I am trying to find the "message sent" "blip" sound specifically


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AOSP: The AOSP Messages source code is here, but the source code does not have a "sent sound" (nor any sound) because those sounds are in your system sounds. You can find them at /system/media/ from a file manager like ES File Explorer.

New Google Messenger: The sounds can be found by decompressing the .apk. They are in /com.google.android.apps.messaging/res/raw/. All independent sounds are there!


All system sounds can be found inside the /system/media folder.

Different to the /data partition the /system partition can be read with normal user permissions so you can easily copy those sounds; you don't need any source code (whyever would you need code for that?).

If you'd like to get an application specific sound then open the apk as a .zip-file and look out for the assets and res/raw folders.

  • Thanks, i looked there, but couldn't find the send sound. I was asking for source code because I figured it might be bundled with the app itself
    – Michael
    Dec 26, 2014 at 22:07
  • then you may look inside the application package of the messenger (I predict "SMS/MMS") itself which you can find inside /system/app. Just open the apk as a zip-file. Inside this file the assets folder or the res/rawfolder are the ones you may want to look for.
    – GiantTree
    Dec 26, 2014 at 22:09
  • Cool didnt know about this location. It seems to contain every possible app but the messenger / sms app. Any other location ?
    – Michael
    Dec 26, 2014 at 22:23
  • If you specifically search for the AOSP messenger app you may search for Mms inside /system/app-priv. I searched it already but there are no sounds inside because it uses the system sounds.
    – GiantTree
    Dec 26, 2014 at 22:25

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