Custom ringtones have always been a popular subject when it comes to wireless phones, and the word free never hurts either. Now I know we’ve shared with you how to make your own iPhone ringtones, and other ways to set them , but they all require 3rd party applications.
For the longest time, I just left my ringtone on my iPhone as the default. I don’t have time to go through multi-step processes, just for some cool ringers. What if I just want a fast, easy way to download free ringtones to my iPhone 4, without the extra steps?
Enter Cydia, the jailbroken app store. What was once the only way to install applications on your iPhone, has evolved into a tinkerer’s dream. From icons and wallpapers, to hundreds of tweaks, Cydia is the place for iPhone customization. But what about ringtones?
You bet. Cydia has a subsection with over 5,000 free ringtones available for download. Now this section has been around for a while, but when I first noticed it a while back, there were only around 1000 songs. But now there are several thousand, and more are added all the time.
Chances are you already know about this area in Cydia, but for those that don’t, let me help you out. Launch the ‘Cydia.app’. Once loaded, navigate to the ‘sections’ tab across the bottom. Scroll all the way to the bottom and select the ‘ringtones’ tab, it’s that easy. Downloading one of these songs, automatically pops the song into your ‘ringtones’ folder inside your ‘Settings.app’, no fuss no muss.
Out of the 100 or so songs I’ve downloaded, they have all been good quality, and have varied in length (check the description in Cydia for info). I can’t recall the last time I searched for a song and they didn’t have it, but obviously with a library just shy of 6,000, that could be a problem for some people.
Have you guys been using this subsection of Cydia? Have an easier way to get free ringtones on your iPhone? Let us know below!