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wjp09

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THIS TUTORIAL IS FOR PC IF YOU ARE ON A MAC CLICK HERE
END RESULT: http://youtube.com/watch?v=oBVl-vhJGR4

Adding Custom Ringtones to your APPLE iPHONE. PC VERSION
by: WJP09


This Tutorial is for PC users only. Mac users can not use these instructions to add custom ringtones to their iPhones.
THE AUTHOR OF THIS TUTORIAL (WJP09) TAKES NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY DAMAGE DONE TO YOUR PROPERTY WHILE READING THIS TUTORIAL. WHILE THIS IS A VERY USER FRIENDLY TUTORIAL, ANY USER ERROR IS ASSUMED BY THE READER.


PLEASE READ THROUGH FIRST. IF YOU DO NOT UNDERSTAND PLEASE DO NOT ATTEMPT THIS TUTORIAL.

What you need:
-Windows XP or Vista computers with iTunes 7.3 or 7.3.1.
- The iPhone software update package
- iTunesMobileDevice.dll
- The Windows version of Ziel's Jailbreak
- A custom ringer that you would like to install


Instructions to find these will follow.

For the latest version of iTunes:
http://www.apple.com/itunes/download/


iPHONE SOFTWARE UPDATE PACKET
Plug in your iPhone, and go to iTunes. Then hit the Restore button. *NOTE* You are NOT restoring your iPhone. Confirm that you do want to restore (even though you don't) by hitting Restore.
Now unplug your iPhone from your computer. After the Download status bar reaches 100% it has been fully downloaded to your PC.


Go to your START MENU and press RUN.


Now type the following in the RUN field.
%USERPROFILE%\Application Data\Apple Computer\iTunes\iPhone Software Updates



Press OK.
Heres what you will get:




]You'll have to turn on file extension display by going to the Tools menu -> Folder Options -> View tab -> Uncheck "Hide extensions for known file types".
 
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Right-click the iPhone update file and choose "Rename".



Give it the name "iPhone.zip" without the quotes and press Enter. Confirm that you want to change the extension.



Now it is a .zip. Extract them all to some folder, I used iPhoneMODS on my desktop. The rest of the files you use will be placed in this folder so REMEMBER WHERE YOU PUT IT. RIGHT CLICK and hit extract.

 

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iTunesMobileDevice.dll
Go to START then RUN




Type
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin




Copy iTunesMobileDevice.dll



Now Paste it into the folder you extracted the others into. For me this is iPhoneMOD. Don’t worry about the other Things in the below picture, you will add them soon
 
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In your browser go to http://www.wotan.org/jailbreak11.zip




And you will be prompted to OPEN or save a file. Choose save.


Extract the files to wherever you saved everything else. In my case iPhoneMODS
You will then have a file titled JAILBREAK 11. OPEN this file.


 
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Chose and open the WIN file as we are using the PC.



Now copy the contents of this folder.



Now PASTE it into the File all the others are in. For me it would be iPhoneMOD
 
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FOR A VIDEO TUTORIAL ON THIS SECTION GO TO

A custom ringer DOWNLOAD PRE MADE m4a files HERE
You can use .m4a or .mp3 as your ringtones, but for some reason they must be made through iTunes.



iTunes lets you convert any file to .m4a by selecting "Convert to AAC" from its entry in your music library.


Then choose "Show in Windows Explorer" once it's been converted. Copy the newly made m4a.

Put this file in the same location as all of the others, in my case this would be iPhoneMODS.
 
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Now that you have everything you need let’s begin. Make sure to close iTunes now.


Go to your main folder, in my case iPhoneMODS and highlight JAILBREAK.exe and hit open.



Jail break is now running. Attatch your iPhone back to your computer. NOTE*IF YOU HAVE AUTO SYNC ENABLED CLOSE iTunes BEFORE CONTINUING*



Jailbreak should tell you that it's sending files to the iPhone then ask you to hold the POWER and HOME buttons. Do that, but do it in this fashion:
 

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Press and hold the Power button until your iPhone says "Slide to power off



Slide the red slider and let the phone shut down. Take iPhone off dock. Plug the dock cable back in.
If the iPhone doesn't turn on by itself, press and release the power button
When the Apple logo appears, press and hold both the Power and Home buttons.
http://www.youtube.com/v/6xPbPbrFo2Q
The phone will power off (keep holding the buttons!) and restart.
Soon it will display a yellow triangle and the message "Connect to iTunes


At this point Jailbreak will begin performing mysterious operations on your phone. Wait for it to complete and don't touch anything. You should receive this message at the end:
Enjoy your newfound freedom. Thank the devs at #iPhone next time you see them for making this all possible.
p.s. Like most other useful tools, this one may be dangerous if used carelessly. Always remember -- You brick it, you bought it.

Uploading the ringtone to the iPhone(Here's where you start if you've already done the whole process but want to add another ringtone later on)
Go to the File in which all your others are in mine would be iPhoneMOD and open the file iPHONEINTERFACE.exe



It will say WAITING FOR iPHONE
Enter these commands, which will create the Ringtone directory (if not already present) and set it as the upload directory:
mkdir /var/root/Library/Ringtones
cd /var/root/Library/Ringtones

*NOTE* THE PIC BELOW IS INCORRECT. IT NEEDS TO BE CAPITAL "L" IN Library and CAPITAL "R" in Ringtones*

*NOTE* THE PIC Above IS INCORRECT. IT NEEDS TO BE CAPITAL "L" IN Library and CAPITAL "R" in Ringtones*

For each ringtone you want to upload: Type
putfile /var/root/Library/Ringtones/xxxxxx.m4a

Where xxxxxx is the name of your m4a found in your directory. Mine would be iPhoneMOD.

YOUR DONE! High Five! Now all you need to do is power off the iPhone and Turn it back on. Something which was not clarified in the Text Tutorial.

FINAL RESULT: http://youtube.com/watch?v=oBVl-vhJGR4

CLARIFICATIONS: http://www.youtube.com/v/22Yu4tzZK5Y
There may be some misunderstanding about the command prompt.


THANKS TO: Apple for making a great device, cre.ations.net for hosting the original tutorial, ziel for making the jail break program, EVERYTHINGiPhone.com and its members for being such a great place, and CHRIS admin of everythingiPhone for keeping the site going.
 

emphar

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Works great!

Note on ringtone names:
It seems to read the file name and NOT the ID3 tags, so if you want "James Bond Theme" to show in ringtones, name the file "James Bond Theme.m4a"

Note on tutorial:
Make sure to go back and update the screenshots to show the captial Library and Ringtones. Using rmdir to delete everything (I want to to be organized) was a pain.
 

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ive tried twice i don't know if its a vista thing or what but it didn't work for me.....its in recovery mode , it recovers and theres no ringtone....
 

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I did it using the cre.ations.net tutorial. Works like a charm! Only problem is everytime i go to brag to someone about custom ringtones on my iPhone they just look at me and go, "yeah, ive been able to do that on my last 3 phones" lol. They don't get it. I need to run into another iPhoner and be like check this crap out lol. Thanks for the more detailed tutorial, helped me check my steps :)

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