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How to get the classic Nexus ringtones and system sounds on any rooted phone «Android :: Gadget Hacks



Google’s legendary phone lineup ended fittingly with the Nexus 6 (P), and all the replicants that have come in its wake failed to unite the geek crowd so well. It may seem silly to think back to a smartphone with a sense of nostalgia, but if an Android phone deserves it, it’s the Nexus.

A Magisk module from developer Chris Renshaw systemlessly replaces the default ringtones, notifications and even system UI sounds (eg, touch sound, charging beep) with their Nexus counterparts. If you were a Nexus owner in the past, or if you’re just tired of the default sounds on your phone, you’ll probably want to check this one out.

Requirements

Step 1
: Install the Nexus Media Module

First, open your Magisk Manager app and tap the puzzle piece icon in the menu bar at the bottom of the screen. Tap the search button here and type “nexus” in the field. Tap the download button for Nexus Media, then hit “Install” and “Restart” when prompted.

In previous Android versions, the Magisk installation screen would ask you to select a specific Nexus model to get the ringtones from. But in my testing on Android 10 and 11, this is no longer the case. Instead, the module defaults to the Nexus 5X and installs without any prompt

Step 2: Choose your new ringtones

After the reboot, go to your system’s sound settings. You will now notice a completely different set of options – the Nexus ringtones! When enabled, touch sounds, lock and unlock sounds and other sound effects of the system interface are also changed. For most phones, you will even find the Nexus alarm tones in your stock Clock app.

Note that this will not work on phones that use a third-party app to download and manage ringtones. It is for phones with built-in ringtone and notification dialers in the Settings app itself.

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