I am having troubles loading my ringtones onto my iTunes. I changed the files to m4r but for some odd reason I cannot add the file to my ringtones folder and it wont let my drag and drop either.......HELP please?!?!?!
If you know how to SSH into your iPhone, you can take your .m4r ringtone and directly add it to your ringtones folder in the phone. (that's the ringtone folder that has all your stock ringtones in it) I think the path is <root>/library/ringtones
With only 4 posts, you may not know what that is. If not, use the search feature and spend a few hours reading up, and welcome, if no one has said that yet.
After changing the file extension to .m4r, you should delete the original .mp3 from your iTunes library. Then double click on the remaining .m4r file and it will move it to your ringtones folder. sync the phone and you should be good to go.
Don't think you are the only one who has problems making ringtones and getting them to port over to iTunes. For a while I was simply using "Ringtones". That's a program in installer that lets you make ringtones directly from your iPhone. No need for a computer there. However, if you have to restore, you will lose them, since they are saved in the same folder that your stock ringtones are stored. Here is a tutorial to get that repository on your installer list.
Well I know that you have to have one of the latest versions of iTunes for the .mp3 - .m4r conversion to work. If you update iTunes it won't brick your phone. The only way iTunes can brick your phone is if you let iTunes update your phone's firmware. It won't do that automatically. It always gives you an option to choose whether or not you want to update the firmware.
OK so I tired to do the ring tones through the installer but it says I have to install BSD....so I tired to do that but it wont let me. It keeps saying must install BSD Package but it just doesn't allow me.....
Hi there, I saw you having trouble with the same thing I had a problem with and I could not for the life of me find out what is the problem. What worked for me was that your ringtone must not be longer than 30 seconds.
Hope that works for you too!
Edit: I think that was the problem all of the ringtones I am creating works now! FYI