How To Transfer Ringtones & Pictures To LG Dare VX9700

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How To Transfer Ringtones & Pictures To LG Dare VX9700

Verizon likes to make things complicated for their cell phone users by blocking the ability to set mp3s in the music folder as ringtones, but where there’s a will, there’s always a way.

The easiest way is to email them to your phone from a computer by sending it as an email attachment to yourtendigitphonenumber@vzwpix.com. The only problem with this method is that some people report that Verizon will compress/lower the quality of the recording. It also costs $.25/message.

The method listed below is free, but slightly more involved and complicated. It also involves using third-party software to hack into the phone and should only be done with extreme caution. If you’re inexperienced with BitPim or worried about turning your expensive cell phone into a brick, then use the first method or buy the ringtones from Verizon.

Here are the instructions for the brave-hearted. I’ve tried this and it works flawlessly.

  1. Install the USB driver from the CD that came with your phone.
  2. Download and install the latest version of BitPim (currently 1.0.6.20080804).
  3. Connect your phone to your computer with the supplied USB cable.
  4. Open BitPim and go to Edit – Detect Phone. Select “Yes” to run settings.
  5. Choose “LG VX9700 (Dare)” from the drop-down menu beside Phone Type.
  6. Click “Browse” to select the USB communications port that your phone is currently using. It should appear as “LGE CDMA USB Serial Port.”
  7. After selecting “OK,” BitPim should recognize the phone connection and display it in the bottom status bar.
  8. Select “File System” under the menu tree on the left-hand side of the program and expand the blue folder that appears on the right side.
  9. Drag and drop files into the following folders: pictures use brew/mod/10888, ringtones use brew/mod/10889/ringtones. Keep ringtones under 500kb for best results.
  10. Once files are transferred, close BitPim and restart the Dare. Your files should appear under My Music and the ringtone selector.

Now… if I can just figure out how to stop that incessant ticking in the earpiece.

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