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Lost contacts I own a sidekick 3. I was in the midst of try to text and then my screen froze on a pop-up saying that the back of the phone was off. Which it wasn't. So I tried to turn the phone off, but it wouldn't power off. So I took the battery out and then placed it back in, then turned the phone on. When I turned it on, all of my phone memory such as my contacts, pictures, settings were not they way they were. I lost all of my contacts and pictures. Is there anyway I can get them back?

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Re: lost contacts

You performed a hard reset. Your contacts should download after awhile. They are stored on Danger Servers. If you don;t have you data back within 6 hours call t-mobile and have them push them to you!

Posted on Jan 19, 2008

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Press "menu" (the key with the 3 lines) and "L" - this will bypass the activation screen. You will need to do this every time you turn the phone on, though.

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Mine did this too. Once you dropped it, The screen went blank because it's the first time you've done it. Just leave it off for a few hours, And it SHOULD go back to normal... If It doesn't contact T-mobile. :)

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The only thing I can help you with is the data getting erased. Often If you don't have the sidekick package lots of data get's erased including your contacts.

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1) Insert the Cingular SIM card into the back of the T-Mobile Sidekick ID (it should be located behind the battery).

2) Turn on the Sidekick ID, wait for the screens to load.

3) When the screen says "Waiting for Activation", hold the top left button (the "Menu" button with the three lines) on the Sidekick ID and hold the letter "L" on the QWERTY pad at the same time. After a few seconds, let go of the buttons.

4) If Step 3 is done correctly, the Sidekick should be directed to the jumpscreen and display all of the Menu's of the Sidekick ID.

It's very important to remember that you will only be able to use the SMS features of the Sidekick. Meaning, that you will not be able to use the internet, email, AIM/MSN/Yahoo messengers, or any of the data features. You will only be able to use the phone to call or text.

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you should probably remove the back cover take out the battery and sim and then blow everything and put it back in

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just put the battery back in and once it connects and you have the G up in the top right corner, everything will load back onto your phone. that happened to me today and i was so mad, but everything came back.

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