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I am just writing about what worked on my new Nexus 5X which has Android 7.1.1. As I have read many answers about how to set up a ringtone and none of them worked.

I installed a file manager app and then I transmitted the custom ringtone MP3 from the old phone to the Nexus 5X using Bluetooth which put it in the Downloads folder that I was able to browse in the file explorer app. So far so good.

I then tried copying the file to the Ringtones folder in the root directory (/storage/emulated/0) but couldn't select it in Ringtone settings so I had to try reading some messages to work out where I could try to put the file to get Android to detect it.

After looking at a few places I ended up putting it in the Android/media/com.google.android.talk/Ringtones folder. After that the Ringtone was able to be selected in sound settings.

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    Looks more like an answer - find or write up a proper question to post this to. Also, just putting it in *internal storage*/Ringtones (which is created by the OS, actually) will work - had always worked for me. – Andy Yan Dec 19 '16 at 0:51

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