10.4: Add Nokia E61 support to iSync

Jul 06, '06 07:30:00AM

Contributed by: serbian

Since the E61 is the latest mobile phone/PDA device from Nokia, and it's still a new thing, there is no iSync support yet (although Bluetooth pairing and browsing the device works just fine). So here is what you have to do to enable basic syncing of contacts and calendars/ with iSync Version 2.2.

First open /Applications: iSync.app: (Control-click and choose Show Package Contents): Contents: PlugIns: ApplePhoneConduit.syncdevice: Contents: PlugIns: PhoneModelsSync.phoneplugin: Contents: Resources: MetaClasses.plist file in TextEdit, and add the following XML lines:

<key>com.nokia.E61</key>
  <dict>
    <key>Identification</key>
    <dict>
      <key>com.apple.cgmi+cgmm</key>
      <string>Nokia+Nokia E61</string>
      <key>com.apple.gmi+gmm</key>
      <string>Nokia+Nokia E61</string>
    </dict>
    <key>InheritsFrom</key>
    <array>
      <string>family.com.nokia.serie60v2.3</string>
    </array>
    <key>Services</key>
    <array>
      <dict>
        <key>ServiceName</key>
        <string>com.apple.model</string>
        <key>ServiceProperties</key>
        <dict>
          <key>ModelIcon</key>
          <string>NOKNGAGE.tiff</string>
          <key>ModelName</key>
          <string>E61</string>
        </dict>
      </dict>
    </array>
  </dict>
Please note the family.com.nokia.serie60v2.3 line in the above code. In that line, the serie60v23 tag is for Symbian 8.1. The E61 device has Symbian 9.1, but that 2.3 is the latest that iSync understands. So, just leave it like that.

Save the file and launch iSync (pair your E61 via Bluetooth firrst), and the E61 will be available for syncing. That's it. I also made a custom E61 image for iSync. That .tiff should go in the same folder as MetaClasses.plist. If you make it for yourself, just name the file NOKE61.tiff and change NOKNGAGE.tiff in the above XML.

I hope this will work for you -- it works just fine on my PowerBook 17", 1Ghz machines -- until Apple updates iSync and adds support for this beautiful device.

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