Star Trek SMS tone Redux

One of the more popular posts on my site is My iPhone’s Start Trek SMS tone (a how-to).  This delves a bit into the sequence of ssh commands on a jailbroken phone to swap out the default SMS sound with a Star Trek: The Next Generation communicator sound.

iOS 5, thankfully, has rendered that post useless.  Changing this sound is now a simple and foolproof process.  I have already converted it from the *.AIFF sound format used by the other method into the ringtone format used currently.  Just download this file:

st_tng_communicator.m4r

This is an iTunes ringtone.  Next, drag that file into iTunes and sync it to your iPhone.  Finally, go in to Settings > Sounds > Text Tone and select this as your sound.

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Brian Enigma

Brian Enigma is a Portlander, manipulator of atoms & bits, minor-league blogger, and all-around great guy. He typically writes about the interesting “maker” projects he's working on, but sometimes veers off into puzzles, software, games, local news, and current events.

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