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Make a Nokia 6126 work with iSync Phones

While trying to get my Nokia 6126 to work with iSync (it is not supported at the time of writing) I came across some info at chromewalker.com about getting a 6131 to work. Since the 6126 is essentially a 6131 but for North America, I gave it a try and it worked.

  1. Make sure iSync is not running, and un-pair the phone from your Bluetooth preferences.
  2. Go to your applications folder and right click on the iSync application.
  3. Click on 'Show Package Contents'
  4. Navigate to Contents -> Plugins -> ApplePhoneConduit.Syncdevice -> Contents-> Plugins -> PhoneModelsSync.phoneplugin -> Contents -> Resources
  5. Within this last folder there will be a file called Metaclasses.plist
  6. Copy this file and rename it something like Metaclasses.plist.bkp, if you do not know how to do this, you shouldn't even be trying this.
  7. Once you have made a backup of the file, open the original file in a text editor and do a search for the Nokia 6111. When you find it, you will see that it is a Series 40 v3 device.
  8. Look at all the stuff that precedes it and follows it and make sure to copy only the stuff that pertains to the Nokia 6111 and copy/paste it right below it. This will give you two Nokia 6111's in a row. Then on the second Nokia 6111 change every instance of the 6111 with a 6126 and save the file.
  9. Pair the phone with your mac, and then launch isync.
[robg adds: I haven't tested this one.]
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Make a Nokia 6126 work with iSync
Authored by: pftqg on Sep 20, '06 08:26:26AM
I went through this myself - my instructions.

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Make a SonyEricsson K510i work with iSync
Authored by: auricgoldfinger on Sep 20, '06 11:07:00AM

I already read about this hint somewhere else, but at that time, I CHANGED an existing entry to adopt my SonyEricsson K510i... No success.
Using this hint however - and COPYING an entry - I succeeded in syncing my phone and my PowerBook.

I entered my SEK510i entry at my blog



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Make a SonyEricsson K510i work with iSync
Authored by: JoolsG4 on Sep 21, '06 01:28:16AM
Editing the MetaClasses.plist is potentially a very dangerous way of attempting to add support for additional phones to iSync. It's very easy to break things in iSync doing it this way.

Apple provides a proper way for developers to add support in the way of iSync Phone Plugins. These live in the ~/Library/PhonePlugins/ folder and are automatically loaded by iSync on launch.

The hack linked to above doesn't take in to account any of the specific phone features of the K510, and you'll most likely find that many fields are either truncated, missing or incorrectly transferred to the phone - in particular birthdays, notes, email addresses and web addresses.

A proper, fully-working iSync plugin for the K510 (and other recent phones) is available here:

http://mobile.feisar.com/phone_plugins_23.html

These plugins even show the correct phone icon in the iSync window.

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http://mobile.feisar.com/ - Apple Mac, iSync & Sony Ericsson Hints & Tips

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Make a Nokia 6126 work with iSync
Authored by: deleted_user18 on Sep 23, '06 06:45:32AM

I hate how slow Apple is in updating iSync for mobile phones. There are dozens of Nokia and other phones out which are unsupported.

When something is new Apple does a lot of engineering and updates but after a while they seem to forget about their products.



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Make a Nokia 6126 work with iSync
Authored by: funkright on Dec 06, '06 03:02:47PM

This worked like a charm. Thanks for the help. Love being a Mac user.. just lovin' it.. Never goin' back..



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Make a Nokia 6126 work with iSync
Authored by: tony_the_tech on Apr 09, '07 09:49:40PM

This came in useful for me, and it worked OK... But THIS FIX IS OUT OF DATE if you have updated to Mac OS 10.4.9.

10.4.9 has built in support for the Nokia 6131 built in. This is the European version of the 6126.

If you have applied this fix, remove the phone from your sync list in iSync and quit. Remove the patch (the 6126 entry in /Applications/iSync.app/Contents/PlugIns/ApplePhoneConduit.syncdevice/Contents/PlugIns/PhoneModelsSync.phoneplugin/Contents/Resources/MetaClasses.plist).

Those who have never applied this patch before can skip to here...

Now you can open the file /Applications/iSync.app/Contents/PlugIns/ApplePhoneConduit.syncdevice/Contents/PlugIns/Nokia-6131.phoneplugin/Contents/Resources/MetaClasses.plist and apply a similar patch - copy the com.nokia.6131 entry at the bottom of the file and update it to 6126. I removed the com.apple.usb.vendorid-modelid and 0x0421/0x047B lines because I don't use USB and I don't know how to find the modelid (this will work for bluetooth). Also, don't change the family.com.nokia.6131 in this entry to 6126, becuase the family designation specifies the basic capabilities of the phone.

After making this change, fire up iSync and reattach to your phone. If you keep all your contacts and calendar dates on the mac like I do, it is easiest to set the phone to clear then sync on the first sync.

This new patch will give you better syncing (addresses not in notes, and image syncing).

For the record, this is how the 6126 entry looks in my copy:


    <key>com.nokia.6126</key>
    <dict>
        <key>Identification</key>
        <dict>
            <key>com.apple.gmi+gmm</key>
            <string>Nokia+Nokia 6126</string>
        </dict>
        <key>InheritsFrom</key>
        <array>
            <string>family.com.nokia.6131</string>
        </array>
        <key>Services</key>
        <array>
            <dict>
                <key>ServiceName</key>
                <string>com.apple.model</string>
                <key>ServiceProperties</key>
                <dict>
                    <key>ModelName</key>
                    <string>6126</string>
                    <key>CompanyName</key>
                    <string>Nokia</string>
                    <key>ModelIcon</key>
                    <string>com.nokia.6131.tiff</string>
                </dict>
            </dict>
        </array>
    </dict>



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Make a Nokia 6126 work with iSync
Authored by: timur on May 07, '07 10:38:09AM

I tried the updated instructions for 10.4.9, and it doesn't work for me. iSync just doesn't see my phone. Could this be because I'm using the USB cable? If so, can someone who has synced via USB tell me what else needs to be done?



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Make a Nokia 6126 work with iSync
Authored by: LC on Jun 22, '07 09:57:22PM

I got this (iSync) to work successfully, using my 6133 and Bluetooth, without a problem
(by modifying the MetaClasses.plist file inside the Nokia-6131.phoneplugin of iSync's ApplePhoneConduit.syncdevice).

The problem I have is that I don't know the best way to transfer camera image files from the 6133 onto
the computer (OS X 10.4.9 PPC) and into the iPhoto library.

I can't use ImageCapture.app since it always claims that there are no image files for importing (does it know to read the phone's Memory Card path?).

I don't see that iSync will take any camera images from the phone. Is there a way to capture photos using the iSync conduit?

If I could mount the phone's memory (card) as a filesystem in OS X, then there would be no issue.
When I xfer from my SonyEricsson phone (currently K750), it seems to be so much easier since the phone's memory (and card) are readable by a
variety of means (though I think that USB has different options than when I use Bluetooth).

The worst problem I have is that when I transfer camera images from the Nokia 6133 onto the Mac, those image files seem to have no embedded
timestamps (time of photo capture) ... whether I use Bluetooth File Exchange, or whether I use MacMedia's application "PhoneDirector" to get the files onto the computer and into the iPhoto library.

Sorry this rambled on ... any ideas? Thanks!! Larry.



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Transferring camera image files from a 6133
Authored by: LC on Jun 22, '07 11:02:46PM

Weird -- the last batch of image files that I transferred by using PhoneDirector (which I just installed tonight) ...
the file Modification dates are correct, as they were recorded in the memory card of the (6133) phone.
So, they are showing up correctly in the iPhoto library now.
Even though I don't have those embedded timestamps inside the files, at least we have the file dates.

So the lesson I learned with this phone is -- by using Bluetooth File Utility to fetch image files from the 6133,
obviously the file timestamp will be new (on local file creation) and we lose the original mod date.
But it's looking to me as though when using PhoneDirector to fetch those files, the original timestamp gets preserved!!
That's good. Larry



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Make a Nokia 6126 work with iSync
Authored by: jasallegra on Jun 24, '07 05:18:58PM

I've been trying to get this patch to work with iSync and it has not been successful. Does this still work with OS X 10.4.10? If so, then what might I be doing wrong?



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Make a Nokia 6126 work with iSync
Authored by: jasallegra on Jun 25, '07 12:45:42PM

Problem fixed -- nevermind!



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Make a Nokia 6126 work with iSync
Authored by: cmac6126 on Sep 01, '07 09:55:48AM

How did you get this work?
iSync will recognise the phone and allow me to add the phone, but then tells me "Plug-in for this phone model is missing". Is there an extra step I'm not doing?

Thanks



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Make a Nokia 6126 work with iSync
Authored by: clydesdale on Jul 23, '07 10:54:10PM

Just ran the code and I'm running 10.4.10. Worked like a charm.



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Make a Nokia 6126 work with iSync
Authored by: bmorris on Nov 01, '07 09:37:59AM

i have 10.4.10 and it doesnt have the 6131 listed



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Make a Nokia 6126 work with iSync
Authored by: Anonymous on Jan 17, '09 11:47:03AM

This works great on 10.4.11. Thanks. (I wonder why the original hint hasn't been superseded by this comment? Seeing as it's more supported by Apple, and works better? Is it just the lack of USB support?)



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Make a Nokia 6126 work with iSync
Authored by: cmac6126 on Sep 01, '07 09:58:16AM

I'm running 10.4.10
iSync will recognise the phone and allow me to add the phone, but then tells me "Plug-in for this phone model is missing". Is there an extra step I'm not doing?

Thanks



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Make a Nokia 6126 work with iSync
Authored by: dlr on Oct 31, '07 09:10:55AM

I tried this recipe, and it's working for me with my Nokia 6126. I had to tweak the recipe only slightly, retaining the icon for the 6111 model.



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Make a Nokia 6126 work with iSync
Authored by: bmorris on Nov 01, '07 09:27:25AM
i love this.
i used this for both my work's powerbook and my macbook.
i even made my own 6126 icon for it.

http://www.geocities.com/bsmorris110/nok6126.tiff

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addresses
Authored by: bmorris on Nov 01, '07 10:14:01AM

i have a 6126 and im running 10.4.10

and i dont see a link for a 6131 like descrbe for below and another comment.

but im having trouble with addresses showing up as notes instead of being address on both phone and mac.



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