While trying to get my new Motorola Razr V3m (from Alltel) to sync my Address Book and iCal with my computer, I ran into some problems. Namely, the phone would be recognized and would be added to iSync, I could only sync Address Book entries though, iSync told me that syncing iCal to the phone was not supported.
My previous phone was a Razr V3, and I was able to sync both Address Book and iCal with it, so I didn’t really believe it wasn’t possible. After searching around the internet for a while, I ran across a solution that worked at whopack.com. It involves changing a iSync file, so make sure to create a backup of any files before you edit them (just in case).
1) Go to your Bluetooth Preferences (either by clicking on the Bluetooth icon on the top bar or through the System Preferences)
2) Click on the Devices button.
3) If you see your phone listed under the bluetooth devices box, delete it.
4) Navigate to your phone’s bluetooth menu and enter the device history.
5) If you see your computer in the list click options and then click delete. Click back to get to the Bluetooth menu. (Find Me, Handsfree, Device History, Setup)
6) If you have synced your phone previously, open iSync and remove the device.
7) Make sure iSync is closed before preceding.
8) There are two methods you can use to add iCal functionality to iSync. The first is easier and I recommend it. If the first one doesn’t work though, try the second.
If the above does not work for you, restore your backup of MetaClasses.plist and open the file (/Applications/iSync.app/Contents/PlugIns/ApplePhoneConduit.syncdevice/Contents/PlugIns /PhoneModelsSync.phoneplugin/Contents/Resources/MetaClasses.plist)in a text editor.
Find the line that reads:
Before that line, insert the following:
<STRING>Motorola CE, Copyright 2000+Motorola V3m-Sprint Phone</STRING> </ARRAY> </DICT>
<STRING>NC-V3m</STRING> </DICT> </DICT>
<STRING>UCS2</STRING> </DICT> </DICT> </ARRAY> </DICT>
<ARRAY /> </DICT>
Save the file and close it. Proceed
10) On your computer click the Set Up New Device button on the Bluetooth Preference window.
11) Click continue.
12) Select Mobile Phone click continue.
13) Your phone should be appear in the list. Select the phone and click continue.
14) At this next screen click continue.
15) A code should appear on your computer. And your phone should make a noise and ask if you want to bond with the computer.
16) Select yes on the phone.
17) Enter the code which your computer is showing into the phone then push ok.
18) Your computer should show the phone setup with two options both are checked “Set up iSync to transfer contacts and events” and “access the internet with your phone’s data connection”
Leave both checked (or uncheck the latter if you don’t want to use that feature) and hit continue on the computer.
19)On your computer it should say “Congratulations ! your mobile phone is now set up…..” click quit.
20) iSync should have come up. If not, launch iSync.
21) If you do NOT see your phone listed in iSync click on the Devices Menu then click “Add Device” your phone should prompt you again for access click grant.
NOTE: If you do not see your phone or it is marked as not available, then close iSync and reopen it. Now try to click: Devices Menu -> Add Device. It should now show up as a valid phone. Double click on the phone and it will be added into iSync.
22) Choose whether you want to merge the information on the phone and computer or if you want to delete the information from the phone and then sync.
23) Now you should be able to click sync and have your data transfer.