The Official RAZR maxx Ve and Apple/Mac/OSX Thread

archangel37 said:
After being frustrated by being unable to send ringtones via bluetooth using the rename to qcp trick, I came here.

In a previous post, someone mentioned that simply renaming the mp3 file to .qcp in the finder doesn't always work. It didn't in my case.

Instead, right-click on the mp3 and choose "get info." From there, click on "name and extension." Change it from .mp3 to .qcp. Then, browse your phone, open up the ringtones folder, and click send. Find your new .qcp file and send that sucker.

I've tried this method twice now and it's worked flawlessly.

By the by, I use the latest beta of Audacity on my intel Macbook, and it works great.

Now that I've figured this ringtone trick out, I feel less ripped off by Verizon. I love this website.

What you are describing IS renaming it. It is the same thing we have been talking about the entire time. I think people are confused by the renaming it. You can: ctrl+click, get info, name and extension, then change to .qcp; OR click on the file, press enter, delete .mp3, add .qcp (so the name reads "song.qcp"), click "use .qcp" when the window pops up, and transfer (easier in my opinion). Either way, they have the EXACT same effect. I dont see where the mix up is.

ArchAngel, what did you do differently in the second method? please let me know so i understand what other people are having problems with.
 
For most other files, saying renaming an mp3 to mid, simply clicking on the file, pressing enter, and overwriting .mp3 with something else worked. I'd be asked to "use .yyy" rather than .mp3. Using this method with .qcp often wouldn't work. I'd rename it, and then click get info and find it simply renamed it to "song.qcp.mp3." This was true even after I clicked on it, pressed enter, deleted .mp3 and added qcp.

For me, the "get info" method is and was the only method that worked consistently. This is on 10.4.9 on a Macbook.

knisical said:
What you are describing IS renaming it. It is the same thing we have been talking about the entire time. I think people are confused by the renaming it. You can: ctrl+click, get info, name and extension, then change to .qcp; OR click on the file, press enter, delete .mp3, add .qcp (so the name reads "song.qcp"), click "use .qcp" when the window pops up, and transfer (easier in my opinion). Either way, they have the EXACT same effect. I dont see where the mix up is.

ArchAngel, what did you do differently in the second method? please let me know so i understand what other people are having problems with.
 
New Mac user - need new phone

I am a new Mac user, and my e815 is starting to have problems charging, so it's about time for a new phone as well. I like the looks and features of the Maxx, but from what I have read so far, no one can get iSync to work with the Maxx since Apple doesn't have drivers for it yet. How long do they typically take? is it weeks, months, years? Are there hacks or other solutions for the Mac or the phone? I don't care about ringtones, just calendar, contacts, pictures from phone to computer, maybe even todo's.
 
the next software update should have it.
 
iSync Plugin for RAZR MAXX Ve.

All,

Here is the iSync plugin for the MAXX Ve. I worked with Dave from Clockskew.com, so thank him!

There is one caveat I have not figured out how to fix. In order for this to work, the phone must be in "Advanced Mode". I do not know how to make this a permanent fix. Perhaps someone with seem edit experience with OS X can tell me.

Anyway, you first need to remove the Bluetooth bond between your phone and your Mac (and quit iSync if it's open). Unzip the file and place the PhonePlugins folder in your ~/Library directory.

Then you need to put your phone in Advanced Mode. Connect your phone to your PC via USB cable and open up a communications program, like ZTerm. Choose the proper port for your phone via USB. Once connected, type:

AT+MODE=2

This will put your phone in advanced mode. Then quit the communications program and bond your phone with your Mac. Just go through the normal Bluetooth bonding. It should at that point realize that it can support contact and calendar syncing. Then launch iSync and that's it.

If you try to sync after that point, and it doesn't work, you need to put your phone in Advanced Mode.

Cheers.
 

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bck1981 said:
All,

Here is the iSync plugin for the MAXX Ve. I worked with Dave from Clockskew.com, so thank him!

There is one caveat I have not figured out how to fix. In order for this to work, the phone must be in "Advanced Mode". I do not know how to make this a permanent fix. Perhaps someone with seem edit experience with OS X can tell me.

Anyway, you first need to remove the Bluetooth bond between your phone and your Mac (and quit iSync if it's open). Unzip the file and place the PhonePlugins folder in your ~/Library directory.

Then you need to put your phone in Advanced Mode. Connect your phone to your PC via USB cable and open up a communications program, like ZTerm. Choose the proper port for your phone via USB. Once connected, type:

AT+MODE=2

This will put your phone in advanced mode. Then quit the communications program and bond your phone with your Mac. Just go through the normal Bluetooth bonding. It should at that point realize that it can support contact and calendar syncing. Then launch iSync and that's it.

If you try to sync after that point, and it doesn't work, you need to put your phone in Advanced Mode.

Cheers.

Something about this doesnt work. I dont understand what the "putting into advanced mode" does. some questions:
Which library directory does the folder go into,
Which port did you find in Zterm? A modem port?
Does this actually work for you? I cant seem to get the bluetooth working. The USB sync works okay though.
THX
 
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Thanks everyone--you know who you are--for helping me with putting ringtones on my Maxx. For some inexplicable reason, it would not work a couple of days ago via bluetooth.

But today? Ta-da! My phone accepted everything I threw at it.

So, thanks again. It's nice to have ringtones again.
 
Now that I've learned how to rename my .mid music cut to .qcp I was able to transfer it via bluetooth to my phone's ringtone file. However, once I choose it for my active ringtone the volume is so low it can't be heard. When I first tried this with my old razr 3c I had no volume problem at all with the same cut of musc. Is there a solution to volume loss? I use a piece of orchestrated music that is in stereo. Has anyone had this problem?
I agree, this forum is a lifesaver and I can't wait for a new version of iSync to recognize the Maxx so that I can transfer my calendar schedule.
 
I was able to use iSync without having the Advanced Mode setting.

However, in the beginning it didn't seem to want to work if I have Incoming Security set to Automatic. Weird ;)

Thanks bck1981! :clapping:

bck1981 said:
All,

Here is the iSync plugin for the MAXX Ve. I worked with Dave from Clockskew.com, so thank him!

There is one caveat I have not figured out how to fix. In order for this to work, the phone must be in "Advanced Mode". I do not know how to make this a permanent fix. Perhaps someone with seem edit experience with OS X can tell me.
 
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AxsDeny said:
I was able to use iSync without having the Advanced Mode setting.
Thanks bck1981! :clapping:
Same here!

Thank you very much! WOO WHOO!!!
 
Isync issue

Isync Plugin works... as previously stated, I wasnt able to get it to work until I set the Maxx's Bluetooth Security Settings to "Always Ask" for my Mac.

One problem I have is that after I sync all my contacts have their email address as their default contact in the Maxx's address book. Is there a setting in OSX's address book that takes care of this, or is it a bug?
 
advanced mode: what is it? how do i get to it?

is the iSync mod for bluetooth or USB? is it for the Maxx Ve or the Maxx V6?

AAAAAHHHHH!! :confused: :confused:
 
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yeah. it was a little screwy so i gave up on it. backup assistant is better for now anyway.

bluetooth on a mac and qucktime pro make for great movie sharing!
 
Does 10.4.10 support MAXX Ve in iSync? I'm currently using the plug-in but just wondering if the new update supports it?
 
Yang1815 said:
Does 10.4.10 support MAXX Ve in iSync? I'm currently using the plug-in but just wondering if the new update supports it?
Yeah I know I'm quoting myself. Just removed the phone from iSync, moved the PhonePlugin and nope, the 10.4.10 update doesn't support it :(
 
Yang1815 said:
Yeah I know I'm quoting myself. Just removed the phone from iSync, moved the PhonePlugin and nope, the 10.4.10 update doesn't support it :(
Okay and this is getting frustrated. When I try to add the MAXX back in iSync with the phoneplugin, it doesn't work. Bluetooth setup assistant recognizes it and says iSync could work but then it launches iSync and nothing happens. :reallysad
 
Yang1815 said:
Okay and this is getting frustrated. When I try to add the MAXX back in iSync with the phoneplugin, it doesn't work. Bluetooth setup assistant recognizes it and says iSync could work but then it launches iSync and nothing happens. :reallysad
Never mind, it worked just now after the third try :clapping:
 
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