I’ve found it, thanks to Fabrizio Capobianco, Funambol’s CEO.
I think I am one of the first in the world to solve this problem, since with Google I didn’t find any solution to this problem!
The problem was: I had my contacts loaded on GooSync.com website (premium account). On that site you find instructions to sync with Outlook, through Funambol Plugin. I didn’t have outlook on my laptop and I didn’t understand why I had to install it, since there is a Funambol client for iPhone, wrote by Fabrizio Capobianco. GooSync uses SyncML too: why couldn’t they talk directly?
The problem is that if you try to use Funambol for iPhone, you get a strange error:
Synchronization URL: http://sync.goosync.com
Preparing synchronization of addressbook…
Alert status from server = 404
Error in preparing sync:
sync failed without any error description, check log
Thanks to Fabrizio, who kindly replied me in his blog, I solved the problem.
- You ought to have a jailbroken iPhone.
- With Installer app, install BSD utilities and SSH client& server.
- You have to download on your PC/Mac also a SSH client if you don’t have already (try to write “ssh” from your DOS/Term prompt).
- Follow instructions on funambol.com to download Funambol for iPhone.
- Your iphone have to be wirelessly connected in the same network of your PC/Mac.
Look in Settings-General-Network to find your iPhone IP address. Connect via the SSH client on your PC/Mac to this IP address. User: root, pass: alpine. You are now inside your iPhone.
place a # in front of the “syncURL = http://my.funambol.com/sync” line and write another below that one like this:
syncURL = http://sync.goosync.com
a few lines below you find two fields for Username & Password: type those of your GooSync account.
Save with :wq command. Now:
find a line where’s written uri = card, add a # in front of it, and type a new line like this:
uri = Contacts
than save & exit. Now you can open Funambol and press “Sync All”. If you have thousands of contacts, you’ll have to wait enough to let it sync with your iPhone.
If you want to return to myFunambol account, just make backward changes.
If it useful, leave me a comment, thanks!