Originally Posted by one.zero
if anyone can confirm that the hard reset trick with mobile network off and wifi will still allow you to setup your google account for android market, that would be great!
Just tried and it didn't work. I disabled data connection as soon as it booted and it then connected to wi-fi successfully but still got the same error when I tried to setup my gmail account.
I'm in the same situation as you. Work sim, no data capability. Thanks for your tip though, will have to borrow my wife's sim to get it working and then swap back to mine.