I haven’t played with the T-Mobile Sidekick 4G as it’s never really appealed to me, but I guess when you look at it, it’s actually a pretty powerful Samsung Android phone. I received an email from ayOteddy who is looking for help and wants to know if the developers will help out and get SideKick 4G development moving in the right direction.
Here’s what ayOteddy sent me:
“The sidekick 4G it a very good phone and is just as fast as my vibrant. This phone has a lot of potential and after almost an entire month since the release we have no development what so ever. We have no working recovery so no ROMS or anything can be tested. I have a small team that is helping me but we really need a recovery. Please look into supporting the sidekick, many people look past this phone because its targeted at a younger age group (teens) but it has just as much potential as the galaxy s phones. If you need a tip at all, the sidekick only depends on its external SD card to load data on and off. I really hope you can add support to this phone. When I download ROM manager I only get the options for recoveries for galaxy s phones and tablets. We have root just waiting on recovery. Hope you can look into it I contacted koush on xda, twitter and email I think its just not high enough demand but it would really shut the silence in the sidekick development section..”
The first step for any device is to get a working recovery that can then be used to flash ROMs and more. The master of this would the @Koush with the now famous ROM Manager and ClockworkMod recoveries. Surely, now that the Samsungs are getting more and more support and is now included in CyanogenMOD project, it shouldn’t be too hard to create a new recovery for the SideKick! I’m not one to talk, as I’m no developer, but it doesn’t sounds like there are many differences between the SideKick and the Samsung Galaxy S series.
From what I understand, the Sprint Epic 4G and T-Mobile Vibrant ClockworkMod Recovery does load on the SideKick, but does not detect the EXT SD Card, which is the only way you can load data on and off the device.
So ayOteddy, I have posted your request and hope that you might get some response in the SideKick developer areas to give your device some momentum.
If anybody knows of any development activity in process for the T-Mobile SideKick 4G, please let us know below.