Originally Posted by anthonyborn
I'm a soldier stationed in Afghanistan and I received an INC in the mail today that I ordered a week ago. Charged the battery, powered it on and discovered that it requires service activation in order to use it. I ordered it to use the WI FI capability here until I reactivate my Verizon service when I get home this fall.
I have read several threads in different forums discussing procedures to bypass the activation screen and I've tried them all. Tapping the corners in a clockwise motion or canceling the (*228) activation call and rebooting 3 times. I even contacted Verison and HTC technical support and they couldn't figure it out either. They think it's because I have no cell phone service here so cancelling the activation call method doesn't work.
Does anyone know how to bypass the activation screen from the ##778 command on the emergency dialer. I have read where it's possible to bypass using the A-KEY command.
I had the exact same problem as I, too, am in Afghanistan. Basically, here's what you need to do to MANUALLY program the phone:
On the dialer, enter ##778, and press 'call' and the 'Edit Mode'.
Put in the password, which is TYPICALLY 6 zeros: 000000
Now for the fun part:
Press 'NAM Settings'
There are 3 things you need to set here:
MDN = your 10 digit phone#
MIN1 = your 7 digit phone#
MIN2 = the area code of your phone#
Press the 'back' key and go to 'HOME SID/Home NID' settings
Press 'Home SID/NID #1', and change the first value to '189' (Leave the 65535 alone).
Now press your 'menu' key to bring up the 'commit modifications' "button". Press that. At this point your phone will reboot, and SHOULD talk to the local network. (You might have to go into Network Settings and change it to 'global', but it should detect the network on its own).
NOW...the problem I had w/my Incredible 2 was I couldn't edit the MDN field. The ONLY field in the whole lot that was not editable.
I'm sure you've read all sorts of posts about 'HTC DIAG' and 'CDMA WORKSHOP'....I actually got the HTC DIAG to work (sets up your phone to act like a modem), but was having a terrible time w/the CDMA WORKSHOP.
I found another program that was MUCH easier to use: cdmaDevTerm
1) it's a zip file so you don't have download yet another program to read the 'rar' file of CDMA Workshop. 2), fairly straight forward. With Workshop, I couldn't figure out how to edit the MDN field. With cdmaDevTerm, it will scan your com ports for you; you don't even have to tell it which one. It was super easy to set the MDN#. You can also use it to set the other fields, or if you're a little timid, you can then edit them from your phone. cdmaDevTerm is free BECAUSE it's a Beta test, so I couldn't find any instructions, but it's pretty intuitive.
I hope this helps you....I was going nuts trying to get my phone back up after I was forced to do a factory reset.