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    Talking Adding Your Own Custom SMS Recieved Message Tone (1.1.1)

    Okay, this is a really crude way of doing it... and i was tired of not having my original sound that i wanted (since Customize won't allow you to change the SMS Recieved Tone... yet).

    First off, if you go to Settings > Sounds > New Text Message it'll list the sounds you can use (by default it's Tri-tone).

    Now, with this method, you won't add a new one to the list... and it won't be named anything special... but you will get a different sound.

    To add a custom one, open your favorite program for modifying the files on your phone (i like WinSCP).

    On your phone, browse to /System/Library/Audio/UISounds/

    Now the sound you want to use must be in .aif format... i'm not sure about converter's for that format or anything else, i just wanted to use one of my old borat ones which was conveniently already converted.

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    To Create an aif file from any file you have you can use iTunes. Simply go to

    Edit > Preferences > Advanced > Importing (Tab)
    Change the "Import Using:" dropdown menu and select .aif

    Now, if you have a file you want to convert go to File > Import , browse to the file and add it to your library. After it has been added, right click on the file and hit "Convert to AIF". After the conversion finishes, go back to your music library, click on the newly converted file (which should show up directly below the previous file), right click on it and hit "show in windows explorer". Move the file to your desktop, or somewhere else easy to locate.

    Now back in WinSCP, rename the file (on your phone) "sms-received1.caf", to "sms-received1.caf.orig". This will make a backup copy incase you ever decide you want it again. If you don't want it back, ever... you can just delete it.

    Now, copy YOUR .aif file into the UISounds directory, and change the name of your file to "sms-received1.caf".

    Success! Now when you change your SMS Recieved Tone, it will still say "Tri-tone", but it will play the sound that you added!!!!



    If there is a .plist file or something else that someone knows of that can be edited so you can add these the correct way please let me know and i'll update this.
    Last edited by xMemphisx; 11-03-2007 at 09:12 AM.



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    If there is a .plist file or something else that someone knows of that can be edited so you can add these the correct way please let me know and i'll update this.
    In 1.1.2 its in /Application/Preferences.app/<Language>.lproj/Sounds.strings

    For English.lproj/Sounds.strings it looks like this


    ......
    <key>ALERT_VOLUME</key>
    <string>Alert Volume</string>
    <key>ALTERNATE_1</key>
    <string>Chime</string>
    <key>ALTERNATE_2</key>
    <string>Glass</string>
    <key>ALTERNATE_3</key>
    <string>Nokia</string>
    <key>ALTERNATE_4</key>
    <string>Bell</string>
    <key>ALTERNATE_5</key>
    <string>Electronic</string>
    .......

    In this example I changed the Horn tone into a popular standard sound from a Nokia phone
    Also I exchanged the sms-received4.caf in the /System/Library/Audio/UISounds folder and now I see what I hear...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogoschin View Post
    In 1.1.2 its in /Application/Preferences.app/<Language>.lproj/Sounds.strings

    For English.lproj/Sounds.strings it looks like this


    ......
    <key>ALERT_VOLUME</key>
    <string>Alert Volume</string>
    <key>ALTERNATE_1</key>
    <string>Chime</string>
    <key>ALTERNATE_2</key>
    <string>Glass</string>
    <key>ALTERNATE_3</key>
    <string>Nokia</string>
    <key>ALTERNATE_4</key>
    <string>Bell</string>
    <key>ALTERNATE_5</key>
    <string>Electronic</string>
    .......

    In this example I changed the Horn tone into a popular standard sound from a Nokia phone
    Also I exchanged the sms-received4.caf in the /System/Library/Audio/UISounds folder and now I see what I hear...
    Any way to edit the sounds.strings file in windows?

    I tried with wordpad...but after I put the file back onto the phone all I get is "DEFAULT", "ALTERNATE_1"...and so on.....

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    This is a binary plist file.
    If you are on windows use this service to convert it to ascii
    http://140.124.181.188/~khchung/cgi-bin/_plutil.cgi
    some underscores too much in this link....
    If somebody knows a handy program for windows let me know

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    would it not be possible to add tones into the /System/Library/Audio/UISounds/ folder in AIF format under a new "sms-received6.caf" (or "sms-received7.caf") name, and then edit the plist file to include more strings?

    e.g.
    <key>ALERT_VOLUME</key>
    <string>Alert Volume</string>
    <key>ALTERNATE_1</key>
    <string>Chime</string>
    <key>ALTERNATE_2</key>
    <string>Glass</string>
    <key>ALTERNATE_3</key>
    <string>Nokia</string>
    <key>ALTERNATE_4</key>
    <string>Bell</string>
    <key>ALTERNATE_5</key>
    <string>Electronic</string>
    <key>ALTERNATE_6</key>
    <string>Newtone</string>
    <key>ALTERNATE_7</key>
    <string>Newtone2</string>
    <key>ALTERNATE_8</key>
    <string>Newtone3</string>


    can't really see why this would not work - exploiting the iPhone's already existing UI to achieve custom sms tones...?

    I don't have time to try this at the moment - can someone else give it a go? remember to back up your existing /Application/Preferences.app/<Language>.lproj/Sounds.strings file!!


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    wav files work just as well and this also works on 1.1.2

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    Quote Originally Posted by m_101 View Post
    would it not be possible to add tones into the /System/Library/Audio/UISounds/ folder in AIF format under a new "sms-received6.caf" (or "sms-received7.caf") name, and then edit the plist file to include more strings?

    e.g.
    <key>ALERT_VOLUME</key>
    <string>Alert Volume</string>
    <key>ALTERNATE_1</key>
    <string>Chime</string>
    <key>ALTERNATE_2</key>
    <string>Glass</string>
    <key>ALTERNATE_3</key>
    <string>Nokia</string>
    <key>ALTERNATE_4</key>
    <string>Bell</string>
    <key>ALTERNATE_5</key>
    <string>Electronic</string>
    <key>ALTERNATE_6</key>
    <string>Newtone</string>
    <key>ALTERNATE_7</key>
    <string>Newtone2</string>
    <key>ALTERNATE_8</key>
    <string>Newtone3</string>


    can't really see why this would not work - exploiting the iPhone's already existing UI to achieve custom sms tones...?

    I don't have time to try this at the moment - can someone else give it a go? remember to back up your existing /Application/Preferences.app/<Language>.lproj/Sounds.strings file!!
    Tried it, Dind't Work, maybe I did something wrong...

    I converted the file to edit it in windows but i didn't convert it back, maybe that was it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by havanahjoe View Post
    wav files work just as well and this also works on 1.1.2
    Cool. Let me try it.

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    How do you lower the volume of sms tones that you have added to the iPhone? No matter how I adjust the ring volume, the sms tones I added still sound the same.

    The ringtones I have added work fine with the volume adjust slider.
    Hel pls?
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    I believe if you go to the original file and adjust the volume bar on the song, and then convert it to a different format, it SHOULD lower the volume permanently as well
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