As promised, this is my guide on how to create your very own custom ringtones.
NOTE, YOU WILL NEED TO UNLOCK YOUR WP7 BEFORE YOU CAN CUSTOMISE YOUR RINGTONE.
if you still have not unlock your phone, here’s a guide I’ve written yesterday on how to unlock your phone: http://www.haroldchia.com/2011/01/unlocking-windows-phone-7-via-chevron.html
Okay.. lets start with the guide.
First of all, you will need the following tools.
1. Zune Software (http://www.zune.net/en-US/products/software/download/default.htm)
2. Chevron WP7 Ringtone (http://www.mediafire.com/?j816yv06f07fhox)
3. Windows Phone 7 SDK (http://create.msdn.com/en-us/home/getting_started)
4. Microsoft Expression Encoder 4 Free Edition (http://www.microsoft.com/expression/products/Encoder4_Overview.aspx)
Step 1: Choose what songs you want. You can select up to maximum of 5 ringtones everytime you send it to your phone.
Step 2: Run Chevron WP7 Ringtone application. It will then build a xap file named: ChevronWP7.Ringtones.xap
Step 3: Connect your phone to your PC via USB. Make sure Zune is running in the background and is connected to your phone.
Step 4: Run the application ‘Application Deployment’ (Free application that came with Windows Phone 7 SDK)
Step 5: From ‘Application Deployment’, select the XAP you created earlier and click on DEPLOY.
Step 6: Go to your WP7, look for the application ‘Chevron WP7 Ringtone’. Run the application.
Step 7: You can now see the custom ringtones in your list of ringtones.
VIOLA! its that simple.
Repeat steps 1 to 7 if you want to add more ringtones.