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Jools
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Posted: 2005-05-21 19:58
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This thread is now obselete for 10.4 users since Apple released iSync 2.1 on Monday 11th July 2005 which officially supports the K750i

The Sony Ericsson K750 isn't officially supported in iSync 2.0 for Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger yet. However with a simple modification it can be made to work perfectly.

(See another post below for the solution for Mac OS X 10.3 Panther)



Download and unzip this file, which contains these two files:

  • MetaClasses.plist
  • SEK750.tiff

Then follow these instructions:

1) Quit iSync, then CTRL (or right) click on the iSync application icon in the Applications folder
2) Choose "Show Package Contents" from the pop-up menu
3) Navigate to the following directory:
Contents/PlugIns/ApplePhoneConduit.syncdevice/Contents/PlugIns/PhoneModelsSync.phoneplugin/Contents/Resources/
4) Drop the two files above into this directory. The MetaClasses.plist file will replace the existing one. The SEK750.tiff is a new file.
5) Close all the windows, and pair the phone

If you had previously tried pairing the phone, remove details of your K750i in the Bluetooth System Preferences and in the ~/Library/Phones directory.

You may need to initiate pairing from both the Mac and the phone, for it to appear in iSync.

Please bear in mind that this is an unofficial and unsupported 'hack' to enable syncing for the K750 until Apple releases its own official support. If you are not happy modifying the contents of Mac application packages then please don't attempt this tip. I won't be held responsible for any damage you may cause!

However saying that, this tip has worked well for many K750 owners.

(Credit goes to Alex Vermulst for modifying the .plist file and to me for creating the K750i iSync icon graphic!)

[ This Message was edited by: JoolsG4 on 2005-05-23 15:41 ]

[ This Message was edited by: JoolsG4 on 2005-07-12 10:09 ]
vivek_h
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Posted: 2005-05-21 20:28
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hey cool...i dont use a mac, but im sure this will help anyone who does.

i dont use a mac but i still appreciate it good work
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Posted: 2005-05-21 21:53
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JoolsG4 is the man.
*edited on a Mac of course. Mac: There is no substitute*

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Jools
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Posted: 2005-05-22 01:04
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Here's some different instructions for adding K750 support to iSync 1.5 in Mac OS X 10.3 Panther:

http://lindmark.net/technical/osx/isync-k750i/

Note, this tip currently doesn't add the nice new K750 icon to the iSync window.
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Posted: 2005-05-23 15:37
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This is not working for me mate, I download the files and put them into the correct folder, but it does not replace the original files, it just sits in the folder and does nothing.

Any ideas?

As a point when I download them, the metaclasses file shows as Safari file on both my desktop and my laptop, it's called MetaClasses.plist.xml
Jools
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Posted: 2005-05-23 15:48
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Hmm... not sure what happened there, but there's two solutions:

1) Delete the .xml from the end of the filename of the file you downloaded and put it in that folder again (delete the one with .xml on the end).

or

2) Re-download the zip file linked above and start again (delete the .xml file from before.)

That should get you going!
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Posted: 2005-05-23 15:54
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By the way, great script Jools. It works the way iSync is SUPPOSED to work. Thanks.


ARE YOU LISTENING APPLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Jools
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Posted: 2005-05-23 16:32
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Ah, you must be referring to my Sync Now program!

It's been on MacUpdate and VersionTracker and its Homepage since Saturday...

Over 300 downloads already!
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Posted: 2005-05-23 17:45
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Yup. I was one of those downloads.
*edited on a Mac of course. Mac: There is no substitute*

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Posted: 2005-05-24 00:07
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Had the same problem with not getting it to work, but downloaded the file again and followed the excellent instructions - connected my phone via bluetooth and bingo, isync now shows my K750i - just synced all my phone book with address and calender with ical!

Cheers for a great workaround - esp. for us OS X users!
mckvakk
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Posted: 2005-05-24 00:29
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worked perfectly for me
Tomaso
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Posted: 2005-05-24 17:37
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Sir,

You are my hero


Thanks!
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Posted: 2005-05-24 18:27
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ive changed a lot of phones... all of them from SE.
most of the times id get frustrated because iSync would not support it.
but thinking reasonably you cant ask from apple to update isync everytime a new phone comes out. OR SHOULD YOU ???
i mean, why cant apple update iSync one a month ? it doesnt take that much time and is really simple update that would make thousand of apple users happy...

at least we got Jools !!! thanx jools for everything !!!
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Posted: 2005-05-26 01:11
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Ironically, I just got my K750i today and can't get this to work!

It pairs ok, come up in iSync, but on the first sync it "Resets Contacts", starts to "Receive Changes", does nothing for a while, then I get a message saying "The connection was lost while talking to the device."

To get it to do anything again, I have to turn off the phone, delete it from iSync and Bluetooth prefs and start all over again. And the same happens again.
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Posted: 2005-05-26 01:17
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Yipes!!!!!!

I am keeping my v800. It works and works. I could get a k750i for about 220 Euros, new. Never mind though. I have not heard anything good about the k750i.
*edited on a Mac of course. Mac: There is no substitute*

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