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10.4: Add Motorola V710 Bluetooth support to iSync Apps
Tiger only hintAlong the lines of the Nokia iSync hint that was recently posted, it's possible to change the MetaClasses.plist file to get Bluetooth synchronization working on the V710 as well. To do so:
  1. Make sure your phone has the latest firmware (go to the menu, select Phone Info, select Other Information, select S/W Version). Synchronization was added in version 8700_01.40.0R. If you don't have the latest firmware, go to a Verizon store and have them upgrade it.

  2. Change the existing V710 entry in /Applications: iSync.app: Contents: PlugIns: ApplePhoneConduit.syncdevice: Contents: PlugIns: PhoneModelsSync.phoneplugin: Contents: Resources: MetaClasses.plist to use the USB-BT driver. When you're done, the entry should look like this:
    
    <key>com.motorola.V710</key>
    <dict>
        <key>Identification</key>
        <dict>
            <key>com.apple.gmi+gmm</key>
            <string>Motorola CE, Copyright 2000+Motorola CDMA v710 Phone</string>
        </dict>
        <key>InheritsFrom</key>
        <array>
            <string>com.motorola.usb-bt.0x22B8/0x4902</string>
        </array>
        <key>Services</key>
        <array>
            <dict>
                <key>ServiceName</key>
                <string>com.apple.model</string>
                <key>ServiceProperties</key>
                <dict>
                    <key>ModelName</key>
                    <string>V710</string>
                    <key>PhoneIcon</key>
                    <string>MOTV710.tiff</string>
                </dict>
            </dict>
        </array>
    </dict>
    
  3. Make sure to remove the V710 device from iSync if you had previously synchronized with a USB cable.

  4. If you had previously tried to pair the V710 via Bluetooth, delete the device from the list of Bluetooth devices. Set your phone to be discoverable and then use the Bluetooth preferences to add the device again. This time the synchronization option should be checked instead of ghosted.

  5. If the V710 doesn't automatically get added to iSync, go to the "Devices" menu and "Add Device...". Once added Bluetooth synchronization of Contacts and Calendars will work.
I've only tested this with the 10.4 version of iSync. I'm not sure how to get the Address Book functionality to be enabled with this phone. I'm going to look into that next...
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10.4: Add Motorola V710 Bluetooth support to iSync
Authored by: A. Square on May 15, '05 12:24:31PM

So what exactly does this let you do? Sync contacts, contact photos, photos taken with the phone? Anything else? I've been debating about picking up a V710 versus waiting for a better bluetooth phone to come out, so I'd love to know if I should now just go ahead and get the V710.



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10.4: Add Motorola V710 Bluetooth support to iSync
Authored by: geekeurism on May 15, '05 05:07:08PM

This will only sync contacts (names, numbers, email addresses) and calendars (including alarms). Synchronizing photos is probably considered a file transfer which doesn't seem to be a currently supported Bluetooth profile on this phone.



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10.4: Add Motorola V710 Bluetooth support to iSync
Authored by: jlynch3 on May 15, '05 12:54:27PM

Sync capabilities are still greyed out after the change you suggest. Are you on Verizon?



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10.4: Add Motorola V710 Bluetooth support to iSync
Authored by: geekeurism on May 15, '05 05:15:16PM

I'm on Verizon and just got this phone about a month ago. Do you have the latest firmware in the phone? If you ever tried to pair the phone with the computer before making the change that could cause a problem. You can try to delete the pairing and then repair it. The same goes for iSync. If you had ever synchronized with a USB cable make sure to remove the entry in iSync before pairing with Bluetooth. After a little fiddling around the iSync option became available to me in the new Bluetooth device setup, but I went through removing it from the Bluetooth device list and iSync a few times before I was successful. It's been working great every since.



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10.4: Add Motorola V710 Bluetooth support to iSync
Authored by: soulfabric on May 16, '05 02:12:58AM

WHat kind of fidgeting did you do to get your phone up and syncing? I've deleted my BT connection and reconnected about 6 times - no luck still! Any suggestions? My firmware is the same as listed in this post, and I deleted my BT preferences and restarted and still no luck!

Thanks.



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10.4: Add Motorola V710 Bluetooth support to iSync
Authored by: yergnov on May 15, '05 08:29:47PM

I found the same functionality much easier by following the following directions:

http://www.bactroid.net/article.php/381

This did a data connect as well as allowed iSync to work.



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10.4: Add Motorola V710 Bluetooth support to iSync
Authored by: druid on May 23, '05 03:02:47AM

That page is about linking through Verizon's proprietary internet service. I'm glad that works, but I'll be damned if I'm going to reward Verizon for crippling the hardware they sold me. In fact that's exactly why they crippled it -- so folks would pay for the service described on that page. See http://www.nuclearelephant.com/papers/v710.html .



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10.4: Add Motorola V710 Bluetooth support to iSync
Authored by: pprao on May 15, '05 11:23:55PM

I can't get my SE P910i to sync with iSync. The apple site shows it as a supported phone. It worked fine in Panther. It initially installed a software on the phone called iSync config. When I try to sync, On the phone it gives the message 'Program closed; Reason Code USER; reason number 11'



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10.4: Add Motorola V710 Bluetooth support to iSync
Authored by: MoparShaha on May 16, '05 02:49:49AM

This only seems to sync iCal items. It's not syncing contacts. Can anyone report successful contact syncing?



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10.4: Add Motorola V710 Bluetooth support to iSync
Authored by: jzdziarski on May 16, '05 08:24:12AM

I'm not sure if the poster tested this or not, but this most definitely does not work. iSync complains that the device doesn't support syncing.



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10.4: Add Motorola V710 Bluetooth support to iSync
Authored by: geekeurism on May 17, '05 09:02:19AM

Not only did I test this before posting it, I've been using it successfully ever since. I'm not sure why it isn't working for others. Maybe I just have the magic touch.



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10.4: Add Motorola V710 Bluetooth support to iSync
Authored by: bozo_z_clown on May 23, '05 03:00:07AM

It worked for me on 10.4 ... trying to figure out how to make it work on 10.3 now.



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10.4: Add Motorola V710 Bluetooth support to iSync
Authored by: elemur on May 16, '05 09:17:56AM

I saw this didn't work for some.. once I changed my file exactly, including the hex number after the usb-bt change, then it worked fine for me. It seems to be syncing things ok now.. I did a test change to my addressbook and the number made its way across the bluetooth ether.. I also just tested calendar.. worked for me.

One odd thing.. if I choose sync now from the top menu for iSync, it doesn't seem to connect, but when I open the iSync application, it connects and syncs fine.



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10.4: Add Motorola V710 Bluetooth support to iSync
Authored by: ctj on May 21, '05 01:17:12PM

I'm pretty sure this is a bug. I've got the same thing going on here, and it's kinda irritating. Over on the Apple Discussion forums, people seem to think it's a bug also.

See here: http://discussions.info.apple.com/webx?128@508.gfbKaZaEXlN.0@.68afbf60



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Need correct hex codes
Authored by: fitzage on May 16, '05 09:35:41AM

When I first tried it, the Bluetooth Setup had the option, but iSync still didn't recognize it as sync-able. So, I did what another poster suggested and made sure the hex numbers after the usb-bt portion were the same as the example. I had to delete it and re-pair it, and then iSync liked it.



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Need correct hex codes
Authored by: soulfabric on May 16, '05 11:08:43AM

I meticulously changed the file to reflect the usb-bt change and the hexcode. Still no luck. It's grayed out when I re-pair the phone to the computer... I wonder why it's working for some and not others...



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10.4: Add Motorola V710 Bluetooth support to iSync
Authored by: rsletten on May 16, '05 05:13:52PM

Just remember that if you upgrade your firmware on the v710, you will lose the ability to exchange files between the phone memory and the transflash card. (aka no custom mp3 ringtones)



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10.4: Add Motorola V710 Bluetooth support to iSync
Authored by: jzdziarski on May 16, '05 11:10:04PM

Unless you hack the seem bits like I did: http://www.nuclearelephant.com/papers/v710seem.html



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10.4: Add Motorola V710 Bluetooth support to iSync
Authored by: tmcdanel on Dec 17, '05 09:16:45AM

I want to listen to Mp3s on my Motorola v710 and pull pics off with MacOSX. Is there a Bluetooth or data cable Mac hack?



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Perhaps an obvious fix?
Authored by: ctj on May 16, '05 11:38:37PM
This may be obvious, but the line that says:

        <b><string>com.motorola.usb-bt.0x22B8/0x4902</string></b>
should be written without the boldface tags, as such:

        <string>com.motorola.usb-bt.0x22B8/0x4902</string>
The original poster probably tried to make that boldfaced and it may be confusing the issue. I've got it typed it minus the bold tags and it works like a champ.

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Perhaps an obvious fix?
Authored by: soulfabric on May 17, '05 12:35:16AM

Brilliant! I had the bold code in there. Just removed it and got it working.

Thank you!



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Perhaps an obvious fix?
Authored by: jzdziarski on May 17, '05 12:37:10AM

Yup. That was the problem. I had just copied the text without even looking at it.

NOTE: With the 10.4.1 update, you'll have to do this all over again. This time, I just changed usb to usb-bt, and the hex code. Works great.



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Perhaps an obvious fix?
Authored by: geekeurism on May 17, '05 09:04:27AM

Thanks for pointing that out. I probably did try to make those bold initially and it didn't get parsed the way I thought it would.



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Perhaps an obvious fix?
Authored by: dlacher on May 17, '05 08:34:18PM
Well for as many people as they said have been able to get this to work, I for one can not. I have entered the code exactly as entered w/ and w/o the bold tag. here is what I have

	<key>com.motorola.V710</key>
	<dict>
		<key>Identification</key>
		<dict>
			<key>com.apple.gmi+gmm</key>
			<string>Motorola CE, Copyright 2000+Motorola CDMA v710 Phone</string>
		</dict>
		<key>InheritsFrom</key>
		<array>
			<string>com.motorola.usb-bt.0x22B8/0x4902</string>
		</array>
		<key>Services</key>
		<array>
			<dict>
				<key>ServiceName</key>
				<string>com.apple.model</string>
				<key>ServiceProperties</key>
				<dict>
					<key>ModelName</key>
					<string>V710</string>
					<key>PhoneIcon</key>
					<string>MOTV710.tiff</string>
				</dict>
			</dict>
		</array>
	</dict>
Any thoughts as to what is wrong.

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Perhaps an obvious fix?
Authored by: jctull on May 18, '05 02:33:40PM

Nice observation! Now I have BT iSync functionality. I am slightly happier with the phone now.



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MP3 Sync
Authored by: jzdziarski on May 17, '05 10:09:25AM

The v710 doesn't support OBEX, but the Mobile Phone Tools software for Windows can be set up to allow MP3s to be synced to the unit. I'm wondering if there's a way we can figure to do this through iSync.



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10.4: Add Motorola V710 Bluetooth support to iSync
Authored by: jrdavidson on May 18, '05 11:13:51AM

As with other hacks to the system, this one disappears when 10.4.1 is installed over 10.4 using Software Update. You'll have to re-edit the .plist file after upgrading - something to remember with future updates too.



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10.4: Add Motorola V710 Bluetooth support to iSync
Authored by: MGW on May 18, '05 02:34:18PM

My carrier is US Cellular, and the OS on the V710 I have is the same as the crippled Verizon one. I cannot use the hack posted because, sadly, Verizon updates don't affect my US Cell phone. Does anyone else use US Cell with the V710, and have you been able to sync using Bluetooth?



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10.4: Add Motorola V710 Bluetooth support to iSync
Authored by: bigvolley on Oct 31, '05 09:07:38PM

Help! I must have upgraded to a new version of iSync (I'm using version 2.1), or maybe a new operating system (10.4.2), and I've lost the ability to sync up my phone book with my stupid Motorola 710! Making that work was one of my happiest computer achievements. I *did* re-edit the .plist file, but I'm still all grayed out. Any ideas? Thanks!



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10.4: Add Motorola V710 Bluetooth support to iSync
Authored by: MGW on May 19, '05 10:39:47AM

What about those of us who are US Cellular customers? Is there any hope for us? Our phones have the same OS as the Verizon ones, but I don't think we can download the Vzn updates.



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US Cellular Works
Authored by: ctj on May 21, '05 01:10:41PM

I'm on US Cellular, and the hack works for me, no problems. For reference, my phone's firmware is whatever came with it (8700_01.30.0F).



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US Cellular Works
Authored by: imageworx on May 25, '05 11:29:50AM

That firmware 8700_01_.30.0F is current?
I ask as I am going to replace my V730 with a V710 (I cracked the hinges) and would like to use Bluetooth with my Mac Mini but having Verizon (CDMA) has kept me behind in tech features.

I looked at my boss's V710 and his S/W is 8700_01.30.8F. Would this be newer or older? (his phone is 4 months old).

I wish these phones could turn on faster... ;)


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To BeOS or Not to BeOS



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US Cellular Works
Authored by: ctj on Jun 03, '05 12:29:01AM

I bought the phone in December '04, so I'm assuming that I'm behind in firmware updates. I can't imagine that the firmware upgrade would break this functionality.



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10.4: Add Motorola V710 Bluetooth support to iSync
Authored by: johnmccosh on May 19, '05 01:41:15PM

I've only been using a mac for less than a week. Please tell me explicitly how to: "Change the existing V710 entry in /Applications: iSync.app, etc." I.e. How do I even find the entry to modify.

Your help is greatly appreciated.

Thanks for your time and attention.

Sincerely,

John

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Converted to mac in, May, 2005. I love it and use a PowerBook G4.



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10.4: Add Motorola V710 Bluetooth support to iSync
Authored by: slackintosh on May 19, '05 05:19:18PM

Ctrl - Click on the app icon, select "Show Package Contents".

(you might want to make a backup copy of your app first, just in case)



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10.4: Add Motorola V710 Bluetooth support to iSync
Authored by: frankob3 on May 19, '05 11:00:56PM

1) Go to the Applications folder and select the iSync icon
2) Press the "ctrl" button and click the iSync icon (or Right-Click with 2+ button mouse)
3) This should bring up additional options
4) Select the "Show Package Contents"
5) Now navigate down through the subfolders where the ":" separte each level
6) The final level contains the .plist file that must be modified
7) It is easiest to open the file in text edit and use the find option, searching for v710
8) Copy and paste the usb-bt line in without the b's in the greater than less than brackets at beginning and end
9) save and close the file and the rest should be as stated in the article

It worked for me, and this was the only reason I bought this phone to begin with. ;)



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10.4: Add Motorola V710 Bluetooth support to iSync
Authored by: druid on May 23, '05 03:10:54AM

Thanks, those are great instructions, but just to be clear -- all I need to do is insert that one line? (I'm probably the most ignorant person here -- could somebody say exactly what text needs to pasted, and exactly where in that file?)



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10.4: Add Motorola V710 Bluetooth support to iSync
Authored by: druid on May 23, '05 03:34:00AM

I take it back. I am lost at Step 5. Navigating through the subfolders (there are no colons involved) reveals two or three files ending with .plist, but none of them refer to the v710 or anything else that seems germane to this thread. I'm obviously not finding the right file. What is its name?



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10.4: Add Motorola V710 Bluetooth support to iSync
Authored by: druid on May 23, '05 03:45:54AM

My apologies for posting without working this through. I now see that in the original instructions, "/Applications: iSync.app: Contents: PlugIns: ApplePhoneConduit.syncdevice: Contents: PlugIns: PhoneModelsSync.phoneplugin: Contents: Resources: MetaClasses.plist" refers to the directory structure under iSync Package Contents. So the file to be edited is MetaClasses.plist. I edited it by replacing that single line referring to usb, and my phone is syncing (I hope) as I type. Thanks everybody, and again, apologies for going off half-cocked.



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10.4: Add Motorola V710 Bluetooth support to iSync
Authored by: lamedeity on Aug 19, '05 04:41:15PM

Thanks for the very clear, easy-to-follow-for-the-rest-of-us instructions... There is so much more to the Mac OS than I ever knew, and I'm so glad I don't have to learn it all myself! My v710 has been the bane of my existence, and now there is a ray of hope!



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10.4: Add Motorola V710 Bluetooth support to iSync
Authored by: Nursedad on May 19, '05 05:58:40PM

Exactly how do I get to this file to edit its contents? I've used spotlight to try an locate the .plist file without success. I'm assuming that all you need to edit the file is a text editor (Textwrangler, etc...) but I can't locate anything to do with v710.

Thanks for any insight you can provide.

- - Jeff



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10.4: Add Motorola V710 Bluetooth support to iSync
Authored by: jedidavewv on May 21, '05 12:45:09AM

I would like to second this. After getting the metadevices.plist file in order (hex like example, no bold tags), the BT Setup Assistant finally gave me the iSync option.

However, iSync claimed, oddly, that it didn't support the device.
It did this twice (I deleted and re-paired the phone four times total).
Attempt #3, iSync said it couldn't "connect to the device."
Attempt #4 finally offered what I wanted: "determining contents of device" or whatever it said.

So, if it doesn't work the first time you have the file in order, try, try, try and try again.



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10.4: Add Motorola V710 Bluetooth support to iSync
Authored by: johnmccosh on May 21, '05 07:40:50AM

Please tell me HOW to get to the metadevices.plist. I.e. how do you get to the place in step 2 (from original tip) where you type in the fix.

I've been to untilities, terminal, then used cd .. to go up two levels and I typed cd applications and arrived at applications. What do I type from this point to change the V710 entry. Please assume I know nothing. I bought the PowerBook G4 a week ago and only discovered the Terminal yesterday.

I greatly appreciate your help.

Thanks.

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Converted to mac in, May, 2005. I love it and use a PowerBook G4.



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10.4: Add Motorola V710 Bluetooth support to iSync
Authored by: johnmccosh on May 21, '05 11:43:57AM

Please tell me HOW to get to the metadevices.plist. I.e. how do you get to the place in step 2 (from original tip) where you type in the fix.

I've been to untilities, terminal, then used cd .. to go up two levels and I typed cd applications and arrived at applications. What do I type from this point to change the V710 entry. Please assume I know nothing. I bought the PowerBook G4 a week ago and only discovered the Terminal yesterday.

I greatly appreciate your help.

Thanks.


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Converted to mac in, May, 2005. I love it and use a PowerBook G4.



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10.4: Add Motorola V710 Bluetooth support to iSync
Authored by: johnmccosh on May 21, '05 10:59:58PM

I got the fix to work with some direct help from a "hints" participant. Thanks for the great tip.

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Converted to mac in, May, 2005. I love it and use a PowerBook G4.



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10.4: Add Motorola V710 Bluetooth support to iSync
Authored by: gbc on May 21, '05 11:26:39PM

DUDE!!! You deserve a medal of honor....

This is fantastic! Just went and had my phone updated (they broke it during flash so got a new one.... even better), and works like a charm.

Man, there are newsgroups set up for just this and have been obsessed with this issue for months and months.

Well done!!!!



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10.4: Add Motorola V710 Bluetooth support to iSync
Authored by: martin@nitram-me on May 23, '05 09:49:44PM

I second this, I have been waiting sssssssooooooo long, well done.

Just one thing, any idea why the iSync icon in the menu bar does not work?
Only works with the main isync app - oh well better than nothing!!!!!



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10.4: Add Motorola V710 Bluetooth support to iSync
Authored by: eponsworley on Sep 18, '05 11:40:21PM

My sentiments exactly. THANK YOU. I was thinking whether to send the phone back or not, but this hack did it for me. It syncs perfectly now. Woo hoo!!



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10.4: Add Motorola V710 Bluetooth support to iSync
Authored by: dufis on May 25, '05 05:12:15PM

Worked Perfectly. Make Sure you S/W Version is correct and follow directions above, synced Addressbook and iCal with my v710 VERIZON! Thanks Much--



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10.4: Add Motorola V710 Bluetooth support to iSync
Authored by: haralds on May 25, '05 11:37:59PM

Got the phone flashed to the correct version. Updated the one line in the correct iSync properties file. Deleted and re paired 5 times.

Never got the sync to become available.

Is there another cache file anywhere?

-- Harald



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10.4: Add Motorola V710 Bluetooth support to iSync
Authored by: mbquilts on Jun 15, '05 08:43:28PM

Thanks - that was extremely useful and easy to understand. Helped me get my v710 up and running with not only iSync but onSync. silly Verizon! The guy at Verizon couldn't figure out why I couldn't just program in my phone numbers with the phone..... uh, no. Gadgets like phones should make your life easier!



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10.4: bluetooth firmware right? update?
Authored by: pkbrett on Jun 16, '05 03:14:50PM

hi... great info so far. ok. quick question. i've done everything, and before i run this, wnated to make sure my bluetooth stuff was up to date...firmware and software. how do i check? I dont' know if i ran the last firmware update i got. what should my bluetooth stuff be running on... and how do i check... and if its not uptodate, how do i update it? thanks everyone!

Brett



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10.4: Add Motorola V710 Bluetooth support to iSync
Authored by: znerolnoht on Jun 18, '05 02:02:45AM

works great, any one know how to use this to transfer pictures and video?
-thanks



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10.4: Add Motorola V710 Bluetooth support to iSync
Authored by: cfcek2 on Jun 23, '05 09:16:08AM

Exactly what I was wondering. When I bought my phone the lady at the shop said "don't pay for ringtones, just bluetooth songs to your phone and use those." But of course when I attempt a file transfer, I get "Device does not have the necessary services." I am guessing this is a Verizon thing.



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10.4: Add Motorola V710 Bluetooth support to iSync
Authored by: pkbrett on Jun 23, '05 09:36:35AM

hi... great info so far. ok. quick question. i've done everything, and before i run this, wnated to make sure my bluetooth stuff was up to date...firmware and software. how do i check? I dont' know if i ran the last firmware update i got. what should my bluetooth stuff be running on... and how do i check... and if its not uptodate, how do i update it? thanks everyone!

Brett



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10.4: Add Motorola V710 Bluetooth support to iSync
Authored by: martin@nitram-me on Jul 05, '05 09:50:49PM

Anyone got this working with the new E815?

OBEX works but iSync will not play!



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OBEX, iSync and e815?
Authored by: chidimaar on Jul 06, '05 04:16:32AM

I've just ordered the e815 from Verizon and am looking for tips on how to maximize its Bluetooth functionality with my several macs (all running Tiger). So can you please enlighten me as to how you got OBEX working? I'm guessing you are able to transfer pictures/mp3s? Were you able to enable this with your mac, or did you need to do that on a PC? Any help would be appreciated... and perhaps worthy of a separate thread or Hint!

--chidimaar



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10.4: Add Motorola V710 Bluetooth support to iSync
Authored by: AliasJMac on Jul 06, '05 10:01:10AM

yes, this method also works for the E815! however, I have not tried OBEX yet...



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10.4: Add Motorola V710 Bluetooth support to iSync
Authored by: buckm on Jul 12, '05 11:13:41PM

To get this to work with the E815 do you simply make the one change AND change the references to the V710 to the E815??

I am expecting my E815 tomorrow.



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10.4: 10.4.1 and iSync 2.1
Authored by: Anonymous on Jul 11, '05 08:59:22PM

FYI, installing iSync 2.1 removes this patch (as might be expected), but re-applying the patch kept BT sync working.

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10.4: 10.4.1 and iSync 2.1
Authored by: cfcek2 on Jul 12, '05 08:47:22AM

Yes it does still work, but what I did was remove the device and then go in and replace ALL the text, all the way from <key>com.motorola.V710</key> to </dict>. I am not sure why this would make a difference, since the changes didn't change the "USB-BT" information, but it did. It's working like a gem for me again.



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10.4: 10.4.2 and iSync 2.1 busted?
Authored by: robMaurizi on Jul 12, '05 06:34:53PM

Has anyone else tried it with 10.4.2 and iSync 2.1?

I can't get the BT Setup Assistant to see the phone anymore!

And as a side note, does enabling BT via this method kill the ability to use a data cable to pull pictures off using BitPim? Since the InheritsFrom key is calling an array, can we have multiple interfaces (BT and USB)?

This was the best hack I've seen until 10 minutes ago when everything broke. :-(

Thanks!
-Rob

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10.4: 10.4.2 and iSync 2.1 busted? NO
Authored by: robMaurizi on Jul 12, '05 06:40:55PM

Yeah.... took a reboot of the phone and everything's back to working....

Sorry to be a PITA

-Rob

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10.4: 10.4.2 and iSync 2.1 busted?
Authored by: cfcek2 on Jul 13, '05 09:24:10AM

I saw that you got it to work now, but just wanted to let everyone know mine is working fine under 10.4.2 and iSync 2.1. Woot!



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10.4: Add Motorola V710 Bluetooth support to iSync
Authored by: Hardhatlaw on Jul 14, '05 02:11:18PM

The 7/11/05 update to iSync disables this hint. In order to work around iSync in version 2.1 or higher you need to replace the MetaClasses.plist as set forth in the hint, but with the following change:

<key>InheritsFrom</key>
<array>
<string>com.motorola.usb-bt.0x22B8/0x2A62</string>
</array>

The usb-bt.0x22B8/0x4902 string will no longer work.



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10.4: Add Motorola V710 Bluetooth support to iSync
Authored by: nu-bee on Aug 06, '05 08:24:31PM

I did this, and my current metaclasses.plist file looks like that does.

It was syncing fine but recently it has been crashing. Should i try using the old code?

Thanks



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10.4: Add Motorola V710 Bluetooth support to iSync
Authored by: Hardhatlaw on Sep 12, '05 06:51:05PM

nu-bee

Sorry about not checking back in on this. If you have not already resolved the issue you can switch back as described by Doc Wombat in his post. I now have computers and phones running with both scripts.

I have noted a problem on two laptop/phone pairs where for some completely unknown reason it would start reporting a message that the phone did not support that service. In both instances this was fixed by deleting the bluetooth pair, restarting and then re-pairing.



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10.4: Add Motorola V710 Bluetooth support to iSync
Authored by: bigvolley on Oct 31, '05 09:24:44PM

I "upgraded" to iSync 2.1, and lost Address Book functionality. I tried re-editing the .plist file with the new line you suggest (<string>com.motorola.usb-bt.0x22B8/0x2A62</string>), but the Address Book remains grayed out. Any suggestions? Many thanks.



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10.4: Add Motorola V710 Bluetooth support to iSync
Authored by: tmcdanel on Feb 15, '06 12:11:48PM

Ok. I accidentally updated to iSync v2.1.1 Now the code suggested here:
com.motorola.usb-bt.0x22B8/0x2A62
does not work either. I am unable to sync again. I tried reverting to a stuffed copy of v2.0 and it will not open. Three questions:

1. Does anyone know of a new hack for iSync v2.1.1 that will allow a v710 to work with iSync?
2. If not, why will my unstuffed iSync v2.0 not open? Can i fix it?
3. If not, where can i find an iSync v2.0 installer without wiping my system?



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10.4: Add Motorola V710 Bluetooth support to iSync
Authored by: tmcdanel on Feb 17, '06 11:08:22AM

Let me be clear about this for Googlers confused (like myself) by the thread:

">> v2.1 requires ...com.motorola.usb-bt.0x22B8/0x2A62</string>
>> The ...usb-bt.0x22B8/0x4902 string will no longer work."

.. was NOT true for me. Using the original hack "usb-bt.0x22B8/0x4902" DID work with iSync v2.1.1 for me. But as said more than once, you may have reset the Bluetooth link and add as a new device again.



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10.4: Add Motorola V710 Bluetooth support to iSync
Authored by: kruppasing on Jul 15, '05 08:07:57AM

is there a way to make this mod in 10.3? i have opened the iSync package contents but there is a different folder hierarchy than what has been described in this post.

thanks.



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10.4: Add Motorola V710 Bluetooth support to iSync
Authored by: s3pt1k on Jul 17, '05 12:20:40AM

One thing that I should note about this. For those of you who are interested in seem editing, in seem 041a, enabling offset 0024 bit 2 (voicemail dial on 1 key) seems to break this functionality. I have it working flawlessly on 10.4.2, but once I've edited that seem the BT connection errors out every time. Just a heads up. :) I've shortcutted this by making speed dial #1, a "voicemail" entry.



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10.4: Add Motorola V710 Bluetooth support to iSync
Authored by: ticks on Dec 16, '05 11:01:41AM

You=my favorite.

I am kinda pissed cause aside from changing my outside LCD to not Verizon Wireless, and allowing Transflash copy/move, this was my third favorite seem hack. :(

THANK YOU so much though. You allowed me to once again enjoy my v710 for another month at least. Thanks.



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10.4: Add Motorola V710 Blue tooth support to iSync
Authored by: hbaden on Jul 23, '05 04:38:59PM

Also take a look at this link to enable bluetooth between your v710 and bluetooth enabled mac http://stevenfettig.com/mythoughts/archives/000189.php This is a big help and i got it up and running in no time.



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10.4: Add Motorola V710 Blue tooth support to iSync
Authored by: lgc90 on Aug 19, '05 05:39:46PM

After much work and what I believe to be even more luck, the isync option is no longer greyed out in the bluetooth assistant. But when I go to add the v710 in isync, it reports that no devices are found. I can see and hear my v710 "talking" to my powerbook while isync searches for devices. This is really frustrating!



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10.4: Add Motorola V710 Bluetooth support to iSync
Authored by: lgc90 on Aug 19, '05 05:42:27PM

After much work and what I believe to be even more luck, the isync option is no longer greyed out in the bluetooth assistant. But when I go to add the v710 in isync, it reports that no devices are found. I can see and hear my v710 "talking" to my powerbook, but isync turns up with no devices. This is really frustrating!



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10.4: Add Motorola V710 Bluetooth support to iSync
Authored by: lgc90 on Aug 19, '05 08:31:11PM

Got it! Deleted the phone from bluetooth and isync. Went into isync and saw the phone there as a device (although i had deleted it earlier). Hit Sync. Powerbook accessed my phone and my phone asked me for the passkey. Entered 0000. Computer asked me for a passkey. Entered 0000. Sync successful. Weird, but it works now.

P.S. => I also use the phone's data connection over bluetooth for internet on powerbook, so this may have been a factor in my madness.



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10.4: Add Motorola V710 Bluetooth support to iSync
Authored by: fortunatefool50 on Aug 20, '05 06:35:04PM

ahh yes...i am getting very frustrated.

consider me a mac newb. finding the metaclass.plist file isnt my problem. its all those tags...i dont know where to put them. im opening the .plist file via omnilook or whatever its called...should i be doing this?? everytime i change the motorola v710 file, it saves as a document which i dont think is helping my cause. i have tried the new hex codes b/c i do have the isync 2.1 update, but to no avail....

basically what im asking is how do i input the info into the computer so that it actually werks. also...the phone isnt connected to the computer via a cable while doing this, correct??



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10.4: Add Motorola V710 Bluetooth support to iSync
Authored by: sjshaw on Sep 10, '05 03:30:35PM

I followed the instructions dealing with the new changes to the plist file. I have the latest updates to Tiger. When I try to add the v710 as a device in iSync, it still reports, "this device is not compatible with iSync" or some nonsense. Also, in Bluetooth settings, everything is greyed out except "connect to Internet."

Any help would be greatly appreciated.



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10.4: Add Motorola V710 Bluetooth support to iSync
Authored by: eponsworley on Sep 18, '05 01:48:56AM

Aaaarrggg... this seems to work for some, and not for others. I'm one of the others. I used Terminal and cd .. to the Applications directory, then cd to iSync.app: Contents: PlugIns: ApplePhoneConduit.syncdevice: Contents: PlugIns: PhoneModelsSync.phoneplugin: Contents: Resources: MetaClasses.plist. I used vi to edit the file and :wq to save it. I made sure the changes were exactly the same--no typos. Deleted the phone, re-added it, etc. but the iSync option is still greyed out and iSync still says "this device is not supported by iSync" when I re-add it. I do have the right firmware version. The only thing is, what about the USB-BT driver? Does that come with 10.4.2? Or do I have to get it somewhere. Otherwise, I don't know why it won't work for me.



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10.4: Add Motorola V710 Bluetooth support to iSync
Authored by: canoeberry on Oct 16, '05 03:13:45PM

Did you get this working yet? I am on 10.4.2 and I made the changes and it just worked.

There is just one line in that entire file you need to edit:

<string>com.motorola.usb.0x22B8/0x2A22</string>

becomes

<string>com.motorola.usb-bt.0x22B8/0x4902</string>

The ".usb" becomes ".usb-bt" and the "/0x2A22" becomes "/0x4902". This all happens on line 995 of the file.

The bluetooth assistent did NOT allow me to specify that I want to sync my contacts, but the iSync application allowed me to add that device. The first time I tried it on my wife's imac I had forgotten to edit the file and even iSync said that I couldn't not use bluetooth to sync the phone. After I edited the file and tried again it worked as advertised.

Both my computers upgraded just fine.

This osx hint is FANTASTIC! But I don't like to see people still suffering!



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10.4: Add Motorola V710 Bluetooth support to iSync
Authored by: driver8 on Nov 21, '05 01:09:01PM

What a wonderful hint/hack! I synced my (alltel) V710 vai bluetooth with no problems whatsoever.

Shameless plug: Text Wrangler made modifying the hiddden file a snap.



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iSync on v710 under 10.4.3 WORKS
Authored by: thayneq on Dec 02, '05 12:20:28AM

Before I show you how to do it, let me comment it is exactly the same procedure as before. If you can't get it to work, here's why. Most of the people on here are having problems with permissions and ownership of the changed files, but they probably don't know it.

***Always remember that when you edit any file inside of a application.app directory to restore the original file ownership and permissions!!!***

For example: When you just control-click on iSync and click "show contents" and then browse to the file and open it, any changes you make from them on are saved under YOUR credentials, not the creator of the app! In the case of iSync, and the particular Meta plist in question, the owner:group should be "root:admin"

To make sure that this is the case, there are two things you can do. First, you can make all changes as root by using the sudo command. So, do something like "sudo vi /Applications/iSync.app/Contents/PlugIns/ApplePhoneConduit.syncdevice/Contents/PlugIns/PhoneModelsSync.phoneplugin/Contents/Resources/MetaClasses.plist" and that will open the text editor "vi" with as root. You can replace vi with whatever unix based text editor you like, such as nano, pico, or emacs. Another way to do it, for you GUI folks is to modify the file by browing to it in the finder just like before, but then you MUST change the owner and group back to root:admin. You can do this by using this command:
"sudo chown root:admin /Applications/iSync.app/path_to_the_plist_file" Any time you use sudo it will ask for your OS X password, so go ahead and enter it. If you aren't familiar with sudo or the command line, now is a good time to start studying up on it because for *any* hacking of applications files such as this, the number one most made mistake is not fixing permissions and ownership of the files!!



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iSync on v710 under 10.4.3 WORKS
Authored by: bigchiz on Dec 12, '05 08:22:30PM

The Property List Editor made changing the plist quick and easy.

Thanks for the great patch!



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10.4: Add Motorola V710 Bluetooth support to iSync
Authored by: plemieux on Dec 05, '05 05:29:53AM

Tried this tip with a V710 from Telus Mobility in Canada. Everything work except that when syncing, iSync loose the connection before exchanging any data (msg: The connection was lost while getting the changes from the device.).

I have all the latest updates installed.

Any idea/suggestion?

And out of curiosity, why the v710 isn't enabled by Apple in the first place? Is there some incompatibilities?



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10.4: Add Motorola V710 Bluetooth support to iSync
Authored by: Micahc4jc on Dec 05, '05 05:47:08PM

Wow, finnally I have been searching for months to get the V710 to work with iSync. And now it does 10.4.3 Thank you!



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10.4: Add Motorola V710 Bluetooth support to iSync
Authored by: adamprall on Dec 16, '05 01:53:43PM
Please note that you must have the latest firmware (listed on this article as "8700_01.40.0R") in order to use this hint. If you do not have that version of firmware on your v710, you will not be able to use this hint. People like myself who have and use the optional 128Mb flash memory card (software version "8700_01.30.8F") in this phone will not be able to use this hint, as upgrading the firmware disables the flash card. Ridiculous, but true.

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10.4: Add Motorola V710 Bluetooth support to iSync
Authored by: tmcdanel on Dec 17, '05 09:54:08AM

Is there a way to transfer Mp3 and pic files between MacOSX and Motorola v710 using either Bluetooth or the data cable.

I have both working, tho i find the data cable to be really unreliable. iSync v2.0 works fine for iCal and contacts. But i want to move pics to the Mac and Mp3s to the v710 to listen to.

How? Where?



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10.4: Add Motorola V710 Bluetooth support to iSync
Authored by: tmcdanel on Jan 04, '06 09:27:00AM

Ok. Getting pretty desparate to answer my own questions but i did find out some things and since this is a fairly central page for Motorola v710 and Macintosh issues, high up on Google, thot i would post what i learned here, and nobody else bothered to explain, for other ignored souls.

The transflash memory card appears to work for the purpose of moving sound and picture files to and from Mac OS. I was able to get a 128 meg card (sku: 10375564 description: Sandisk 128MB Transflash Memory Card) and a USB reader (sku: 202078932 description: IOGear GFR201TF - USB 2.0 Pocket Memory Card Reader/Writer for Micro Secure Digital Cards) from Buy.com for $11 with free shipping after a $25 bonus for applying for their stupid visa card.

You do have to know something about file structure because the v710 lays down a somewhat elaborate file tree. And files moved from my Mac to the memory card do not appear on the v710's menu, but tho i havent had time to play with it i expect there is a work around (like figuring out the catalog file, or renaming the file to replace a sound or picture file already in the catalog). It would be great if someone wrote a Mac OSX file manager for the v710 memory card but it it aint me babe.

I should note that i have read elsewhere that if you do the BitPim hack it will disable the v710 memory card management software.

On another subject, i am surprised at how difficult it is to find a comprehensive explanation of something like linking a v710 with a Mac. Discussions on iSync, data cables, Bluetooth, seem hacks... are scattered all over the web, and what i just explained was probably obvious to many, but it took hours to learn. It says a lot about how inept (Motorola) or deceptive (Verizon) the companies are that they dont facilitate their users. Or maybe its just my own ineptness with google, but at least i am not deceptive... intentionally.



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10.4: Add Motorola V710 Bluetooth support to iSync
Authored by: adamprall on Jan 26, '06 11:45:34AM

I'll second that… Verizon's policies—and its policies in collusion with Motorola—have made the whole mobile phone experience for users like me who have shelled out over $400 for their phone painful and difficult.

Having to stand in line for (literally) hours at the Verizon store, and getting upgrades that disable equipment I paid extra money for make both companies guilty of fraud in my book.



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10.4: Add Motorola V710 Bluetooth support to iSync
Authored by: mihansb on Mar 26, '06 09:35:22AM

Have a really strange error now. Set up both Isync and RTT correct and worked for a couple of days. Now receiving this error when synching v710:
Cannot connect to the device. Requested channel with properties (UUID <<1103>>) not found
Device "Motorola Phone" synchronization failed

Only thing modded to Tiger was addition of Maxtor One Touch 2 external drive. Now no sync or modem capability. Tried to remove and re-pair phone with Tiger. Still no synching. Anybody run into this issue?
Thanks.



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10.4: Add Motorola V710 Bluetooth support to iSync
Authored by: seetobylive on Mar 30, '06 06:40:45PM

I have the exact same problem with my razr!! I got it all set up and was syncing my calendar with ease and then it suddenly stopped!! I got that same error message, and I too have just set up an external harddrive! I am very curious to hear if there is a solution to this.



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10.4: Add Motorola V710 Bluetooth support to iSync
Authored by: canoeberry on Apr 04, '06 12:45:07AM

This has stopped working as of the 10.4.6 update to Mac OS X. I think we're screwed.



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10.4: Add Motorola V710 Bluetooth support to iSync
Authored by: justgregit on Apr 04, '06 08:03:21AM

yeah this isn't working anymore for me either... if someone else figures it out please let me know!



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10.4: Add Motorola V710 Bluetooth support to iSync
Authored by: cfcek2 on Apr 04, '06 01:02:07PM

Sorry - I meant to add that when I tried to sync after the update, it wouldn't work for me either, but when I removed the device in iSync and then reapplied the information in the .plis file and then readded the device, it worked for me.



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10.4: Add Motorola V710 Bluetooth support to iSync
Authored by: cfcek2 on Apr 04, '06 12:50:12PM

Did you reapply the V710 hack or just try to sync after the update?



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10.4: Add Motorola V710 Bluetooth support to iSync
Authored by: MacGeekDave on Apr 04, '06 03:16:28PM

All's well for me after reapplying the patch.
I went in this time using Property List Editor (I've learned to love it for editing these things).
There was an interesting bit, though. I encountered an entry entitled Services. (Beneath the InheritsFrom array) One of the entries (the number zero) was the setting for the icon. The other was a setting for com.apple.bluetooth. The Service Properties was entitled "DisableBluetooth" and its boolean value apparently defaulted to "Yes." Before trying to sync up, I changed this value to "No."
I'll never know if it made a difference or whether it was a dynamic setting, but... for the text-only kids... make sure your Metaclasses.plist entry resembles this:

<key>com.motorola.V710</key>
<dict>
<key>Identification</key>
<dict>
<key>com.apple.gmi+gmm</key>
<string>Motorola CE, Copyright 2000+Motorola CDMA v710 Phone</string>
</dict>
<key>InheritsFrom</key>
<array>
<string>com.motorola.usb-bt.0x22B8/0x4902</string>
</array>
<key>Services</key>
<array>
<dict>
<key>ServiceName</key>
<string>com.apple.model</string>
<key>ServiceProperties</key>
<dict>
<key>ModelIcon</key>
<string>MOTV710.tiff</string>
<key>ModelName</key>
<string>V710</string>
</dict>
</dict>
<dict>
<key>ServiceName</key>
<string>com.apple.bluetooth</string>
<key>ServiceProperties</key>
<dict>
<key>DisableBluetooth</key>
<false/>
</dict>
</dict>
</array>
</dict>

paying particular attention to the ServiceProperties key.



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10.4: Add Motorola V710 Bluetooth support to iSync
Authored by: TheCrunge on Apr 14, '06 09:51:46AM

This did indeed fix the problem, thanks.



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10.4: Add Motorola V710 Bluetooth support to iSync
Authored by: mha on May 20, '06 07:27:33PM

this worked for me also just today. i saw a similar reference to not disabling bluetooth in
http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=193555



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Some Verizon V710s have a different ID
Authored by: aardvarko on May 29, '06 11:45:11PM
My V710 is com.motorola.usb-bt.0x22B8/0x2A22 rather than /0x4902. If iSync still won't touch your V710 after the parent hack - try adding this to MetaClasses.plist at the same level as the existing com.motorola.usb.0x22B8/0x4902 key, preferably with something like PlistEditPro:

	<key>com.motorola.usb-bt.0x22B8/0x2A22</key>
	<dict>
		<key>InheritsFrom</key>
		<array>
			<string>com.motorola.usb.0x22B8/0x4902</string>
			<string>family.com.motorola.p2k.usb-bt</string>
		</array>
		<key>Services</key>
		<array/>
	</dict>
how'd I figure this out? Check console.log for something similar to the following:

00:46:44.446 [iSync:445] ERROR (.plugin.metaclass): No plugin for 
meta class with name com.motorola.usb-bt.0x22B8/0x2A22
00:46:44.446 [iSync:445] ERROR (.plugin): Can't find description for 
metaclass with name com.motorola.usb-bt.0x22B8/0x2A22
00:46:44.455 [iSync:445] ERROR (.plugin.metaclass): Can't find 
metaclass (null). Will use fallback metaclass com.apple.unsupported-
model


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10.4: Add Motorola V710 Bluetooth support to iSync
Authored by: lgp on Jun 02, '06 04:48:21PM
With iSync 2.2 at least, you need to make one other change to the MetaClasses.plist under the "Services" array under ServiceName -> com.apple.bluetooth -> ServiceProperties:

Change the value of "DisableBluetooth" to "false". Once that is done, it should work.

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10.4: Add Motorola V710 Bluetooth support to iSync
Authored by: Sturdi87 on Jun 15, '06 12:15:28AM

Forgive me if this is a dumb question, I just got my first mac two days ago (and loving it) but i am upset that I can't sync my old verizon v710 to my new macbook with bluetooth (I don't have a usb cable)

could someone please explain to me how I access the file/directory and change it? I do have a small amount of experience with C++ and JAva but I am not yet familiar enough with OS X to really know what i'm doing. THANKS in advance, any help much appreciated!



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10.4: Add Motorola V710 Bluetooth support to iSync
Authored by: Sturdi87 on Jun 15, '06 12:37:34PM

alright, ignore my last post, I figured out how to get to the file.
However, I now have two issues:
1. Not exactly sure as to what section of code I am supposed to edit. or am I supposed to add this? I was looking at this section of code: (straight from latest version of isync)
<key>com.motorola.matching</key>
<dict>
<key>Identification</key>
<dict>
<key>com.apple.cgmi</key>
<array>
<string>Motorola CE, Copyright 2000</string>
<string>"Motorola CE, Copyright 2000"</string>
<string>"Motorola CE, Copyright 2001"</string>
<string>"Motorola CE, Copyright 2002"</string>
<string>"Motorola CE, Copyright 2003"</string>
<string>"Motorola CE, Copyright 2004"</string>
<string>"Motorola CE, Copyright 2005"</string>
<string>"Motorola CE, Copyright 2006"</string>
</array>
<key>com.apple.gmi</key>
<array>
<string>Motorola CE, Copyright 2000</string>
<string>"Motorola CE, Copyright 2000"</string>
<string>"Motorola CE, Copyright 2001"</string>
<string>"Motorola CE, Copyright 2002"</string>
<string>"Motorola CE, Copyright 2003"</string>
<string>"Motorola CE, Copyright 2004"</string>
<string>"Motorola CE, Copyright 2005"</string>
<string>"Motorola CE, Copyright 2006"</string>
</array>
</dict>
<key>Services</key>
<array>
<dict>
<key>ServiceName</key>
<string>com.apple.model</string>
<key>ServiceProperties</key>
<dict>
<key>ModelParsingRegexp</key>
<array>
<string>.*"MODEL=(?P&lt;MODEL&gt;[^0-9]*[0-9]*)[^0-9]*"</string>
<string>.*"MODEL=(?P&lt;MODEL&gt;[^"]*)".*</string>
<string>Motorola CDMA (?P&lt;MODEL&gt;[^0-9]*[0-9]*)[^0-9]*</string>
<string>Motorola CDMA (?P&lt;MODEL&gt;[^0-9]*[0-9]*[a-zA-Z]*)</string>
</array>
</dict>
</dict>
</array>
</dict>

I see some things in that that looks like it may be what I should edit but not exactly, and I don't understand exactly what this code is doing so am not really comfortable just jumping in and writing!

2. Has a new version of firmware came out for the V710 since the original post, my version is 8700_02.03.00R But i think it is the latest because although I first got my V710 about a year ago I got a new replacement phone under warranty about a week ago.

Thanks in advance for any hints!
Sturdi87



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10.4: Add Motorola V710 Bluetooth support to iSync
Authored by: Sturdi87 on Jun 16, '06 09:26:52AM

Alright, everyone can ignore my last TWO posts, because I figured it out! haha
I would like to report that this does work.

Tips to simplify this for anyone new looking at this(or new to macs like I was):
1. in apps ctrl+click isync and choose "show package contents" then follow file path as stated in other posts
2. go down to where you see V710, then change "com.motorola.usb.0x22B8/0x4902" to "com.motorola.usb-bt.0x22B8/0x2A62"
3. next follow lqp's post:"make a change under the "Services" array under ServiceName -> com.apple.bluetooth -> ServiceProperties:
Change the value of "DisableBluetooth" to "false". "
4. finally use thayneq's advice and open the "terminal" and run the following command: "sudo chown root:admin /Applications/iSync.app/Contents/PlugIns/ApplePhoneConduit.syncdevice/Contents/PlugIns/PhoneModelsSync.phoneplugin/Contents/Resources/MetaClasses.plist"
5. Now go to isync and sync your V710!

I was ecstatic when I finally got this to work... and I had some trouble, so that is why I am posting (what I think is) my simplification to understanding all this!



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10.4.6: Add Motorola V710 Bluetooth support to iSync
Authored by: surfkayak on Jun 16, '06 01:34:28PM

spent 3 hours last night and failed but hadn't seen this post yet. I need help executing the terminal command. I have never used terminal; would someone please walk me through doing it and completing this last procedure? I need it real step by step. I'm good with computers but I'll need totally explicit directions. Also, who is this "thayneq" and where is his advice on this issue?
My results so far were that the 4902 change allowed the bluetooth to recognize the V710 but then Isync would not connect...it would just time out. I had this done this change with 10.4.5 several months ago and it worked great but I just updated to 10.4.6 and so that is why I am now having problems. When I tried replacing 4902 with the recent change of 2A62 bluetooth recognized the V710 but the Isync tagged it with an unknown icon; it didn't know it was a motorola V710 anymore. either way, no success. So this terminal command should do the trick?
thanks in advance
Jory



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10.4.6: Add Motorola V710 Bluetooth support to iSync
Authored by: fredrikw on Jun 16, '06 02:38:42PM

Just open upp the application Terminal and type the command given in the above post without the quotationmarks. Finish by pressing enter... You will be prompted for your password.

/Fredrik



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10.4.6: Add Motorola V710 Bluetooth support to iSync
Authored by: fredrikw on Jun 16, '06 02:40:38PM

I forgot to mention that eveything between the quotation marks has to be written on one line, with a space where there is a linebreak in the post.

/Fredrik



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10.4.6: Add Motorola V710 Bluetooth support to iSync
Authored by: surfkayak on Jun 17, '06 11:00:24PM

thanks Fredrik-
I entered the command in terminal but when I was prompted for my password it was strange: I started typing the password but nothing happened; the keystrokes didn't seem to register. I would think I should either be able to see the password or there should be dots or asterisks but nothing was happening. Is there something that I am missing?
Jory



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10.4.6: Add Motorola V710 Bluetooth support to iSync
Authored by: Sturdi87 on Jun 16, '06 08:54:31PM

I have only had my macbook for a few days, and my only programming background is C++ and a little java so im not really sure exactly what i'm doing... (especially with the sudo commands) but what your describing sounds wierd.

check your S/W version under phone information, mine is 8700_02.03.00R
here is what my V710 entry looks like now:
<string>Motorola CE, Copyright 2000+Motorola CDMA v710 Phone</string>
</dict>
<key>InheritsFrom</key>
<array>
<string>com.motorola.usb-bt.0x22B8/0x2A62</string>
</array>
<key>Services</key>
<array>
<dict>
<key>ServiceName</key>
<string>com.apple.model</string>
<key>ServiceProperties</key>
<dict>
<key>ModelIcon</key>
<string>MOTV710.tiff</string>
<key>ModelName</key>
<string>V710</string>
</dict>
</dict>
<dict>
<key>ServiceName</key>
<string>com.apple.bluetooth</string>
<key>ServiceProperties</key>
<dict>
<key>DisableBluetooth</key>
<false/>
</dict>
</dict>
</array>
</dict>

Then after that i just ran that command in the terminal, and bam iSync asked if I wanted to sync with it when I opened iSync and it showed a nice little picture of the V710! It synced contacts and calender, however pictures for contacts don't sync! well let me know how it goes!



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10.4.6: Add Motorola V710 Bluetooth support to iSync
Authored by: surfkayak on Jun 26, '06 03:14:12PM

Help please. Unfortunately the fix outlined by Sturdi87 did not work for me. Isync tries to connect and fails and ultimately times out. And that is what was happening before I tried the fix with terminal so nothing seems to have changed. One thing is that changing 4902 to 2A62 makes it so that the phone is not recognized anymore. Changed it back to 4902 but no success.
Things were fine before; I was syncing my contacts and calendar and then the problems all started when I updated from OS 10.4.5 OS to 10.4.6. My Isync version is 2.2.
Jory



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10.4: Add Motorola V710 Bluetooth support to iSync
Authored by: trwarren on Sep 30, '06 09:29:02AM

Did you ever get a further response? I am having similar problem. The v710 phone shows up in iSync as "unknown" and when I try to sync it fails with no device connected. The only device service that shows up in bluetooth preferences is "dial-up network gateway" and it also shows Connected:no



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10.4: Add Motorola V710 Bluetooth support to iSync
Authored by: trwarren on Sep 30, '06 10:00:09AM

never mind; this did work ok on my phone. I had not updated the InheritsFrom property second string part to 0X2A62; when I did this it worked fine. I used the property list editor to edit these values which seemed to work ok.



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10.4: Add Motorola V710 Bluetooth support to iSync
Authored by: seralewise on Oct 03, '06 08:47:02AM

We needed to delete these lines as well, and retry it several times, for it to work. (Why would Apple purposely disable bluetooth?)

<string>com.motorola.usb-bt.0x22B8/0x | <string>com.motorola.usb.0x22B8/0x2A2
> <dict>
> <key>ServiceName</key>
> <string>com.apple.bluetooth</
> <key>ServiceProperties</key>
> <dict>
> <key>DisableBluetooth
> <true/>
> </dict>
> </dict>



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10.4: Add Motorola V710 Bluetooth support to iSync
Authored by: epeters on Oct 26, '06 05:54:28AM

The following steps worked for me today using iSync 2.3 (500.86) with a V710 S/W Version 8700_01.40.0R:

In Property List Editor.app change the Root/com.motorola.V710/InheritsFrom/0 entry to "com.motorola.usb-bt.0x22B8/0x2A62"

AND

change the Root/com.motorola.V710/Services/1/ServiceProperties/DisableBluetooth entry to "No".

Then everything everyone above says about restarting, making sure the new MetaClasses.plist file has the same permissions as the original, etc. still applies. Also, for some reason the MetaClasses.plist name itself seems to be case sensitive; iSync appeared to be unable to locate the file when it was named "metaclasses.plist".

Cheers.



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10.4: Add Motorola V710 Bluetooth support to iSync
Authored by: rotax_ron on Dec 03, '06 12:15:13PM

I know this is an old phone... and I'm sure if you really wanted to use isync with it, you more than likely have accomplished that by now. But in case your 13-year old does a software update and trashes your hacked MetaClasses.plist file...here is the new syntax to rectify with OSX 10.4.8 and iSync 2.3. Use in conjunction with all other prior info from 'geekeurism' to get back up and syncin'.

<key>com.motorola.V710</key>
<dict>
<key>Identification</key>
<dict>
<key>com.apple.gmi+gmm</key>
<string>Motorola CE, Copyright 2000+Motorola CDMA v710 Phone</string>
</dict>
<key>InheritsFrom</key>
<array>
<string>com.motorola.usb-bt.0x22B8/0x4902</string>
</array>
<key>Services</key>
<array>
<dict>
<key>ServiceName</key>
<string>com.apple.model</string>
<key>ServiceProperties</key>
<dict>
<key>ModelName</key>
<string>V710</string>
<key>ModelIcon</key>
<string>MOTV710.tiff</string>
</dict>
</dict>
<dict>
<key>ServiceName</key>
<string>com.apple.bluetooth</string>
<key>ServiceProperties</key>
<dict>
<key>DisableBluetooth</key>
<false/>
</dict>
</dict>
</array>
</dict>

The only real difference being the last 'ServiceName' section and changing the 'DisableBluetooth' setting to "false"...make sure it's lower case 'f' too.

For whatever reason I can now sync Calendar data as well! I could only do phone numbers with my old hacked version. Hope this saves you some time....



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10.4: Add Motorola V710 Bluetooth support to iSync
Authored by: f5guy on Feb 13, '07 05:21:40PM

I changed everything but the phone won't sync , any ideas? I got tyhe machine to pair and the phone appears in the sync menu with all the chopices but it just won't sync...any help is appreciated....



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10.4: Add Motorola V710 Bluetooth support to iSync
Authored by: jamesdean on Feb 21, '07 09:33:17PM
This one finally works!!!
  • I've been trying since I first bought this damn Motorola v710 cell phone and the only reason for the purchase was because of the bluetooth sync. I followed all the Hacks and hints on this site but none worked till this one. I think it is because I constantly update my computer. My iSync is version 2.3 and my OS is 10.4.8

  • The old hack wouldn't work utill this one. I checked it and was able to make corrections in both my phone and iCal and have them sync. I was also able to upload the contacts from my phone into the Address Book on my mac Powerbook G4.

  • Though it is strenuous and annoying to find the right folder but if you follow the directions and put in the correct code in the correct place, it will work (for iSync 2.3 OS 10.4.8). Which of course is the KEY to the hack. I tried deleting the entire file and just using the the hack but it only worked when I had the entire code (with the v710 bluetooth Hack) into the MetaClasses.plist file.

  • Thank you thank you.

  • PS. I can't paste the entire code because it is hella long but here is the part of the code you need to replace, hopefully in the correct format.

  • 
    <key>com.motorola.V710</key>
    
    <dict>
        <key>Identification</key>
        <dict>
            <key>com.apple.gmi+gmm</key>
            <string>Motorola CE, Copyright 2000+Motorola CDMA v710 Phone</string>
    
        </dict>
        <key>InheritsFrom</key>
        <array>
            <string>com.motorola.usb-bt.0x22B8/0x4902</string>
        </array>
    
        <key>Services</key>
        <array>
            <dict>
                <key>ServiceName</key>
                <string>com.apple.model</string>
    
                <key>ServiceProperties</key>
                <dict>
                    <key>ModelName</key>
                    <string>V710</string>
    
                    <key>ModelIcon</key>
                    <string>MOTV710.tiff</string>
                </dict>
            </dict>
            </dict>
                    <key>ServiceName</key>                
                    <string>com.apple.bluetooth</string>
                    <key>ServiceProperties</key>                
                    </dict>
                            <key>DisableBluetooth</key>
                            </false/>
                    </dict>
            </dict>
       </array>
    </dict>
    
  • Please notice the "DisableBluetooth" and that below it the "false"
  • I wouldn't copy and paste this entire code as it is viewed on your HTML page in an imperfect format, but actually replace only the applicable lines of code.
  • Don't forget to make a backup of your MetaClasses.plist

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  • Works on a Telus phone
    Authored by: mzajac on Nov 03, '07 08:53:02PM

    This works just fine on a Telus V710, with firmware version TELUS_1X_1.0F.2P, on Mac OS 10.4.10 and iSync 2.4.

    I made the change using Property List Editor through my regular admin account, and there was no need to change any permissions afterwards. Both iSync and the enclosed MetaClasses.plist file have owner: system, and group: admin.

    In a week or so, I may be trying to make it work on Leopard.



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    Works on a Telus phone
    Authored by: mzajac on Nov 22, '07 10:19:50PM

    After I upgraded to Leopard, the plist file was reset. I tried editing it again, but had no luck connecting to the phone via bluetooth this time (Mac OS's Bluetooth could see it, but iSync never found it).

    Reverted the plist, and everything seems to work fine via USB. Maybe I'll try again some time.



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    Leopard: bad to worse
    Authored by: mzajac on Dec 05, '07 07:28:03PM

    Now the phone appears with a big red stop sign over it in iSync, and doesn't show the phone prefs when I click on it. Trying to sync via USB returns "Warning: No device activated".

    Removing and reinstalling the phone in iSync shows its presence, with the correct icon, but then returns "iSync is unable to locate the plug-in for this phone. To re-enable support, please reinstall this phone's plug-in." I had previously reset the plist to its original values and successfully re-synced the phone via USB. I wonder if the 10.5.1 upgrade broke USB syncing for this phone?

    Now I can't sync it at all.



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    10.5: Add Motorola V710 Bluetooth support to iSync
    Authored by: ctj on Nov 09, '07 09:08:09AM

    This tip still works in Leopard 10.5 -- just verified that as I synced up my phone after installing the big cat.



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