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Hello everyone, With the new release of iRingtoner and iToner, these programs allow you to add ringtones to your iPhone without any hacking (jailbreaking). However, you will notice once you
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    Exclamation HOWTO: Saving your custom ringtones with iTunes 7.4
    Hello everyone,

    With the new release of iRingtoner and iToner, these programs allow you to add ringtones to your iPhone without any hacking (jailbreaking). However, you will notice once you install iTunes 7.4 that your ringtones are gone now.

    Well, with iRingtoner (and possibly iToner, but I do not know how their program works internally), it basically does the same thing iTunes 7.4 does to put ringtones on the iPhone, therefore iTunes 7.4 overwrites the configuration files that iRingtoner (and possibly iToner) create.

    Well, thankfully if you want to stick with your own ringtones and not pay for them, you can just run iRingtoner every time after you sync and it will restore your ringtones without having to re-upload them. Just open up the program and close it. That's it.

    Of course when you go to sync again, your ringtones will be lost once again.

    To fix this, follow these instructions:

    1. Open up iTunes 7.4
    2. Click Ringtones Tab under your iPhone.
    3. Uncheck the 'Sync Ringtones' box.
    4. Exit iTunes
    5. Run iRingtoner.
    6. Close iRingtoner.
    7. Restart your phone.

    Now all your ringtones should be back.

    Now everytime you open iTunes, it won't sync your "iTunes Ringtones" and it will keep your custom free ringtones.

    Now, just to let you know, you should only have to do this once as long as you don't sync Ringtones using iTunes, and also, you can't have the best of both worlds, so it seems your either stuck using your custom ringtones using iRingtoner or iToner, OR you can go the iTunes Ringtones route.

    Now this won't effect people who have hacked their phone copying the ringtones to the /var/root/Library/Ringtones directory. (I haven't tested it, but it's been reported to work by other modmyi users.)

    Hopefully these instructions are easy to understand and will help everyone out!

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    Thanks for the help but this does not fix the problem. Even with Sync Ringtones unchecked, any time I sync the other info I lose my ringtones and have to run iRingtoner.

    Is it possible to have a new release that just points to that other dir?

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    If you can find the old version 1.11 then it will use the old directory but your phone has to be jailbreaked first.

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    thanks for the quick reply but I'd rather not jailbreak. That is the joy of your new iRingtoner is no restores needed for an update.

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    what about ringtones put it with iFuntastic?
    What about custom SMS ringtones?

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    Fuuny thing I have never created any new folders to put ringtones in I use Iphonebrowser and actually drag and dropped a ringtone directly into the ringtone original folder on the phone, and even after updates which restores my phone, the ringtone is still there, I have never created another folder just put it where the original ringtones are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flyinb View Post
    Fuuny thing I have never created any new folders to put ringtones in I use Iphonebrowser and actually drag and dropped a ringtone directly into the ringtone original folder on the phone, and even after updates which restores my phone, the ringtone is still there, I have never created another folder just put it where the original ringtones are.
    so do you jailbreak first? Explain more please maybe you found something out or maybe I don't understand fully what you mean? Also what folder are you dragging to and how after a restore are the ringtones still there?

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    i just drop them into /var/root/Library/Ringtones (i think that's the folder) and have had no problems syncing with itunes 7.4. i'm not sure what this 7.4.1 upgrade is going to do for me...so maybe that's the critical version, not just the 7.4 upgrade.
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    has anyone experienced being able to get the ringtones on your iphone smoothly but then when applied having the ringtones not play as you selected them? if so how is it fixed or can it be?

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    hey so I've tried to upload rtingtones to my iphone using iringtoner. It seems to work fine and the ringtones show up in my settings sounds ringtones folder but when trying to attach a ringtone to a certain number only the first one i ever added shows up, the rest dont. Anyone know what is up with this?

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    New method to add ringtones without hacking...7.4.1

    http://www.macrumors.com/iphone/2007...-itunes-7-4-1/

    1 Rename aac file to .m4r using Get Info (command+I)
    2 Double click file to open in itunes
    3 Close itunes
    4 Goto username/music/itunes/itunes music/ringtones
    5 Rename .m4r to .m4a again using Get Info
    6 Sync phone

    Make sure you name them the way you want, as you cannot remove ringtones (from the iTunes list) once they've been added.

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    Quote Originally Posted by b-ware07 View Post
    has anyone experienced being able to get the ringtones on your iphone smoothly but then when applied having the ringtones not play as you selected them? if so how is it fixed or can it be?
    turn off your phone and turn it on again

    Quote Originally Posted by b-ware07 View Post
    has anyone experienced being able to get the ringtones on your iphone smoothly but then when applied having the ringtones not play as you selected them? if so how is it fixed or can it be?
    whoops ... Turn it off and on again
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    i have iringtoner 1.51 and when i try to run the program i get an error...

    "application failed to initialize properly..."

    any ideas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by johentie View Post
    i have iringtoner 1.51 and when i try to run the program i get an error...

    "application failed to initialize properly..."

    any ideas?
    if your using vista, then many people have problems and a fix has not been provided. sorry....

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    Quote Originally Posted by MedRed View Post
    New method to add ringtones without hacking...7.4.1

    http://www.macrumors.com/iphone/2007...-itunes-7-4-1/

    1 Rename aac file to .m4r using Get Info (command+I)
    2 Double click file to open in itunes
    3 Close itunes
    4 Goto username/music/itunes/itunes music/ringtones
    5 Rename .m4r to .m4a again using Get Info
    6 Sync phone

    Make sure you name them the way you want, as you cannot remove ringtones (from the iTunes list) once they've been added.
    does this work for windows too?

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    For Mac, iToner works great. There's even an update after iTunes 7.4.1.

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    this procedure worked perfectly, there was no problem, thanks a lot!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by johentie View Post
    i have iringtoner 1.51 and when i try to run the program i get an error...

    "application failed to initialize properly..."

    any ideas?
    i get this same error with windows xp sp2. any ideas?

    UPDATE: i fixed this problem by coping itunesmobiledevice.dll to the same directory as iringtoner.
    Last edited by hamster; 09-16-2007 at 11:54 AM.

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    Hi

    I follow your instruction for uncheck the sync ringtone box and exit itunes.

    Then I run iringtoner and close it and restart my iphone. it doesn't have the mp3 ringtones appeared on the ringtones categories instead the mp3 rightones appeard on the songs sections on the iphone

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    ok if you guys using iringtoner to transfer mp3 to your iphone it will delete after itunes sycn n yes will autmaticly restore once you open iringtoner again.but if yoy use ibreaker to transfer ringtone it wont itunes wont delete it when sync in process. ibreaker adit mp3 to m4a before it upload to your phone....any m4a ringtone wont delete from sync..

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