I have an LG Chocolate with Telus. I have been looking around for a how-to upload your own ringtones. I stumbled upon a number of message boards, but none did a good job explaining or helping my cause. So here it is.

How to upload ringtones on an LG Chocolate

  1. Buy a USB Cable and install the driver on your PC.
    • don’t bother giving Telus another $50 bucks of your money. Use eBay instead and get a cable for $10 or less.
  2. Download and install BitPim (bitpim.org)
  3. Connect your phone to your PC using the USB cable and launch BitPim
    • BitPim should find your phone on first launch. If not, it’s likely your USB cable and/or driver is not installed correctly.
  4. In BitPim, pull up the “Filesystem”. Expand the following path corresponding to the ringtones on your phone: /brew/1642/mds.
    • On first launch the “Filesystem” is probably not visible. Choose View->Filesystem.
  5. Drag and drop mp3 or midi ringtones into the /brew/1642/mds folder.
  6. Right-click the folder and select Reboot Phone
  7. Voila! you should now have your own ringtones. And you didn’t have to go through evil Telus!!


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