Jun 07

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I just got a Samsung SGH D900i mobile phone but it doesn’t sync address book contacts across bluetooth or USB with isync becasue isync only syncs with the D900.

I modified the isync plugin and now it’s working!
Here’s how to get it going… and after some comments I also added a version for the samsung G600 mobile phone.
There’s also a version for Optus Bird phones here.

  1. Download this file and unzip it, you should end up with a folder called Samsung-D900.phoneplugin.
  2. Go to applications, isync and right click or control click and go to ‘show package contents’
  3. Open the isync Contents folder, then Plugins, then ApplePhoneConduit.syncdevice, then Contents, then Plugins.
  4. Drag my Samsung-D900.phoneplugin file into that folder, next to all the other phone plugin files. it will ask if you want to overwrite the existing folder, say Overwrite.
  5. Make sure bluetooth is turned on on your phone (applications bluetooth) , and on your computer (preferences/bluetooth). Choose add new bluetooth device under the bluetooth preference pane on your macintosh and add your phone. Open isync and it should now sync with your new D900i.

Note: if you want to mount your  D900i as a USB drive that is a separate issue, look here.

If you find this helpful please consider a link to this site! Thanks.

Some people have asked for a G600 version. No idea if this will work but you could try this one. It’s just the D 900i with the name changed. Same instructions as above but I’d delete the D900 plugin as it may clash with his one. Let me know if it works!

85 Responses to “How to sync your Samsung SGH D900i mobile phone to Macintosh OSX”

  1. wayne says:

    The phone acts differently than a USB stick because you may be wanting to use the phone as a modem.

    It would be much easier for apple to make drivers than Samsung. I think it’s Apple’s fault that we expect the Samsung phones to work with apple because apple have been advertising that macs are now ready to hook up to anything. Samsung have not been advertising that their phones work with apple!

  2. Jean-Hugues says:

    I understand the phone has many more capabilities than a simple USB Key. What I don’t understand, I why it doesn’t act like an USB stick, WHEN IN MASS STORAGE MODE. In this mode other uses aren’t important. Maximizing compatibiliy should be (or should have been).
    Anyway, I’m curious. What can you do with the Device VendorID/ProductID ? Is there a way to patch an existing driver so that it handles those devices ?

    Thanks for your knowledge sharing.

  3. nik says:

    Thankyou.

  4. mokum von Amsterdam says:

    That little Jing is trying to _sell_ a G600 plugin for 7 quit on his site. Pathatic to make advertizement on a page where the same thing for the D series is available for free.

  5. roy says:

    Hi,

    My imac is telling me that i do not have the required authorization when i want to put the plugin in.

    Can anybody help me please

    Thanks,

    Roy

  6. wayne says:

    See System Preferences/Accounts and see if the box entitled ‘Allow user to administer this computer’ is ticked. If not, tick it or log in as a user that has that box ticked.

  7. roy says:

    Ok Thanks Wayne!

  8. Dan says:

    This works 100%!!! Many thanks jools!! you are a star!!

  9. Ad says:

    You are a legend!

  10. Norman says:

    I bought a Samsung D900i today and spent some hours trying to sync it with my iMac – failed. Then I found your site and hey presto! Thank you very much.

    Norman MacPhee,
    Glasgow

  11. toly says:

    Works great man!!!! Thank you a million times!!!

  12. ZK69 says:

    Hi, Any progress on the G600 plugin?

  13. Tom says:

    HI,

    I did everything according to your tutorial.
    When I try to sync using isync. He keeps connecting but nothing happens?

    What is wrong?

    Thanks!

  14. fernando says:

    Hi : i bought a Samsung AFH-A736 .
    It is working with bluetooth , but not wit Isync .
    Do you know what I can do?
    Regards

  15. Peter says:

    Any news about a G600 plugin? I really regret buying this phone if it can’t syncs with my MacBook!

  16. says:

    thank’s a lot!!!!!!!!!! (d900i)

  17. Michael says:

    Sorry for me english. I have Samsung D900i and imac with bluetooth. With the connection bluethoot met Imac and phone is no problem. I see al folders. I kan put images from mac to phone. Problem is that me pictures folder on de phone is empty (on the mac view). I know and i see that i have pictures on de phone. Conclusion: I will me pictures from de phone to the imac. Please help me.

    Thank You
    Michael

  18. Joe says:

    Regarding the g6oo versus macbook pro (OSX) – anyone aware of any developments on previous posts that suggest that there may be fix to allow the g600 to talk to a macbook pro? thanks.

    Device VendorID/Prod 0x04E8/0x663E

  19. DontLikeWebPresence says:

    Fantastic, you are so very clever. Next question, can I browse the internet on my D900i by adding the imac as another profile?

  20. Ben says:

    Hey,

    Just got the new MacBook (aluminum case) but this plugin doesn’t seem to work. I have tried both methods of overwriting in iSync and creating a folder called ‘PhonePlugins’ however neither are working. iSync just says it cannot connect with that type of phone. Any help is much appreciated.

  21. Ben says:

    Hey,

    Just got the new MacBook (aluminum case) but this plugin doesn’t seem to work. I have tried both methods of overwriting in iSync and creating a folder called ‘PhonePlugins’ however neither are working. iSync just says it cannot connect with that type of phone. Any help is much appreciated. PLEASE!

  22. Sello Manyama says:

    you’re good, it works, i managed to sync my D900i with my mac ,it was so easy. keep it up

  23. Sello Manyama says:

    keep it up

  24. Dave says:

    Thanx, works great!!!

  25. Ben says:

    This think is awesome! But does anyone know how to sync SMS???

  26. Jamie says:

    Brand spanking new to this forum but I’m going to follow it for a while… I have a G600 also, just wondering if anyone knows of any phones very similar to this in architecture, perhaps using an other plugin for a different model and renaming it to work with the G600? I’ve no idea about plugins and how they work from a software point of view but surely if another phone is very similar this might work? At least for some functionality until someone makes a fully working plugin!

  27. Fernando Ricagno says:

    HI , is this working for a Samsung AFh-736 .? Could you help me ???
    Regards

  28. Nemo says:

    Here’s how to sync Samsung Solstice A887 and likely other new Samsung phones:

    http://discussions.apple.com/message.jspa?messageID=10707142#10707142

  29. joel says:

    Hi… This looks like a good place to post my query…
    Is there any way to get the SMS msgs off my d900 and on to either my Mac or on to another phone?

    I can’t use the phone as the number has been ported to another phone and the sim card is dead…

    The other phone is an iPhone, so I don’t think I can copy the msgs to the simcard and just put it in the iphone

  30. dan says:

    I’ve just picked up a Samsung SGH-a885 phone. No one told me this piece of crap wouldn’t be recognized but OS X (of course I never thought to ask). What’s with Apple? What difference does it make if Samsung supports them or not? Any way, I installed the plug-in on this page and it doesn’t work with this phone (now how do I Uninstall it?). Are there plug-ins available to make this phone work with Snow Leopard?

  31. Boyd Sages says:

    BTW, does anyone know of a similar forum for the LG GW525 / Calisto? The wife is envious of my newfound cache of phone hacking experts.

  32. Farah says:

    Can you share a procedure for Samsung star 5233s. For that matter a general way to sync phones that are not compatible with isync on machintosh…

    I love my phone but not being able to sync is a drawback.

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  34. mobilephone says:

    My imac is telling me that i do not have the required authorization when i want to put the plugin in. Can anybody help me please .

  35. Hey, great post.

    Worked like a dream straight away. Much appreciated!

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