1. joonha0806's Avatar
    Long time iPhone user and recently switched over to Focus Flash.
    I love WP7! Such a different user experience and I am never going back to iPhone.
    I know that my Focus Flash has the Mango OS and I have been trying to figure out how to load custom ringtones into the phone but all the related threads are outdated.
    Most suggest the Chevron utility but after going thru the steps, the deploy app says I need Windows 7 on my PC in order to install.
    I don't have Windows 7, stuck with XP for awhile.
    Plus, the instructions are too hard to follow for me.

    Any suggestions out there on a simple updated method to load custom ringtones into my FF? Other than the trouble I am having with this one issue, overall experience with WP is GREAT!

    Any help will be greatly appreciated.
    02-20-2012 11:10 AM
  2. HeyCori's Avatar
    One method is to download a free ringtone app(s) from the marketplace. For custom ringtones you want to make sure the ringtone is the proper length. Then in the Zune software you want to edit the metadata so that the genre is listed as ringtone. Check the link for instructions how.

    Create Ringtones | Audio Files | Zune Software | Windows Phone 7
    02-20-2012 11:27 AM
  3. joonha0806's Avatar
    Thank you Figure 8. I will give this a try.
    Do you know how to create a mp3 or wma file less than 40 seconds from the original full length file/song?
    02-20-2012 11:32 AM
  4. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    Try the Ringtone Factory app joonha0806, it lets you search for songs and edit them.

    US Marketplace

    http://www.windowsphone.com/en-US/ap...e-7d47fecbec05

    UK Marketplace

    http://www.windowsphone.com/en-GB/ap...e-7d47fecbec05

    Hope you find it of some use. :)
    02-20-2012 11:41 AM
  5. HeyCori's Avatar
    Thank you Figure 8. I will give this a try.
    Do you know how to create a mp3 or wma file less than 40 seconds from the original full length file/song?
    Microsoft doesn't make dedicated software for editing music, however, you can get away with some light music editing using Windows Movie Maker. You just have to use the split feature to trim off the parts you don't want and then export the file as a .wma or .mp3.
    02-20-2012 12:04 PM
  6. joonha0806's Avatar
    WeeBear - I tried the Ringtone Factory (twice) and the ringtone did show up under settings-ringtone-custom.
    But when I played the ringtone and set it up as my ringtone, all it is a 0.5 second static.
    Tried it twice but same result. Just a 0.5 second static sound.

    I guess I now at least have a "Custom" section under the ringtones on my phone.

    Any other suggestions out there?
    02-20-2012 12:08 PM
  7. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    OK sorry about that joonha0806, it seems to work OK for me. :(
    02-20-2012 12:18 PM
  8. Dave Blake's Avatar
    you should check out this thread as well:

    http://forums.windowscentral.com/gen...ion/179489.htm

    If you don't find a ring tone you like just make a request someone will make it for you
    02-20-2012 05:11 PM
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