First step of “freedom of ringing”
Equip your phone with a microSD card.
Connect the phone to the computer with a USB cable (should be Windows-Linux is possible but not specific to this tutorial).
Create a folder in microSD storage titled something like “Ringtones” (accessible through “My Computer”).
Create a temporary folder on your desktop titled something like “Ringtones” where we’ll place the finished products of this process until we transfer everything to your phone.
Second step for “freedom of ringing”
Download and install “Format Factory”
This will allow us to convert our “.mp3” ringtones to a uniform state.
Third step for “Freedom of ringing”
Visit Audiko website – It’s completely FREE – No hidden “catch” (so far so good)
I recommend creating an account so that you can save a library of your ringtones. Unlike some, Audiko doesn’t ask for your phone number at all (I kinda feel more secure about that). HOWEVER, you can use all the features of the site without registering at all.
Audiko is stellar for two reasons:
First of all, you can download your own music from your computer / phone / other storage devices and use their super easy ringtone maker (compared to others). If you have an account, the ringtone will be recorded. Otherwise, it’s a one-time hit. MAKE SURE you download the non-Iphone version (which translates to .mp3 version) and make sure you download it to your COMPUTER (remember that temporary folder we created in “Step One” on the office).
Second, you can search their entire library of popular music ringtones and download them (if you don’t have an account) or save them to your account library to download now or later. Our ultimate goal, however, is to upload tester tones to our temporary folder on the desktop. Pick three and try to get one or two of your own to say.
Step 4 for “Ringing freedom”
At this point I’m assuming we have some tester tones in the temporary folder on the desktop (see “Step 1”) and have downloaded and installed Format Factory.
Open Format Factory and our temporary desktop folder – Size Windows so it’s comfortable to see them both side by side.
“Drag and drop” our tester mp3s into Format Factory’s empty list box.
A prompt will appear asking you what you want to convert our tester files to. You will choose “all in mp3”. Yes, we convert “mp3” to “mp3”. The point is to make them all uniform and, for reasons that I’m not aware of at this point, it just makes them work with this process better and more precisely.
Now hit start.
When you are done, click on the “output folder” icon in the upper right corner to open the location of your new mp3s.
We are now done with Format Factory, and it may be closed.
Fifth step for “Freedom of ringing”
In our temporary desktop folder, create a new folder titled something like “Converted”. Moved all original testers to this folder.
Take the converted files (remember the “Output Folder”) and place them in the temporary folder on the desktop. It keeps everything together and better organized.
Now the next step is CRUCIAL. We will rename the file extensions from “.mp3” to “.3g2”
IMPORTANT: your computer is going to have a crisis. It will ask you every time you rename the file extension if you really want to do this because the file may become unusable (on the PC, yes, but on your LG Rumor Touch (Sprint or Virgin Mobile), NO).
ADVANCED NOTE: For those of you who are complaining about having to rename files yourself one by one, I recommend downloading “File Renamer Basic”. I use it, and it works quickly and easily. Of course, it’s also free!
Sixth stage of “freedom of ringing”
We are on the right track – Hang in there!
At this point, we should have closed Format Factory, renamed our converted mp3s to 3g2 file extension, and kept our original testers in a different folder.
We also always have our phone connected to the computer via USB.
On the computer, go to “My Computer” and navigate to the “Mass Storage” device (aka our microSD card) to display the “Ringtones” folder (see “First step”) that we created earlier.
Drag and drop the converted and renamed ringtone files from the desktop folder to the microSD card folder.
Once the transfer is complete, you can close all windows and disconnect your phone from the PC.
Seventh step for “Ringtone Freedom” (Last One)
At this point, I’m assuming you know how to navigate the various features and settings of the LG Rumor Touch (Sprint or Virgin Mobile).
On your phone, go to “Mass
Manager “——->” Your ringtone folder “
Once in your “Ringtone” folder, our first step is to TEST that the phone will play the ringtone, which by the way, the phone plays as a “video ringtone”.
Tap on one of your completed sounds and try to play it. If it plays out, we’re in business. If not, something went wrong and you might want to repeat this process until you get a file that plays.
Assuming the tone is playing, the <---- arrow returns to the File Manager's normal list of your completed tones. Select MORE in the lower right corner, and from that list, select MULTIPLE COPY. Tap (my phone highlights them in red) on anything you want to test (one is enough for the first time).
Select COPY TO PHONE at the bottom left of the screen once you have chosen the tone to try first. Unfortunately, the phone renames the file when it moves it from the microSD card to the phone memory. If the copy is correct, continue with the next steps. If not, try another one of your testers, and if they don’t copy either, you may have to start the process again.
Now that we have copied our ringtone to our phone, it can be assigned from the “My Videos” category when choosing a unique ringtone for a contact or when configuring ringtone settings for the whole phone. .
IMPORTANT NOTE: If you decide to delete a dial tone you copied to your phone for space reasons, go to PHOTOS + VIDEOS ——> MY PHOTOS + VIDEOS —– IN PHONE – – —> SHOW —–> MEDIA FILTER ——-> Videos. You can delete from here. You can also rename files here too (remember the phone changes the name of the original file when copying …)