Fix for Custom Ringtones in 7.4.1

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by MBHockey, Sep 8, 2007.

  1. MBHockey macrumors 68040

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  2. schulzmc macrumors regular

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    This works for me. I had trashed my Ringtones folder with the custom ring tones I had made using the m4r trick. I simply renamed them m4a, put the folder back in my iTunes library, resynced, and bingo - my created ringtones were back on the phone and I did not get an error message.

    Expect 7.4.2 in the near future...:D
     
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  4. FunkyMonkey macrumors 6502

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    This just in! 7.4.2 is released! Wait, another hack! Oh no, its 7.4.3.....

    Someone at Apple is not having a good day.;)
     
  5. mistercoffee2 macrumors member

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    Wow!

    So now I take an "Apple Lossless" encoded file (.m4a), put it in my Ringtones folder, change he extension to .m4r, double click the file, change the extension back to m4a and sync the iPhone.

    It works on my iMac.
     
  6. FunkyMonkey macrumors 6502

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    Any bets on when 7.4.3 is released? I'm guessing before the day ends.
     
  7. tooshaggy macrumors regular

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    I just created a ringtones folder in itunes music, put the m4r's in there. Then clicked on them all as a group and they were added to the itunes ringtone library. No problem!!!:):confused::apple:
    I did have to restore and resync. NOW I dont have to hack the iphone anymore--- update at will apple!!!!!!!!!
     
  8. MarkMS macrumors 6502a

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    Yay, I got my ringtones back! I just went to the Ringtones folder under iTunes and changed the files from .m4r to .m4a
     
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  10. iPhonatic macrumors member

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    This works perfectly. All we need now is a way to rename the ringtones!
     
  11. EricBrian macrumors 6502a

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    Where is this ringtones folder? I don't have one under itunes music. Maybe somebody could post the exact path?

    Thx
     
  12. treehorn macrumors 6502

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    I think it was added in the newest (newer? How many have we had today anyway???) update, as it wasn't to be found in the version of Itunes I downloaded last night when I got my IPhone, but appeared in the version that updated this afternoon.

    It's in the Itunes music folder (in Music:Itunes:Itunes Music)
     
  13. EricBrian macrumors 6502a

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    This is somewhat odd.... but there is none there for me. And, I while under 7.4, I was able to add Ringtones that are still avail in 7.4.1, I am not longer able to do so now. Hmmmmm....

    Just to make sure I understand correctly, the folder unter iTunes Music is called "Ringtones" and not something else? :)
     
  14. ejc116 macrumors newbie

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    You will only have the "Ringtones" folder if you have iTunes set to manage your music library. Probably why you don't have this directory.
     
  15. EricBrian macrumors 6502a

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    Ah. Thanks for this clarification. I don't allow iTunes to manage my library. :)
     
  16. ejc116 macrumors newbie

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    Neither do I. I prefer to keep things organized myself.
     

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