iSync Plugin for Nokia 6120 Classic

Hi again,

Work has just ported all of us employees over to Telstra, and supplied a NextG SIM card so I picked myself up a Nokia 6120 Classic to assist in some signal strength issues in my home office, and it’s worked brilliantly.

The only thing I didn’t count on is Nokia not having an iSync plugin for the phone (they seem to have one for every other device).

So I’ve put one together with some info from the web (and looking inside the available Nokia plugins) and now have it working successfully over Bluetooth. It has full iCal & Address Book (with photos) support, and a nice pic of the phone for the iSync panel.

To Install:
1. Download (via the link below) & unzip the file.
2. Open Finder, and browse to Macintosh HD/Library/PhonePlugins.
3. Copy the “Nokia-6120.phoneplugin” into this folder.

If the PhonePlugins folder doesn’t exist, create it and then do step 3.

Once done, use the Bluetooth “Bluetooth Setup Assistant” and add your phone, it should be detected and work as expected from then on.

Have fun!


Download Link
Version 1.1

93 thoughts on “iSync Plugin for Nokia 6120 Classic

  1. Thanks so much, works fantastic…I started to panic when the phone wouldn’t connect via iSync, but all is good now!Thanks again!

  2. Also seems to work with the Nokia 2161 – all you need to do is change all the references from 2160 to 2161 and change the usb ID to 0x0421/0x0088

  3. This used to work for me under Tiger but I’m having problems getting it working under Leopard.Any solutions?Thanks in advance!

  4. Adam,There should be no problems using this under Leopard (I am using it without issue). What kind of errors are you experiencing?What you could try is in iSync, resetting the device or removing the device and re-adding it.Regards,Shane.

  5. Cheers, mate. Works pretty good. πŸ™‚ however, for some reason it doesn’t sync events created on the phone, even though I chose a specific calendar for it under iSync prefs. When I try to sync, the phone indicates it’s sending the new event, but the new event isn’t created on iCal. Any idea what’s causing it?I’m using the newest iMac, with Mac OS 10.5.1

  6. Hello,Thanks for sharing this. :)Contact sync works beatifully, but iCal sync seems to have some issues. I have six calendars, and only Birthdays seems to be syncing.Any idea why?Sorry to bug you, and thanks again.

  7. Hi mate,Thanks for this, do you know if it works in USB?I have an ibookG4, not a macbook, so I don’t have bluetooth.Cheers,JΓ©rΓ΄me.

  8. Jerome,I hadn’t tested it under USB, but after a quick check through the code I found the Model ID was incorrect, so have updated this. I checked USB under Leopard but got an error in the log with an Apple CDC driver not loading – quick research in Google seems to state this is a Leopard problem so USB may work for you.I’ve uploaded driver version 1.1 with the Model ID fix – click on the download link to get it, and let me know if it works via USB.Thanks,Shane.

  9. Re Nokia 6120Hi, have created folder and did bluetooth setup ok .. but when I try to isync it connects to the phone but then says this device is not supported by isync .. then another message says iSync cannot connect to this device.Any Ideas?Kind regardsJohn Irwin

  10. Anyone know how to get iSync working via USB with the 6120c?iSync works with Bluetooth, and Nokia Multimedia Transfer works via USB, but iSync via USB doesn’t.Thanks for any help!(Running Tiger OSX 10.4.11)

  11. This works flawlessly; this plugin has literally changed my life overnight, and I cannot thank you enough for it.

  12. Thankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyou.Seriously, thanks!

  13. thank you very very very much.its a shame that a private person has to do the work for nokia. I even wrote a mail to nokia, but they just answered that apple has to deal with it…

  14. where’d it go? just got 6120 yesterday – gutted it doesn’t sync. i’ll look back – but thanks for doing it even if i don’t have it yet!

  15. Mate – I’ve been stuck with a loan phone and all I wanted to do was temporarily transfer my address book and calendar. Thanks for making it so easy…

  16. Hi Thanks – I was really please when I found this as it was so disapointing about the phone not working with macs – – but it is not working – I have only 10.3.9 and no bluetooth hardware on my home computer – so I put the plugin file where you suggested and to do that had to make a phone plugin folder – attached the usb cable to the phone opened isych and it says ‘no devices found’ any suggestions would be appreciated.

  17. :razz! ‘sync Nokia 6120 Classic’.c’est le “Summum”. Thank you a lot it even work in USB so my problem is solved.Really great to be able to synchronise …. many thanks. πŸ˜› πŸ˜€ πŸ™‚

  18. YAAAAAHOOO!!! Ripper Rita!! It bloody worked! Well done and shame to Nokia and Mac for not working this out.Thanks again mate!

  19. Hi Shane,I am an absolute Mac newbie and managed to follow these instructions. You saved me a lot of time and utter confusion.Thank you so much! πŸ™‚

  20. Nice one and it works better then the mac versions for other phones. Makes you wonder what mac and nokia were thinking not producing one. You do not have something that reads txt messages off the phone do you??

  21. […] So everything is supposed ot be easy with a Mac.Β  Everything is supposed to just “work”.Β  Well it’s not always that case.Β  If you’ve ever tried to synchronise your contacts with your phone on a Mac, you’ve probably run into the fact that it aint always easy.Β  My phone broke recently (it didn’t just “work” either), so when I got a loaner until the new one arrived, I needed to get my contacts onto it.Β  I was loaned a Nokia 6120 Classic.Β  This solved my syncing problems. […]

  22. hi- looks great but what am I doing wrong???tried to download the link but can’t unzip it as it is a folder of contents with nothing to unzip??I’m a neewbie to MAC am I missing a crucial bit of software?(running on MAC OS X 10.4.11)can anyone help me??cheers πŸ˜₯

  23. thank you so much – worked a treat – thanks too for noting that i may need to create new folder called ‘phoneplugin’ – totally needed to and it workd!

  24. This is a good job – thanks. Looks like one issue – groups set in iCal are not carried over to the groups in the phone. I've had to manually create and assign groups in the phone – and of course, manually duplicate group info whenever syncing. Is it possible to enhance your work to do this for us? Thanks!

  25. got all excited, did the install, but no luck – iSync finds and lists the 6120, but then get message that “iSync cannot connect to this device”. The phone will transfer by bluetooth to Outlook in the windows partition on the same iMac, but of course that has the PC suite to work with – very weird.will have a play, but not looking good. May be difference here (australia).interesting that an hour ago Nokia customer care (Australia) told me that no solution was available :-)clint

  26. Hi- this has been great for 3 months- now having issues with an hours time difference between phone and computer events when I sync. Both set to same time ( and zones, including daylight savings). Any ideas as to what is the problem? would love the help- bit annoying trying to keep track.many thanks

  27. Hey, you saved my life. I've been 2 days trying to migrate my contacts from a WM device to a nokia 6120, I've tried every kind of import/export vcard tool (google, outlook, nokia) , to no avail. This plugin has done it seamlessly through iSync.Thank you!Pepe (Madrid)

  28. If you are looking at a folder called contents and another file – you are one folder too far. Go back or drag it from your 'downloads' folder.

  29. IT DIDN'T WORK!!! LOL! Just kiddin'! It didn't work at first, well, even after several tries. But I just thought of rebooting and wallah… it sure worked flawlessly, WOOHOO!!!. So I guess such step can be included in the description in case others experiences the same thing as I did.Many many thanks Shane! πŸ˜€

  30. That's great- but the plugin doesn't transfer categories assigned to contacts. For example, if you assign all your contacts a category in the Mac Addressbook, this information is lost when it is transferred to the phone. Same for the reverse process. AND if you edit a contact on the computer, when you transfer it to the phone, you will lose the contact info you assigned there. Not very satisfying….but better than nothing I guess.

  31. Hi Shane,Everything worked fine, Thx very good blog.As im and blogger too i posted it in Slovak language.Is it OK for you?Bye

  32. This did not work for me until I copied it to:HD/Users/user/Library/PhonePlugins(had to create the last folder)Thereafter iSync worked fine.Thank you very much for this post.

  33. Hmmm….I have just followed what Grant suggested after it did not work, and still no luck. Rebooted, still no luck. Went to Nokia website, still no luck. Any ideas? I am sure something must be amiss at this end after reading all the comments. Hmmm… desperately seeking help.

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