[Q] Alternative to HTC Sync Manager for syncing OS X contacts & calendar?
I had been relying on the (awful) HTC Sync Manager for syncing my OS X calendar (iCal) and contact (Address Book). Music and photo syncing is a done deal via other means (DoubleTwist and DropBox).
I'd continued to use this solution since rooting, S-OFF, and even changing the kernel, without any issue (other than the software being slow as sh*t!). Since moving from stock ROM to ARHD though, HTC Sync Manager crashes out when I plug in the phone, the underlying error being 'attempt to insert nil value (key: HTCSenseVersion)'. Curiously, in Settings->About->Software Information under HTC Sense Version it does list '5.0' which, IIRC, is what the stock ROM shows there too.
Now then, I do not wish to move to Google Calendar and Contacts (my Google account was created solely to get this phone going - I do not use Gmail) and the file formats (and names, natch) are different between OS X and Android so simply syncing the folders containing the database files won't work. I run OS X 10.6.8 so iCloud & SmoothSync is not an option either (nor would I wish to rely on Apple's latest attempt at a cloud service!!).
I've done a ton of searching both within these forums and more generally on the 'net, but all answers come back to one or other of the two solutions above, neither of which can work for me.
So then, can anyone suggest either:
- which file/key in Android's filesystem stores 'HTCSenseVersion' such that I can poke in a value?
- or (better) suggest a method for syncing contacts and calender with OS X that doesn't involve the execrable HTC Sync Manger software at all?
Thanks for any thoughts/similar experiences/suggestions,
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