Opening the Hiptop3.com Mailbag

Here at Hiptop3.com we get quite a bit of email, a lot (Ok, most) of the emails we get are the same questions over and over. So we’re going to cover them all in this post rather than answer each one individually.

Is the ota a new sidekick or is it something that’s on the sidekick lx

Hey, I was wondering, what really is a ota update? Will it benifit me or my sidekick lx

The OTA is a Software update for the Sidekick LX. You don’t have to buy a new sidekick for the OTA. Yes, your sidekick will benefit from the update of course. Read our previous posts on the new features.

How can I get the OTA update in my sidekick lx

how do you get the ota update for the lx? through an email or something

U probably are tired ?F hearin this bu I jus wanted 2 ??? how I would ??? when I get my ota

For the sidekick lx ota update does the update come in from your email. Like can u send me a screen shoot of what it would like when the ota comes and I would know that, that is the ota and I need to upgrade it.

That’s the hidden beauty in the OTA process. You do nothing. Just continue using your Sidekick as usual. When the update is ready a box will popup on your phone letting you know that a system update has been downloaded. You can choose to install now, or install later. If you choose later, it will prompt you again later or you can press Menu from the Jump Screen and select the Update menu item.

This is what the box looks like.

It sucks, I can’t go on myspace using my phone’s web browser anymore because of the new myspace layout. Do you think they did it on purpose to force people to buy the myspace application?

No. MySpace is notorious for being very poor on the Sidekick. Every time they change something the site breaks on the Sidekick. It’s just a coincidence that there is a full Application and MySpace has web developers that occasionally screw things up. You can take the foil hats off now.

So are THE ota updates coming on THE 26 of june

On the 25th is the OTA for everyone gonna be rolled out

We don’t know when the OTA rollout will start. Everything now is a rumor. What we do know is just because the roll out starts on say the 25th of June, that does NOT mean everyone gets it that day. It can still take weeks for you to get your update.

How can I get my update faster?

You’ll get your OTA when it’s ready. Just wait. This might be Tomorrow, this might be weeks. The only thing you can do to make the OTA come faster is slip into a coma until around Mid-July (The OTA should (by our estimations) be fully rolled out by then.)

Will the sidekick slide get the OTA update too?

No, the Slide will not be getting this OTA from all that we have heard. If this changes, we will certainly report on it.

29 Responses to “Opening the Hiptop3.com Mailbag”

  1. dopetastic Says:

    people are getting really ridiculous with this OTA , the PBD are full of “likee OhMahGazzz wen i g0onnA get mahh 0tA thingY, I HaVenTss sleeepz in A weekz * waIting foo isz?!” these ghetto kids need to be patient haha

  2. Adrey Says:

    Gahhh! Im sad that the slide isn’t getting an OTA. =[.

  3. jseph Says:

    i can’t believe how dumb some viewers of this website are. how can you be so clueless?

  4. kenesays Says:

    I am just waiting to hear people talking about receiving the update, so I know its near.

  5. kenesays Says:

    Aside from the OTA and new things to come. Is there a way to have for space for apps and games. I just happen to pic games and apps that are over 200k so I only have a few and the phone is full. Its bullshit I have to delete what I payed to download to pay for and download something else. Is this just how things are?

  6. Someone Says:

    kenesays on June 25, 2008 at 7:38 pm said:

    Aside from the OTA and new things to come. Is there a way to have for space for apps and games. I just happen to pic games and apps that are over 200k so I only have a few and the phone is full. Its bullshit I have to delete what I payed to download to pay for and download something else. Is this just how things are?

    No, your device only has a limited amount of memory. There’s nothing you can do about it. You can uninstall applications and reinstall without being charged again and the 4.6 OTA will allow you to install applications and games without needing a reboot.

  7. DatATLStar Says:

    dopetastic on June 25, 2008 at 5:26 pm said:

    people are getting really ridiculous with this OTA , the PBD are full of “likee OhMahGazzz wen i g0onnA get mahh 0tA thingY, I HaVenTss sleeepz in A weekz * waIting foo isz?!” these ghetto kids need to be patient haha

    ay man thats kinda races why they gotta be ghetto? smh

  8. jaydub Says:

    Hey, would we be able to watch videos from websites such as Youtube? Or maybe even this one seeing as I’m on my LX right now and can’t see any video that is posted. And I just recently got my LX about three days ago, will that affect me getting the update?

  9. iamjessica Says:

    jaydub on June 26, 2008 at 12:28 am said:

    Hey, would we be able to watch videos from websites such as Youtube? Or maybe even this one seeing as I’m on my LX right now and can’t see any video that is posted. And I just recently got my LX about three days ago, will that affect me getting the update?

    read the update posted on june 26th.
    that will tell you all.
    to make a long story short.
    no you cannot wacth youtube videos.
    maybe in the future.

    and no it will not effect
    when you get your update.
    for all you know you might
    get it before others who
    purchased it WAY before you.

  10. iamjessica Says:

    ive given up on when ima
    recieve mine.
    if it comes, it comes.
    and if it doesnt them
    oh well.

  11. SwollenThumbs Says:

    I was wondering will the ota get me laid? You know if I have it before some chick has it do you think she’ll put out? Cause that would be so cool. Maybe I could post it on youtube (the whole get some nookie) then convert it to mp4 on my updated lx!

  12. King Jaffa Says:

    ?? can actually log in to myspace from your ? ? just on it checking my comments and mail so yeah it works we don’t have to buy ?h? mobile $1.99.m ****

  13. snoopy421 Says:

    This is some bull… nobody has the update yet. Like I had a sidekick 3 and went 2 a lx for the features of the video. Now it been like 2 days from the ota realease date and mostly no body has it and the people has it is living the life with there’s and puttin it on the web and stuff like everybody is waiting 4 there’s 2 come. This don’t make sense of this ota. I want me ota now this is foolish if it might take weeks into I get mines from the realease date

  14. Someone Says:

    snoopy421 on June 26, 2008 at 1:33 pm said:

    This is some bull… nobody has the update yet. Like I had a sidekick 3 and went 2 a lx for the features of the video. Now it been like 2 days from the ota realease date and mostly no body has it and the people has it is living the life with there’s and puttin it on the web and stuff like everybody is waiting 4 there’s 2 come. This don’t make sense of this ota. I want me ota now this is foolish if it might take weeks into I get mines from the realease date

    The date provided was just a RUMOR. It was not set in stone. The OTA DOES exist and you WILL get it. Just relax.

  15. King Royaltie Says:

    snoopy421 on June 26, 2008 at 1:33 pm said:

    This is some bull… nobody has the update yet. Like I had a sidekick 3 and went 2 a lx for the features of the video. Now it been like 2 days from the ota realease date and mostly no body has it and the people has it is living the life with there’s and puttin it on the web and stuff like everybody is waiting 4 there’s 2 come. This don’t make sense of this ota. I want me ota now this is foolish if it might take weeks into I get mines from the realease date

    Stop crying like a little ***** and get the HTC Touch or Samsung Instinct if you want REAL video. LX video looks like pure ****.

  16. King Royaltie Says:

    King Jaffa on June 26, 2008 at 11:36 am said:

    ?? can actually log in to myspace from your ? ? just on it checking my comments and mail so yeah it works we don’t have to buy ?h? mobile $1.99.m ****

    Come again?

  17. King Jaffa Says:

    ?? can actually still log in to myspace.com from your lx ? know some people myself included wasn’t able to go on it from our sidekicks and we thought it was tmobile making us buy the myspace mobile garbage but the site works again with our sidekicks ? been on it now for a few days with no problem …

  18. oOBLU3oH3FN3ROo Says:

    wow…….. who goes on myspace from a sidekick? thats retarded how like being on myspace all day @ home isn’t enough that people actually take it on the road…. or are dumb enough 2 pay $1.99 a month just 2 check their page… get a life

  19. King Jaffa Says:

    Actually oOBLU3oH3FN3ROo plenty of people do and ? don’t go on myspace from home becuz ? work for a living so keep your dumb ignorant comments to yourself ?? jerk off

  20. King Royaltie Says:

    myspace is fking wack, people depend their lives on it, smh, its sad.

  21. 0mgbryce Says:

    http://login.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=login.process

    Use that link to log into myspace

  22. mojiganga08 Says:

    actually if you just go to m.myspace.com…you can access most of the important **** like change status and check mail and comments (granted the comments dont got some sort of media)….i use that all the time…wit no problem…and free too

  23. mandi85 Says:

    am I the only one who is completely ticked bout not getting an OTA for the slide..then again @ the rate this is going by the time the lx’s get the OTA slide users may have 1 too..

    I’ll jus keep dreaming lol

  24. ihoop24 Says:

    OKAY I THINK ITS VERY RUDE TO JUST HAVE IT ONLY FOR A SIDEKICK LX AND NOT FOR A SIDEKICK SLIDE .. SO WHAT YALL MEANING TO TELL ME IS THAT THE SIDEKICK SLIDE DONT GET NO UPDATE ON AIM AND THE OTHER STUFF THATS MEST UP AND IM UPSET BECAUSE I HAD A SIDEKICK FOR FOUR YEARS AND WITH TMOBLIE AND THEY NOT GOING TO HAVE A UPDATE FOR A SIDEKICK SLIDE AND ITS FUNNY HOW ONLY PHONES BE HAVING MORE STUFF THEN A SIDEKICK THATS WHY PEOPLE GET TIRED OF SIDEKICKS … THAT IS SOOOOO RUDE OF THE OTA

  25. spinner Says:

    ihoop24 on July 28, 2008 at 3:30 am said:

    OKAY I THINK ITS VERY RUDE TO JUST HAVE IT ONLY FOR A SIDEKICK LX AND NOT FOR A SIDEKICK SLIDE .. SO WHAT YALL MEANING TO TELL ME IS THAT THE SIDEKICK SLIDE DONT GET NO UPDATE ON AIM AND THE OTHER STUFF THATS MEST UP AND IM UPSET BECAUSE I HAD A SIDEKICK FOR FOUR YEARS AND WITH TMOBLIE AND THEY NOT GOING TO HAVE A UPDATE FOR A SIDEKICK SLIDE AND ITS FUNNY HOW ONLY PHONES BE HAVING MORE STUFF THEN A SIDEKICK THATS WHY PEOPLE GET TIRED OF SIDEKICKS … THAT IS SOOOOO RUDE OF THE OTA

    well sorry that u didnt pay an extra 200$ for the Lx and motorola made the side kick slide. and they are using danger software and the Lx is a danger phone so there it gets first dibs and besides maybe they will make and Slide update later…in the year

  26. !|!JuAn!|! Says:

    Ni99a **** u. Myspace is the ****. Ur lucky I dnt no3 u I would beat the **** out of u. !|!5ton3!|! Folk killa

  27. :) Says:

    You’re all the lamest pieces of ****. Learn how to spell & read cause everything everyone’s saying is so annoying. N N0, I AiN`T G0NNA SHUT DA F*** UP. Hahaha, wow.
    Anyways, I think it really sucks how the Slide won’t be getting an update seeing as how much the lx&slide were so glamorized in the beginning.

  28. huh Says:

    its 2009 and the slide didnt get no damn update thants bullshxt. god.

    ilove my fone but gosh its so unfair to us slide users. ugh i guess ill just update to the 2oo8 when ever is possible

  29. Janeen Sullivan Says:

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