— UPDATE —
— UPDATE —
The Nokia 6300 do not appear in the list of supported phones for the iSync application in Mac OS X. Nokia has neither made a plug-in available yet, but it is possible relatively easy to make the iSync work. Here is at short guide to make it work:
- Make sure iSync is not running.
- Locate the iSync application in the Applications folder, and select Show Package Contents.
- Locate the MetaClasses.plist file at this path: Contents > PlugIns > ApplePhoneConduit.syncdevice > Contents > PlugIns > PhoneModelsSync.phoneplugin > Contents > Resources.
- Back-up the MetaClasses.plist file just to be safe.
- Open MetaClasses.plist with a ordinary text editor, e.g. TextMate.
- The trick is to find a phone in the XML list with the same operating system as the Nokia 6300 phone, which is the Nokia Series 40, 3rd edition, with Bluetooth and USB. The Nokia 6280 fits this requirement, and the below XML is a copy of the 6280 XML entry with changes to fit the 6300, which should be inserted below the 6280 entry.[ad code=1 align=left]
com.nokia.6300 Identification com.apple.cgmi+cgmm Nokia+Nokia 6300 com.apple.gmi+gmm Nokia+Nokia 6300 com.apple.usb.vendorid-modelid 0x0421/0x045A InheritsFrom family.com.nokia.series40.3rdEd.bus.usb-bt Services ServiceName com.apple.model ServiceProperties ModelIcon NOK6300.tiff ModelName 6300 ServiceName com.apple.synchro ServiceProperties MaxCityLength 50 MaxEMailLength 60 MaxEventLocationLength 150 MaxPhoneNumberLength 48 MaxPostalCodeLength 50 MaxStateLength 50 MaxStreetLength 50 MaxURLLength 60
Alternative: Copy the 6300 XML from this link
- Add this phone icon NOK6300.tiff in the same folder as the MetaClasses.plist file. It is important that the file name matches the one in the XML definition.
- Now it should work… Save and close the MetaClasses.plist file and start up iSync. Make sure that Bluetooth is enabled on your phone. Select Add Device… from the iSync Devices menu. iSync should find your Nokia 6300, and display the icon that you just added.
If the USB connection is to be used for the iSync with the Nokia 6300, e.g. if you do not have a bluetooth device on the computer, then change the com.apple.usb.vendorid-modelid XML setting from 0×0421/0x045A to 0×0421/0x04F9
- When to the bluetooth connection is setup properly, it’s also easy to put music on the phone. Just select Browse Device… in the dropdown under the bluetooth icon in the menu bar, and browse to memory card and drop your music.
- If you are having trouble connecting to the internet via bluetooth using the phone, take a look at this post.
- Nokia has also posted some information about how to connect your Nokia phone to a Mac, and setup iSync. More here…