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The sidekick Lx

I want to reset my privacy code .I can't remember for the life of me what it could be i really dont know who even reset my code... Thats neither here nor there i want to just have the whole phone set over with like a hard reset of some kind that will get me back up and running

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  • mars1981 Jun 11, 2008

    Hi i did the hard reset and it worked but now my sidekick 3 says waiting for activation what do i do

  • Gesenia Jun 13, 2008

    i want to reset my sidekik lx because i can't remeber the password to sign in what should i do?

  • yana2much818 Jun 18, 2008

    i lock my self out of my phone and now i can not get into

    so how can i get it to rest my whole phone from the start .

  • zenoviablue Jul 21, 2008

    i just bought a sidekick from this girl at school and its locked so i cant use it! what do i do?

  • Anonymous Oct 27, 2008

    I just bought a sidekick lx and i dont know

    the sign in code or the 3 digit code how do i reset all of it

  • bd52590 Nov 04, 2008

    i wanna factory restore my sidekick lx, how do i do that?

  • QUA-QUA08 Jan 07, 2009


  • ggyyuo Jan 11, 2009

    i cant remember my password

  • CLARITY2 Jan 29, 2009

    i have a sidekick 3 and i did everythin and the screen is still blank what should i do

  • Anonymous Jan 30, 2009

    MA siDeKiK SCrEeN iS dAMageD DOeS anY1 kNO wAs dA PRicE oF AN lCd sCrEen??????????????????

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  • Anonymous Feb 10, 2009

    i restarted the phone and know its said i have to wait 24 hours to registrat my info to the phone i cant sign in

  • TriniMami86 Feb 11, 2009

    just out of no where my buttons (9,0,p,m, the x simbol on the upper right hand side arent working, and the phone symbols are always lit) on my sidekick, it was workin good all along, even up 2 last night...does any one know how to fix it, or if it'll go back to its normal use, or what went wrong??

  • datsuggababi Feb 16, 2009

    ii have two privacy password that work. i can change one of them but the other one works all the time

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2009

    i cant unlock my pin i need help

  • mltavares May 11, 2010

    how do i figrue out privacy lock



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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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Remove the SIM Card and turn it back on. Then press @10 at the same time and the screen will go blank. After this hold the "r" button and let it go when you see the sidekick 4 icons, the cell will reboot twice and then it'll back on

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My sidekick lx...doesn't have the G for service i can't go on aim or interent or txt.....i called the tmoblie company nd dey said i need 2 kno the 4 digit pin..inorder for them 2 accuess my account....nd i dnt kno the pin ..........bcuz sum1 give me the sim can any1 help me

Posted on Dec 08, 2009

I just Wanted to say, that it does work I tried it on mine because my wife played a joke on me (LONG STORY) and it did reset.

The privacy code is disabled.


Regards to all.

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I call tmobile to active a new sim card for the side kick lx but they ask me the 4 code fron the phone because i find the side kick and they tell me that i need that 4 code how can know the 4 code?

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Ummmmm...this might be kinda of a newbie question but i hate ppl going into my sidekick lx and i want to set the 4 digit password thing HOW dO I DO THAT i know i have to register my sidekick lx but i still can't figure it out and i have searched all over the internet PLEASEE HELP!!


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