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22 Oct 2004

I have an SL5500. This question has probably been asked a million times. I'm trying to sync my Z with my mac running the latest version of OSX.

I'm not a programmer or techie but I can get by with "newbie" type instructions.

I've been reading if I install OpenZaurus/opie I can get Qtopia desktop to sync. I think I have the earlier version of the Rom, but for some reason it won't sync with the usb cradle and the installed a USB driver and Qtopia desktop for my mac. So I'm thinking the Sharp Rom must have been updated to the later version that doesn't sync with Qtopia. (reading the FAQ on Trolltech's website. Trust me, I'm not that smart about this)

I found this website that explains how to install the new OpenZaurus/Opie Rom on SL-5500
(I think its the right one. I'm not 100% sure)


Somewhat extensive, I can follow those instructions. If they are right. But I couldn't find the files it said I needed, and when I did find one file, I clicked on the download link and all I got was a screen of data.

Do I sound like a newbie or what? This seems like way too much work to for a person to do just to get this to work. install on CF card, BUT in the root directory, take of the battery cover, BUT don't take out the battery, hold these buttons down, and wait for this light, but don't do this. Oh I forgot, blink twice, shake your left arm, run around in a circle (I'm kidding now).

Okay so I'm willing to go for it. Install a new rom if that's what it takes. Would anyone be willing to help me with this? I'm talking serious step-by-step instructions here.

I don't know anything about this. I just want my mac to sync to my z. and I want to install other 3rd party programs that I saw on Sharp's site. And if the new rom(s) out there are cooler than Sharp's that is even better. The Z is really cool, and that's why I proceed..(in frustration)

I appreciate your help, and hey thanks for reading!
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