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Notification Alert - Custom sound possible?

Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by mjk, Nov 7, 2009.

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    I dragged some ringtones I had on my Tour onto my Droid. I am able to use them for the phone, but I am trying to customize the notification alerts and the only options that it's giving me are the ones that come with the phone. Any ideas how to change that?
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    If I recall correctly you can select what you want to hear and long press or hit the menu then "Set as".
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    That will put it as a ringtone, but I'm not able to get at them to use them for email or text notifications.
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    Maybe they need to be in a different directory. Try creating a directory named notifications on your card and put them in there. Maybe that would work. I'll try playing around with it later when I get some time.
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    try doing a search "pub:NeatOFun" they have a bunch of freebies that let you select notification or ringtone.
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    Creating a dir called Notifications worked for me
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    Ring droid allows you to create notification sounds.
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    That worked for me. So I have two folders (ringtones and notifications) with the same tunes in them, but it works.
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    Go into whatever app you want to set a notification for and set it there from the menu option.. I have one for each e-mail account and for chat too (meebo) you can set them all different if you like.
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    I put a dir called notifications in the root of my sd card and i still cant see it in the notifications on my messaging.
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    Dunno why not because that is the way it works. You should have the following directories in the root of your sd card:

    /sdcard/ringtones
    /sdcard/notifications

    Good luck.
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    It might have gone into your music file. I found two ring tones in there because when I saved them, they were mp.3 files. From my music file, I set them as ring tones.
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    I had to create the following directories and I am able to set whatever ringtone notification and alarm sounds I want:

    /sdcard/media/audio/alarms
    /sdcard/media/audio/notifications
    /sdcars/media/audio/ringtones

    I did not have the directories in the root of the sdcard that you mentioned.
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    Ok I got it to work.. I had to create the notifications folder with astro. Whenever I used OI file manager it would never work.
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    I created the root folders and still no dice..

    Edit: I got it to work with Astro as well.
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    I was able to get my ringtone into the Notification selections, but I have selected it and my text messages still play with the original tone. What the hell is going on with that? None of my notifications play my selected tone, I have no idea how to fix it. Any clues?
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    Thank you for this thread!
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    custom sounds

    Can you guys give me a step by step on how to create a folder in the dir of my SDcard so i can make one of my d/l sounds as my notification tone?? i have this wicked metal gear codec sample \m/
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2010
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    I had that codec as my text for a while, then when MGS4 came out, I had to change it because I kept reaching for my phone! Haha

    ...and my wife thought I was a huge geek...
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