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Old September 8th, 2010, 03:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Cool Bypass Fascinate Activation Screen!

To bypass activation screen, press emergency call button, then at the dialer, press *#83786633, then press the Home key! Enjoy!

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Old September 8th, 2010, 04:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
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To bypass activation screen, press emergency call button, then at the dialer, press *#83786633, then press the Home key! Enjoy!
What's the purpose of by passing the activation screen? Probably a dumb question but I was curious.
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Old September 8th, 2010, 05:18 PM   #3 (permalink)
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What's the purpose of by passing the activation screen? Probably a dumb question but I was curious.
so if you are using the phone before activating it, really helpful for store employees
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so if you are using the phone before activating it, really helpful for store employees
Ahh makes sense. Thanks for explaining.
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THANKS! this helped me out!
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so after i bypass the activation screen and get logged in. and if my phone is moving slow i tend to remove battery-it takes me back to that screen each and everytime. how can i avoid that?
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so if you are using the phone before activating it, really helpful for store employees
still not clear,can you explain with more details?
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To bypass activation screen, press emergency call button, then at the dialer, press *#83786633, then press the Home key! Enjoy!
I entered "*#83786633" and it just says "Softkey is enabled", in addition to having the numbers that I entered, erased. Am I doing something wrong?
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Old May 22nd, 2011, 09:34 AM   #9 (permalink)
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No, you're doing just right. All you left out is the final step...hit the home button.
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If everyone is curious as to why this is usefull....I currently have an employee account with Verizon. Therefore, the facinate that I bought on Ebay and recieved on Friday can not be activated by simply dialing *228. It has to be activated by my account manager on Monday. I would like to still play with the phone throughout the weekend, so I wanted to bypass the activation. Hence the purpose. Another reason, if you're in a store and you have a demo phone that you don't want to activate, but show off all the features to your customers, then...bypass the activation. Hope this helped.
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Thanks for the tip. It worked perfectly. I can't activate the phone for another week but now I can play.
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why dont you just hit the skip button on the activation screen that comes up
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I dont get it, once i bypassed it , how do i get back to the activation screen? bc i just wanna pplay around and wait till i activate the phone
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to bypass activation screen, press emergency call button, then at the dialer, press *#83786633, then press the home key! Enjoy!
thanks so much you fruscking rule man!
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This works great as long as you don't turn the phone off. Is there a way to make this hack last until a reset is done. I use the Trophy but want to use the Fascinate for audiobooks, music; etc.
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Q: Will this work if i want too flash the phone to another carrier.
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Thank you for this. My kid uses my old fascinate to play games on. He calls it his video game. He ended up factory resetting it and I was completely perplexed on how to get it back to working order for him. Try figuring anything out with a 3 year old screaming "ANGRY BIRD SPACE" in your face
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Old May 6th, 2013, 03:07 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Thanks for this!

FYI, easier to remember key sequence as *#TESTMODE
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