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Use PropertyList Editor for plists
Authored by: bigvolley on Dec 15, '05 08:18:35AM

Bless you for the Property List Editor tip. After 6 months of frustration since I updated to 10.4.2 (and now 10.4.3), I have been unable to sync my Motorola 710 with iSync.

I am kind of a moron about this stuff, but I got it to work. For fellow morons, let me tell you explicitly what I did:

I installed the Developer Tools package, even though I'm as far from a developer as anyone can be.

I then double-clicked on MetaClasses.plist (after finding it through the well-described methods elsewhere on this site).

This opened the Property List Editor. At this point, I stared stupidly at this foreign screen. But then I started to experiment, and everything somehow worked:

I clicked on the little Root triangle, and revealed a long list of phones.

I searched for and found my phone: com.motorola.V710

I clicked on *its* little triangle (god himself must have been guiding me to do the right thing at this point...).

This revealed 3 other triangles: Identification, InheritsFrom, and Services.

I guessed that I might be looking for InheritsFrom (see above comment re: god).

This revealed the old string that everyone said needed to be replaced: com.motorola.usb-bt.0x22B8/0x4902

I double-clicked on it, and pasted in com.motorola.usb-bt.0x22B8/0x2A62

Remember--I have a Motorola V710 and am running 10.4.3.

I clicked the red "close" circle, and the thing asked me if I wanted to save.

I gritted my teeth, and said yes.

I deleted and then re-added my phone in Bluetooth preferences.

I went to iSync, and miraculously, for the first time since I switched over from 10.4.1, iSync found my phone, and allowed me to merge my phone's Address book with my Mac's.

I have never been so happy in my life.



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