At first I thought thought there were only a few users missing their default OS 5.0 ringtones when they upgraded to BlackBerry 6 on the Torch and other devices. I recently realized at DevCon that even hardcore users are wondering where their ringtones went on their BlackBerry 6 device. It is a really good question for which I don’t have an answer. I am not sure if RIM had some licensing issues or just felt like screwing with us again like flipping the N and P shortcuts but who knows.
When I first ran into this issue I just copied the ringtones from my 9700 but Tony let me know that Jeffreii has posted a great tutorial with two options for getting these ringtones back. One of them involves just downloading the MP3 files and unzipping them to your memory card. The second loads the COD files which contain these ringtones onto your BlackBerry using a tool like BBSAK of BBMCP.
Check out Jeffreii’s tutorial at this link and let me know if you find an easier way. Personally I recommend the “harder” solution since this will make all of your previous profiles work again and load faster but to each their own.