Problem with ringtonemaker

J-Man

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I bought ringtonemaker and found out that when I run it on my powerbook using parallels the program runs fine except when I try to send the ringtone to my phone. The PC side of the system doesn't see the phone. I have iTunes running on the PC side as well and when I run iTunes it doesn't see the iPhone eother. Any ideas? Thanks
 

iamse7en

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How to use RingToneMaker in Parallels.

I bought ringtonemaker and found out that when I run it on my powerbook using parallels the program runs fine except when I try to send the ringtone to my phone. The PC side of the system doesn't see the phone. I have iTunes running on the PC side as well and when I run iTunes it doesn't see the iPhone eother. Any ideas? Thanks
[I am assuming you have a Macbook not a powerbook, as parallels doesn't run on a powerbook.] At any rate, this is what you do:

1) Make sure iPhone is connected via USB.
2) Start up Parallels and run Windows.
3) Make sure Parallels is reading the iPhone - Check the USB icon in the bottom-right hand corner to make sure iPhone is clicked.

4) Close RingToneMaker if it is open (Parallels must fully recognize iPhone before you open RingToneMaker).
5) You must restart Apple Mobile Device in services. (Go to Administrative Tools in your Control Panel. Double-click Services. Click on Apple Mobile Device, and click Restart the service.)

6) Open RingToneMaker, and you should now have no problems copying over your ringtones! (Note: I suggest preparing a bunch of ringtones, then copy them over one after the other - You don't need to restart your iPhone after each one, just restart after you copy over all the ones you want.)


Enjoy!
 

J-Man

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Thanks iamse7en

That worked great. That's the good news. The bad news;
I had added a few ringtones using the hack method. I wanted to upgrade my phone to 1.02 ( Not sure why) I thought that if you used iPhoneringtonemaker the ringtones you put on the phone would stay there after an upgrade.
So I added 3 ringtones using the software, I could only add 3 because I am having a problem with the activation code, yet another issue, any way I was successful in getting the 3 tones on the phone, thanks to you.
I then did a sync and then the upgrade and as expected Apple didn't like the fact that I had hacked the phone and did a restore. That went OK. I checked for the 3 tones and nothing. I then did another sync and everything else on the phone was there except no ringtones. Maybe I was wrong in reading that the tones put on the phone by using iPhone RTM would still be there after an upgrade.
I will try to put on more ringtones with the software after I get the activation code thing straightened out.
 

antithetic

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That worked great. That's the good news. The bad news;
I had added a few ringtones using the hack method. I wanted to upgrade my phone to 1.02 ( Not sure why) I thought that if you used iPhoneringtonemaker the ringtones you put on the phone would stay there after an upgrade.
So I added 3 ringtones using the software, I could only add 3 because I am having a problem with the activation code, yet another issue, any way I was successful in getting the 3 tones on the phone, thanks to you.
I then did a sync and then the upgrade and as expected Apple didn't like the fact that I had hacked the phone and did a restore. That went OK. I checked for the 3 tones and nothing. I then did another sync and everything else on the phone was there except no ringtones. Maybe I was wrong in reading that the tones put on the phone by using iPhone RTM would still be there after an upgrade.
I will try to put on more ringtones with the software after I get the activation code thing straightened out.
Your custom ringtones got erased during the Restore process when you upgraded your firmware. Since iPhoneRingToneMaker works outside of the iTunes, syncing your phone would not put your ringtones back on the phone.

Ringtones placed on the phone with iPRTM do remain after a firmware update with a non-jailbreak'd phone (at least from 1.0 --> 1.0.1 --> 1.0.2).
 

J-Man

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Ringtones placed on the phone with iPRTM do remain after a firmware update with a non-jailbreak'd phone (at least from 1.0 --> 1.0.1 --> 1.0.2).
Thanks Again. So I can assume once I get the software running again and I put in some new ringtones that they will stay there since now my phone is considered a non-jailbreak'd phone.
 

antithetic

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Thanks Again. So I can assume once I get the software running again and I put in some new ringtones that they will stay there since now my phone is considered a non-jailbreak'd phone.
That's exactly what I did when the 1.0.1 update went around. I had a modded phone, did a restore and lost my ringtones. Decided to try RTM and when the 1.0.2 update came about, my phone was updated in less than 2 minutes and my ringtones stayed put.