Mobile Backup For Sidekick LX 2009 Coming in OTA

It took a large scale data disaster, but looks like Microsoft/Danger/T-Mobile will finally be giving Sidekick users a way to backup their data to something other than Danger’s servers. An OTA is rolling out to users that will allow you to backup your Address Book to T-Mobile’s Mobile Backup service. The announcement on the T-Mobile forums makes it look like this might only be for Sidekick LX 2009 users, which is a little worrisome for people with other devices.

Here’s what T-Mobile is saying:

T-Mobile will begin rolling out Mobile Backup for Sidekick LX 2009 customers via an Over The Air (OTA) process. All Sidekick LX 2009 customers should receive the OTA in the next few weeks.

What is Mobile Back up?
Mobile Backup is a free service via My T-Mobile that allows you to avoid manually re-entering contacts into a device in the event you need to replace it or in the event it’s lost or stolen.

How will I know I have it?
T-Mobile will send an Over The Air (OTA) update in phases over the next several weeks. You will receive a message that says “System Update Notice”. Once you receive the message, please accept it. Upon successful receipt of your OTA, you will receive a T-Mail confirming that you have Mobile Backup.
Another way to verify receipt of the OTA is to navigate to your device’s Address Book and select Menu. Under the drop down you will see Mobile Backup.

What if I don’t have it right now?
Don’t worry. T-Mobile is rolling this update to our customers in phases. All LX 09 customers should have it by Dec 10, 2009.

So am I at risk of losing my data again until I have the update?
Microsoft/Danger has taken steps to help ensure all data is readily available. This is an additional enhancement to backup your contact data should you change your device in the future.

For more info on Mobile backup check out http://support.t-mobile.com/doc/tm23951.xml

10 Responses to “Mobile Backup For Sidekick LX 2009 Coming in OTA”

  1. ABERCROMBIEDUDE913 Says:

    NIIIICE.!

  2. Meme Says:

    Posting from my iPod touch! Lol
    I’m excited for the new backup for the LX! I don’t have anything else to say.

  3. D-HUSTLE Says:

    so whats all gonna be in this OTA is it the OTA that was promise too use for the sk09 i wanna know is it gonna have the phone doin some new things that we all been waiting for……NEED ANSWERS

  4. Anonymous Says:

    D-HUSTLE on November 19, 2009 at 1:27 am said:

    so whats all gonna be in this OTA is it the OTA that was promise too use for the sk09 i wanna know is it gonna have the phone doin some new things that we all been waiting for……NEED ANSWERS

    You do realize that this post says exactly what is going to be in the OTA right? It’s adding mobile backup to the SKLX09.. Unless they kept something out of this statement I highly doubt it’s going to have anything else

  5. D-HUSTLE Says:

    THEYneed too send more things out not just a mobile backup **** send more update the gps cuz it sucks and slow an i have 3g all the time need more in the OTA

  6. al Says:

    wow its juss qanna back da stuff up

  7. ABERCROMBIEDUDE913 Says:

    D-HUSTLE on November 19, 2009 at 3:58 pm said:

    THEYneed too send more things out not just a mobile backup **** send more update the gps cuz it sucks and slow an i have 3g all the time need more in the OTA

    I’m Sure They’re First Priority Is Stabilizing The System. Distributing A System Update With New Features Is Probably The Last Thing On The List Right Now. And It Makes Sense. So I’m Patient.

  8. Andrew Says:

    THANK YOU! Finally they got smart! Verizon wireless customers have had this feature for the longest time and I was so jealous. Tmobile got it too but I had it on my other phone which was the gravity and it didn’t work too well. Hopefully they’ve made significant improvements to it 🙂

  9. boom Says:

    Does it cost money to update

  10. chika Says:

    i live in india used a vodafone,still i get the g sign on ma phne n get few upgrades in applications…gprs sumtimes is attahced sumtimes detached automaticaly…i still don recieve ota its olmost a month now..can any1 help me wid dis..



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