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10.4: Verizon and Telus calendar sync fix for RAZR/Mac Apps
Tiger only hintI managed to remove the Verizon (also Telus) limit on iSyncing my Razr VC3 CDMA with iCal. I have been trying hacks for weeks, and had almost given up when I read another macosxhints tip. I also decided to try sync-repair from NovaMedia (linked near the bottom of the page) to officially start over in modifying the metaclasses.plist file. If you see an exclamation mark next to your phone in the iSync window, this repair is meant to fix that.

After running the repair software, I then went back into the metaclasses.plist file (see the linked hint for help finding this file), found the code for calendar syncing the VC3 for Verizon, changed false to true (in the supportsCalendarsSync key) with TextEdit, saved, and ... wow ...it worked! I can now sync my Telus Razr CDMA with iCal.

This was tested on 10.4.6 with iSync 2.2.
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10.4: Verizon and Telus calendar sync fix for RAZR/Mac
Authored by: Schwie on Apr 19, '06 08:47:00AM

Calendar syncing was disabled on the RAZR v3c for a reason, because it doesn't work in all cases. If you have MANY items in your calendar, the sync will not work correctly. Thats why Apple disabled calendar syncing with the latest iSync.

Apparently Motorola is working on a firmware fix to allow syncing to work better in the future. I wouldn't enable calendar syncing until Motorola revises the firmware. When I tried this, I had memory-full issues that were only brought on after enabling calendar syncing...



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10.4: Verizon and Telus calendar sync fix for RAZR/Mac
Authored by: Schwie on Apr 19, '06 08:49:38AM

Also, the reader doesn't mention what firmware version is on their RAZR. I know calendar syncing is mostly broken with the .02 and .03 firmware releases with Verizon. The latest Telus and Alltel firmware releases are probably working just fine for calendar syncing, but it would be nice to know which version the reader is using.



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10.4: Verizon and Telus calendar sync fix for RAZR/Mac
Authored by: HappyPig on Apr 19, '06 10:51:29AM

I just tried this "false/true" switch hint and it more than likely killed my Verizon RAZR. During the iSync transfer via Bluetooth with this modification, the phone spontaneously rebooted (something it's never done before) and it's now in this locked boot loop where it searches for a signal, can't find one, and then reboots itself. It'll do this over and over again. Fortunately it's under warranty and Verizon is overnighting me a new one, but I'd be wary about this hint.



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10.4: Verizon and Telus calendar sync fix for RAZR/Mac
Authored by: mhj on Apr 20, '06 08:18:11AM

Will this fix work with synching entourage to the razr?
Thanks for info.
Meryl



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10.4: Verizon and Telus calendar sync fix for RAZR/Mac
Authored by: mtaylor on May 24, '06 11:01:07AM

I have tested this with a verizon Razr V3c with the .03 firmware. I can confirm that the phone will send calendar dates to iCal, but not vice-versa.

iSync gives the following error when exporting events to the phone: "The phone could not store some of your calendar events. The following events will not be synchronized:

It is important to note that the memory of the v3 phone is very small depending on model (40 mb) and not expandable (depending again on model) so if you have a lot of applications / photos / movies / mp3s on it, and you try and dump a large number of cal dates into it, it will most likely cause problems...
A proposed workaround for this is to synch only a special calendar in order to avoid sending too much data. You can also choose to synchronize events for only 1 week in the future under the advanced button.

iSync will not sync to entorage without a special plugin.



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