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Create your own ring tones on a stock 1.1.1 iPhone iOS devices
Here's an iPhone tip for installing your own ringtones on 1.1.1 without having to jail break it. The details are in this blog entry, but the basics are as follows...

You'll need iPhuc, Ringtonator, and a text or plist editor. Then...
  1. Prepare your ringtones. I've only tried this with m4a files. Your mileage may vary. First, run your ringtone trough Ringtonator. You should now have both an m4a version, and an m4r version of your ringtone.
  2. Load up iPhuc and add BOTH files (m4a and m4r) files to the /iTunes_Control » Ringtones directory. (using the putfile command).
  3. You need to get the Ringtones.plist file from /iTunes_Control » iTunes using iPhuc and the getfile command. Save a copy of the file in case your make a mistake!

    Then you'll need to edit the plist in the plist editor or your favorite text editor. You need to add two entries to the Ringtones dictionary, one for the m4a file and one for the m4r file. I made up the GUID myself, but I'm sure there's a better way to do this. However, note that the GUID is the same for both the m4a and m4r files. You can also edit the name key. You can see a sample ringtone file at the above linked blog post.

    Put your modified version of your Ringtones.plist file back on your iPhone in the /iTunes_Control/iTunes directory.
That's it. Your ringtone should appear in your ringtones list.

[robg adds: I haven't tested this one...]
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Create your own ring tones on a stock 1.1.1 iPhone
Authored by: javajawa on Oct 31, '07 02:01:16PM

Worked for me.



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Create your own ring tones on a stock 1.1.1 iPhone
Authored by: javajawa on Oct 31, '07 02:12:54PM

Well, it worked until I did another sync with iTunes that is. Anyone know how to make it persist? The problem appears to be that the Ringtones.plist file keeps getting reset back to the original.



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Create your own ring tones on a stock 1.1.1 iPhone
Authored by: designr on Oct 31, '07 02:56:01PM
Or, you could just buy iToner for $15

http://www.ambrosiasw.com/utilities/itoner/

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Create your own ring tones on a stock 1.1.1 iPhone
Authored by: aeronaut on Nov 03, '07 04:54:14PM

Why not just open get info on one of your cd tracks in itunes that has not been downloaded from itunes and set your markers to start and stop for the length of the mp3 you want to create, then save it and move it to your desktop for file transfer to your phone?



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