How do you access a cellphone memory card?

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  1. AlBDamned macrumors 68030

    AlBDamned

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    Hi All,

    I'm trying to put a new ringtone on my flatmate's cellphone, a Nokia 6230. The memory card has plenty of space left (23MB) for this track (5.3MB). However, the phone itself only has 6MB and 4MB of this is used with phone stuff. When trying to transfer this file, it automatically hits the phone memory and not the memory card.

    Does anyone know how you transfer straight to the card and not to the phone memory?

    In Bluetooth file transfer, you can access the phone, but you need a passcode. What code would this be?

    Cheers,

    AL
     
  2. ITASOR macrumors 601

    ITASOR

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    Try his lock/security code. It's usually factory set as all 0's or some portion of the ph. number, usually last 4 digits.
     
  3. Applespider macrumors G4

    Applespider

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    You need a passcode to pair the phone with the Mac the first time. It can be anything. Just type in something like 111 and then it will ask for the same code on the phone. It's designed so that you can't just download crap onto any BT device you happen to spot so the person with the phone agrees.

    As far as getting it on the memory card rather than the phone memory. Check what the name of the folder is on the card and you should be able to navigate to that on the phone. My SE works that way with its Duo anyhow.
     
  4. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    On my 3650, I can get it to connect to the Browse Device option just fine, but it always opens to an empty folder, and I am never able to navigate to anywhere either in the phone's memory or the memory card. So I haven't been able to get around this.

    But, ahem... don't you think a 5MB ringtone is a little overboard? Why not use SoundStudio or the like to trim it down to cell phone size? I mean, it doesn't need to be Stereo 128 VBR in order to sound good as a ringtone, or be 4 minutes long.... That might be a better solution, and also leave you more phone memory for other good stuff... like more MPEG ringtones! :D
     
  5. AlBDamned thread starter macrumors 68030

    AlBDamned

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    got it...

    using a combo of both your reply's...

    On the BT transfer, I did browse, then typed in 0000. It then came up on the Mac with the pair option which I did with the same number then opened up the phone.

    That works!

    Cheers,

    AL
     
  6. AlBDamned thread starter macrumors 68030

    AlBDamned

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    You're right, 5mb is well overboard for the app, but as with many things recently, this is a new venture. Is SoundStudio freeware? What app would I have that could shrink it bearing in mind I've only got the regular iLife and freeware apps for anything not DTP related...
     
  7. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

    mkrishnan

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    Wait, so can you actually see the contents of your mem card this way? Did you have to do anything tricky once inside Browse Device? I wonder why I can't see anything. *looks*

    EDIT: If you have a consumer mac, you should have SoundStudio. Otherwise, you might be able to downsample it in iTunes, by changing the default file type to a low bit rate MP3, using advanced -> convert to change the file, and then restoring your preferences.

    Otherwise, you might be able to do it with the shareware version without paying: http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/10003
     
  8. AlBDamned thread starter macrumors 68030

    AlBDamned

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    Once opened up I can pretty much see all the 'Gallery' folders which include images, tones, and the non-titled memory card.
     
  9. AlBDamned thread starter macrumors 68030

    AlBDamned

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    It's shrunk...

    Now it's stored in the phone, the actual file is only 1.5MB.... I've not done anything to it...
     

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