New OTA Update for Sidekick LX 2009 Coming Soon..

Sidekick LX 2009 Orchid

A little birdie told me that there’s a new OTA (Over-The-Air) Update that should be coming soon for all you Sidekick LX 2009 owners. It’s currently being tested by the super secret trial users. Once all the bugs get squashed it will start rolling out to the general public in the typical Sidekick fashion (randomly and only a few people at first). No word on exactly what bugs have been squashed, but I imagine it’s going to help with the crashing and freezing that many users (including yours truly) have reported on their Sidekick LX 2009.

94 Responses to “New OTA Update for Sidekick LX 2009 Coming Soon..”

  1. firemaiden13 Says:

    meme on October 4, 2009 at 8:32 pm said:

    what I’d like to see in the new OTA is an onscreen keyboard I can text with so that I do not need to flip open the screen while I’m in class trying to text message discreetly. Doesn’t this sounds like a good idea? It would be awesome to use the scroll ball and manually click each character on the onscreen keyboard.

    Hhhhmmmm….here’s an idea. Maybe u shouldn’t be texting DURING class and save it 4 afterwards.

  2. Anonymous Says:

    I “upgraded” to the LX09 three months ago. Aside from the horrible stability, lagging time, dropped calls, unreliable network connectivity, limited and unstable data storage – the T-Mobile service is horrible.

    They were so nice when I wasn’t under a contract, but when I renewed and promised 2 more years, the reps seem unconcerned about my questions and are apathetic about keeping me.

    I had the iPod, but like the keyboard of the Sidekick. In two years I will gladly look at ATT or Sprint.

    “My Favs” hasn’t shown for a week, and I had an odd 10 minutes of constant reboots last night, till it stopped rebooting and gave me a critical message, reboot or call customer service.” LOL, “customer service,” why? So they can stall another 2 weeks?

  3. Call me Crazy! Says:

    meme on October 4, 2009 at 8:32 pm said:

    what I’d like to see in the new OTA is an onscreen keyboard I can text with so that I do not need to flip open the screen while I’m in class trying to text message discreetly. Doesn’t this sounds like a good idea? It would be awesome to use the scroll ball and manually click each character on the onscreen keyboard.

    Actually that’s a pretty cool idea , T-mobile needs to Give us what we want , why should we be worrying about all of this & their just taking their time restoring our shi* ! I have a feeling That “OTA” update is going to take a LONG time to get to us!

  4. Matt Says:

    Kay on October 24, 2009 at 12:00 pm said:

    why does everyone want newly added features to added with this update? HELLO! the main concern is these stupid red X crashes!! maybe not all the sidekick users are experiencing these problems but MANY of others are. Plus this sidekick has MAJOR upgrades from previous ones. Dont see why more is necessary. If you knew this phone didnt have threaded text messaging or other features that this phone does not have that other phones do. Why in the world did you get the phone if your going to bug about some feature it lacks? Use your common sense and get a phone that satisfies YOUR needs. Thank you for time. Have a nice day. haha

    Because even though the Sidekick LACKS a lot in terms of what technology it runs the phone is what is actually amazing. I wouldn’t switch back to a regular keypad or a touchscreen because the keyboard of the SK is what makes it so amazing, not to mention the swivel screen. Don’t be such a douchebag about it. We have our reasons. I have had the X Screen only a few times with the LX09 and I’ve had every other phone. The X screen isn’t a major issue. If it is buy a different phone or get an exchange. How’s that for turning your own words on you? Either improve the phone or fix the problems, or both. No one is saying we don’t want the glitches fixed, we are just saying what would be nice to actually have on our phones since the Sidekick is very outdated when it comes to what others can do and it can’t. I love it though so I wont ever change it. I’ll just keep bitching. Deal with it or don’t read peoples comments. Simple. Common. Sense.

  5. levi blanchard Says:

    Look at how many of us have bad replys about the sidekick. Lets face it, its not up to date with the technology of todays cell phones. Its way behind, they told me at t mobile when I bought it that it plays other videos besides youtube. Im thinking this one would play vids online… but when I went in and asked him about it he said yeah, video messaging. It freezes more often than my computer! Stays on phone calls and won’t hang up till I turn it off, phone doesn’t unlock, screen goes blank with red x across it. My fiancee has mytouch and it makes my sidekick look like a go phone. This is my 3rd one and definitly last!

  6. levi blanchard Says:

    Look at how many of us have bad replys about the sidekick. Lets face it, its not up to date with the technology of todays cell phones. Its way behind, they told me at t mobile when I bought it that it plays other videos besides youtube. Im thinking this one would play vids online… but when I went in and asked him about it he said yeah, video messaging. It freezes more often than my computer! Stays on phone calls and won’t hang up till I turn it off, phone doesn’t unlock, screen goes blank with red x across it. My fiancee has mytouch and it makes my sidekick look like a go phone. This is my 3rd one and definitly last! Yeah, im bitchin, just tired of having people come up to me with old phones that can do what mine can’t.

  7. chris1 Says:

    Yeah i know these sidekicks suck. I’ve had it since the 1st one & nothing has really changed much. & now we have new problems. My sk crashes everyday or just about for the last 4 months. It freezes like crazy the vids suck balls they slow & small & youtube on this sucks. They claimed they had flash but its only flash support. The 3g sucks in my area or @ least tmobiles 3g service. The phone calls drop & like you said they never hang up. & there’s a ton of other phones that are older & do more. The whole data plan is garbage & very unreliable if you ask me. Not to mention the flaws w/ importing ringtones. All around the sidekicks have fell to the bottom of the list when even a g1 can play vids & have apps way cooler then we do. & besides the new cliq is coming out so im gonna drop this crappy *** sk & go w/ something else. Plus since they gave some people contacts back we don’t get the 100$ off. But what about the rest of my stuff that i lost that they can’t give back? Like my notes & the pics on my device or even my web bookmarks. All around i think tmobile is halfassn all of w/ there crappy service & outdated handsets.

  8. briana Says:

    Ok first the twitter sucks & needs to be upgraded like I can’t even upload a photo & since my tweets r private I can’t see who sends me a request to follow me. Youtube sucks also but I faithfully use it when im bored. I got a sidekick after the data loss incident happened but my download catalog still doesn’t load but then I found a website to download free themes from my computer to my Lx09 so it doesn’t really bother me I Love the sidekick Lx09.

  9. briana Says:

    Everybody complaininq how bad the dam sidekick is but if its so bad then stop using it!!!!!!! I complained about twitter & youtube but I still love my sidekick & I deal with it B.Causee I had a large variety of phones in my life and every company & every phone has a problem nothinq is gonna work perfectly like come on service & apps could be worse the they are but at least they work & for those who feel the Lx09 is garbage sry you expected thinqs to be perfect B.Causee just like a person everythinq has flaws & I love my sidekick Lx09

  10. Briana. Says:

    Well I jus got my OTA update. I don’t know what’s different yet but wen I do I will post it.

  11. Andrew Says:

    I wonder if they are releasing it alphabetically by account/user name or person’s last name?

  12. Andrew Says:

    This is from Tmobile as of 10/31/2009 8 AM PDT

    Sidekick Restoration and Software Update

    We are happy to report that many of our Sidekick customers have successfully restored their contacts back to their device. If you havenít done so already, we encourage you to visit My T-Mobile to restore your contacts. There was a very small group of customers for whom we were unable to recover any contacts. Those customers have been notified by mail to their T-Mobile billing address. If you have been unable to recover your lost contacts and you did not receive a notice in the mail from T-Mobile, we encourage you to contact Customer Care by dialing 611 on your device.

    The Microsoft / Danger team continues to work on restoring the rest of customer data, including Calendars, To Do Lists, Notes, Settings, High Scores, and Pictures. We will share more details around this restoration process very soon.

    If you havenít already received it, you will soon be seeing a software update becoming available on your device. You will not notice any changes to your device as a result of this update, but after receiving the update, all Catalog application data will now be more securely backed up in the Microsoft / Danger systems.

  13. Akeelah Says:

    I got my OTA too. Idk what it is yet though…

  14. john mcneill Says:

    hey i just got my update lastnite on halloween just dont no what it dose, havent seen any changes

  15. sammy Says:

    I got the update && nothing changed -_-

  16. Andrew Says:

    There isn’t going to be any visual changes like tmobile said it’s just going to back up all the catalog application/personal data more securely in the Microsoft/Danger Systems. I think it’s going to fix the red x issue too though I haven’t had that problem since october 9. I wonder if the issues with servers were causing the crashing

  17. Mike R Says:

    i got the update too nothing different

  18. gerardo Says:

    when is t mobile going to star selling the sidekick’s back on aIr

  19. justin Says:

    I gotten all my data back already. I wonder why so many other people haven’t gotten their contacts back

  20. karla Says:

    I got my update too, today and nothing is diferent well at least I have not noticed nothing diferent at all..I did get my contacts back though

  21. Fredo Says:

    I got the update but it said it was just to so call, “improve the catalog & save data of what I bought”, but that’s complete bull-ish because when I updated to the o9 I never got my stuff from my LX (video games, ringtones + wallpapers) back, so this update was trash -_-. T-mobile has it’s flaws with phones & seriously needs to look into better products. So far I’ve herd nothing bad about the iPhone & I’m constantly thinking about switching but there expensive & people keep telling me, oh do the unlock thing & etc.etc. I have no time for that, I want a legal plan not some hacked ****. Other than that I can never complain about tmobile plans & deals because it’s great & flexable for me especially since I’m in college.

  22. Ruben Says:

    its been working for me

  23. TMOBILE IS FAKE Says:

    I GOT MY OTA . IT SUCKS IT DOESN’T DO ANYTHING AND WORST YET THE STUPID CATLOG DOESN’T WORK SO I CAN’T DOWNLOAD NOTHING !

  24. chris1 Says:

    Yeah this update sucks & my catalog don’t work either & my service has been garbage these days. Over all they didn’t update anything good. Oh & my 09 still crashes.

  25. drian Says:

    This over the air update popped up today and i updated it.and guess what happened? Alllll my applications GONE. Theres no new stuff.so if ur sidekick is working fine i dont recommend this update.

  26. jazzzy Says:

    ayo i lovemy O9 !1

  27. jazzzy Says:

    jazzzy on December 12, 2009 at 10:40 pm said:

    ayo i lovemy O9 !1

  28. valerie Says:

    I hear that… not right youtube cuz can’t see vid like messup

  29. KEON BAILEY Says:

    HOPE THEY MAKE A YOUTUBE APP THAT’S REALLY WHY I GOT THE SIDEKICK LX 09..PLEASE MAKE A YOUTUBE APP PLEASE..

  30. KEON BAILEY Says:

    MAKE A YOUTUBE APP

  31. bmxkiidd10 Says:

    They need to make the sidekick lx 2009 way better need 2 put the aim like its on the computer like if some 1 was 2 right you on aim it was show some 1 typein and this 09 need 2 stop freezein need an big up date on that and for it can hold more text message and tmail messages

  32. epiphanya Says:

    I have one , there very nice , video camera , facebook , twitter , myspace communities . If u don’t got it , Get It !

  33. nike_sb_maniac Says:

    Yeah I agree with everyones comments and complaints on the sidekick 09 and T-mobile as a company. Their next OTA needs to be some super great overwhelming satisfaction guranteed appealing stuff . And what’s the deal with these recordings? They will not go away ! That’s one of the main problems that slows down everyones kick. Its those d*mn recordings . They take up more space thann a regular ringtone and it fills the memory in your phone so it makes everything crash and slower and randomly restart.

    Also I am kind of disappointed in the sidekick 09. Its the exact same thing as the last sidekick lx and yu get kinda bored of it after a while you know .

    READ THIS:****** BELIEVE IT OR NOT T-MOBILE ACTUALLY READS THIS STUFF SO I THINK IF WE KEEP COMPLAINING AND POSTING WHAT WE WANT FROM THEM THEY MIGHT GIVE IT TO US .*******

  34. kimberly Says:

    marissa on October 2, 2009 at 1:10 pm said:

    hopefully they’ll get a youtube app. thats the only reason i bought the phone and youtube mobile sucks

    chris1 on November 13, 2009 at 2:45 pm said:

    Yeah this update sucks & my catalog don’t work either & my service has been garbage these days. Over all they didn’t update anything good. Oh & my 09 still crashes.

    I hate my side kicks they suck

  35. FRECKLES>21 Says:

    OK RITE!….IM ON LETS DO IT SHO ME THE WORKS!!!

  36. danny Says:

    I like the sidekicks but the youtube website is not like the one in the computers and not saying that its suppose to be like but the thing is to dam slow and it dose not show the intier video

  37. Mussie Says:

    Matt on October 2, 2009 at 5:48 am said:

    Is there any chance that this will give us more space for text messages? Or at the very least a saved folder??? God I hope so.

    Yea, we really need some extra space for text messaging…I hate deleting it constantly

  38. luis Says:

    marissa on October 2, 2009 at 1:10 pm said:

    hopefully they’ll get a youtube app. thats the only reason i bought the phone and youtube mobile sucks

    Yeaaaa… youtube is sooo bad. And please!!!!! I’ll love to get online radio app. Like radiotime

  39. luis Says:

    marissa on October 2, 2009 at 1:10 pm said:

    hopefully they’ll get a youtube app. thats the only reason i bought the phone and youtube mobile sucks

    I’ll love if the next OTA give us radio online like radiotime pleaseeeee!!!!!

  40. jose Says:

    Andrew on October 31, 2009 at 3:36 pm said:

    This is from Tmobile as of 10/31/2009 8 AM PDT

    Sidekick Restoration and Software Update

    We are happy to report that many of our Sidekick customers have successfully restored their contacts back to their device. If you havenít done so already, we encourage you to visit My T-Mobile to restore your contacts. There was a very small group of customers for whom we were unable to recover any contacts. Those customers have been notified by mail to their T-Mobile billing address. If you have been unable to recover your lost contacts and you did not receive a notice in the mail from T-Mobile, we encourage you to contact Customer Care by dialing 611 on your device.

    The Microsoft / Danger team continues to work on restoring the rest of customer data, including Calendars, To Do Lists, Notes, Settings, High Scores, and Pictures. We will share more details around this restoration process very soon.

    If you havenít already received it, you will soon be seeing a software update becoming available on your device. You will not notice any changes to your device as a result of this update, but after receiving the update, all Catalog application data will now be more securely backed up in the Microsoft / Danger systems.

  41. luz Erdmann Says:

    Mussie on May 9, 2010 at 9:53 pm said:

    Matt on October 2, 2009 at 5:48 am said:

    Is there any chance that this will give us more space for text messages? Or at the very least a saved folder??? God I hope so.

    Yea, we really need some extra space for text messaging…I hate deleting it constantly

  42. jamestcorbett3 Says:

    kimberly on March 6, 2010 at 9:25 pm said:

    marissa on October 2, 2009 at 1:10 pm said:

    hopefully they’ll get a youtube app. thats the only reason i bought the phone and youtube mobile sucks

    chris1 on November 13, 2009 at 2:45 pm said:

    Yeah this update sucks & my catalog don’t work either & my service has been garbage these days. Over all they didn’t update anything good. Oh & my 09 still crashes.

    I hate my side kicks they suck

    kimberly on March 6, 2010 at 9:25 pm said:

    marissa on October 2, 2009 at 1:10 pm said:

    hopefully they’ll get a youtube app. thats the only reason i bought the phone and youtube mobile sucks

    chris1 on November 13, 2009 at 2:45 pm said:

    Yeah this update sucks & my catalog don’t work either & my service has been garbage these days. Over all they didn’t update anything good. Oh & my 09 still crashes.

    I hate my side kicks they suck

    I 2nd that the side kick sucks a$$

  43. dede Says:

    Why they stop selling sidekick lx and I didnt no they are having a new update I miss the tmobile sidekick lx I wish tmobile never stop selling them

  44. Anonymous Says:

    Andrew on October 8, 2009 at 2:48 pm said:

    Tmobile sucks! on October 8, 2009 at 6:48 am said:

    I lost over 200 phone numbers due 2 this bull ****… coming april 2010 im ending my relationship wit this scandelous company and taking my business 2 AT&T …. IPHONE BABYYYYYYY

    How are they scandelous? Yes they caused an inconvenience by messing up our data and the SK LX 09 users losing all their stuff, but they are covering for a full month of data service. Have fun with AT&T. Their customer service is the worst and the iPhone hah. That phone is crappy for texting and has just as many problems.

    So far it suck



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