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Filed Under (LG Vu) by lg-phones on 18-04-2009

LG Vu – Bypass Ringtone size limit (credit goes to SiXes and MikeDez for this hack).

Credit to SiXes for announcing his findings.
Credit to MikeDez for announcing his testing results.

This LG Vu hack allows you to bypass the 300kb ringtone file size limit for any ringtone that is assigned.  This means that whatever ringtone you have set as default on your phone can be set to a ringtone that is larger than 300kb.  I also included steps to change ringtones assigned to caller groups.  For those of you who would like to use this hack to change the ringtones you have assigned to Caller Groups you must follow the method that places the ringtone into phone memory to make things easier, instead of using step #4b you would use step #4c. LG-Vu info

Also this has only been tested on LG CU920 and LG TU915 phones so if you own a LG CU915 and attempt this hack please post your results.

Okay so here are the most simple methods to doing this:
To Use Phone Memory:
1. First pick the audio file you would like to use as a ringtone. (make sure it is one of these formats: MP3, AAC Plus, WMA, AAC, EAAC+)
2. Find any audio file that is the same format as the file from step #1 and is also smaller then 300kb.
2b. Rename this file to match the audio file from step #1.
3. In EFS or BitPim navigate to /LGAPP/Media/Midis/RingTone/ and place the file from step #2 in that folder.
4. Disconnect and reboot phone.
4b. To change default ringtone go to Sound Settings>Ringtones and set the file from step #2 as your ringtone.
4c. To change Caller Group ringtone go to Address Book>Caller Groups>Select a Caller Group>Hit Options> Edit Group> Then as the ringtone select the file from step #2.
5. Reconnect your phone to EFS or BitPim and navigate back to /LGAPP/Media/Midis/RingTone/ and overwrite the file from step #2 with the file from step #1.  IMPORTANT: FILES MUST HAVE SAME EXACT NAME FOR THIS TO WORK
6. Disconnect and reboot phone.
7. Enjoy!

 

To Use Memory Card:
1. First pick the audio file you would like to use as a ringtone. (make sure it is one of these formats: MP3, AAC Plus, WMA, AAC, EAAC+)
2. Find any audio file that is the same format as the file from step #1 and is also smaller then 300kb.
2b. Rename this file to match the audio file from step #1.
3. Connect your to EFS or connect your phone to your computer in “Mass Storage” mode.
3b. If you are using EFS /mmc1/ is your memory card.
4. Select a location you would like to place this ringtone, for example “/mmc1/Audio/” in EFS or “X:\Audio\” in mass storage mode. (“X:\” being the letter of your phones drive on computer)
5. Place the file from step #2 into the folder location you chose in step #4.
6. On your phone Navigate to the memory card location you chose in step #4 select the file and hit
Options>Set As>Ringtone
7. On your Computer go back to the folder location from step #4 and overwrite the file from step #2 with the file from step #1. IMPORTANT: FILES MUST HAVE SAME EXACT NAME FOR THIS TO WORK
8. If you used EFS for this method then disconnect and reboot phone, if you were in “Mass Storage” for this method then simply disconnect phone from computer.
9. Enjoy!

Source: http://www.lg-vu.com/index.php?topic=7258.0

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Comments

clueless on 19 April, 2009 at 10:02 pm #

Converted song to a file less then 300kb in MP3 format. Changed the titled of file to MP3. After disconnecting my phone, I go into my audio & Ring Tunes Folder under settings, and when I select the file, it does not even give me the option to set the file as a ringtune. what am I missing…pleasE???


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Mickgriddle on 9 June, 2009 at 11:56 am #

I have the LG Xenon and want a way to do it on that, I’ve been looking all around and have yet to be satisfied. If you guys could help me out that’d be great.


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Toby on 9 November, 2009 at 12:27 pm #

I have had my lg cu920 for about a month. And I have seen what can be gone with them.So I would like to do some of this.But every were i look iam told to go to lg-vu.com.The home page comes up but that is all it does.I can not go elsewhere on the site.


victorumali on 5 February, 2010 at 6:39 pm #

so after i successfully do it, for example my mp3 A was successful then i changed my ringtone to different one again, can i still use the mp3 A again as ringtone or i need to do the hack again?


pheakdey on 20 May, 2013 at 9:11 am #

Good


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