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July 12, 2005

nearly nearly

After hacking didn't work, I was glad to see today that Apple released iSync 2.1, with support for far more Nokia phones. So, I eagerly installed it, it saw my phone, threw the Symbian app to the phone, installed it, had a dinky little 6630 in iSync, synched, and.... it died halfway through.


So far, the rollcall is:
Nokia 6600 - works
Nokia 6630 - doesn't work for everyone, works, works (v2.39.129)
Nokia 6682 - works

If you have any other newly supported phone, leave a comment and I'll add it. Likewise if you have a 6630 and it works.

Update: doesn't seem to be a firmware issue, people with older and newer firmware can sync fine.

I have isolated it to the calendar - just synching contacts seems to work. Time for more hunting...

Update 2: It works! I deleted my iCal calendars, to no avail. So then I deleted all my calendar entries from the phone, restored them from a PC using PC Suite, rebooted the phone, and it now works. Added a new iCal calendar, and it still works.

I don't know what was wrong in the calendar - I will have to check it continues to work as new events are added.

Finally, after two and a half years of Mac ownership, phone synchronisation...



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Yay - my 6630 worked, ending the 2.5 years that I've been waiting for to sync with


Posted by: Tom Hume at July 13, 2005 12:19 AM

I'm green with envy Chris. My 6230 is still not supported. :-(

Posted by: Kars at July 13, 2005 05:16 PM

Having not had particularly useful sync in a while, my *phone* (which happens to be a 6630) is the source of Absolute Truth as far as my contacts go. Unfortunately (and I've filed a bug on this) there's no way to tell this to iSync, it only has "erase phone" and "merge both"... and the documentation is missing. I suppose I can just wipe everything from the Mac and then merge... but it sounds like it is still a little flaky...

Posted by: Mark Eichin at July 17, 2005 08:34 PM

6680 is working as well. Cheers.

Posted by: Pascal Wever at July 18, 2005 01:39 PM

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