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10.4: Add Address Book support for SonyEricsson K750i Apps
Tiger only hintThe K750i works great with iSync 2.1, but it's still impossible to send (and receive) SMS or dial a number from the Address Book.

But there is a really easy way to solve this: a similar method as the one described in this hint can be used.
  1. Quit and backup your Address Book app, etc.
  2. Control click on the Address Book app, select Show Package Contents, then navigate to Contents -> Resources.
  3. Control click on Telephony.bundle, select Show Package Contents, then navigate to Contents -> Resources
  4. Open ABDeviceCommandSets.plist with Property List Editor (or a text editor to change the XML in a more primitive way)
  5. Find this array in the ABDeviceCommandSets.plist: Root -> 2 -> ABDeviceModelStrings ... you should see one string entry here: K700. Add another string entry with the value K750.
  6. Save and quit
Now relaunch Address book. SMS and dialing should now work with your K750i. This works on my Tiger 10.4.2...
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10.4: Add Address Book support for SonyEricsson K750i
Authored by: samb on Aug 08, '05 01:46:28PM

could it work for Sony S700i too?



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10.4: Add Address Book support for SonyEricsson K750i
Authored by: nturpin on Aug 08, '05 03:05:17PM

I tried it out followed instructions exactly, except changed the string to S700, without the i and it works fine.



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10.4: Add Address Book support for SonyEricsson K750i
Authored by: Mitchell on Aug 08, '05 09:11:51PM

I can confirm that as well on my S700



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10.4: Add Address Book support for SonyEricsson K750i
Authored by: robelkin on Aug 08, '05 09:14:56PM

yeah this definatly works for S700i, seamless. absolutly brilliant! tho havent received any text messages since I have set it up, but have gotten calls and made them and it works fine.



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Doesn't work for me..
Authored by: sapporo on Aug 08, '05 01:53:17PM
The SMS Message and Dial with K750i menu items are still greyed out after modifying the plist.

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Doesn't work for me.. - Fixed
Authored by: sapporo on Aug 09, '05 04:36:27AM

Hmm.. turns out I forgot to click the Bluetooth button first to connect to the phone. Stupid me!



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Doesn't work for me..
Authored by: ahasver on Aug 09, '05 09:23:37AM

same here. Still grey after the new set up. Sorry for myself



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Doesn't work for me..
Authored by: ahasver on Aug 09, '05 09:33:26AM

same here. Still grey after the new set up. Sorry for myself



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10.4: Add Address Book support for SonyEricsson K750i
Authored by: roballen on Aug 08, '05 01:58:09PM

Thank you for this. Works like a charm.



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10.4: Add Address Book support for SonyEricsson K750i
Authored by: timhaigh on Aug 08, '05 01:59:16PM

This hint also works for the D750 which is the T-Mobile version of the k750.

Just replace the entry for the K750 with D750.



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10.4: Add Address Book support for SonyEricsson K750i
Authored by: wappie on Aug 08, '05 04:38:31PM

Thanks! This works in Panther (10.3.9) to! The only difference is that I put it under root/1. The T610 was already there, I put it under the T610. And it worked like a charm.



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10.4: Add Address Book support for SonyEricsson K750i
Authored by: targetpractice on Aug 08, '05 05:28:54PM

Am I the only one who can't answer incoming calls on my K750i using the Address book? I also can't send a call to voicemail. SMS and dialing work fine.

Any thoughts?



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10.4: Add Address Book support for SonyEricsson K750i
Authored by: dohc281 on Oct 08, '05 06:19:19PM

Same issue here, when I receive a phone call a window pops up displaying who is calling. In that window there are 4 options, Log Call, SMS Reply, Voice Mail, and Answer. Vmail and answer don't work for me. Any ideas?



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10.4: Add Address Book support for SonyEricsson K750i
Authored by: dohc281 on Oct 15, '05 10:12:35AM

Ok, I got it figured out! Thanks to a hint on this very site! Gotta give back to this great community now, here's the link to the hint:

http://www.macosxhints.com/comment.php?mode=display&sid=20040210190627468&title=Add+Address+Book+support+for+the+Sony+Ericsson+P900&type=article&order=&pid=38351

Here's what to do:

1) Open the ABDeviceCommandSets.plist as indicated in this hint here.
2) Drop down the Root 2 arrow, just as you did when adding the K750
3) For ABAnswerPhone, change the value to "ata" without the "", this fixes the answer button
4) For ABHangUpPhone, change the value to "ath", again w/o the "", this fixes the send to voicemail button

That should do it, works great for me.



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10.4: Add Address Book support for SonyEricsson K750i
Authored by: kirk5 on Aug 08, '05 05:40:51PM

This is very cool. I just bought BluePhoneElite over the weekend so I can get the call info pop up information when my cellphone rings and I'm too lazy to cross the room to pick it up to see who it is.



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10.4: Add Address Book support for SonyEricsson p910i
Authored by: ejp on Aug 09, '05 08:09:28AM

I followed this just for the hell of it and to my surprise, i can now dial out from the p910i !! however whereas before when neither sms or dial out worked, it now shows me that sms is greyed out. Does this mean the hope of ever being able to sms from a p910i is exactly that- a hope??



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10.4: Add Address Book support for SonyEricsson p910i
Authored by: ps9955 on Dec 04, '05 11:57:50PM

I am experiencing the same obstacle with my p910. after adding the string to the plist, i can dial using mac's address book but still cannot sms out and I am able to send sms but they are never received by the recipients nor do I receive any error messages. Anyone else having similar problems? I wrote to BluePhone Elite and they said that they are working on making the software compatible with p910.



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10.4: Add Address Book support for SonyEricsson K750i
Authored by: Jay on Aug 17, '05 10:41:24PM

Awesome. Excellent hint! Works exactly as described with my K750i.



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10.4: Add Address Book support for SonyEricsson K750i
Authored by: silicontrip on Aug 28, '05 02:56:30AM

My SMS option isn't greyed out, so I have no need to make this patch, however no SMS is actually sent and no SMS is received by the Mac.

I appear to have a non standard k750i, I wouldn't mind finding out what is different.



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10.4: Add Address Book support for SonyEricsson K750i
Authored by: notverypc on Aug 30, '05 01:42:40PM

I had the same with my K750i.
I thought I'd try this anyway and it works!!



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10.4: Add Address Book support for SonyEricsson K750i
Authored by: ifor on Sep 16, '05 08:42:17AM

I've done this...Control click on Telephony.bundle, select Show Package Contents, then navigate to Contents -> Resources

But cannot find any file called ABDeviceCommandSets.plist

any advice?



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10.4: Add Address Book support for SonyEricsson K750i
Authored by: oventurini on Oct 06, '05 10:03:30AM

Brilliant!

However I cannot see smartlist created on my Adress Book in my K750 Isynch options. I can see all the other lists but no smartlist. any idea?
Thanks



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10.4: Add Address Book support for SonyEricsson K750i
Authored by: ps9955 on Dec 03, '05 04:55:09AM

Excellent hint and works perfectly on my K750c with 10.4.2
Thanks a lot.



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10.4: Add Address Book support for SonyEricsson K750i
Authored by: brightpear on Dec 15, '05 05:30:21PM

Mate this worked a treat!
Dead simple, under a minute and I had it working.
Running 10.4.3 on PBG4 1.67
Used this feature heaps with my K700.
Couldn't believe it when it didn't work anymore with K750.
Problem solved
Luv your work
Mike



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10.4: Add Address Book support for SonyEricsson K750i
Authored by: aswitcher on Jan 13, '06 02:01:33PM

Works a treat. Thanks. Really suprised that 10.4.4 didn't include something as basic as this.



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10.4: Add Address Book support for SonyEricsson K750i
Authored by: trevbucky on Jan 16, '06 11:01:14PM

Awesome, I was wondering why nobody was replying to my sms's on my new K750, this explains it. I applied the mods to AddressBook, and it's working perfectly... why wouldnt Apple have included this simple fix allready?



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10.4: Add Address Book support for SonyEricsson K750i
Authored by: largo2 on Feb 08, '06 12:30:01AM

Great job, it also works for my S700i and I am sooooo happy now!
Thank you!
largo2



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10.4: Add Address Book support for SonyEricsson K750i
Authored by: bprazen on Feb 17, '06 05:55:15PM

Works great on S. E. W600i too!! thanks



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10.4: Add Address Book support for SonyEricsson K750i
Authored by: funchostefuncho on Mar 24, '06 02:06:50AM

I cannot send sms with my Sony Ericsson K600i using Mac OS X address book. What do I do - use Google, arrive at this site and I have resolved the issue for 45 sec.
Now I can send sms with my SonyEricsson K600i using Mac OS X address book.
Just follow the instructions on the top of the page.



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10.4: Add Address Book support for SonyEricsson K750i
Authored by: lalcan on May 18, '06 04:12:37PM

Works as a charm with a W810i too!

Thanks!!!

Leo



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Address Book Support for Motorola V710
Authored by: ticks on Jul 09, '06 11:23:00PM

Address Book Support for Motorola V710? :) Maybe?



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10.4: Help!
Authored by: axt1982 on Jul 28, '06 05:08:10AM

Hi

The hint does'nt work on my MacBook? I can see incomming calls and call persons, but i can't seem to send messages to my friends?

I Use 10.4.7?

Could I receive on of your plist?

Thanks!



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10.4: Add Address Book support for SonyEricsson K750i
Authored by: simon219 on Aug 15, '06 02:18:04PM

I had to update the firmware on my phone using the SE windows phone updater before the SMS and dial functions worked on my UK K750i.



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10.4: Add Address Book support for SonyEricsson K750i
Authored by: beno68 on Oct 16, '06 12:39:29PM

Thanks a lot, great tip.
But does this mean that the SMS functionality greatly advertised and documented by Apple is actually supported by default ONLY for the SonyEricsson k700i?????



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10.4: Add Address Book support for SonyEricsson K750i
Authored by: bernard.v on Dec 09, '06 01:34:28AM

just easy ! it works wonderful Thanks !

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bernard.v



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10.4: Add Address Book support for SonyEricsson K750i - works for W810i !!
Authored by: Sailor Tom on Jan 22, '07 03:51:50AM

Thanks for the tip. This works well on my W810i phone. It took me a couple of attempts to get it working. I tried changing the string using omnioutliner and the sms options became grayed out >_< In the end i changed the file using textedit and it works fine, even though i doubted if it was sending the sms. Now i can make calls, send and receive sms, have yet to try recieving calls.



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10.4: Add Address Book support for SonyEricsson K750i - Works for W810i But . . .
Authored by: paulmclaren on Mar 09, '07 07:46:51PM

I can't answer the phone on my Macbook. Clicking 'Answer' when it rings does nothing - The box just reappears again after a few seconds. Help



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10.4: Add Address Book support for SonyEricsson K750i
Authored by: JoolsG4 on Mar 07, '07 04:45:45AM
A simpler solution would be to install the Sony Ericsson Address Book Enabler

http://mobile.feisar.com/addressbook.html

This adds SMS and calls support for over 40 of the latest Sony Ericsson phones.

It also includes a utility that allows you to change the phone currently in use by Address Book - a function that Apple have omitted to provide!

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10.4: Add Address Book support for SonyEricsson K750i
Authored by: zpjet on Jun 08, '07 05:04:41PM

this hint won't fix all the phones. i tried to put my W810i on more places in apple's plist and maximum i've got was working sms. so i bite bullet by paying £1.49 to mobile.feisar.com and now it works all: sending and receiving sms, and answering and voice mail buttons. yes, the installer contains nothing more than that mentioned plist, and i didn't need to redo my pairing neither use the supplied utility for pairing. it just worked. one could just now publish the content of the added dictionary (containing oompa 50 new phones) but hey, the guy is asking just for an espresso. go for it! it's worth even if apple fixes it in few weeks with 10.4.10.



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10.4: Add Address Book support for SonyEricsson K750i
Authored by: marchumphries on Mar 06, '08 06:10:28AM

This worked just fine for my K610i.

Does anyone know if there is a similar fix for the Blackberry Pearl 8100?

Thanks



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10.4: Add Address Book support for SonyEricsson K750i
Authored by: santosestrella on Apr 07, '08 05:45:24AM

I have an important question. How do you revery back to the original ABDeviceCommandSets



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