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Monday, March 05, 2007

Motorola RAZR V3 – How to upload ringtones & audio – Step-by-Step (with pictures)

In a slight change from other how-to guides, manuals, and tutorials that I have recently put together in regards to the Motorola V3 RAZR phone – this tutorial will not make use of the P2k Commander software. Rather, because it is the quickest and easiest way for you to get an audio file or ringtone (ring tone) is wirelessly using WAP. This tutorial will cover how you can transfer the ring tones to your Motorola RAZR V3. No USB cable or drivers required!

There are two key dependencies that you will want to take note of in order to be successful implementing this tutorial:

The first is that you must use a program such as MP3 Cutter (download here) in order to prepare your MP3 file for upload. There are two key limitations that you need to be aware of when you prepare your MP3 for upload. They are that it must be less than 30 seconds in length and less and 300kb. This tutorial will not cover the use of the MP3 Cutter program, however if you run into any issues – let me know.

The second is that you need to have data enabled on your cell phone. This guide will require that you download the file to your computer over your browser / WAP connection. Depending on your plan, there may be additional data charges from your provider. (Cingular, T-Mobile, AT&T Wireless, Verizon, Sprint)

Here is the step by step guide on how to make ringtones for razr v3:

1. Prepare your MP3 audio file to be less than 30 seconds and less than 300kb.

2. Save your modified MP3 file on your computer. For this particular example, I have cut 8 seconds of the Beastie Boys’ Johnny Ryall as Johnny_Ryall.mp3.

3. Browse to, click on the ‘Click here to upload your files now >>” link.

4. Either enter the location of your file, or click on the ‘Browse’ button to locate the modified MP3 file on your computer. Click on ‘Upload’.

5. will provide you with as item code to access your upload.

6. On your Motorola RAZR V3, go to the browser and browse to

7. Enter the item code that you were given in step number 5.

8. Download the MP3 file to your Motorola RAZR V3.

9. Save the tone to your cell phone and it is now ready for use!


Anonymous said...

I have the file on my phone and try to "Apply as Ring Tone" from the sounds menu, but it never seems to work. It still rings to the standard I picked from the "Styles" menu. And from the styles menu it dosn't recognize the ring tone I want...Any ides? I have combed thru the book but am missing it somehow....Thanks.

Ken Hanscom said...

If it does not work for you, try ou the USB connected instructions here:

Brian said...

I have the same issue. Used the USB method and P2K tool to get my mp3 onto the V3. I see it in the "Sounds" menu and can play it. Under 300kb, 15 sec long. But alas, when I use the option to select it as the ringtone, it says successfull... but then the old one just plays that is selected under the audio options over in the tools menu. I don't see the song listed in the tools/audio menu when I try to change it through there.

Anonymous said...

Same problem.. If anyone knows how to solve it could you please email me? ( Thanks.

Mathias.Conrad said...

It seems, that a lot of people encountered that issue (me too).... is there an help on that topic anywhere at hand?