1. Dipstix6996's Avatar
    I recently jailbroke my 3GS and would like to change my SMS/Email tone. I did a quick search but didnt really find anything useful. Can someone point me in the right direction?
    07-09-2009 12:33 PM
  2. Dipstix6996's Avatar
    Found some info

    There isn't a icon for it. To change the tones, I started WiFi, found my IP address of my local LAN, opened sftp, typed in the IP address, user: root password: alpine

    Then went to the /System/Library/Audio/UISounds/ and backed up everything that was in there to my local computer and copied over the new-mail.caf file I had created as well as the sms-recieved6.caf, (the sms one might be named wrong here since i did it at home last night and don't remember the name)

    Then I rebooted and everything worked the way I wanted. The SMS sounds will always look the same but since I didn't like the last one listed on the phone, I used the last one that had 6 next to it. It worked out great for me.

    changing iphone sounds - Google Search

    That's a good starting point.
    07-09-2009 01:07 PM
  3. Dipstix6996's Avatar
    I found another program called "DiskAid" Unlike the other way (WiFi), you can use your USB cable and connect directly to your iPhone/iPod and add/remove files.

    If you have more info on the subject please add
    07-17-2009 10:25 PM
  4. Dipstix6996's Avatar
    In order to change your SMS tones you will need:

    1) a jailbroken iPhone
    2) files converted to .aif then renamed to .caf
    3) Rename your files to....

    sms-received1.caf = Tri-tone
    sms-received2.caf = Chime
    sms-received3.caf = Glass
    sms-received4.caf = Horn
    sms-received5.caf = Bell
    sms-received6.caf = Electronic

    They are found in /System/Library/Audio/UISounds

    Ok, no problem.

    -First, you find the audio file that you want to be as your new TXT notifier, try to find it as any of the following file formats:

    wav, mp3, aiff, m4a

    -Then, load it into iTunes. Click on Edit > Preferences > Import Settings > Advanced, and set the conversion encoder to AIFF.

    -Go back into your library inside iTunes, locate the file you just added, right click on the sound file you imported, and select "Convert to AIFF".

    -Let it convert.

    -Once it's done, right-click the file, and go to info. Follow the path to that file, and then simply rename it to *.caf.

    -Open up iPhone Browser.
    -Click on Goto Location > UISounds on the top bar.
    -Locate the files named "sms-received1.caf", "sms-received2.caf", "sms-received3.caf", "sms-received4.caf", "sms-received5.caf", "sms-received6.caf". Decide which one you don't like, and delete it.
    -Lets use the first one, "sms-received1.caf" as an example. Delete that ba$tard from the original directory.
    -RENAME your NEW ringtone to "sms-received1.caf", and drag it into that iPhone Browser directory.
    -Go to your iPhone, select "Tri-tone" as your message, and that will be your new SMS/TXT/MMS Ringtone.

    Voila, thats all it is. it sounds like a lot of steps, but once you do it once or twice, its really second nature.
    07-17-2009 10:53 PM
  5. Dipstix6996's Avatar
    Using the above method I was successfully able to change my SMS (or text) tone, along with my lock and unlock sound
    Last edited by Dipstix6996; 07-18-2009 at 03:03 AM. Reason: can't spell
    07-18-2009 03:02 AM
  6. li2327's Avatar
    I'm so surprised the iPhone didn't come with a better selection of tones. It is a media phone for goodness sake.
    07-18-2009 04:00 AM
  7. Devinbriggs's Avatar
    yeah it sucks when you have the same text tone as the guy next to you.
    07-18-2009 05:27 AM
  8. only1jonarius's Avatar
    ^^^ your super rite. It happend to me once at a dinner party. me and this girl was sitN right nxt 2 us & evertime we got a SMS we lookd at each others Fone!!! LOL
    07-18-2009 07:29 AM
  9. elfswong's Avatar
    Hi, I have managed to change the song I want to .caf but after that, I'm lost. Can anyone help? Thanks : )
    07-29-2009 07:21 AM
  10. Jedi's Avatar
    Next stage is to download iphone browser and follow the rest of the steps in the tutorial above. This only works for jailbroken iphones.
    07-29-2009 10:54 AM
  11. Dipstix6996's Avatar
    Hi, I have managed to change the song I want to .caf but after that, I'm lost. Can anyone help? Thanks : )
    I found another program called "DiskAid" Unlike the other way (WiFi), you can use your USB cable and connect directly to your iPhone/iPod and add/remove files.
    07-29-2009 12:12 PM
  12. LVCIFER's Avatar
    That's exactly what you do with iPhone Browser, and it's significantly easier.
    07-29-2009 01:38 PM
  13. Ipheuria's Avatar
    07-29-2009 02:47 PM
  14. Ipheuria's Avatar
    truthfully it does look like alot but it is so easy once you do it. The people using a Mac with the browser ^^^^ the UISounds location is /System/Library/Audio/UISounds/
    07-29-2009 03:22 PM
  15. kev0487's Avatar
    hey i had a question. I know how to changed the smstone and all, but how about this. The smstone i implemented is about 30 seconds. once i open the message the tone plays in its entirety which is kind of annoying. Anyone know of a way besides shortening the file of making it so it turns off when the message is opened?
    07-29-2009 08:34 PM
  16. jglowe74's Avatar
    another option is to use ToneFX. found it in Cydia. just downloaded some ringtones/soundboards from Cydia, activated them in Winterboard, then was able to select them for SMS, lock, unlock, new email, voicemail...very easy.

    granted, i'm still using my trial version, but am thinking about purchasing since it's so simple to use.
    09-02-2009 08:07 AM
  17. IGoSlo's Avatar
    Can you create an SMS for individual contacts ? I would guess it would be done the same way but how do you assign the tone to a given contact. HAND/MGBU, IGoSlo
    10-19-2009 07:19 PM
  18. IGoSlo's Avatar
    hey i had a question. I know how to changed the smstone and all, but how about this. The smstone i implemented is about 30 seconds. once i open the message the tone plays in its entirety which is kind of annoying. Anyone know of a way besides shortening the file of making it so it turns off when the message is opened?
    You should be able to Edit your sound or tone to the length you want. I would guess one could add more to the six tones available...Right? I'm still having an issue in the iPhone. I can create, rename, test, openSSH into the sound file retest and it works... Yet when I reboot iPhone reset tone... SILENCE... By the way, my iphone is JB, 3g, 3.0 OS. HELP Thanx
    10-20-2009 01:47 PM
  19. Bashy's Avatar
    Is there no easier way. I was hoping to use mp3 files as sms
    10-21-2009 01:13 AM
  20. IGoSlo's Avatar
    As far as I know there is no other way. I've been searching and testing for awhile and this is the best and safest... so far... WARNING ! ! If you are NOT familier with openSSH and it's use... BE CAREFUL... ALWAYS do a BACKUP BEFORE you make any changes...it's VERY EASY to MESS UP... That's mildly put...I've NOT been able to convert mp3 to caf If anyone else has any info on this subject please share. Thanx
    10-21-2009 10:02 AM
  21. Dipstix6996's Avatar
    You should be able to Edit your sound or tone to the length you want. I would guess one could add more to the six tones available...Right? I'm still having an issue in the iPhone. I can create, rename, test, openSSH into the sound file retest and it works... Yet when I reboot iPhone reset tone... SILENCE... By the way, my iphone is JB, 3g, 3.0 OS. HELP Thanx

    You can edit your sound to the length you want using Audacity (thats what i use). As far as I know, you can not add more than the tones you already have. You have to overwrite the existing files.


    Is there no easier way. I was hoping to use mp3 files as sms
    Easier then using Diskaid or iPhone browser? Not that i know of.


    As far as I know there is no other way. I've been searching and testing for awhile and this is the best and safest... so far... WARNING ! ! If you are NOT familier with openSSH and it's use... BE CAREFUL... ALWAYS do a BACKUP BEFORE you make any changes...it's VERY EASY to MESS UP... That's mildly put...I've NOT been able to convert mp3 to caf If anyone else has any info on this subject please share. Thanx
    Read post 4 to convert mp3 and caf files
    10-22-2009 12:30 AM
  22. LVCIFER's Avatar
    Yes, both Dipstix and myself have written pretty comprehensive guides on how to do this for SMS & email sounds.

    They both completely work. And yes, it may seem like a lot of steps at first, but once you do it once or twice it becomes second nature. Don't be intimidated by all the steps.
    10-22-2009 01:33 AM
  23. Dipstix6996's Avatar
    ^^^ Couldn't agree more! Very simple.
    10-22-2009 09:23 PM
  24. jedi_master_joe's Avatar
    Here's a problem I ran into: When I use iPhoneBrowser to change the file, I get an error message that says "The program could not find the path ... UISounds ... on your iPhone. Have you successfully used jailbreak?" Well, I have successfully jailbroke my phone. I used Blackrain and it works fine. Is there another jailbreak program I should have used? When I jailbroke the last time, Blackrain was the only one available for the iPhone version I had (3.1.2). I can usually figure this stuff out on my own, but this one has me stumped... Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    12-31-2009 11:34 PM
  25. Alli's Avatar
    Go to Cydia or Rock and install afc2add.
    01-01-2010 12:40 AM
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