1. Happy Noodle Boy's Avatar
    On the previous version, we had the cool little trick of renaming the .m4a to .m4r and it would make it a ringtone. This doesn't work anymore. However, someone figured out how to get ringtones on iTunes so you can sync through it, in other words, no need for any 3rd party app. Here's the URL:

    How to use it (on PC, though MAC is prob the same):
    1- Download AtomicParsley (linked in the URL)
    2- Extract the zip to an easy to locate folder (C:/Atomic is what I'll use for this example)
    3- Copy any .m4a file you'd like to use as a ringtone (if you have .mp3 convert it to AAC using iTunes) into the folder.
    4- Open up Command Prompt, change directory to the atomic folder "cd CAtomic"
    Your command prompt should now say: CAtomic>
    5- Now just type the command shown in the URL: "AtomicParsley mmbop.m4a --stik value=14" where mmbop.m4a is the name of your ringtone file. Voila! You now have a name-temp-randomnumber file on the same folder, that's your ringtone file. Open it up in iTunes and it'll show up in your Ringtones tab. You can now edit the name there and it'll show up in your sync tab and most importantly, on your phone

    So there you go, you can now make any song your ringtone with this simple edit and avoid any 3rd party app to manage your ringtones.
    2007-09-13 07:00 PM
  2. BigBully's Avatar
    iTunes initially gave me a sync error message for the existing m4r ringtones i had put on my phone. I quickly discovered that they will resync fine again after changing the file extensions back to m4a.

    I haven't tried adding new ringtones using the old method yet, but it seems likely that it can be done the same way to add it to the list of ringtones and then change it back to m4a so that it will not give errors.
    2007-09-13 07:31 PM
  3. spiderman001728's Avatar
    if its possible maybe someone can explain this procedure to someone who has limited knowledge? thank you
    Last edited by spiderman001728; 2007-09-15 at 09:08 PM.
    2007-09-13 09:18 PM
  4. cipher0925's Avatar
    Use ringtonator instead

    heres a bunch of ringtones i liked and got ringtonator in the archive too

    2007-09-15 08:18 PM
  5. spiderman001728's Avatar
    what am i doing wrong

    Last edited by spiderman001728; 2007-09-15 at 09:09 PM.
    2007-09-15 08:48 PM
  6. teufel657's Avatar
    Spiderman: Make sure the song is in the folder with all the AtomicParsley files. copy this into command Prompt when in the folder.

    "AtomicParsley NFLonFOX.m4a --stik value=14"

    (but no quotes).

    2007-09-15 10:01 PM
  7. spiderman001728's Avatar
    i doing something wrong

    i got it nevermind and thanks alot
    Last edited by spiderman001728; 2007-09-15 at 11:27 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
    2007-09-15 11:12 PM
  8. teufel657's Avatar
    You're not using the full title for the song. you need to include the "_Ringtone". So put this in:

    "AtomicParsley NFLonFOX_Ringtone.m4a --stik value=14"

    And it should work.
    2007-09-15 11:33 PM
  9. spiderman001728's Avatar
    thanks alot
    2007-09-16 01:36 AM
  10. teufel657's Avatar
    No Problem Spidey.

    I'm liking this method a lot, using, it works flawlessly. even better than Atomic Parsley doesn't need to be installed, just there in the folder. I would recommend this to everyone, Newbies and teh 1337s, l0l.
    2007-09-16 03:45 AM
  11. ducati24's Avatar
    how can i do this on OSX????
    2007-09-21 12:25 AM
  12. invaderekim's Avatar
    what am i doing wrong??
    Attached Thumbnails Free ringtones on iTunes  
    2007-09-21 01:02 AM
  13. joejoeiphone1's Avatar
    followed all the steps.. makes the file perfectly. When I open it in itunes... it plays fine.. but, will not add to the ringtones tab. Should I just copy the file to the ringtones folder?

    Help.. I really want my rings on my phone.

    I'm firmware 1.1.1 and the latest itunes..


    2007-10-14 10:55 AM
  14. iphoneaddict's Avatar
    I've completed all the steps, my song shows up on the ringtone tab but after running sync on the phone, the ringtone doesn't show up on the phone. Using itunes and iphone ver 1.1.1 What am I missing here?
    2007-10-14 01:52 PM
  15. PhoneLine's Avatar
    I've completed all the steps, my song shows up on the ringtone tab but after running sync on the phone, the ringtone doesn't show up on the phone. Using itunes and iphone ver 1.1.1 What am I missing here?
    Its just 1.1.1 guys. This guide was posted on 9/13, when 1.02 was the current firmware. Right now custom ringtones are not working in 1.1.1, even if its jailbroken, aside from a beta version of Itoner which I don't believe is publicly available, and also is only for the Mac.

    Even if you do get the files to the phone, they won't play. I have 3 ringtones on my phone that show up in the ringtone list, but they are just silent when you try to play the, so they are mising something the phone is looking for.
    2007-10-14 06:15 PM
  16. joejoeiphone1's Avatar
    the rings will not evern show up in the ringtones tab. So, I'm not even that far.

    2007-10-14 07:08 PM
  17. etraub's Avatar
    Same boat here. I've done all that has been suggested above. AtomicParsley produced the temp files as advertised. But there was no way, nohow I could get them to show anywhere but in the Music library. And, they didn't import with the added "..._Ringtone."

    I'll bet the hackerpolice have "fixed" it.
    2007-10-14 07:26 PM
  18. adam_2323's Avatar
    I have firmware 1.0.2 (downgraded from 1.1.1) and I got Atomic Parsley to convert a song I wanted. I then opened it in iTunes and it showed up in the ringtones tab. I then synced the phone, and the ringtone shows up in the phone, but does not play when someone call, or when I select it on the iPhone. Could this be an issue due to the downgrade from 1.1.1?
    2007-10-16 10:18 PM
  19. ALERT's Avatar
    could you do a video of this im having some trouble writing the cd catomic in the command promt
    2007-10-20 02:05 AM
  20. smonice's Avatar
    Does this work with
    2007-10-21 03:11 AM