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Saturday, September 8, 2007

True free ringtones!

I was really waiting for something like this to come around, true free ringtones without any risky procedure involving a jailbreak. It looks like it is really easy to fool iTunes into installing ringtones on your iPhone that you made yourself. The easiest way to create the ringtone is to load the audio file in GarageBand and cut it in there. You then export it as an AAC. It seems that there is no difference between iTunes official ringtones and AAC files. To make it appear in your iPhone ringtones section, rename it as ".M4R". If you don't choose to have the Finder display the extension, it might just add ".M4R" at the end of the name. You can solve that by pressing "Command - I" to get more info and rename it from there. Once it is renamed, open it. It will load in iTunes and show up in the Ringtones section!

10 Comments:

Blogger Kyle R. said...

Yeay it works, and it actually shows up in the iTunes ringtone section, much better than itoner. :) Thanks.

September 7, 2007 at 7:26 PM  
Blogger Calvin said...

GarageBand won't let me select and of my iTunes songs for some reason. They dont show up in the 'Open' menu

September 7, 2007 at 7:59 PM  
Blogger Calvin said...

I got the song into Garage Band (stupid mistake on my part, forgot the media browser) and I exported to iTunes as AAC, found the file. gave it the extension .M4R and saved and put the song back into iTunes, but it still just shows up with my garageband songs. No ringtone area

September 7, 2007 at 8:34 PM  
Blogger MacGeek said...

Calvin: Actually, I think you have to save it as an AAC and rename it in the Finder.

MacGeek

September 7, 2007 at 8:39 PM  
Blogger Dominic P. Tremblay said...

iTunes 7.4.1 (the one released last night) now prevent that renaming. :-(

September 8, 2007 at 4:17 AM  
Blogger MacGeek said...

There is a fix for the 7.4.1 update. The update fixed the loophole and got the free ringtones not working again. According to joemaller.com, you simply have to find the ringtones folder in your iTunes library folder in the Finder. Take the ringtones you created and rename the extension to ".m4a". When you open back iTunes, it should let you sync again.

September 8, 2007 at 6:48 AM  
Blogger Kyle R. said...

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September 8, 2007 at 7:57 PM  
Blogger Kyle R. said...

I changed it to .m4a, but not all the ringtones work now. :(

September 8, 2007 at 8:04 PM  
Blogger David said...

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September 11, 2007 at 10:05 PM  
Blogger David said...

Fellas i need someone to help me with making these ringtones i have spent hours trying to save as AAC in garage band and all that stuff but i have the iTUNES VERSION 7.4.1 and i just can't figure it out!

September 11, 2007 at 10:05 PM  

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