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09-06-2007, 11:08 AM #1HOWTO: Saving your custom ringtones with iTunes 7.4
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!
09-06-2007, 12:36 PM #2
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?
09-06-2007, 12:53 PM #3
If you can find the old version 1.11 then it will use the old directory but your phone has to be jailbreaked first.
09-06-2007, 01:07 PM #4
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.
09-06-2007, 01:09 PM #5
what about ringtones put it with iFuntastic?
What about custom SMS ringtones?
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09-06-2007, 01:10 PM #6
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.
09-06-2007, 10:40 PM #7
09-08-2007, 09:02 AM #8
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.Black 16GB 3G iPhone w/bestskinever
Q6600, 3GB RAM, Vista Ultimate Desktop Box
2 Hands, 10 Fingers, etc
Temporary Eee PC Portable
09-09-2007, 08:24 AM #9
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?
09-09-2007, 11:29 AM #10
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?
09-09-2007, 12:57 PM #11
New method to add ringtones without hacking...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.
09-09-2007, 03:23 PM #12
09-10-2007, 09:50 AM #13
i have iringtoner 1.51 and when i try to run the program i get an error...
"application failed to initialize properly..."
09-11-2007, 01:27 AM #14
09-11-2007, 12:57 PM #15
09-11-2007, 09:39 PM #16
For Mac, iToner works great. There's even an update after iTunes 7.4.1.
09-11-2007, 11:57 PM #17
this procedure worked perfectly, there was no problem, thanks a lot!!!
Last edited by lukeyxdukey; 09-12-2007 at 12:01 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
09-16-2007, 11:10 AM #18
09-27-2007, 09:40 AM #19
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
09-30-2007, 01:27 PM #20
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..