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I just bought a new phone and I do not like the default ringtones/notification sounds, but I like the ones on my old phone.

When I plug my old phone into my computer and go to This PC\KYOCERA\Internal storage\media\audio\ringtones like I have been told to go to for the default ringtones, the only ones that show up are a couple of custom ringtones I had put on previously. I want to extract the default ringtones like AT&T Play On and notification sounds like Syrma, so that I can put them on my new phone.

I would prefer not to install drivers/programs onto my computer, but it would be okay with installing an app on my phone if necessary. I have the default Windows 10 programs on my computer, as well as and file commander and the rest of the default Android 5 apps on my old phone.

Any help would be much appreciated.

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    Chances are that someone has already extracted the ringtones from the device rom and published them somewhere in the web. Just search Google for "your-device-name ringtones". Dec 4, 2017 at 11:26

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You probably need a file browser on the phone to access (need root), or adb pull

The built-in ringtones are located in

/system/media/audio/ringtones

... instead of your Internal Storage.

You can also extract them from a ROM .zip file downloaded from elsewhere without looking into your phone. Just navigate to the same path above and take all files out there.

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  • Just wanna add that you would not find this path /system/media/audio/ringtones in your mobile OR when you open your mobile (through a USB cable) on your system. Because this is a ROM path. i.e. download a ROM for your mobile; preferably a truly stock ROM (truly stock ROM means original unmodified ROM). This ROM would be in a form of a zip file. and when you extract this zip file; there you would found this path. /system/media/audio/ringtones Dec 11, 2020 at 8:08
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    adb pull /system/media/audio/ ./ did the trick, special thanks
    – deFreitas
    Dec 27, 2020 at 15:10
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    On my Pixel6a it was at /product/media/audio/
    – Mr. Clear
    Sep 14, 2022 at 13:50
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You can copy internal files, ex /system/media/audio/ringtones, to sd card or anywhere with total commander application.

On Samsung Phone, custom ringtones seem to have to be copied in <internal storage>/music/Samsung.

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Okay, thanks guys! But, I found New Android version stored audio files in system_ext/media/audio

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On AOSP ROMs, ringtone, notification and other default sounds are located at /product/media/audio/

This is valid for at least Android 12+

If you do not have a root file explorer installed, you can run the following command to pull the files:

adb pull /product/media/audio <target directory>

This will move the content to the current working directory:

adb pull /product/media/audio .\

Running the above adb command requires USB/Wireless Debugging enabled from Developer options as well as connecting your phone to your PC.

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