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10.4: Add Motorola A1000 support to iSync System 10.4
Tiger only hintHere is how you can add support for your Motorola A1000 phone to Tiger. The procedure is much simpler than the one in Panther, as iSync has been completely rewritten (or at least, much of it has) and it's now much more stable and organized. You simply have to change this file:

/Applications: iSync.app: Contents: PlugIns: ApplePhoneConduit.syncdevice: Contents: PlugIns: PhoneModelsSync.phoneplugin: Contents: Resources: MetaClasses.plist.

Add this entry to the file -- add it all just before this line:
<key>com.sony-ericsson.P910</key>
To open the file, use this command from Terminal:
sudo open -a TextEdit /Applications/iSync.app/Contents/PlugIns/
ApplePhoneConduit.syncdevice/Contents/PlugIns/
PhoneModelsSync.phoneplugin/Contents/Resources/MetaClasses.plist
Modify the file, and be sure that TextEdit is saving the file as Plain Text (in its Preferences), and save it (keep a copy of the original just in case). At this point, simply redo the pairing, and it'll work just fine (iSync will first install an iSync agent onto your phone).

Enjoy!
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10.4: Add Motorola A1000 support to iSync
Authored by: Anidel on May 03, '05 07:04:53PM
The path for the file is this one (it looks weird into the hint text):
/Applications/iSync.app/Contents/PlugIns/ ApplePhoneConduit.syncdevice/Contents/PlugIns/ PhoneModelsSync.phoneplugin/Contents/Resources/MetaClasses.plist

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Anidel

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10.4: Add Motorola A1000 support to iSync
Authored by: benixau on May 03, '05 10:38:30PM
When the information is pasted you will notice that you are using P900.tiff
That means that when your A1000 connects it iwll have the image of a P900.
I have here an A1000 image suitable for iSync. Copy it into the directory mentioned in the hint.

Once this file is in the same directory as mentioned in the hint:
To use just change P900.tiff in the text that you inserted to A1000.tiff instead.

Hope this works and looks good (most important).

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10.4: Add Motorola A1000 support to iSync
Authored by: jlbrown on Jun 01, '05 07:13:39PM

The link to the A1000 picture seems to be broken. I get a 404 error.

Thanks for the tip though. I now finally have my A1000 syncing again with my Mac.

James.



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10.4: Add Motorola A1000 support to iSync
Authored by: benixau on May 03, '05 10:42:28PM

Oops - you will have to delete the phone and add it to isync again to have the image change to the new A1000 image that I created.

Hope no-one was too upset.



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10.4: Add Motorola A1000 support to iSync
Authored by: benixau on Jun 28, '05 10:22:04AM
My A1000 pic is corrected now ....
here it is

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10.4: Add Motorola A1000 support to iSync
Authored by: stripeyjoe on Jun 28, '05 05:15:53PM

Hi, sorry if this is not the right place for this post, not 100% sure of how this place works!
I just cannot get this to work, I've tried all the variations of code in the metaclasses.plist I've seen around the net but everytime I start up iSync and do a scan it comes back with 'found Motorola A1000, this device is not supported'... I managed to send sync agent directly onto the phone and that is up and running on the A1000 but still iSync says the phone is not supported.
Any ideas?

Thanks, Joe



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10.4: Add Motorola A1000 support to iSync
Authored by: bennys on Jul 29, '05 11:34:32AM

Hi! I got the suggested method to work about two months ago and it worked fine. However, I downloaded an update to iSync and now it doesn't work. I tried to redo the mehtod as suggested as thought the update would have just overwritten the changes I made but this still did not work. Any ideas would be much appreciated.
Ben



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Motorola A1000 + iSync 2.1
Authored by: PsychoBriggsy@gm on Sep 04, '05 06:34:32PM

The same file, I added this before the Sony Ericsson P910 entry, but after the P900 entry:


        <key>com.sony-ericsson.A1000</key>
        <dict>
                <key>Identification</key>
                <dict>
                        <key>com.apple.gmi+gmm</key>
                        <array>
                        <string>"Motorola CE, Copyright 2004"+A1000</string>
                        </array>
                </dict>
                <key>InheritsFrom</key>
                <array>
                <string>com.sony-ericsson.uiq</string>
                </array>
                <key>Services</key>
                <array>
                <dict>
                        <key>ServiceName</key>
                        <string>com.apple.model</string>
                        <key>ServiceProperties</key>
                        <dict>
                                <key>ModelName</key>
                                <string>A1000</string>
                                <key>PhoneIcon</key>
                                <string>A1000.tiff</string>
                        </dict>
                </dict>
                </array>
        </dict>

The main difference is the Identification area - notice the

<array>
thing, and that the phone name is different, removing all that GSM1800 stuff.

Note that I haven't been able to browse files on the phone using this. However iSync operates as desired, and Bluetooth File Send works too.



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10.4: Add Motorola A1000 support to iSync
Authored by: richard t on Oct 02, '05 07:57:18AM

hi, as you will soon see, i am a new mac user and am pretty clueless on some aspects.

The above details look usueful but my question is, how do i enter the text as described. how do i get to the text strings from the basic program of isync?

thanks very much

richard



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10.4: Add Motorola A1000 support to iSync
Authored by: sfinlay on Oct 14, '05 03:34:48AM

I've tried all the various 'hacks' to get iSync to see my A1000, without any success.
I have my A1000 connected to the Mac via USB as I don't have Bluetooth.
Is this the problem and USB syncing with the A1000 is not supported?



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10.4: Add Motorola A1000 support to iSync
Authored by: toffifee on Oct 14, '05 04:49:06AM

That's right, iSync only supports Bluetooth, no USB. You can buy a dongle for little money and with the mentioned hacks all should work fine. Cheers!



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10.4: Add Motorola A1000 support to iSync
Authored by: sfinlay on Oct 14, '05 09:58:21PM

I've now gone and bought myself a D-Link DBT-120 Bluetooth USB dongle and have been able to sync my new A1000 - yeah!
Also been able to send a file to the phone, but am unable to "browse the device". Is this normal?



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10.4: Add Motorola A1000 support to iSync
Authored by: sfinlay on Oct 16, '05 09:37:58PM

Ok, Using Bluetooth, I've been able to successfully use iSync to load my contacts into the phone.
However, I find that with all of the contacts loaded this way I cannot assign a ringtone to them. Is this normal for contacts loaded via iSync?
[ If I create a new contact on the phone, I can then assign them a ringtone ]



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10.4: Add Motorola A1000 support to iSync
Authored by: slobbo on Nov 02, '05 05:01:03AM

The latest update (10.4.3) breaks the config (again). Anyone know what the fix is as yet?



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10.4: Add Motorola A1000 support to iSync
Authored by: dparnell on Nov 10, '05 12:45:24AM

try the following entry, it seems to be working for me

<key>com.sony-ericsson.A1000</key>
<dict>
<key>Identification</key>
<dict>
<key>com.apple.gmi+gmm</key>
<string>"Motorola CE, Copyright 2004"+A1000</string>
</dict>
<key>InheritsFrom</key>
<array>
<string>com.sony-ericsson.uiq</string>
</array>
<key>Services</key>
<array>
<dict>
<key>ServiceName</key>
<string>com.apple.model</string>
<key>ServiceProperties</key>
<dict>
<key>ModelName</key>
<string>P900</string>
<key>PhoneIcon</key>
<string>A1000.tiff</string>
</dict>
</dict>
</array>
</dict>



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10.4: Add Motorola A1000 support to iSync
Authored by: rpbaker51 on Dec 02, '05 01:31:42PM

My neew iBook G4 comes up with (I think it says this - the name might be wrong): -

Welcome to Darwin.

It then asks me for a password????? I've tried the administrative password, but all this does is say that it can't find the correct format etc. and opens a blank TextWrite document. It certainly direct me to the iSync phone device terminal info.

Please help as this is driving me mad!!!!

Many thanks.

Richard



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10.4: Add Motorola A1000 support to iSync
Authored by: Anidel on Jan 19, '06 07:34:41AM

You need to type in your own password.

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Anidel



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iSync 2.2 / OS X 10.4.6
Authored by: klafbang on Apr 04, '06 02:56:55AM
Of course Apple made a slight change with this update. Now you need to insert the following in order to make iSync work, still in the same file, using the A1000.tiff icon mentioned in a previous hint.

	<key>com.sony-ericsson.A1000</key>
	<dict> 
		<key>Identification</key> 
		<dict> 
			<key>com.apple.gmi+gmm</key> 
			<string>"Motorola CE, Copyright 2004"+A1000</string>
		</dict> 
		<key>InheritsFrom</key> 
		<array> 
			<string>family.com.sony-ericsson.uiq</string>
		</array>
		<key>Services</key>
		<array>
			<dict> 
				<key>ServiceName</key>
				<string>com.apple.model</string>
				<key>ServiceProperties</key>
				<dict> 
					<key>ModelName</key>
					<string>P900</string>
					<key>PhoneIcon</key>
					<string>A1000.tiff</string>
				</dict>
			</dict>
		</array>
	</dict>
The change is in the InheritsFrom-value. Also an updated version of the iSync agent is available for the phone. I do not know whether this is needed; I just installed it.

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iSync 2.2 / OS X 10.4.6
Authored by: gordon73 on Apr 30, '06 12:35:45PM

OK that solution works fine but how can I connect to internal and external memory?



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iSync 2.2 / OS X 10.4.6
Authored by: mkhansen on Jul 29, '07 09:03:07AM
I know this is an old thread, but I just purchased my mac a month ago. ;-)

First of all thanks for the hint, it works nice!

The sync is only working in regards to addressbook, has anyone gotten it to work with the calendar?

I have cleaned all old events / calendars from the phone, but I get an error everytime I try to sync my calendars, the error is apparently related to retrieving the calendar from the phone.

BTW, it seems that http://www.faqintosh.com/risorse/en/othutil/isync/plugin/motorola/ contains the solution in a plugin, if people aren't willing to modify their config files themselves ;-)

Has anyone gotten a solution?

TIA

/Morten

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10.5: Add Motorola A1000 support to iSync
Authored by: holograph on Oct 31, '07 07:00:55AM

here we go again =(
Hey boys and girls. I kind of expected it, and of course my Motorola A1000 sync stopped working after Leopard upgrade. Anyone knows what to do? Would be very appreciated..



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10.5: Add Motorola A1000 support to iSync
Authored by: hueda2518 on Nov 09, '07 05:34:47AM

Hi, I am an owner of M1000 but by adding the following in front of <key>com.sony-ericsson.P910</key> in MetaClasses.plist, and
registering your phone again, it worked like a charm.

<key>com.sony-ericsson.M1000</key>
<dict>
<key>Identification</key>
<dict>
<key>com.apple.gmi+gmm</key>
<string>"Motorola CE, Copyright 2004"+M1000</string>
</dict>
<key>InheritsFrom</key>
<array>
<string>family.com.sony-ericsson.uiq</string>
</array>
<key>Services</key>
<array>
<dict>
<key>ServiceName</key>
<string>com.apple.model</string>
<key>ServiceProperties</key>
<dict>
<key>ModelIcon</key>
<string>M1000.tiff</string>
<key>ModelName</key>
<string>M1000</string>
</dict>
</dict>
</array>
</dict>

Please try changing every M1000 to A1000.
The point was family.com.sony-ericsson.uiq.

Hope this helps!




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