set a custom notification for them. My default notification tone is On The Hunt but for text messages I use the Transformer sound and email tones are silenced. Probably just restated what's on the thread that link pointed to but oh well, didn't feel like reading it.
I'd like to be able to copy personalized tones to the phones folders but I guess that's what rooting is for. I found a bunch of sound clips from the HAL9000 and I was interested in integrating them with the Droid for a theme.
Last edited by Sweettooth; 04-01-2010 at 02:43 AM.
How to add custom ringtones and notification sounds to your phone:
1. Connect the device to the computer with the USB cable
2. From the Droid home screen, pull down the Notification bar, located at the top of the screen (or you can also press the Menu Key on the front of your Droid and then select Notifications)
3. Select USB Connected
4. Select Mount
5. From your computer explore the ‘Removable Disk’ which is actually your SD card.
6. Create a folder called Media directly on your SD card, and then create these subfolders inside the Media folder:
Then just drop your files into the appropriate folder, and assign your personalized ringtones to contacts, email, and the alarm clock.
Be sure to safely remove the Droid or touch 'turn off USB storage' and then turn off. No need to be rooted for any of this to work.
Upon initial startup, or when I plug the device into my laptop via USB and I get the notification that USB is connected, I originally wanted that to be the Transformers "transforming" sound, and then when I got a text message, I would use a soundclip from the HAL9000 that says, "There is a message for you..." However, since the tone is stored on the SD card, I only heard the transforming sound when I plugged the phone in. Unplugging it (or during startup) simply plays the default notification tone stored on the phone. That's why I was saying you'd likely need root access to mess around with the currently read-only folders, where the default tones, backgrounds, etc... are stored.
Really I suppose it'd be nice if you could navigate the SD card from your computer and have the phone read it simultaneously, maybe I'm messing around with a bunch of stuff on the SD card and want to listen to music on the phone or watch a movie on the phone while I do...
Last edited by Sweettooth; 04-01-2010 at 12:04 PM.
I have changed the ringtones for phone calls, messages, and alarms, but I have not been able to find the option to change the low power setting notification/ringtone on the Droid 2 Global. Is it possible and how?