Having trouble syncing your smartphone with your mac? I did, and decided to post a short writeup to expand the wealth of knowledge on the internet. This method worked fine for me with my Treo 700p and MacBook Pro intel 2.4 – it probably will for you too.
I had to re-install my macbook over the weekend because I upgraded the hard drive. (I pulled a 250 from a recent costco purchase, so thanks to Western Digital, I’m now fast, fat and happy!) So… to gain the added experience of restoring a macbook from files of a crashed drive, I swapped out the drives (after making a backup of course) rather than run time machine (which is hella cool btw) and did it with straight data from the old drive.
So anyways, the method that I used and hoops I jumped through to get my Treo Sync’d with iCal and Address Book:
1. Install Palm Desktop 4.2.1 Rev D
2. Sync the Treo using USB cable (not sure if this step is needed or not, but I assumed the conduit connections need to be created first – and I didn’t mind making a backup to the palm desktop software)
3. Open iSync – select “Devices -> Enable Palm OS Syncing…” This should disable the conventional palm conduit and get you ready to sync in iSync
4. From Palm Desktop, Select “HotSync -> Conduit Settings” – notice that iSync Conduit says “see Conduit Settings” – click it and then click the “conduit settings” button.
5. “Enable iSync for this Palm device” MUST have a check – do this, click “ok”
6. Re-open iSync if you closed it – you should now have your treo in the list. Click the “Sync Devices” button and perform a hotsync from your palm – voila!
I realize this method isn’t all inclusive, and may work with other devices. Like I said, it worked for me, maybe it can help you too!