Free iPhone Ringtones – No Hacking

It’s easy, it’s legal and it’s safe. STOP paying Apple to make custom ringtones for your iPhone! If you think iTunes is the only way beside trying to hack your half-grand toy then think again. iTunes makes you PAY, hacking can “brick” it – but a quiet release of Garage Band will do it for you.

Upgrade Grarage Band to version 4.1.1 for iLife ’08. You already paid enough for your mac and handheld wonder-toy so don’t worry-Apple won’t either.

Non- “jail broken” iPhones and PC users – you aren’t going to luck out like this for it’s only for Mac users with iLife ’08 that update Garage Band to 4.1.1.

Open Garage band and start a new project, then delete the default track.

This will leave you with an empty workspace – that’s good.

Then drag any audio file to the workspace.

You’re almost done. Trim it to any anything under 40 seconds – any part of it you want then hit the ‘loop” icon next to fast forward.

Happy? You’re there. Now go to ‘share’ in the menu and you see an item “Send Ringtone To iTunes’ – yup, just do it.

Enjoy your new free ringtone for the iPhone – and you didn’t have to use iTunes and pay Apple.

personally, I’m enjoying Beethoven’s ‘Ode To Joy’.


Grab it here if you want it.

7 Responses to “Free iPhone Ringtones – No Hacking”

  1. Kendall December 17, 2007 at 5:09 am #

    I love all the avatars you put on all your posts. Where do find all these?

  2. Randall December 17, 2007 at 5:09 pm #

    Kendall, I’ve seen some of these avatars and a lot like them on royalty free sites.

  3. JoshG December 17, 2007 at 6:41 pm #

    🙂 🙂 🙂
    Thank you thank you thank you thank you ❗

    I’ve wasted so much money on this in itunes and had no idea there was a workaround.


  4. Knox December 18, 2007 at 6:32 am #

    Just spreadin’ the love 😉

  5. Robert February 3, 2008 at 1:05 am #

    There’s an alternative for PC users. Burn a song you bought from iTunes and rip the song into mp3 to get a DRM-free track. Use a program like Audacity to cut the sound down to 30 seconds. Save the file as an mp3 and import it into iTunes. Convert it to AAC in iTunes, then remove it from the library without deleting the file. Change the file extention to *.m4r and import it into iTunes.

  6. Knox February 3, 2008 at 2:50 pm #

    Great – I’m a pure mac guy so any solutions on the PC side are welcome knowledge, thanks for throwing it in here!



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