iSync Question

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  1. KamaloPSU macrumors newbie

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    Hi all. I had gone back and forth from PC to Mac to PC and have stayed with a PC for a while now. I am more than likely going to buy a Mac soon but have a software question i can't seem to find the answer to.

    If i use iSync to sync my Moto Razr V3xx to my new mac. Is iSync capable of backing up my texts/SMS/MMS messages as well? its not really a big deal but it would really help me determine which Mac i end up purchasing as well sa giving me foreknowledge on what to expect. I am tempted to just walk into a local brick and mortar and connect my phone and see but for the sake of my privacy i don't try it.

    Also on the iSync Apple.com website it doesn't list my V3xx as a compatible phone, anyone know if it will sync or no?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    What typically happens is that Apple adds a mass of new drivers to iSync, so they have not officially started supporting the V3xx yet. However, there does appear to be a working plugin that some kind soul made:

    http://www.clockskew.com/blog/2006/12/18/isync-and-a-motorola-razr-v3xx/

    With respect to backing up SMS/MMS, this is not a built-in feature of iSync, no. However, there's this excellent software that many Mac users like:

    http://mirasoftware.com/BPE/

    Bluephone Elite doesn't list the V3xx, but it does list most of the other V3 variants. You might message them and ask abotu the V3xx, as it might work out of the box.
     
  3. KamaloPSU thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. lanray macrumors regular

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    It's like Easter

    Resurrecting threads. I just tried to iSync my V3xx and it wasn't recognized. I found the script to help sync it online. I haven't loaded it, though, because it doesn't allow me to sync my calendar. Does anyone have an educated guess when Apple will update the driver (or whatever it's called) so that iSync will actually do what it's advertised to do?

    I'm kind of frustrated, too, that it ain't working. I got the phone because it was supported (supposedly). Is there a phone comparable to the V3xx that works with iSync and will allow me to tether? (I know this question is in the wrong forum, but if someone knows, the info is appreciated).
     
  5. lanray macrumors regular

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    Anyone?

    Anyone have any thoughts on when this might (if ever) happen?
     
  6. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    The V3xx is listed as being compatible (USB and Bluetooth) with iSync in Leopard.

    http://www.apple.com/macosx/features/isync/

    So the answer is ... (a) right now, if you buy Leopard, or (b) never, if you don't. ;)
     
  7. lanray macrumors regular

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    says it's supported, but it's not

    Unless I'm missing something big, the site says it's supported, but the phone is not. Apparently there was a script that someone provided to allow limited syncing of contacts in Tiger, but it didn't work with iCal at all. Now, with Leopard, there's no syncing your V3xx. If you know of a way to do it, or if you have success, please let me know. I've posted a question on Apple's support forum for iSync, with no answer as of yet.
     
  8. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Ahhh, yes? That's good feedback...hmmm... do you know if there's any possibility your carrier locked out features of the phone? This is occasionally an issue.
     
  9. lanray macrumors regular

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    Oh the shame!

    Please accept my apologies for just sheer ignorance. Here's what I think happened. Somehow, in the port from Tiger to Leopard, my bluetooth settings must've changed/not changed, or something, because when I started from scratch (repairing my phone to my computer), it pulled up the iSync screen right away. Score! It does say that there's no iCal syncing, which kind of bums me out (it is listed as supported on the website), but it's still cool. Thanks.
     

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