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Motorola A835 & iSync Apps
Here is a solution to use your A835 mobile phone with iSync. Use vi or emacs and modify your USBDevice.plist:
% cd /System/Library/SyncServices/MotorolaConduit.bundle
% cd Contents/Resources
% sudo emacs USBDevice.plist
and add, before the last tag set, the following entry:
<key>A835</key>
<dict>
<key>idProduct</key>
<integer>12290</integer>
<key>idVendor</key>
<integer>8888</integer>
</dict>
Now reboot and plug in your A835 with the USB Cable. iSync will find your mobile and you can sync it without problems.

[robg adds: I split the first command into a couple cds so that it fits width-wise on the site; obviously you can enter it as one long sudo emacs command. And I can't test this one, lacking such a device...]
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Motorola A835 &amp; iSync
Authored by: jordanburke on Mar 18, '04 12:45:20PM

Does anyone know how to get a Motorola V300 to work with iSync? Or do we wait for Apple? Thanks.



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Motorola A835 &amp; iSync
Authored by: mzdial on Mar 18, '04 02:41:43PM

i tried doing the same thing as this post a couple months back when i got the V300. While iSync will recognize and find the device, it won't sync. Most likely becaue the later V series phones are different in the format/connectivity/data structure/etc..

I was bummed when the update for iSync came out and failed to support and of the new V series.



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Motorola A835 &amp; iSync
Authored by: jordanburke on Mar 19, '04 03:35:21PM

But they do support the V66 and V60. yet these are older phones, and I don't know if the same standards apply for the newer V300-600



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Motorola A835 iSync
Authored by: ciryon on Mar 18, '04 03:26:17PM

Thank you SO MUCH! Works excellent!



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Motorola A835 iSync
Authored by: madhatter on Apr 23, '04 02:05:48PM

As you had success with this would you mind sharing the steps you took and if you could in easy steps many thanks



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Motorola A835 iSync
Authored by: madhatter on Apr 28, '04 08:47:49AM

Please can you tell us step by step what you did to make that script work for the A835 with isync ? It would be much appreciated as I do not know what vi or emac for instance refers. Thanks



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A925 as well?? Motorola A835 &amp; iSync
Authored by: sms on Mar 19, '04 05:48:32AM

Do you know how to make the A925 sync as well??!!!

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i series phones?
Authored by: scorpion on Mar 19, '04 09:11:07AM

Any one know if it's possible to sync i series phones? (I have the i90c Nextel.)

Thanks.



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How to enable the A925, as well as showing you how enable other phones for iSync
Authored by: OfDan on May 06, '04 03:47:22PM
To enable support for the A925 you need to change the idProduct So A835 idProduct 12290 idVendor 8888 Would become A925 idProduct 16386 idVendor 8888 A925 I will also tell how you can find this out for yourselves. Open System Profiler. Select USB from the Hardware list. You should see you phone listed under one of the USB buses. System Profile will display details about this device.. the preference you are looking for is Product ID. Eg A925 Motorola A920: Vendor Name: Motorola Inc. Speed: Up to 12 Mb/sec Product ID: []16386[] ($4002) Bus Power (mA): 500 The code you are looking for is in [b]BOLD[/b] Happy iSyncing Dan http://www.ofdan.com

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How to enable the A925, as well as showing you how enable other phones for iSync
Authored by: Bharat on Dec 22, '04 06:36:37AM

Hi,
How do we find product id code?
I wanted to know this for Motorola V3 RAZR.
Thanks.
Regards,
Bharat

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Motorola A835 &amp; iSync
Authored by: jisafc on Mar 24, '04 10:12:50AM

I have been trying to sync my A835, but am new to coding (i.e. never done it before at all). I've dowloaded VIM and tried to follow the instructions above but to no avail. I get an error saying the file is read only. Is there anywhere I can download the changed MotorolaConduit.bundle or do I have to do it myself. jeromeiveson@hotmail.com



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Motorola A835 &amp; iSync
Authored by: ciryon on Mar 24, '04 11:05:49AM

For those who don't know how to use emacs it can also be done with the "easier to use" texteditor pico. Instead of sudo emacs USBDevice.plist type:

sudo pico USBDevice.plist

The password required is your login password, nothing else (and, no, you won't see what you type). Just edit at the bottom of the file as indicated in the hint and save by typing CTRL + O.

Exit with CTRL + X.

This worked at once for me.

Ciryon



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Motorola A835 &amp; iSync
Authored by: thepurpleblob on Apr 13, '04 06:36:39AM

I have a very new G5 with Panther and all the latest updates. This doesn't work for me at all. When I plug the phone in and check with System Profiler it isn't seen on the USB list.

Any thoughts??



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Motorola A835 &amp; iSync
Authored by: madhatter on Apr 23, '04 02:02:41PM

Would you please explain the steps to take to be able to insert this code for isync on 10.2. I get as far as locating the USBDevice.plist and bring up USBDevice.ooutline and attempt to paste the code but then have difficulty saving it. What should I be doing?



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Motorola A835 &amp; iSync
Authored by: standia on Jan 16, '05 09:30:52PM

Followed your directions, to try to set up a Moto V551 to sync w/10.3.7. Got the product id for this phone from system profile report and made the V551 addition shown here:
********

<integer>8888</integer>
</dict>
<key>V551</key>
<dict>
<key>idProduct</key>
<integer>33283</integer>
<key>idVendor</key>
<integer>8888</integer>
</dict>
<key>v710_CDMA</key>
<dict>
<key>idProduct</key>
<integer>10786</integer>
<key>idVendor</key>
<integer>8888</integer>
</dict>
</dict>
*********
iSync still fails to find this phone.

Any suggestions.

stan



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Motorola V551 &amp iSync
Authored by: magill on Jan 27, '05 08:58:40PM

The Motorola V551 phone does not need any modifications (under 10.3.7), it just woks -- with the Motorola USB cable.

It won't sync via BlueTooth.

However, BlueTooth can be used to mount the phone and transfer pictures, etc. directly. ... see Apple Discussions, iSync.

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Motorola A835 &amp; iSync
Authored by: MorganizeIT on Jan 27, '05 10:10:28AM

This hint also works for the A630. You will need to change the permissions of the MotorolaConduit.bundle and the USBDevice.plist within it in order to edit the file. Now if only someone could figure out a way to enable synchronizing via BlueTooth...



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Motorola A835 / V551 &amp; iSync
Authored by: magill on Jan 27, '05 09:04:28PM

My understanding is that Motorola is the culpret preventing BlueTooth synchronization via iSync.

OS X (10.3.7) recognizes the phone with no problem, but the phone won't talk to iSync, except via the USB interface.

... except that the applications:

BluePhoneElite - http://www.reelintelligence.com/BluePhoneElite/
And
OnSync - http://homepage.mac.com/antonioferraioli/index.html

apparently overcome the issues. I haven't tried either, but my son swears by OnSync with his new Motorola V551.

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William H. Magill
Senior Systems Administrator



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Motorola A835 / V551 &amp; iSync
Authored by: harry2000 on Apr 22, '05 10:49:33PM

[code]The <b>Motorola v551</b> is supported to sync with Address Book and iCal over bluetooth in Tiger, Mac OS X 10.4 available on April 29th.

<a href="http://www.apple.com/macosx/features/isync/devices.html">http://www.apple.com/macosx/features/isync/devices.html</a>[/code]



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