custom mail sounds

eplantz

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Does anyone know (yet) where the standard sound files are located in OS 3.0?

I have previously used custom sounds for new mail and sent mail so I moved them to the same location as used in previous OS versions. But, this does not seem to work. The standard sounds still come out (yes, I have rebooted several times) and even other sounds located there do not correspond to SETTINGS,SOUNDS so it appears there must be another location for sounds this time.

I can play the sounds in that folder (using SSH) and then make the sounds via SETTINGS,SOUNDS and they don't match.

Thanks for any info.
 

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/System/Library/Audio/UISounds
 

eplantz

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/System/Library/Audio/UISounds
that is the location for previous versions of the OS

although this folder exists in 3.0, putting the sounds in there does not work. and the sounds in there do not match what you get from SETTINGS, SOUNDS
 

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IDK i used this tut. and that location and it works for me.. same for the mail, just use the mail files

SMS Notification is slightly more complicated than the Ringtones counterpart. SMS notification actually can’t be added, only modified. I also recommend shorter file for SMS notification. Here are the steps I take:
  1. Trim MP3 files using Audacity (usually SMS notification should be shorter, roughly 3-4 seconds should be good)
  2. Import the MP3 file to iTunes
  3. Goto iTunes -> Preferences (for Mac) or Edit -> Preferences (for PC)
  4. Navigate to Advanced -> Importing tab and set the “Import Using:” to AIFF
  5. Find the AIFF file and copy to desktop
  6. Change the extension to “.caf”
  7. SCP to the iPhone using Cyberduck (Mac) or WinSCP (Windows) or any other SCP software
  8. Navigate to the following directory: “/System/Library/Audio/UISounds”
  9. Change one of the “sms-received<x>.caf” file to “sms-received_<x>.caf” where <x> is an integer from 1 to 6 that is least preferrable


    For example: Rename “sms-received6.caf” to “sms-received_6.caf” to replace the Electronic with custom sound
    1. File name mapping to notification name:
      sms-received1.caf -> Tri-tone
      sms-received2.caf -> Chime.caf
      sms-received3.caf -> Glass
      sms-received4.caf -> Horn
      sms-received5.caf -> Bell
      sms-received6.caf -> Electronic
  10. Upload the file on the desktop using the old name of that was changed
    For example: if “sms-received6.caf” is changed to “sms-received_6.caf”, upload the file using the name “sms-received6.caf”
  11. Choose in iPhone the replaced tone
    For example: if you replaced sms-received6.caf, then you should choose Electronic
[Updates:]
To rename how the SMS tones display in your iPhone

1) Download this file: [See 'Attached Below']
2) Open with Windows wordPad
3) Change the text as desired to your preferred display name:

<string>Chime</string>
<string>Glass</string>
<string>Horn</string>
<string>Bell</string>
<string>Electronic</string>
<string>Tri-tone</string>

4) Save the file
5) Using WinSCP browse to folder: /Applications/Preference.app/English.lproj
6) Rename the existing Sounds.strings to Sounds.strings.orig
7) Upload your modified copy of Sounds.strings to the directory

*Note* This has only been tested with English but may work for other langauges
*Note2* If you download your existing Sounds.strings file you will find it is not editable in Windows, the one linked above is the original, unmodified Sounds.strings file)
http://www.ipho.nu/kb/file/20/4/