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Make iSync work with the Motorola A1000 Apps
Last month I got this wonderful phone. One of the first thing I tried was to check if iSync would be willing to talk with it. Unfortunately this was not the case. I got this solution working a month or so ago, but I totally forgot to put it here, so here it is the solution to make iSync work with the A1000. First open the Terminal and type:
 cd /System/Library/SyncServices/SymbianConduit.bundle/Contents/Resources/
Edit the file SupportedDeviceInfo with sudo -- use your favorite editor. Go to the end of it and insert, just before the last two lines ( and ) the following lines:
 <key>A1000</key>
  <dict>
    <key>ATI3Response</key>
    <string>Motorola Mobile Phone</string>
    <key>AgendaDatabasePath</key>
    <string>c:\documents\agenda\Agenda</string>
    <key>AgendaMappingsPath</key>
    <string>P800AgendaMappings</string>
    <key>ClassId</key>
    <string>5374476</string>
    <key>MappingsPath</key>
    <string>P900mappings</string>
    <key>iSyncIniPath</key>
    <string>c:\documents\iSync.ini</string>
  </dict>
Save when done, and read the rest of the hint for the remainder of the steps...

Now edit the file SymbianConduit_phones.plist. Insert at the end, as above before the last two lines, the following lines:
  <key>MOTOROLA--separator--Motorola Mobile Phone</key>
  <string>symbiantool</string>
Save, now open a new document in TextEdit, as root, and insert this code (note that the DOCTYPE line must be one line with a space; it was broken for a narrower display):
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple Computer//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN"
  "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">
<plist version="1.0">
<array>
  <dict>
    <key>kBTEmptyFolderIsOkayReally</key>
    <false/>
    <key>kBTFilteringDestinationFolderID</key>
    <string>F 122213242.11</string>
    <key>kBTFilteringDestinationFolderName</key>
    <string>Home</string>
    <key>kNSSyncConduitFilteringContactGroupMap</key>
    <dict/>
    <key>kNSSyncDeviceID</key>
    <string>00-0a-28-85-8c-13</string>
    <key>kNSSyncDeviceName</key>
    <string>A1000</string>
    <key>kNSSyncDeviceShouldSlowSyncCalendars</key>
    <true/>
    <key>kNSSyncDeviceShouldSlowSyncContacts</key>
    <true/>
    <key>kNSSyncDeviceUseCalendars</key>
    <true/>
    <key>kNSSyncDeviceUseContacts</key>
    <true/>
    <key>kSymbianConduitModelKey</key>
    <string>P900</string>
    <key>kSymbianHasDeviceSynced</key>
    <true/>
  </dict>
</array>
</plist>
Change the key kNSSyncDeviceID and use the bluetooth MAC address of your A1000. You can find it in Bluetooth Preferences, Devices panel. Save the file as /Library -> Application Support -> SyncServices -> 501 -> SymbianConduitDefaults.plist. You're almost done. If the file already exists, replace it. Now open iSync and add a New Device, your A1000 should appear with the P900 icon; add it to iSync and configure it as you like it.

Open, on the A1000, Control Panel and configure Desktop Suite, in Control Panel, to use the Bluetooth as link and your Mac as Preferred PC. Open, on the A1000, Desktop Suite; you should see a "Connect" button, don't yet press it. Open iSync on your Mac and start the sync process. At the same time, click on the Connect button on your Mac and enjoy!

PS: if you don't see it in iSync, then probably you should also modify the key NSSyncDeviceName in SymbianConduitDefaults.plist that we created above with the name of your device (as specified in the Bluetooth Prefs). Hope it helps as it did for me.
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Make iSync work with the Motorola A1000
Authored by: peragrin on Dec 22, '04 08:46:05AM

Any idea if this will work with a Motorola V551?

At the moment It works with OnSync. But I really don't like OnSync. It's functional, so I am keeping it for now, but would prefer iSync.

I can try it out this weekend.

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I thought once I was found but it was only a dream



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Make iSync work with the Motorola A1000
Authored by: jgallman on Dec 27, '04 09:35:55PM

I have a motorola v551. I tried to use the bluetooth file exchange but it wouldn't stay connected. It would connect but immediately disconnect. After I made the file changes described in the original post, my v551 would connect and I could transfer files to the phone. I used iTunes to create 1 minute snips for some of my tunes and transferred them to my phone as ring tones. ISync has not successfully connected yet.



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Make iSync work with the Motorola A1000
Authored by: ichrisart on Dec 23, '04 09:42:07AM

I trid your hint but I do not have a root password. How do I get or set the Root password.

Thanks

Chris



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Make iSync work with the Motorola A1000
Authored by: Anidel on Dec 23, '04 02:36:31PM
You've got to use the sudo command.

Say you like to use the TextEdit editor, in the Terminal just tipe

sudo open -a TextEdit filename

where filename is the name of the file you are currently editing.

Remember: save your files as TEXT files, not RTF (TextEdit saves as RTF by default, so make sure to change this).

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Anidel

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Make iSync work with the Motorola A1000
Authored by: paulmob on Dec 28, '04 11:15:30PM
You need to enable the root password> http://www.hmug.org/HowTos/supasswd.html That gives a good how-to.

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Northeastern Class of 2007

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Make iSync work with the Motorola A1000
Authored by: timbomb on Dec 23, '04 11:23:42PM

I've got a Motorola a925 and I've been praying someone would work this out. Full of optimism, I just tried your tip and got soooo close... but not quite. It went through the synching sequence and cleaned up, but it popped this error and nothing, not even the address book seems to have changed:

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|Tim's log | There was a problem syncing Tim's log . Try syncing again.
Conduit Tim's log generated an internal error NSSyncConduitException (There was a problem syncing Tim's log . Try syncing again.): can't get synchronizer for calendars and To Do items.
Can't synchronize calendars and To Do items to Tim's log : device is not available
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(Tim's log is my a925)

I didn't change anything from your tip (except I changed a1000 to a925 for cosmetic convenience)... are there any known differences between the two phones? Do they need different Bluetooth IDs or locations or anything?

Tim



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Make iSync work with the Motorola A1000
Authored by: Anidel on Dec 25, '04 06:14:09AM

Yeah, I'm aware of this issue with the A925. Unfortunately for you it seems to be an A925 issue (not being compatible with the SymbianConduit bundle).

Try playing a bit more around, may be the ClassID is different, or try using the P800 parameters.

Hope this helps, but I know many people tried, and no one ever succeded.

Good luck and Happy Holidays to everyong

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Anidel



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Make iSync work with the Motorola A1000
Authored by: wobwong on Jan 11, '05 04:25:53PM

Thanks for the script, works like a charm, the A1000 pops up in isync and its easy to transfer files, trouble is it still won't sync address book, contacts or to do stuff what next?



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Make iSync work with the Motorola A1000
Authored by: eurodjuro on May 19, '05 10:57:16AM

Hello,

I've followed your instructions to add the a1000 to isync and it works but somehow the sync fails halfway through.

My address book on the mac has all these empty nameless contacts added to it.

I want to be able to sync contacts and my calendar

How can I get round this?


Thanks


djuro



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Make iSync work with the Motorola A1000
Authored by: jgallman on Dec 27, '04 09:43:02PM

I created the files described in your tip and my motorola v551 connected with bluetooth file exchange to allow me to move some mp3 files to the phone as ringtones. (I created 1 minute snips from existing songs per another macosxhint.) Thanks!

I have two followup questions. First, what is the string "c:_documents_agenda_Agenda" in your script? It looks very Windows so I was wondering if I needed to change it.

Second, I have three v551 phones. How to I modify the files to recognized all three? I put my mac address in as per your instructions. Do I create similar strings with the other two mac addresses? If so, do I change the variable names? Do I have to duplicate and modify the other two files?

Sorry, I'm a newbie in this area so I can't just see the logic of your programming and adapt it.



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Make iSync work with the Motorola A1000
Authored by: jlbrown on Jan 25, '05 01:23:19AM

I have done all the steps mentioned, but the A1000 does not appear in iSync when I click on New Device.

It says to create the file SymbianConduitDefaults.plist as root. How do I do this? I used Get Info in the Finder to change the permissions to System. I have changed the Device ID in the file to "James's Motorola A1000" (with and without the quotes!).

Any suggestions? The computer and phone have no problems seeing each other. The problem is with iSync.

Thanks,

James.

PS. Please email any replies to jlbrown@bordo.NOSPAM.com.au (after deleting the obvious words).



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Make iSync work with the Motorola A1000
Authored by: jlbrown on Jan 25, '05 02:02:34AM

OK. I realise my stupidity. I changed kNSDeviceID to the device's ID, not the string on the next line!

I now have the phone appearing in iSync.

When I click on Sync Now, it tries to connect to the A1000 - I have to click on Accept twice on the phone.

After a while it fails with the following error in the log:

|James's Motorola A1000| Could not connect to James's Motorola A1000. Please check the pairing with this computer.
Can't synchronize contacts to James's Motorola A1000: device is not available
Can't synchronize calendars and To Do items to James's Motorola A1000: device is not available

I changed the kNSDeviceName to "James's Motorola A1000" from "A1000" hoping this would work.

Any ideas?

Thanks,

James.

jlbrown@bordo.com.au



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Make iSync work with the Motorola A1000 - progress but not success...yet
Authored by: d_a_friedman on Jan 28, '05 11:13:29AM

progress update:

1. i realised that you have to go to the netinfomanager to enable root login
2. once i logged in as root, i managed to follow all of aniello's suggestions
3. after being confused about how to save the symbianconduitdefaults.plist as a plain text file, i realised you had to this via "format" in the textedit menu. eventually i save the file as utf-8 plain text.

result: i can send files to the A1000 via bluetooth, but i sync still doesn't find the phone when i scan for new device in isync.

does anyone have any suggestions? (yes, i used my phones MAC address in the symbianconduitdefaults.plist file)

any help greatfully received.

thanks

david

d_a_friedman@yahoo.com(nospam)



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Make iSync work with the Motorola A1000 - progress but not success...yet
Authored by: d_a_friedman on Jan 28, '05 11:56:33AM

further update:

You have to be very careful with the SymbianConduitDefaults.plist file.

For example, even after conversting it to plain text and saving as UTF-8, I discovered that there were some extra spaces in the body of text. Once these were removed, the A1000 shows up on my iSync window.

However, when I try to sync the phone, I get the error message:
16:50:38 Connecting to A1000

16:51:49 Error |A1000| Could not connect to A1000. Please check the pairing with this computer.

16:51:49 Warning Can't synchronize contacts to A1000: device is not available

I have tried removing the device from my bluetooth prefs and repairing, but this doesn't seem to help.

againm all help gratefully appreciated.

regards,

david friedman

d_a_friedman@yahoo.com(nospam)



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Make iSync work with the Motorola A1000 - progress but not success...yet
Authored by: iPoe on Mar 07, '05 03:35:18PM

thank you works great for me!

some tipps:
to change root password on apple OSX
- open terminal
type
sudo passwd root
follow the instructions

i've changed on my A1000 following settings:
control panel
bluetooth
settings Receive items to "always receive"




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Make iSync work with the Motorola A1000 - progress but not success...yet
Authored by: eurodjuro on May 19, '05 09:34:33AM

Hi there.....can anyone help me?????

I have managed to set up my Mac and A1000 for the isync. However, when I start the sync it goes through the motions but just towards the end the synchronisation fails

Does anyone know a way around this?

Regards


Djuro



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Tiger?
Authored by: zadak on Apr 22, '05 06:15:30PM

Anyone got this to work under Tiger?



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Tiger?
Authored by: mugna on May 03, '05 06:13:38AM

Can you see this (my) article, is italian sorry :

http://www.macitynet.it/palmipede/aA21301/index.shtml

Giuliano.



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Motorola A1000, iSync and Tiger
Authored by: stripeyjoe on Jun 27, '05 04:17:23PM

Giuliano,
Thanks for all the work you have done on this!
I translated your site using Google, so I'm not 100% sure I got the instructions right!
I copied the text you quoted and pasted it in place of the original P900 text in the metaclasses.plist iSync/contents/plugins/applephone/conduit/contents/plugins/phonemodelssync/plugins/contents/resources, along with the A1000.tiff.
When I fired up iSync I still got the 'Motorola A1000 not supported' warning. Is there something else I should be doing?
Thanks, Joe



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Making iSync work with the Motorola A1000 for idiots
Authored by: singlentendre on Dec 22, '05 03:40:35PM

I am very excited at the whole idea of being able to make my A1000 work with iSync, but I know nothing about programming, terminal windows, or anything. Please can somebody help with the instructions on what to change on the assumption that I am very, very stupid? (i.e., start with 'open this program' 'type these words' and so on.) And what does sudo mean?



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