Custom sms tone not working

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by dgamer84, Jan 12, 2011.

  1. dgamer84 macrumors regular

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    So I followed this tut on you-tube except I used iphone browser. I renamed the file like he said but the horn sound is still there.
     
  2. h1r0ll3r macrumors 68040

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    Was the file a .caf file? Usually when it doesn't work it's either that the file type is incorrect or there is a small typo in the naming of the file.
     
  3. dgamer84 thread starter macrumors regular

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    when I copied the file over it's name was sms-received4.caf.aif I renamed it and took the aif part out. Was I suppose to do that?
     
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    Your tones are in the wrong format. They're currently in aif format which is why they're not working. The file extension of the tone should be .caf and the name of the tone should simply be sms-received1, sms-received2, etc.

    Did you convert these tones through iTunes or did you use some other program?
     
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    Rename the FILE EXTENSION of the tone to .caf

    iTunes will output the files into AIFF format so all you need to do is rename the file extension of the tone and change the name to smsreceived1. Sounds like you only changed the file name and not the actual extension.
     
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    You have a PC I see. Check this thread out and look at post #12.
     
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    ok, now I get no sound at all. anybody has had a similar issue?
     
  11. crovian macrumors regular

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    iTunes doesn't normally make an AIFF file (which is used for sms ringtones).
    Normally, it's default to AAC which is for call ringtones and not for SMS tones.

    Make sure your import setting is set to AIFF in preference and try again.
     
  12. dgamer84 thread starter macrumors regular

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    It just started working today:D don't know what the problem was? Only thing I did today was install gridlock and then I checked about four hours later just to see if it worked and it did.

    thanks for the help
     
  13. dgamer84 thread starter macrumors regular

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    What is the best/easiest software to edit audio? I want to use a specific sound as my text alert but I want to cut it down.


    thanks

    using windows 7 btw, but could use a mac if I have to.


    Didn't want to make another thread so I just bumped this one.
     
  14. eastercat macrumors 68040

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    I like audacity. You open the file, cut the segments you don't want and save the rest. I'm not a power user, so I'm sure I haven't even gone beyond the tip of the iceberg. However, it does what I need it to.
    I don't know if there's a windows version though.
     

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