SMS Tone

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  1. ZCherub macrumors 6502a

    ZCherub

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    Downloaded an SMS tone from Cydia. This should be simple, so I'm 98.632% positive that I'll feel like an idiot when one of you clears this up for me, but:

    How do I get it to work. I apply it via winterboard (it does not show up in the regualr sound settings menu). Whatever I have selected via sound settings (even "none") seems to override the tone selected in winterboard. Is there something I'm missing?

    Thanks!
     
  2. sidewinder macrumors 68020

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    The best way to see how to do this is download "Tweet SMS" from Cydia and see how they do it.

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  3. f4780y macrumors 6502

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    Depending on the theme you installed it will have replaced one or all of the built in sounds. Select them one by one to find out which...
    Themes don't add new sounds to the list. They always just replace the stock ones.

    If that doesn't work the theme may be broken. Try another from cydia.
     
  4. ZCherub thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That makes sense, thanks! Unfortunately in my case, this is not a tone that came with the theme I currently have enabled. I downloaded this tone separate from my theme.

    My "default" SMS tones appear (and sound) like they are still stock. I am interested in having the single SMS tone that I DL'd from Cydia function (sound) whenever I receive a new SMS...

    Any more help would be appreciated (although I suppose I could simply move the new SMS sound file into one of the stock tones positions, I'd really rather not remove/replace a stock tone if I don't have to).
     
  5. IrishVixen macrumors 68020

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    ToneFXs "replaces" various stock sounds with ringtones of your choosing--I believe it doesn't affect the stock files. BiteSMS has SMS ringtone replacement built in (including support for custom contact ringtones) in their current beta, which should be in regular release fairly shortly. That one definitely doesn't replace the stock sounds; I've been using it for over a month, and I still use stock sounds for certain contacts. Obviously both of these do a lot more than just replace a single tone, but I know a lot of people here use one or both of these apps rather than SSH'ing in replacements for the stock SMS tones.
     
  6. sidewinder macrumors 68020

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    ZCherub,

    Did you look at the theme I suggested you download? If you had, you would have your answers. It would show you how to to build a theme that not only replaced sounds but would rename them in the Settings app.

    Just replacing a sound is simple:

    Create a folder with any old name like "SomeName.theme". Put a folder inside of it called "UISounds". Inside of that, put a .caf file in that folder with name "sms-received6.caf".

    SomeName.theme --> UISounds --> sms-received6.caf

    Now you have a theme that will replace the last text message sound, "Electronic", with one of your own. It will keep the old name though.

    Place this new theme in "/Library/Themes/", select in WinterBoard, and respring.

    Select "Electronic" in "New Text Message" sounds and you are ready to go.

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  7. jmcclain145 macrumors regular

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    As mentioned previously, a easier way just to edit the sounds for specific alerts is ToneFX, I use that and it allows you easily to mix and match various theme sounds. You can even shuffle your ringtones, which is kinda nice.

    It isn't free but it is well worth it IMHO.
     
  8. ZCherub thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks, JMcClain, Sidewinder, and IrishVixen.

    Sidewinder: I did look at your previous post, thanks. It makes sense, but as I stated above, I would rather not completely replace a stock tone ("Electronic" in your example) if I don't have to. I will definitely keep this in mind, though.

    JMcClain / Vixen: ToneFX sounds like the way to go for simplicities' sake. I appreciate the input!
     
  9. sidewinder macrumors 68020

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    The method I suggest does not replace any file on the iPhone. It does make the original sound inaccessible. But then so does ToneFX which you have to pay for. Once you have setup one WinterBoard theme to do this, it will be easy....

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  10. ZCherub thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I see - thanks. I'll try it that way, too (as it turns out, I already had ToneFX purchased and just comletely forgot about it).
     
  11. navigates macrumors 6502a

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    Is there a place to get a collection of some nice professional tones. What do some of us folks use?
     

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