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iSync on v710 under 10.4.3 WORKS
Authored by: thayneq on Dec 02, '05 12:20:28AM

Before I show you how to do it, let me comment it is exactly the same procedure as before. If you can't get it to work, here's why. Most of the people on here are having problems with permissions and ownership of the changed files, but they probably don't know it.

***Always remember that when you edit any file inside of a application.app directory to restore the original file ownership and permissions!!!***

For example: When you just control-click on iSync and click "show contents" and then browse to the file and open it, any changes you make from them on are saved under YOUR credentials, not the creator of the app! In the case of iSync, and the particular Meta plist in question, the owner:group should be "root:admin"

To make sure that this is the case, there are two things you can do. First, you can make all changes as root by using the sudo command. So, do something like "sudo vi /Applications/iSync.app/Contents/PlugIns/ApplePhoneConduit.syncdevice/Contents/PlugIns/PhoneModelsSync.phoneplugin/Contents/Resources/MetaClasses.plist" and that will open the text editor "vi" with as root. You can replace vi with whatever unix based text editor you like, such as nano, pico, or emacs. Another way to do it, for you GUI folks is to modify the file by browing to it in the finder just like before, but then you MUST change the owner and group back to root:admin. You can do this by using this command:
"sudo chown root:admin /Applications/iSync.app/path_to_the_plist_file" Any time you use sudo it will ask for your OS X password, so go ahead and enter it. If you aren't familiar with sudo or the command line, now is a good time to start studying up on it because for *any* hacking of applications files such as this, the number one most made mistake is not fixing permissions and ownership of the files!!



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iSync on v710 under 10.4.3 WORKS
Authored by: bigchiz on Dec 12, '05 08:22:30PM

The Property List Editor made changing the plist quick and easy.

Thanks for the great patch!



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