How do I change an MP3 into an sms for my JB 3GS?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by newportpaco, Jul 17, 2009.

  1. newportpaco macrumors member

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    Hope this is the right place to post this. I want to have Monty pythons "Message for you sir" as my sms notification and I looked for it on cydia but to no avail. I have the MP3 for it but I have no idea how to make it an sms tone, any ideas or advice? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. bytethese macrumors 68030

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    http://tinyurl.com/lxcxog

    That will get you started. If you are still lost, please provide some details about what machine you have, what OS, etc so that folks can actually help you. :)
     
  3. miggitymac macrumors 6502a

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    Here's how I do it on a mac:

    -Get an audio editing program...I have Audacity.
    -Open up the file in editing program
    -Save/export edited file as .wav file (for some reason, mine only work when I save as .wav)
    -rename .wav file into a .caf(?) file...whatever file extension the stock tones end with..can't remember at the moment
    -SSH into your phone and replace one of the 6 stock tones with yours (make a backup of the stock tone just in case)


    ***the file name has to be the same as the one you're replacing. SBS-received1 or something like that for example...I'm not at home so I can't check for sure.

    This will also work for all other sounds like email received/sent, etc...
     
  4. newportpaco thread starter macrumors member

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    Thank you for the help, I figured it out and learned a lot about the phone in the process, and it was fun to boot. I did make one small mistake but I didn't like tri-tone anyway lol. Take care.
     
  5. miggitymac macrumors 6502a

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    Haha..so all the help you needed was for someone to show you how to google?
     
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  7. newportpaco thread starter macrumors member

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    I did search but after reading some of ways to do it with ssh I got a little intimidated and I was thinking there might be an easier way so I thought I would ask you experts. I didn't want to mess up my phone and have to restore. But again thanks for your help.

    Oh and why the heck apple would have me resort to this for something so simple as an SMS tone I have no idea. I just got sick of having the same tones as my friends and allways looking to see if it was me.
     
  8. bytethese macrumors 68030

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    If you have a Mac, why not just use Garageband? It's already installed. :)
     

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