How to set custom mp3s as Ringtones, Notification tones, or Alarm tones

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    1. Attach the phone via USB to a computer.
    2. Drop down the notification bar and tap "Select to copy files to/from your computer", then "Mount".
    3. Create a folder on your SDCard called "Media"
    4. Create 3 folders under the new "Media" folder, each called "Ringtones", "Notifications", and "Alarms".
    5. Place the mp3 you want to use into the corresponding folder. (i.e. If I want to use an mp3 for an SMS Alert, I would put it under "Notifications". Or as a ringtone when someone calls me, under Ringtones, or as an alarm sound, under "Alarms", etc.)
    6. Drop down the notification bar on the phone again and select "Turn off USB Storage", then "Turn off".
    7. Wait for it to prepare the SDCard, then give it a few minutes to refresh all of the tones.
    8. You're done.

    Note: All folders are without quotes.
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    Or.... you can long press on a song in the music player and select "use as phone ringtone"
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    That doesn't work for setting tones as Notification sounds or Alarm sounds.
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    use Ringdroid.......
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    agreed, amazing free app.
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    Great post. I hate downloading apps for things I can just do myself.
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    That ruins the point of an app
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    "tha"?

    Try a little...
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    lol:icon_ banana:
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    Thanks OP, I was wondering how to set an mp3 as my alarm. Was getting tired of waking every morning to a loud, annoying alarm.

    Useful information. Thank you.
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    Deleted a page and half of unnecessary banter.

    This is a useful thread so lets stay on topic gentlemen.

    Thank-you.
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    Cool. If it weren't for this thread, I wouldn't have found those. Neato. Thanks!
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    Thanks! Very handy.
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    Very useful... thanks for the thread and for trying to help.
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    i understand this works for the motorola but i cant figure out how to set these tones with the Eris? anyone?
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    Thanks for the help. I will give it a go.
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    I was able to do this without the USB cable, but I had an mp3 already on the phone to use. However, I had to restart the phone to get it to prepare the SD and get the alarm app to recognize the new tone. Is there a way to get it to prepare the USB without restarting?
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    It worked just fine for me. Thanks for this post. It saved me a lot of headache.
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