RAZR V3c iSync Plugin

Answers to some F.A.Q's

The plugin has only been tested with the Verizon (US) version of the phone. I do not know if it works under any other carriers. If you have success with the plugin and a different carrier, please let me know.

Also, I am not able to make plugins for other phones. As much as I would like to, I would have to have the phone. If you're interested in making your own plugin, you may use mine as a model to work from. There are other resources on the Internet that describe how to determine the connection strings for your phone. (If I find the time, I'll try to post my steps here.)

Bluetooth, ringtones, pictures, file transfers, etc.

I cannot offer support on how to use the phone itself or its bluetooth features. Please check the Help on your computer for general bluetooth questions. I also do not know what features are enabled/disabled under other carriers. Verizon's bluetooth features seem fully-functional with the 02 firmware, despite the documentation that comes with the phone. Verizon's 03 firmware has disabled file transfers.


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Motorola RAZR V3c iSync Plugin

A plugin for Apple's iSync that adds basic compatibility with the Motorola RAZR V3c. The phone does not support iCal all-day events (because the phone doesn't understand them). Plugin only tested with the Verizon version of the phone.

Download the Plugin

RAZR V3c Plugin (28 KB - Updated 2/13/2006)
Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4.3 — 10.6.8. I cannot offer any guarantees about the plugin's function or performance. It works for my needs, but it might not work for you. Use at your own risk.

OS X 10.4.6: Apple's 10.4.6 update includes iSync 2.2. This version of iSync officially adds support for the RAZR V3c, as well as many other phones. This plugin is no longer necessary. I'm leaving it here for right now simply for historical purposes until I find a better place for it. If you already have the plugin installed, you'll want to remove it if you update OS X, and then re-add your phone to iSync.

The official version does not support calendar syncing for Verizon phones. There's probably a reason why. If you want to add support for calendar syncing, follow these steps. Also see the Canadian note below.

Canadian note: With the OS X 10.4.6 update, Canadian phones should be able to sync successfully. By default, I've been told, Telus phones (and maybe others) don't sync their calendars because they use the Verzion profile in iSync's MetaClasses.plist file. That's easily changed by setting the "supportsCalendarsSync" key to "yes" instead of the default "no". Or, download this modified MetaClasses.plist file. Use at your own risk.

Installing the Plugin

The plugin is now distributed as an Installer package. Download the Zip file above and unzip, then double-click on the Installer. When you're done, if you're using bluetooth, pair your phone. In iSync, add a new device, your phone should be detected.

Uninstalling the Plugin

Unfortunately, Apple's Installer does not have a corresponding Uninstaller tool. So, to uninstall the plugin, remove /Library/PhonePlugins/RAZR V3c.phoneplugin. And to be 100% thorough, you can also remove the receipt package in /Library/Receipts.

Setup Your V3c to Use Bluetooth

  1. On your Mac, go into System Preferences and click on the Bluetooth icon.
  2. On your phone go to your bluetooth setup (Menu > Settings > Connections > Bluetooth > Setup).
  3. Check that the bluetooth power is On.
  4. Select the Find Me option, your phone will be discoverable for 60 seconds.
  5. On your Mac, in the Bluetooth preferences, click on Setup a New Device.
  6. Follow the instructions on the Mac and the phone, you'll be asked to enter in a key number on the phone to pair it with your Mac.
  7. After the phone is paired, it should tell you your done and give you the option to setup iSync and Dial-up options. If you don't see anything about iSync and Dial-up at the end of the Bluetooth Setup Assistant process then try this: Remove your newly added phone from the list of Bluetooth devices, turn off the bluetooth power on the phone, turn off the phone. Then, power everything back up and try the process again, it should work the second time. Sometimes things get goofed up. If that still doesn't work, try manually adding the device to iSync.

Cycle the power on the phone: If you get connection errors with iSync, usually cycling the power of the phone will clear it up.

Setup Your V3c to Use USB

  1. If your phone is already setup to use bluetooth, than this probably won't work.
  2. Connect your phone to your Mac.
  3. Make sure your phone is powered-up and make sure the phone is active (if the screen if off, then for some reason it won't be detected by iSync).
  4. In iSync, add a device, it should find your phone.