Using your favorite song as the default ringtone is an easy way to customize your phone to reflect your personality, mood or to just stand out in a crowd. The default format of most music files is .MP3 and the LG Rumor cannot read an MP3 file as a ringtone. In order to "trick" the phone into using the file as a ringtone, it must be converted into a .3G2 video file without the video. The converted file is stored in the media folder and from there loaded as the default ringtone.
Format the Memory Card
Open the panel covering the memory card slot located on the lower-right side of the cell phone. With the gold pins facing down, insert the memory card into the card slot.
Tap "Home" and then "Main Menu." Tap "Settings/Tools," "Tools" and then "Memory Card Manager." Press the soft key beneath "Options" and then Tap "Format Memory Card." Click the "Menu/OK" button.
Tap "Yes" in the "Format" dialog box to format the card. Close out to the home screen.
Create a Ringtone with Myxer
Open a Web browser. Go to the "Myxer" website (see "Resources").
Click "Sign Up for Free" on the upper-left side of the page. Click "Create Personal Account" and complete the "Account Information" and "Profile Information" fields. Click the link provided in the confirmation email.
Click "Create Your Own" located at the top of the page in the horizontal navigation bar. Click the "Browse" button located in the "Choose a Song or Image from Your Computer" dialog box. Locate the music file and click "Upload."
Click the "Play" triangle to listen to the clip chosen by Myxer. To save the clip as a ringtone with the default settings, skip to step 6. To edit the clip, proceed to step 5.
Place your cursor over the highlighted area, left-click and move it to a different section of the song. Key in the length of the ringtone (in seconds) in the blank next to "Length." Click the dropdown menu next to volume to decrease or increase the volume of the clip.
Click "Continue." Click "Next." If prompted, log in. Click "Download to PC" and then "Download File." Click "OK" to save the file to the computer. Locate the ringtone and right-click it. Change the file extension to .3g2.
Save File to Memory Card via USB
Tap "Home" and then "Main Menu." Tap "Settings," "Tools" and then "USB Mode." Tap "Mass Storage" and tap "Yes" on the cell phone. Click the "Menu/OK" button.
Insert the USB cable into the computer and cell phone. In the "AutoPlay" pop up window, double-click "Open Folder to View Files." Double-click on the "DCIM" folder.
Double-click the "100LGDCF" folder. On the computer, open the folder containing the new ringtone. Highlight the new ringtone and drag it into the "100LGDCF" folder. Tap "End" and then "Yes" on the cell phone to exit "Mass Storage" mode.
Tap "Home" and then "Settings." Tap "Ringers," "Incoming calls" and then "Contacts." Tap "Contacts with Default Ringers."
Tap "My Videos" and then tap the new ringtone. Tap "Assign." Tap "Done" in the "Contacts with Default Ringer" pop-up box. Close out of the menu. The new ringtone is now assigned to all incoming calls that do not have a custom ringtone.
- Using the .3G2 file as the default ringtone blocks the phone's ability to read any picture IDs you may have loaded into your contacts.
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