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July 18, 2005

Finally, iSync with my Nokia 7610

Litux Wiki : HowToAddDevicesToTigerIsync
The above URL, while somewhat opaque was the key.
Essentially, iSync wasn't working with my Nokia 7610 which it is supposed to. I recently upgraded to Mac OS Tiger which is purported to add support for this phone (and many others) but had no luck. iSync was saying that the device is unsupported.

After searching around and finding many blog entries which showed dismay over this vary subject I came upon the above Wiki entry.

Following it's instructions, I realized the problem, Nokia is identifying the phone as "Nokia 7610b" instead of "Nokia 7610" which is what iSync is expecting.

In order to find this out, I had to download ZTermZTerm (which I haven't used since 1996). Unfortunately, Z-Term was my last thought, after going through Fink and realizing that minicom just wouldn't work (actually, wouldn't install). And after pairing with the phone through the Bluetooth Setup Assistant I was able to connect to it as a modem and run the AT command "AT+CGMM" which returned "Nokia 7610b".

I then edited the MetaClasses.plist file and changed the identifier for the Nokia 7610 to "Nokia+Nokia 7610b" and viola, everything was peachy.

Finally...! I can carry around my contacts, something I haven't been able to do since my Palm died 2 years ago. Who would have guessed something so trivial would be so hard. I almost resorted to paper ;-)

Posted by vanevery at 03:18 PM

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is that all you changes in metaclasses.plist? I just tried it and it still won't work. I tried just changing that one string and also changing all of the references to 7610 to "7610b" and it still won't do it. Hmm

Posted by: chris at February 3, 2006 06:11 PM

Yeah.. That's about it.. You probably have to delete the existing pairing and pair it again afterwards.

You might want to make sure with Z-Term that is is a "b" version and not a "c" version or something like that..

Posted by: shawn at February 4, 2006 02:33 PM