How To Restore Your Sidekick Contacts brought to you by Jon Hammond

Fellow Sidekick T-Mobile Users: Jon Hammond of HammondCast KYOU Radio here with the latest information on how to restore your address book contacts. This is your Lucky Day!

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How to Restore Your Sidekick Contacts

Exporting Contacts

1. Log in to My T-Mobile

2. Navigate to Restore your contacts

Note: If you have changed devices, you will need to select a Sidekick device for the option to restore your contacts to appear.

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3. On the Content Recovery Landing Page select download contacts.

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4. Wait for the File Download box to appear.

Note: If there are a large number of contacts, this may take some time. Your username should reflect the name of the file being downloaded.

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5. Save the file to the desktop

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6. Once the download is complete, close the box.

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7. Your contacts are now downloaded and ready to be imported to your Sidekick.

Importing Contacts to your Sidekick

1. Navigate back to the Sidekick Desktop Interface and Click Import Contacts

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2. An address screen will open

3. Click the Browse button and find the original file that was just downloaded.

4. Click Import.

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5. Your contacts should now populate on this screen which means they have been downloaded to your Sidekick.

Note: This will only include phone numbers at this time.

6. You should check your Sidekick to ensure contacts have downloaded.

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Updated: 10/20/2009 5:00 AM PDT

Microsoft Update on Sidekick Data Restoration

The Danger / Microsoft team continues to work around the clock and has completed its latest round of rigorous tests. We are now ready to make the first phase of the content restoration process available to you, starting with personal contacts.

This data restoration effort is only necessary for the minority of customers who lost data from their Sidekick devices.

Beginning today, log into the My.T-Mobile website, where there will be a recovery tool to restore contacts you may have lost during the recent service outage. This tool will enable you to view the contacts you had on your device as of October 1. With a few clicks and a confirmation, you will be able to restore these contacts to your Sidekick. If you have recreated some of the same contacts on your Sidekick since October 1, you can choose to keep both sets of contacts, merge them, or just keep the set of contacts now on your device. You may also edit any partial or complete duplicates on your Sidekick after restoration.

We continue to work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to restore your data. We’re making solid progress on the next phase in this restoration process, including your photographs, notes, to-do lists, marketplace data and high scores.

We appreciate your ongoing patience.

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Update Sidekick T-Mobile Roz Ho Microsoft Says brought to you by Jon Hammond:
Updated: 10/18/2009 5:00 PM PDT

Microsoft Update on Sidekick Data Restoration

The Danger / Microsoft team is continuing to work around the clock on the data restoration process. We apologize that this is taking so long, but we want to make sure we are doing everything possible to maintain the integrity of your data. We continue to make steady progress, and we hope to be able to begin restoring personal contacts for affected users this week, with the remainder of the content (photographs, notes, to-do-lists, marketplace data, and high scores) shortly thereafter.

This data restoration effort is only necessary for customers who lost data from their Sidekick devices. We appreciate your ongoing patience.

Still Waiting for data to be restored to T-Mobile Sidekick LX 2009 during the major outage Microsoft Danger Jon Hammond Sidekick user since Oct. 2002 with MacBook Pro Intellisync ready via mini USB connector

Jon Hammond of HammondCast Show KYOU Radio still waiting for data to be restored to his T-Mobile Sidekick LX 2009 handset on October 18, 2009
Patiently following press releases from Roz Ho Microsoft PMX Division, Ina Fried CNET News, Google Tech News reports, techcrunch etc.
Latest update and Press Release for immediate release from Roz Ho Microsoft PMX:
10/17/2009 Update:
Microsoft Update on Sidekick Data Restoration

The Danger / Microsoft team has continued to work around the clock and is conducting its last round of rigorous tests before making the restoration process available to you. We’re making solid progress in restoring content and will update you tomorrow with additional timing and instructions for recovery.

This data restoration effort is only necessary for customers who lost data from their Sidekick devices. We appreciate your ongoing patience.

10/15/2009 Update:

Microsoft Confirms Data Recovery for Sidekick Users
Data Restoration to Begin as Soon as Possible for Affected Customers

Dear T-Mobile Sidekick customers,

On behalf of Microsoft, I want to apologize for the recent problems with the Sidekick service and give you an update on the steps we have taken to resolve these problems.

We are pleased to report that we have recovered most, if not all, customer data for those Sidekick customers whose data was affected by the recent outage. We plan to begin restoring users’ personal data as soon as possible, starting with personal contacts, after we have validated the data and our restoration plan. We will then continue to work around the clock to restore data to all affected users, including calendar, notes, tasks, photographs and high scores, as quickly as possible.

We now believe that data loss affected a minority of Sidekick users. If your Sidekick account was among those affected, please continue to log into these forums for the latest updates about when data restoration will begin, and any steps you may need to take. We will work with T-Mobile to post the next update on data restoration timing no later than Saturday.

We have determined that the outage was caused by a system failure that created data loss in the core database and the back-up. We rebuilt the system component by component, recovering data along the way. This careful process has taken a significant amount of time, but was necessary to preserve the integrity of the data.

We will continue working closely with T-Mobile to restore user data as quickly as possible. We are eager to deliver the level of reliable service that our incredibly loyal customers have become accustomed to, and we are taking immediate steps to help ensure this does not happen again. Specifically, we have made changes to improve the overall stability of the Sidekick Service and initiated a more resilient backup process to ensure that the integrity of our database backups is maintained.

Once again, we apologize for this situation and the inconvenience that it has created. Please know that we are working all-out to resolve this situation and restore the reliability of the service.

Sincerely,
Roz Ho
Corporate Vice President
Premium Mobile Experiences, Microsoft Corporation

Approximately 400 address book contacts, 4 email accounts pending.
I have a friend with a deaf child who can do 50 wpm with 2 thumbs, we appreciate T-Mobile’s support of the Deaf Community with Sidekick in last 7 years and are patiently waiting for a positive resolution to
"The Great T-Mobile Sidekick Data Outage of 2009"
Sincerely,
Jon Hammond
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Note: Can we get a comment from Hank Nothhaft, former CEO of Danger, Inc.?

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JON HAMMOND Instruments: Organ, Accordion, Piano, Guitar Attended: Berklee College of Music 1974, City College San Francisco Languages: English, German *Jon is currently Host of daily CBS radio program HammondCast on KYOU & KYCY 1550AM 7 days a week. *Performing in Hospitals, Nursing Homes & Prisons every month in addition to concerts world-wide. *Musician: Jon Hammond is one of the premier B3 PLAYERS in the world. Jon has played professionally since age 12. Beginning as a solo accordionist, he later played Hammond B3 organ in a number of important San Francisco bands. His all original group HADES opened shows for Tower of Power, Quicksilver Messenger Service and Michael Bloomfield. Eddie Money and Barry Finnerty became musical associates. Moving East he attended Berklee College of Music and played venues as diverse as Boston's "Combat Zone" in the striptease clubs during the '70's and the exclusive Wychmere Harbor Club in Cape Cod, where he was house organist and developed a lasting friendship with House Speaker Tip O'Neill. He also toured the Northeast and Canada with the successful show revue "Easy Living", and continued his appearances at nightclubs in Boston and New York. Subsequently Hammond lived and traveled in Europe, where he has an enthusiastic following. *TV/Video Producer: In 1981 Jon formed BackBeat Productions. Assisted by Lori Friedman (Video by LORI), the innovative TV show "The Jon Hammond Show" became a Manhattan Cable TV favorite.
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