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Old Jul 4, 2007, 01:44 PM   #1
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Ringtones Stored as AAC Files on iPhone



There are a number of ongoing efforts to unlock/activate or otherwise customize the iPhone. One of the (seemingly) more successful ones has managed to get a full listing of the iPhone's filesystem.

There isn't a whole lot revealed in the iPhone's file system contents, but one tidbit is that Ringtones appear to be stored as .m4a (unprotected AAC) files, suggesting that adding custom ringtones would be as simple as copying AAC files into the appropriate directory.

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/Library/Ringtones
/Library/Ringtones/Alarm.m4a
/Library/Ringtones/Ascending.m4a
/Library/Ringtones/Bark.m4a
/Library/Ringtones/Bell Tower.m4a
/Library/Ringtones/Blues.m4a
/Library/Ringtones/Boing.m4a
/Library/Ringtones/Crickets.m4a
/Library/Ringtones/Digital.m4a
/Library/Ringtones/Doorbell.m4a
/Library/Ringtones/Duck.m4a
/Library/Ringtones/Harp.m4a
/Library/Ringtones/Motorcycle.m4a
/Library/Ringtones/Old Car Horn.m4a
/Library/Ringtones/Old Phone.m4a
/Library/Ringtones/Piano Riff.m4a
/Library/Ringtones/Pinball.m4a
/Library/Ringtones/Robot.m4a
/Library/Ringtones/Sci-Fi.m4a
/Library/Ringtones/Sonar.m4a
/Library/Ringtones/Strum.m4a
/Library/Ringtones/Timba.m4a
/Library/Ringtones/Time Passing.m4a
/Library/Ringtones/Trill.m4a
/Library/Ringtones/Xylophone.m4a
The original site has asked not to be linked, but more information can be obtained via IRC (#iphone on irc.osx86.hu)

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Old Jul 4, 2007, 01:47 PM   #2
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The original site has asked not to be linked, but more information can be obtained via IRC (#iphone on irc.osx86.hu)
Shhhhhh that is where i'm getting all the information from for the updates I was putting in this thread. (quite a few juicy details)


"06 07 2A 86 48 86 F7 14 04"= "Microsoft file formats";
"06 08 2A 86 48 86 F7 14 04 02"= "Microsoft Word";
"06 08 2A 86 48 86 F7 14 04 03"= "Microsoft Excel";
"06 08 2A 86 48 86 F7 14 04 04"= "Microsoft Project";
"06 08 2A 86 48 86 F7 14 04 05"= "Microsoft PowerPoint";
"06 08 2A 86 48 86 F7 14 04 06"= "Microsoft Works";
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Old Jul 4, 2007, 01:48 PM   #3
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This should be hacked in the next hours I presume
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Old Jul 4, 2007, 01:49 PM   #4
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This should be hacked in the next hours I presume
The current feeling is that it may happen over night tonight.
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Old Jul 4, 2007, 01:55 PM   #5
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Old Jul 4, 2007, 01:58 PM   #6
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Maybe it'll end up being a Windows on Intel scenario where the hackers get this sorted with a bodge job and the Apple release a tidy little software update that gives everyone this anyway in a fully supported format.
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Old Jul 4, 2007, 02:08 PM   #7
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Is there a way to access these files on our iPhones? It seems that Apple has reinvented the syncing process for the iPhone and made it so that it's not recognized as a disk during syncing like iPods.
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Assuming this could happen, it would be interesting to see if someone develops an app that allows us to actually browse the filesystem of iPhone and drop in files in the appropriate folder thus circumventing iTunes - iPhone synchronization.
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Old Jul 4, 2007, 02:59 PM   #9
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There was a rumor on MacRummors that future releases of iPhone software would support a full file browser and custom ring tones. I suspect there were a number of features cut for the initial release to get it stable. Disk mode is supposed to come back when the file browser is complete. There is also rumored to be a chat client coming (I would think using the current SMS interface).
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Old Jul 4, 2007, 03:26 PM   #10
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In theory could you not just replace the file with the one you want?

e.g. rename "Song A" to "Alarm.m4a", move the file to /Library/Ringtones/.

As long as the file is in AAC format it should work.
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Old Jul 4, 2007, 03:29 PM   #11
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In theory could you not just replace the file with the one you want?

e.g. rename "Song A" to "Alarm.m4a", move the file to /Library/Ringtones/.

As long as the file is in AAC format it should work.
Probably won't even need to go that route. Direct info from a team of hackers

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How do you access these files, or atleast, how are you able to view all this?
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How do you access these files, or atleast, how are you able to view all this?
There are a couple of places around where you can pick up the decrypted disk images. However when it comes to actually getting these onto the iPhones well that information as far as I am aware hasn't been released yet but from the chit chatter and information releases seems as if they have it working on iPhones.

And of course there is the wiki which can't be linked if you want to read about everything going on. If you really cant find the wiki PM and i can provide a link.
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Does a bluetooth sync allow viewing of the files????
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Does a bluetooth sync allow viewing of the files????
YOu cant do a bluetooth sync as of yet, hopefully that comes soon.
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I haven't looked into this but is the "restore" button linked to a DMG that was recently cracked?

If so, why not open that DMG and copy AAC files into the /Library/Ringtones folder and hit 'restore'? =)
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I haven't looked into this but is the "restore" button linked to a DMG that was recently cracked?

If so, why not open that DMG and copy AAC files into the /Library/Ringtones folder and hit 'restore'? =)
Because it a lot more complicated than that. The disk image is encryted, hell even the pngs inside the image are non standard and proving a massive difficulty to open.
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Old Jul 4, 2007, 04:37 PM   #18
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where is this directory found?

How can I just place one of my own songs in the directory with the appropriate format?
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Old Jul 4, 2007, 04:43 PM   #19
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where is this directory found?

How can I just place one of my own songs in the directory with the appropriate format?
It is found in Library/Ringtones, this is on the iPhone obviously. This is currently not something people, who are out of the inner circle, are able to do.

Little side not the ringtones were created in iTunes 7.1.2
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Where's the ringtones tabs in iTunes like we saw in the keynote?
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damn i want so bad ringtones tab on itunes.. CMON APPLE !!

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It is found in Library/Ringtones, this is on the iPhone obviously. This is currently not something people, who are out of the inner circle, are able to do.

Little side not the ringtones were created in iTunes 7.1.2
maybe soon hackers will make an app that let you config iphone or mess with folders..

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Dude, you gotta explain what that is, to most people, including me, thats just random nonsense...
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