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10.4: Add iSync support for Sony-Ericsson V600i System 10.4
Tiger only hintThere have been a number of hints on this front (i.e. adding support for models X, Y, Z), but mostly for the Address Book, to enable Bluetooth dialing and SMS support.

Regarding iSync, things are not necessarily more complex, especially if the phone you are trying to add is similar or identical to one already supported by Mac OS X. Case in point: I was trying to add a SEV600i -- it turns out that iSync 2.1 has support for the K600, but not for my V600i. It took a bit of fiddling around to realize that a precise sequence of steps was required...
  1. As expected, modify /Applications -> iSync.app -> Contents -> PlugIns -> ApplePhoneConduit.syncdevice -> Contents -> PlugIns -> PhoneModelsSync.phoneplugin -> Contents -> Resources -> MetaClasses.plist

  2. Add identification strings to the array as shown here. This section used to be a single Sony Ericsson+Sony Ericsson 600, so I turned it into an array to support the 600, V600, and V600i. Some guesswork is probably required for other models, so feel free to add many lines at once; it can't really hurt.

  3. Save the file; quit iSync.

  4. Then and only then, add your phone to the Bluetooth device manager. If your phone was registered, then you need to delete it and start again. A good sign is when the first tick-box is not greyed out; i.e. a hint that iSync will work. I had assumed that restarting iSync alone would take the above modification into consideration, but adding the device is what does it.

  5. Start iSync, add your phone, and sync!
Hope this helps others...
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10.4: Add iSync support for Sony-Ericsson V600i
Authored by: dani76 on Aug 19, '05 01:35:10PM

Hi,

thank you very much for the hints. My big trouble is that iSync don't want to work with the K600i " ... K600i is not supported by iSync ... ". I tried to modify the file "MetaClasses.plist" as follows

<key>com.sony-ericsson.K600</key>
...
<array>
<string>Sony Ericsson+Sony Ericsson 600</string>
<string>Sony Ericsson+Sony Ericsson 600i</string>
<string>Sony Ericsson+Sony Ericsson K600i</string>
<array>
...

But iSync still don't want to work with the K600i.

Did I right understood your instructions? Where Did I made a mistake?
I would very appreciate any kind of help. thank you!

regards, daniel



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10.4: Add iSync support for Sony-Ericsson V600i
Authored by: ylechelle on Aug 19, '05 06:34:49PM
Make sure to try updating the AlternativeNames key/string further down in the .pllist as follow:

<key>AlternativeNames</key>
<string>K600i</string>
I can't vouch for the K600i; I only have a SFR/Vodafone V600i... Then delete your phone from your Bluetooth devices, then discover/pair it again. If all goes well, the first tick box with iSync synchronization should be enabled. Hope this helps, Yann.

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10.4: Add iSync support for Sony-Ericsson V600i
Authored by: diskgrinder on Oct 06, '05 01:09:53PM
I had the same trouble - but from a thread on another mac site I seems that v600i and k600i are actually the same thing - therefore, following the advice to the letter (i.e. using v600i not k600i) it worked a treat. Top marks (like 11 or something)

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10.4: Add iSync support for Sony-Ericsson V600i
Authored by: diskgrinder on Oct 06, '05 01:38:36PM

weird, it appears you also need the phone plugin from JoolsG4's method - i took it out and the K600i lost its info in iSync.

So I'd probably advise to try JoolsG4's method on its own first and if you have no joy do the plist tweakage as well...

That combination (do both, in that order) worked for me. Your mileage may vary.

Oh, and address book dialing and sms doesn't work and never has with this phone.




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10.4: Add iSync support for Sony-Ericsson V600i
Authored by: psm on Aug 19, '05 06:10:35PM

Not working here :/

I tried to modify a bit more the entry for K600 in the plist file but no success.

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10.4: Add iSync support for Sony-Ericsson V600i
Authored by: ylechelle on Aug 19, '05 06:36:31PM

The K600 is supported natively in Tiger (10.4), or in the latest iSync release (1.2), no?



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10.4: Add iSync support for Sony-Ericsson V600i
Authored by: psm on Aug 20, '05 02:55:07AM

In the plist, there is all infos about K600 yes. But on the official iSync page, it's not listed.

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10.4: Add iSync support for Sony-Ericsson V600i
Authored by: JoolsG4 on Aug 20, '05 07:02:25AM
Have a look at my web-site, where I have posted some iSync phone plug-ins (no dangerous editing of the iSync application required) for K600 and K608 - more coming soon. I've also added the proper phone icon so it appears in the iSync window.

http://mobile.feisar.com/

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10.4: Add iSync support for Sony-Ericsson V600i
Authored by: JoolsG4 on Aug 20, '05 07:08:36AM
Have a look at my web-site, where I have posted some iSync phone plug-ins (no dangerous editing of the iSync application required) for K600 and K608 - more coming soon. I've also added the proper phone icon so it appears in the iSync window.

http://mobile.feisar.com/



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10.4: Add iSync support for Sony-Ericsson V600i
Authored by: barrydix on Aug 23, '05 06:20:40PM

Brilliant JulesG4. I got a v600i two weeks ago and was pretty annoyed that I couldn't sync it. I downloaded your files, copied them and it worked first time.

It's a shame Apple can't work as efficiently as you can!

Barry.



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10.4: Add iSync support for Sony-Ericsson V600i
Authored by: NichoTL on Aug 24, '05 07:59:19AM

I think you guys are better off using JoolsG4's method. It's much safer than modifying the iSync.app package. Using his method, I have managed to sync my V600i. It did require a lot of fiddling though. It didn't work straight away. I'm not sure what did the trick. My guess is it started working when I deleted the iSync plist and then restarted iSync. I'm not entirey sure. Maybe when you run isync and it doesn't find its plist, it probably thinks it is a first run and then refreshes the phone plugins. Clutching at straws here, but at least I managed to get it to work.



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Novice Adding iSync support for Sony-Ericsson K600i
Authored by: robjsewell on Oct 18, '05 06:50:58AM

This hint really helped me as I didnt know what I was looking for. In the end my setup seemed a little different, but the key point is that the Script? is looking for a Sony Ericsson 600 - the phone doesn't report itself as that, so we need to change the "search" string to something like that below. I've also included the directory structure as all of this was new to me today, never been inside a Mac "thingy" before - is it a script, don't know?! I wouldn't consider this dangerous unless you're clumsy with your fingers, and I would recommend copying the file before the textedit stage to, say, the desktop, then you can always put the original back.

1. Find your hard drive, select applications then hold down the ctrl key and click on iSync. Click Show Package and then navigate as follows:

2. Click Contents, then Plugins, then AppleConduit.syncdevice, Contents, then Plugins, then PhoneModelsSync.phoneplugin then Contents then Resources. This should locate Metaclasses.plist which you can open by holding down ctrl and clicking n it then selecting "Open with, and choosing TextEdit from your applications folder.

3. Use Edit then Find to search for "sson 600" (without the quotes)

4. Delete this:

<string>Sony Ericsson+Sony Ericsson 600</string>

Add these:

<array>
<string>Sony Ericsson+Sony Ericsson K600</string>
<string>Sony Ericsson+Sony Ericsson K600i</string>
</array>

5. Hit File Save and go to iSync, do a Device Add and your K600i should be found straight away and then be syncable. If it wasn't, is it paired in Bluetooth?

Hope this helps,

A. Novice!



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Novice Adding iSync support for Sony-Ericsson K600i
Authored by: Mac_Paul on Jan 27, '06 06:46:23AM

i love that macs sync so well with SE phones, but i did have this problem when i first got my k600. I got it to work without changing anything in iSync. I added my powerbook to the device list in my phone first, and then iSync was able to find my k600 without any problems. That's really the only functionality i use, i'm not sure if this will work for anything else



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