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My sidekick lx wont reboot

When i got it worked fine then it said sorry please restart your device by selecting the reboot button. If this screen appears again contact customer care...and it wont reboot what should i do

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  • Anonymous Feb 14, 2009

    It looks like its about to start up but then it stays in the start up screen you dont even get to the screen when it says tmobile sidekick lx what can the problem be??

  • Anonymous Apr 09, 2009

    my phone always freezes at the start up screen how can i fix it ?

  • Anonymous Apr 22, 2009

    i got the same effin problem
    the four main buttons show up and it just stays at it....

  • Anonymous May 07, 2009

    Same problem here.....

  • fffdf Feb 23, 2010

    same here how to fix it

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SOURCE: sidekick 08 stuck on reboot screen, keeps rebooting

I know you think that T-Mobile customer care may be stupid, but there is a process when you call and they will get you to a Sidekick specific department that uses a troubleshooting flow to determine if the problem is fixable or if your phone just simply needs to be replaced.  Your phone has a 1 year warranty from the day you bought it and just in case it is extremely helpful to have the insurance added.  It is not fun having to shell out another $350.00 to replace something that you just bought if the warranty does not cover whatever the problem may be.  The deductible for a Sidekick is only $130.00 to replace.

Posted on Jan 12, 2009

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SOURCE: My sidekick 2008 screen is frozen and wont do anything

**reset whole phone to use for urself**
@+1+0
when screen goes blank hold letter "r" down
once u see the 4 icons on phone load up let go than turn off and on make sure sim is oout while doin this! Damn!! Guys i Was So Pissed When This Hapened But Then i Figured This Thing Out So Um Here Is The Way To Do i Figured If i Dont Want Others nTo Feel Pissed And Bored Because They Cant Use Their Danq Phone Why Not Help Them??Enjoy!

Posted on May 09, 2009

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SOURCE: My sidekick 2008 screen is frozen and wont do anything

you have to press 1+@+0 at the same time and then hold down R until the four symbols come up..

i DId the same exact thing yestrday and i was worried. i started crying mattter of fact. my phone is my life.. hope you have luck

Posted on Jul 15, 2009

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SOURCE: Sidekick lx

obviously not.

because the sidekick lx have usb port that is use with the usb charger only.

Posted on Jul 25, 2009

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SOURCE: Frozen sidekick

**reset whole phone to use for urself**
@+1+0
when screen goes blank hold letter "r" down
once u see the 4 icons on phone load up let go than turn off and on make sure sim is oout while doin this! This Will Work And Would Cost To Give You The Information From This But This Ones Free :D Its A Company Secret Shh.Seriously Dnt Tell No One Lol This Ones On Me Yes Encountered The Same Problem But i Got Tou Guys Because i CAnt Live Without My Phone Neither xD Your Welcome And Enjoy!

Posted on Aug 03, 2009

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Device randomly reboots - T-Mobile Sidekick® II (all styles) / Sidekick® 3 (all styles) / Sidekick iD
  1. Check the device's battery level for at least two bars of strength.
  2. If the battery level is low, charge the battery.
  3. If the issue is not resolved, remove the back cover.
  4. Remove the battery.
  5. Wait 10 seconds.
  6. Press and hold the W key.
  7. While pressing down the W key, re-insert the battery.
    • The device restarts and after approximately 15 seconds, the 'Recovery' screen appears.

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  8. Select the desired language.
  9. Select Reboot to restart the device.

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Sidekick lx spacebar


Go to:

http://www.fixmysidekick.com/sidekick-lx-or-sidekick-2008-space-bar-not-working/164/


Or just read this...:



sidekick2008spacebarpicture.jpgIs the space bar on your Sidekick LX not working when you are trying to text or in AIM? Do you have thesame space bar button problem on your T-mobile Sidekick 2008? Does the Sidekick spacebar work in other apps though?
If so then this fix is for you.
1. Open the AutoText & Spelling screen. From the Jump screen, press the MENU button, then select Settings > AutoText & Spelling.
2. Uncheck the following settings:
    • Highlight misspelled words
    • Auto correct spelling
3. Exit out of the settings screen and try it out.
Hopefully, this will have solved your issue.
How to check for misspelled words with these two options unchecked?
Run a manual spell check on T-mobile Sidekick: To run a spell check while in a text field from any Edit Text submenu, or by using the keyboard shortcut by pressing MENU +S.

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My side-kick LX will not turn on


Try this, though is used for when the device is randomly rebooting aswell, it might help you to force your Sidekick to come back on:
  1. Check the device's battery level for at least two bars of strength.
  2. If the battery level is low, charge the battery.
  3. If the issue is not resolved, remove the back cover.
  4. Remove the battery.
  5. Wait 10 seconds.
  6. Press and hold the W key.
  7. While pressing down the W key, re-insert the battery.
    • The device restarts and after approximately 15 seconds, the 'Recovery' screen appears.

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  8. Select the desired language.
  9. Select Reboot to restart the device.
  10. Your Sidekick should go back to the main screen as normal. Good luck

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The phone wont get passed the loading part


  1. Press and hold the W key.
  2. While pressing down the W key, re-insert the battery.
    • The device restarts and after approximately 15 seconds, the 'Recovery' screen appears.

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  3. Select the desired language.
  4. Select Reboot to restart the device.

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Reset login on sidekick lx


ollow the steps below to clear the datastores off and simulate a hard reset:
- Reboot the device by pressing @+1+0
- IMMEDIATELY press and hold the 'R' key on the keyboard. Continue to hold the 'R' key down
- The device will reboot, and when the initial boot screen (the 4 face buttons animation shows) displays, the screen will clear and the device will reboot again.
- Let go of the 'R' key at this point, and the device will reboot with no datastores, and force a resync.

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SIDEKICK LX


Here is your solution: 
Now follow these steps to a "T" don't do any shortcuts etc, this is "across the board" for all sidekicks it worked on my Sidekick Slide and on my Sidekick 2008.

1. Remove battery and the SIM card from the devise.
2. Flip the sidekick open; press and hold the letter "r" on the keypad
3. While holding the letter "r", place the battery back in the device. DO NOT INSERT SIM CARD YET.
4. The Sidekick will restart itself twice. Please make sure not to let the letter "r" go until it has fully rebooted.
5. Once it has fully rebooted, remove the battery, reinstall the SIM card and battery.
6. Power up device.
7. Once the device has fully rebooted, all prior information should be erased from the device and it should be restored back to the default factory setting.

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The sidekick Lx


You can try this. It works on Sidekick 3's

1. at the same time hold the menu button (top left) and the jump button (bottom left)
2. This will bring you to the emergency screen (it gives you the option to make an emergency call)
3. Open to the keypad and hold in the menu+shift+q buttons at the same time.
4. The phone will reset and clear/unlock the security code

If that doesn't work you can trya Master Reset

1. Remove the battery and the SIM card from the device.
2. Flip the sidekick open; press and hold the letter 'r' on the keypad.
3. While holding the letter 'r', place the battery back in the device. DO NOT INSERT THE SIM CARD YET.
4. The sidekick will restart itself twice. Please make sure not to let the letter 'r' go until it has fully rebooted.
5. Once it has fully rebooted, remove the battery, re-insert the SIM card and battery and power up the device.
6. Once the device has fully rebooted, all prior information should be erased from the device and it should be restored back to the default factoy settings.

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1) Remove the battery from your device
2) Flip open the screen
3) with the battery removed, press and hold the W key on the keyboard. Press and hold it and don't let go until I say so. :)
4) Put the battery in (you're still holding "W" right? Good). This is a little tricky to do but you can do it.
5) Keep holding W! :)
6) The device will boot to a screen that has a picture of a SK with Xs for eyes and stars spinning around it's head, like it's been clonked on the head. When you see this, you can let go of the "W" key.
7) After a few more seconds you'll see a screen that says "Sorry! Please restart your device by selecting the Reboot button. If this screen appears again, contact Customer Care."
8) Click the Reboot button on the screen, and hope for the best.

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