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Don't you hate having to pay .99, 1.99, and 2.99 for ringtones? Well hopefully after this instrucatable, you'll learn how to make your very own ringtone.

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Step 1: Find the song

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First off you need to find a song that have you. I'm sure you can use DRM-free
(DRM is locked music like you buy from iTunes and CD's....You need to have the file unprotected)
(can can always get free music off of myspace or

What you do is you drag the music file to your desktop for easy use.

Then download a free audio editor called

Step 2: Drag and Drop

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You drag and drop the music file in Audacity after you have finished installing it to your computers. As soon as you do that something like the picture below should happen. Then press play and listen to your song.

Step 3: Call your phone

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Call your phone, and time how long your ringtone is. That will give you an idea on how many seconds you can on your ringtone.

As soon as you figure it out, use your mouse, and click on the spot of the audio wave you want to start your ringtone, and drag your mouse to the end of where your ringtone.

(remeber it can only be about 25 seconds.)

then press the trim outside sector.

and then you will only see the part of the song you want the ringtone.

Step 4: Exporting as WAV

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Then you press the button you see below in the picture called "Time shift tool"

The you drag your audio file all the way to 0.

as soon as you do that, go to file and export the file .wav.

Then depending on the phone you have, .wav works, and if not convert it to an .mp3 file. my favorite converter is

Then get it to your phone, and apply as rigntone.
ama36 years ago
I have tried the hacks with only one success -the first. Ever since, Verizon has replied "SMTP connection refused [@] By sending to the new site,, I am finding "attachment removed" This is obviously a declaration of war; any new workarounds?
sd card, usb cable
That just gets it physically onto your phone; it is not then transferable to ringtone -- which is NOT kept on SD card, but in phone memory. ringtones are not addressable. The hack works -- on occasion.
mayo2915 years ago
 you could use a sd card/micro sd card
JonH2O7 years ago
How do I "get it" to my phone?