Changing message, email tones


Jul 22, 2008
awesome reading! now next question is...... how do i get it so I don't get a virus? Last thing I want is to end up with a bogus version and either completely kill my PC or my iPhone!


virus is unlikely. its only one program and you have to get it from Geohots site. Everything else is done from within iTunes.

after you JB google caf message tones and you'll have plenty to choose from or make your own, its easy.


New Member
Aug 29, 2010

right now i have the following:

"bye bye" -mario for my phone lock sound
"good morning" -arnold schwarzenneger for my unlock sound
"youve got mail" AOL style for my new email alert sound
"DOH" homer simpson for my camera shutter sound

just working on what song i want for my new text message sound... then ill be adding that too

How did you make them?


New Member
Oct 7, 2010
new email alert tone

Here it is: my current sounds and what they are used with.

everything goes into the uisounds folder... if you are using iPhoneinterface type the following:

cd /System/Library/Audio/UISounds
putfile /System/Library/Audio/UISounds/lock.caf
putfile /System/Library/Audio/UISounds/unlock.caf
putfile /System/Library/Audio/UISounds/sms-received.caf
putfile /System/Library/Audio/UISounds/new-mail.caf
putfile /System/Library/Audio/UISounds/photoShutter.caf

for the lock sound i have mario saying "bye bye"
for the unlock sounds i have arnold schwarzenegger saying "good morning"
for the sms-received i have "doh" by homer (may change if i can)
for the new-mail i have "you've got mail!" by the AOL Voice
for the photo shutter i have the same doh by homer just to make sure it worked

if you want to use the doh sound (its the one labeled photoShutter.caf) you can rename it to whatever you want it to be used for, ie: lock.caf, unlock.caf, etc
I am new to iPhone and a bit of a novice. Could you please give me a step by step instructions on how to change the new email tone to a custom one like the aol "you've got mail" and get it into my jailbroken iPhone 3gs.


New Member
Apr 24, 2011
Where am i accessing these files at?

here ya go fella: all you have to do is find the sound file you want to replace the default one with and rename it to the name "new-mail.caf" or whichever file it is youre replacing

cd /System/Library/Audio/UISounds