Go Back   Android Forums > Android Tablets & MIDs > Samsung Galaxy Tab > Galaxy Tab - Tips and Tricks

Get excited for the Samsung Galaxy S5! Find everything you need and discuss it in our Galaxy S5 Forum!

test: Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old November 20th, 2010, 01:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
Junior Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 28
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 14 Times in 2 Posts
Default How to Activate Verizon Galaxy Tab

Not sure if this has been discussed, but I will throw it out there. I went to use the Galaxy Tab that I got and bought if Off-Contract. Don't have a plan at all with Verizon. When you first turn it on it asks to Activate. It will always fail if you do not have service. I think that is why I see some people buying a months worth of data, but am not 100% sure.

Well... I figured out how to Activate it without messing with Verizon.

Here it is... On the Volume rocker on the right side... hit up ONCE, down TWICE, up THREE times, and lastly down FOUR time. It will then ask if you want to bypass activation. At that point your into Setup and then the home screen.

Moviecouple is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following 13 Users Say Thank You to Moviecouple For This Useful Post:
2manyPHONES (July 21st, 2011), akshaymunshi (October 18th, 2011), antnyp85 (February 14th, 2011), dannyloftin (July 19th, 2011), dtjay7 (June 6th, 2012), joshkendrick (April 24th, 2013), mundyb (March 5th, 2011), pac0naut (March 8th, 2011), rabbid10 (April 23rd, 2013), Tom2112 (February 1st, 2013), tsheetz (October 1st, 2011), txusa (June 28th, 2011), WillieShaw (January 30th, 2012)
sponsored links
Old January 17th, 2011, 02:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 7
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Nice work. Thanks!
maryd06 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old January 17th, 2011, 02:08 PM   #3 (permalink)
=Luceat Lux Vestra=
 
Frisco's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Gender: Male
Posts: 22,492
 
Device(s): HTC One, Galaxy Tab 7" 2 Rooted
Carrier: Verizon

Thanks: 7,156
Thanked 9,262 Times in 5,117 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Moviecouple View Post
Not sure if this has been discussed, but I will throw it out there. I went to use the Galaxy Tab that I got and bought if Off-Contract. Don't have a plan at all with Verizon. When you first turn it on it asks to Activate. It will always fail if you do not have service. I think that is why I see some people buying a months worth of data, but am not 100% sure.

Well... I figured out how to Activate it without messing with Verizon.

Here it is... On the Volume rocker on the right side... hit up ONCE, down TWICE, up THREE times, and lastly down FOUR time. It will then ask if you want to bypass activation. At that point your into Setup and then the home screen.
Good one for the Tips and Tricks sub-forum, moviecouple.
__________________



Frisco is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old February 26th, 2011, 12:52 AM   #4 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 2
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Best Buy really should have told us this info!
reizac926 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old June 20th, 2011, 07:03 PM   #5 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Western, PA
Gender: Male
Posts: 7
 
Device(s): HTC Droid Eris, Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7, B&N Nook HD+, B&N Nook Color, Dell Streak 7, Rikomagic MK802
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 3
Thanked 3 Times in 2 Posts
Default

THANK YOU!
THANK YOU!
THANK YOU!

I know this thread is old, but it just saved me a lot of time and hassle.

Thanks again,
Tom
Tom2112 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old July 19th, 2011, 07:58 PM   #6 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 1
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I love you man....awesome hint...a lifesaver... Had to try twice, butt worked perfectly...you da man...
dannyloftin is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old July 28th, 2011, 06:30 AM   #7 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: virginia
Posts: 3
 
Device(s): samsung fascinate
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

i'm new so work with me here. this applies if you buy the 3g model? why not buy the wi-fi version? how did you get it from verizon without them connecting at the store?
browngirl is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old August 4th, 2011, 06:40 PM   #8 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 1
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Exclamation For Me is not working

I dont know if I'm doing something wrong but is not working for me. I have the latest table from Verizon but this trick is not working
PlagueXY is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old August 10th, 2011, 04:54 PM   #9 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 1
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Me too, i have to new Galaxy 4G LTE Tap, I following the instruction and didn't do anything. please help... i can't bypass the activation screen
tooinch is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old August 17th, 2011, 12:44 PM   #10 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 1
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Wow awesome, I'm currently a deployed Airman and received a care package with a galaxy tab in it of as a birthday gift. I'm so glad I found this info, bc I definately have no service out here lol. Thanks alot!!
Snyphor24 is offline  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old August 22nd, 2011, 07:26 PM   #11 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 1
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Cool How to activate your Galaxy tab 10.1 4G LTE without a sim card

Ok folks,

I just figured this out. If you have bought a Verizon Galaxy tab 10.1 4G LTE without a contract and don't have a micro SIM, you must be pretty annoyed that it won't go past the SIM failure screen!!

Leave the error message on your screen and follow these simple steps and your in business:

Touch the top left corner, then top right corner, then bottom left (just above the android controls, and then bottom right (above the status tray) and last volume UP once.

You need to do this is quick sequence and you'll see the Welcome screen.

That's it!!!! You can use Wi-Fi only and not have to settle for a Wi-Fi only version in case you want mobile 4G service later.

Enjoy your new Samsung Tab from Verizon!!!!!!!!
Badboy_996 is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Badboy_996 For This Useful Post:
bigboi3000 (August 24th, 2011)
Old August 29th, 2011, 10:17 PM   #12 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 3
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Cutting the Cord

Thankyou,I am so glad I'm now able to cut the cord from verizon. I use my tab mostly wirelessly. I thought I was stuck.. This should go down as a need to know, tips and trick. Great Job.
lustfuljayb is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old September 28th, 2011, 01:39 PM   #13 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 1
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

no, didnt work either of those? do you touch all at 4 corners at the same time? i tried and tried.. doesnt make sense how it would work..help please

Leave the error message on your screen and follow these simple steps and your in business:

Touch the top left corner, then top right corner, then bottom left (just above the android controls, and then bottom right (above the status tray) and last volume UP once.
anny31 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old October 1st, 2011, 08:53 AM   #14 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 1
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Thanks I was so impressed I joined the forum just to thank you! I did have to do it a couple of times before it let me alone but it worked and you saved me alot of time and money
tsheetz is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old October 6th, 2011, 08:36 PM   #15 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 1
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Thanka bunch BadBoy_996. Saved me at least $65 right of the bat. Verizon charges $30 for one month data plan and $35 for activation - its crazy.
THANKS MUCH !
freebo is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old October 8th, 2011, 10:50 AM   #16 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 3
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Thanks Thanks thanks... i olmost througth my TAB.... THANK U YOU ROCKS... 1 WEEK FOR THIS THRICK. #PASS GALAXY TAB 10.1 SIM RECOGNITION VERIZON.
kuryaky is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old October 14th, 2011, 05:37 PM   #17 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 1
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thumbs up

Badboy_996 Dude... I love you man!

I have the Verizon SGT 10.1" 32GB

Here's how I did it... when the tab is powered on it was trying to connect, after it failed to connect I did the trick mentioned below (one corner at a time) and then hit the volume Up once and I'm in!!!

Worked for me!!! So F* to Verizon byatch!!!!


Quote:
Originally Posted by Badboy_996 View Post

Leave the error message on your screen and follow these simple steps and your in business:

Touch the top left corner, then top right corner, then bottom left (just above the android controls, and then bottom right (above the status tray) and last volume UP once.

You need to do this is quick sequence and you'll see the Welcome screen.

That's it!!!! You can use Wi-Fi only and not have to settle for a Wi-Fi only version in case you want mobile 4G service later.

Enjoy your new Samsung Tab from Verizon!!!!!!!!
ob1_kanukie is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old October 19th, 2011, 08:40 AM   #18 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 1
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Help please

How do you bypass on a Verizon Samsung Galaxy Tab 7" with a cancelled contract? Please help had to master reset and now can't get past the activation screen which just fails. The method of up...down...down...up...up...up...down...down...do wn...down DOES NOT WORK AT ALL...



Quote:
Originally Posted by Moviecouple View Post
Not sure if this has been discussed, but I will throw it out there. I went to use the Galaxy Tab that I got and bought if Off-Contract. Don't have a plan at all with Verizon. When you first turn it on it asks to Activate. It will always fail if you do not have service. I think that is why I see some people buying a months worth of data, but am not 100% sure.

Well... I figured out how to Activate it without messing with Verizon.

Here it is... On the Volume rocker on the right side... hit up ONCE, down TWICE, up THREE times, and lastly down FOUR time. It will then ask if you want to bypass activation. At that point your into Setup and then the home screen.
well after 2days of missing around with my tab I figured out by myself how to bypass reactivation. I simply tapped the home button after powering on the tab...then once the slide button popped up to unlock the screen I began to continuously tap the homescreen icon until the loaded icon page appeared and stayed. My tab was on a contract that was canceled so maybe that's the reason the method given to bypass activation did't work.
shynn27 is offline  
Last edited by shynn27; October 20th, 2011 at 10:29 PM. Reason: figured out by myself how to bypass reactivation
Reply With Quote
Old October 21st, 2011, 12:35 PM   #19 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 15
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

so when i get my version tablet from tech for less. Samsung Galaxy Tab SCHI800BKV Tablet PC | refurbished Tablet PCs

i will use the up down down upupup down down down down one right....
Swagon_Wagon is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old December 1st, 2011, 09:53 AM   #20 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 1
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Turning Verizon Broadband Back on?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Badboy_996 View Post
Ok folks,

I just figured this out. If you have bought a Verizon Galaxy tab 10.1 4G LTE without a contract and don't have a micro SIM, you must be pretty annoyed that it won't go past the SIM failure screen!!

Leave the error message on your screen and follow these simple steps and your in business:

Touch the top left corner, then top right corner, then bottom left (just above the android controls, and then bottom right (above the status tray) and last volume UP once.

You need to do this is quick sequence and you'll see the Welcome screen.

That's it!!!! You can use Wi-Fi only and not have to settle for a Wi-Fi only version in case you want mobile 4G service later.

Enjoy your new Samsung Tab from Verizon!!!!!!!!
This worked great for me, and now that I have figured out how it works I am thinking about activating the Verizon 4G LTE service, how do I go back and re-activate it?
adamv is offline  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old January 30th, 2012, 12:58 AM   #21 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 1
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Thanks Amillion!!!!
WillieShaw is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old March 7th, 2012, 12:44 AM   #22 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 2
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Exclamation hanging up first

The up and down thing works great.. My question is when it dials out it hangs up.. How do I fix that?
mmm4 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old August 30th, 2012, 04:22 AM   #23 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 1
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Going around for through thousand of pages.. now i get what i was really looking for..
thank ya mate!!
willfrankjoy is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old February 24th, 2013, 07:20 AM   #24 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 1
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I bought verizon galaxi tab 7.0..
i can't message , call nothing.
i tried all the ways mentioned above.. but can't access...
please help me...
Devika Kunchi is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old April 24th, 2013, 09:23 PM   #25 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 1
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

How the HELL did you figure that out! I just dug my samsung tab out of the closet, and they were going to charge me $35 bucks to activate it again. **** Verizon. And all these people talk about corporations need to have your best interests in mind... how is charging me $35 to use the device for wi-fi keeping my best interests in mind. Stickin it to the man
joshkendrick is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old April 29th, 2013, 05:13 PM   #26 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Jim Thorpe, PA
Gender: Male
Posts: 219
 
Device(s): Htc DInc OG Evo 4g rooted w/ Ubersonic Rom for inactive devices Rc3
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 68
Thanked 72 Times in 53 Posts
Default

Wow I'm glad I found this post... Before I needed it. I bought a used tab7 sch i800 for the wife and had no clue Verizon would have a cock block preinstalled. I've been reading everything I can find on this device and am very relived to find it and nervously waiting to try it out. I'm sure it will work but now I'm nervous hope none of the updates changed this trick.
Genyc07 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply


Go Back   Android Forums > Android Tablets & MIDs > Samsung Galaxy Tab > Galaxy Tab - Tips and Tricks
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:39 PM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.