Sidekick LX 2009 OTA Rolling Out

Mobile Backup

I woke up this morning to several reports from people saying they had gotten an OTA for their Sidekick LX 2009. It’s looking like this update is a combination of the bug fix OTA I mentioned awhile back and the new Mobile Backup support. You should hopefully see less crashes in your Sidekick LX 2009 once this update is applied. The OTA may cause your device to hard reset. Don’t freak out though, all your data should be backed up to Danger’s servers, so it’ll come back. And once you have Mobile Backup, your address book will be backed up to T-Mobile’s servers as well! Hooray for backup!

For those hardcore geeks, the new OS version is 5.0/270115. A couple more screenshots:

Mobile BackupMobile Backup

61 Responses to “Sidekick LX 2009 OTA Rolling Out”

  1. ABERCROMBIEDUDE913 Says:

    I Was Just Questioning That. Coincidence Much.? LOL I Haven’t Received It. I’m Going To Try Reseting My Device.

  2. fugitiveALiEN Says:

    That’s great and all but what about my “old” 2008 LX?

  3. Anonymous Says:

    I got it

  4. Jesse Says:

    My 09 was updatedd but I didntt get the mobile sync

  5. Anonymous Says:

    Jesse on December 7, 2009 at 4:05 pm said:

    My 09 was updatedd but I didntt get the mobile sync

    Yeah same here… Ill try a soft reset then log onto mytmobile to see what’s going on with that!

    @wongmylesa twitta

  6. bobby111 Says:

    they need 2 *** out wit a new sidekick!!!

  7. Jazzy Jeff Says:

    Yea I just received the update but not the mobile sync as well….that’s odd

  8. Setnakt Says:

    “And once you have Mobile Backup, your address book will be backed up to T-Mobile‚Äôs servers as well! Hooray for backup!” That’s odd, I wonder why just the 09 LX’ needs Mobile Backup to backup their Address Books? Apparently the other Sidekicks don’t need this kind of update, my battery died on my 07′ LX a few days ago, lost all my data, but it was all backed-up like the old days. It all came back my restored Address Book as well.

  9. Andrew Says:

    Wow I was just wondering when I was going to get the OTA as well. About time Danger/Microsoft sent out the update. Although without the update my lx 09 hasn’t been crashing nearly as much as it had before. It did once recently but everything, including all my application settings and sound settings came back within a mintue or 2 :) So I’m happy that the server actually backs up everything correctly now.

  10. AJ Says:

    i just got the update not even 2 min ago. i am waiting for all my stuff to come back. but from what i have read so far, i do not think the mobile back up is going to be there. and hopefully my phone stops crashing and freezing up on me

  11. ABERCROMBIEDUDE913 Says:

    Oh Wow, So It’s Not Just Me. That’s The Longest It’s Actually Taken To Install An Update I’ve Received And I See Nothing About Mobile Sync. But I Do Notice A Very Annoying Blank White Bar On The Bottom When Scrolling Through Contacts. Ughhh.

  12. froggy1 Says:

    I got the ota update Monday. I went to look for Mobile backup and I still don’t have it. I called CC and she said it takes 48 hours after the ota before it’ll shows up. Its CC so I don’t know if she really knew what she was talking about.

  13. bigmanolo Says:

    I don’t have the mobile back up either it doesn’t show up in my address book n I got my update yesterday

  14. Kevin Says:

    I got mine :D

  15. marcell Says:

    so like what about prepaid.. my lil bros kick. i need to knw will that effect that too..

  16. rachel Says:

    What about the 08 versions??

  17. 3Gguy Says:

    Just got my update, no mobile backup.
    I’m on prepaid and got the update.
    Most of the system info says v5.0 and I didn’t notice any changes.

  18. Kobe4Rings Says:

    The Mobile Sync comes a day or two after you recieved the OTA.

  19. squidweriliard Says:

    I got mine but it still freezes

  20. 3Gguy Says:

    Now I see mobile backup

  21. bobby111 Says:

    lol i still didnt get a update crazy

  22. AJ Says:

    STILL NO MOBILE BACKUP YO…WHATS THE DEAL LOL

  23. eddie Says:

    I got my DROID, blows this phone out the water, and th AIM is just as good I use HI AIM and it stays signed on all day…

  24. jose Says:

    i just got an update at 7:27p.m. but i dont know what it did everythings the same & i dont see mobile backup

  25. me Says:

    i still haven gotten the update yet. am sitting here however surfing on my new n900 over wifi. this device rocks as far as browsing is concerned but will the sidekick is the best messaging device to date.

  26. ex-slidekick user (lx09) Says:

    I got an update just now, nothing new BUT all my games and apps and communities that I have installed are all in the one applications folder. Bob is the only game now actually in the games folder and the communities folder is comepletely gone.

  27. Venicia Says:

    I still haven’t received the update yet.

  28. ICON Says:

    Anyone else still missing their bookmarks?

  29. Andre Says:

    I got it lol

  30. eunice Says:

    ICON on December 11, 2009 at 11:58 am said:

    Anyone else still missing their bookmarks?

    Yeah, I have yet to receive my bookmarks. I’m still waiting.

  31. Venicia Says:

    I just got the update 30 minutes ago. But I don’t see the mobile back up yet.

  32. CA5H Says:

    thats weird i got my bookmarks back right before this update, but nothing else (ex. contacts, notes, calendars, etc..) & i still never recieved my credit from t-mo, damn..

  33. lovesit Says:

    Meh it’s too late I’ve got the cliq now…. Life moves on and sidekick fans should too. That phone is D.O.A.

  34. team carbOn o9 Says:

    hmmSz well I qOt my update awhile back and I been qot back all my contacts, bookmarks, cataloq. actually after the update there been a lot of free stuff in my cataloq lOl. and I have the mobile back up and for the record my o9 is prepaid =] stickin tO my bOost unlimited =]

  35. hblock031 Says:

    yay just got it still feelz da same

  36. ChaoZ222 Says:

    got tha update 4 about 2weeks now but this mornin I notice that tha magnet behind my screen is missin. So when my screen is closed (keyboard hidden) my screen is upside down…this is tha final straw 4 me… gettin tha iphone under tmobile on thursday

  37. 12iscool Says:

    Umm, i just got the update, but it restarted my phone, and all my stuff is gone… should this happen??

  38. LaReyna89 Says:

    I just got a second update and now ALL MY CONTACTS & EMAILS ARE GONE! WTH! I been with Tmobile since 2003 & a sidekick user since 2004 I have stuck with them but now I’m seriously starting to think about leaving.

  39. Setnakt Says:

    Hey will someone like the last 2 people who lost all their contacts and stuff please get back with us all after a day or so and let us know if it comes back like it’s supposed to or not? I just got this 2nd OTA also and I’ve got a Sidekick LX 2007, that’s 200-SEVEN not 8! So I shouldn’t have even got this ****. And if it’s as bad as some are saying I’m just going to hard resit-delete it off my device and not install it.

  40. ex-slidekick user (lx09) Says:

    I got the mobile update option now
    But now my email accounts I have comeing to the phone (an aol and 2 yahoo accounts) they are randomly retrieveing 100 emails at a time from up to almost 2 years ago. Wtf?

  41. fugitiveALiEN Says:

    Has anyone gotten to keep their sidekick data plan and costs on a new android phone?

  42. LaReyna89 Says:

    Well as it turns out I got all my stuff back plus some old multimedia messages back that I had lost after the first update came through. So I guess I will take back my WTH. My phone has shut down a couple of times on it’s own since the last update but I am glad to report that nothing is missing.

  43. sidekickLx2007 Says:

    I just received an update around 7am today but I see no change what so ever on my phone I have the sidekicklx2007

  44. cw6 Says:

    I have the 2008 sidekick. I love the sidekick device and ease of use, however, I am totally had it with the data server and T mobile in general. The customer service people, (most) are nice enough, but the time and **** I have had to wade through has been exhausting. I did receive some credit on last 2 months bills after much begging and pleading. i even had one supervisor call me back and apologize for a recorded conversation from a rude rep I had spoken to to earlier. She said she would call me back in a few days to make sure I had gotten all my info back , but she never did. I did get most of contacts back. However, now the email is doing something crazy, getting messages that were sent back in april 08 and not just one, 3 or 4 of the same ones over and over. Its loaded my email box up and im constantly having to delete,delete. Another thing, is that my sidekick runs down so easily now, ever since the outage. I have to recharge a lot more often. And, I use to get good phone and data service out of Houston area and now, forget it, I reboot and reboot and still cannot get any data and limited phone service only an hour and half out of Houston area. I had the sidekick ID previously and the same thing happened to it , more and more drops and no data, until I finally (after many, many calls) had a supervisor admit that the Sidekick ID device was in general defective and out of date,,,, meaning not able to handle the new stronger signals. I think the same thing is happening to my 2008 Sidekick, its being retired too and I have only had it not even a year. And what really sucks is that my husband and I are on a shared plan and they tricked him into a 2 yr contract when he upgraded his phone recently. When we are out of town together, his little cheap phone has full service and my sidekick…..none, or spotty at best. I feel trapped with T Mobile and all i can do (and evidently i am not alone) is keep calling and complaining. They give a little credit here and there but it doesnt make up for not being able to communicate with my hearing impaired daughter (via aol instant messenger or even texting!) when barely outside our calling Hst. area!!! guess i just had to sound off

  45. Sara Says:

    I know this is off topic…

    But am I the only person that is having issues with emails & address books since the outage?

    Its takes 5 mins for an email to come though after I get it.

    And everytime I go to my adress book everything freezes & takes forever to find a name.

    Just wondering if its just me?

  46. Setnakt Says:

    On topic, thanks to LaReyna89 for getting back with me/us @ the update data resit. I may go ahead and accept the OTA now that it appears to perhaps be worth it (I’ve had it in my menu rejected to “remind me tomarrow” the last few days since I got it). I only really had constant crash problems during the outage on my 07 so there is really nothing to fix there on this model device. cw6 mentions data problems (“not able to handle the ‘new stronger signals’ [whatever that means]”). Apparently the even older LX 07 does NOT have problems handling the “new stronger signals” or maybe the just don’t make um’ like they use to, huh? Anyhow off-topic, Sara I HAVE noticed all of that! Except the email problem seems to be a occasional problem (it’s not always that way), I find I can “force” the half-received emails to upload/”fetch” by sending nonsence IMs to “Smarterchild” on AIM works wonders (it’s a dead-bot, but sending it like 50 meaningless 1-letter IMs forces your device to keep in constant contact with the network and brings things in faster). The Address Book is a real pain in the ***! Got to keep opening and closing the device screen to make it register anything, but that does help. Also (don’t know if this OTA will change this) but although I got all my old picture-messiages back (and I mean OLD like about a year ago’s pics), I can’t get the network to back up any new pics and it keeps sending me back only the old stuff, even stuff I keep deleting, evertime I have a crash or the batt dies now! Finally stupid-as* MICROSOFT STILL can’t get the damn server to back up “special characters” (the stuff the Sidekick ITSELF supports from the Insert Character Button!) in the Address Book, To Do list AND the Catalog! Anytime the device crashes all that stuff comes back with the special characters replaced by dumb-as* “?”s, well except the yin symbol which is replaced with a “Y” (because it looks sorta like a “Y” I GUESS?!?). And anytime you upload the Catalog the copyright symbol is now a damn question mark also, LOL! Maybe if the recording industry sues Microsoft for not properly disclosing that various artist’s songs the ringtones are from are copyrighted maybe then Microsoft will pull their collective heads from their as*’s and finish the job of fixing things FULLY!

  47. 3Gguy Says:

    I received this backup update a few days ago. This morning I gotten another update. Just now, I don’t know what this newer update is for. So far no other changes.

  48. 3Gguy Says:

    Ok now I got it, Two OTA this month. t-mobile email said;

    Dear Sidekick Customer,

    You recently received a software update that will restore application settings from the Sidekick service. A device reboot was required as part of the normal installation process for this update.

    Thank you!
    T-Mobile

  49. BRYAN JOVEL Says:

    I GOT THIS UPDATE THE SAME DAY YOU GUYS POSTED THIS AND TODAY DECEMBER 19 I GOT A NEW UPDATE .. WHATS GOING ON?? WHATS THIS ONE ABOUT?? I SEE NO DIFF AT ALL

  50. tang Says:

    I can’t updata

  51. marissa Says:

    um…I got two updates. one for mobile backup,(got it like last week or something) and idk what this one is.(just got it)

  52. Tony Says:

    The problem is that if ya’ll have a sidekick lx 09 and still experincing problems with contacts and txts that means u need a new sim card…everything will come back to normal thats the same thing i did with mines after i talked to someone from the t-mobile sidekick department not no damn customer care

  53. Anonymous Says:

    I’m guessing sidekicks are dead I can’t believe we had weeks without some news no hint of a new kick no hint of a update hat is actually usefull nothin new on the commercials they made YouTube look so Kool but I guess it wasn’t that good I want a kick to b like a iPhone with a keyboard and good aim apps and other apps that will b usefull they say the iPhone is comin to tmobile next year they should edit it to make it the best device out by combining the sidekick with the iPhone that would make the best phone out right now this would make androids look like ****

    Any thought ????

  54. Anonymous Says:

    on December 27, 2009 at 8:25 pm said:

    I’m guessing sidekicks are dead I can’t believe we had weeks without some news no hint of a new kick no hint of a update hat is actually usefull nothin new on the commercials they made YouTube look so Kool but I guess it wasn’t that good I want a kick to b like a iPhone with a keyboard and good aim apps and other apps that will b usefull they say the iPhone is comin to tmobile next year they should edit it to make it the best device out by combining the sidekick with the iPhone that would make the best phone out right now this would make androids look like ****

    Any thought ????

    Or combine the android apps with iPhone apps 16 gigs int memory iPhone touchscreen sidekick keyboard and good Im apps and the best Internet browser with flash I would love to have this phone

  55. Former Sidekick User Says:

    R.I.P. Sidekick.

  56. RUDE107= NYC JAMAICA QUEENS Says:

    Flash is a must just think if this lx 09 have the firmware of the ifone an the lx in one wit touch sceen lol= icy =rock= cydia= man im gon unlock mine an jailbrake the shittt outta it lol an swaggg surff away ladys holla @ yur boi lol… but don’t have a ? What 2010 hold happy nu yrs all that’s readin this. I still like my lx09 hacked 2 death lol. But ithink some thing might *** in the 2nd quarter 4 real… cus the 1st quarter is damn there here. Well if its trash I won’t cop it @ all..

  57. Anonymous Says:

    Does the Call Block option work under address book, edit contact, catagory from the recent OTA update?

  58. Anonymous Says:

    RUDE107= NYC JAMAICA QUEENS on December 29, 2009 at 1:58 pm said:

    Flash is a must just think if this lx 09 have the firmware of the ifone an the lx in one wit touch sceen lol= icy =rock= cydia= man im gon unlock mine an jailbrake the shittt outta it lol an swaggg surff away ladys holla @ yur boi lol… but don’t have a ? What 2010 hold happy nu yrs all that’s readin this. I still like my lx09 hacked 2 death lol. But ithink some thing might *** in the 2nd quarter 4 real… cus the 1st quarter is damn there here. Well if its trash I won’t cop it @ all..

    How you hacked it ?
    Pls answer
    and thanxinadvance

  59. Anonymous Says:

    como encuentro perfiles en el sidekick

  60. UGHHHHH Says:

    mobile backup SUCKS this was a fcking HORRIBLE idea tmobile. woww. it seems like everytime i make a change on my address book i have to do it from the computer. and i get contacts back that i deleted already. annoying much? and when i try to sync it, nothing happens. the sync “times out” EVERYTIME. i hate you i hate you i hate you

  61. moogle322000 Says:

    I just bought my sidekick lx09, now im reading all over the place that sidekicks are dead/dying, this thing doesn’t even play video and I can’t use a mp3 as a ringtone, and I cnat set custom backgrounds (other than downloading from the tmobile store), im seriously regreting buying this.



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