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Hack Allows Any File Size And Format For Ringtone And Alert Sounds On WP7

Hack Allows Any File Size And Format For Ringtone And Alert Sounds On WP7

By default, ringtone, alert and alarm sounds on Windows Phone 7 have to be under 40 seconds, smaller than of 1MB and can only be in either MP3 or WMA format – there are lots of limitations. However, forum member arses has found a way to circumvent these limitations. As for file formats, he has successfully tested .aac , .amr , .m4a , .ac3 , .aiff , .flac , .mka , .mp2 and .ogg.

If you think this is useful – as noted by WPCentral, you can’t dismiss alerts while the sound is playing, possibly forcing you to wait over 40 seconds – and have write access to the \Windows folder on your phone (usually achieved through the WP7 root tools), head over to the forum thread for instructions.

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