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Old May 2nd, 2010, 11:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Bypassing activation?

In order to bypass the initial activation, am I correct when I say that all I need to do is tap the corners of the screen in a clock wise formation starting with the top left corner? I want to do this because I want to compare battery life of activation vs battery life w/o activation. If I do this, how do I activate it after I pass the first activation? Sorry for the excessive use of the word "activation" lol

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Old May 2nd, 2010, 11:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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In order to bypass the initial activation, am I correct when I say that all I need to do is tap the corners of the screen in a clock wise formation starting with the top left corner? I want to do this because I want to compare battery life of activation vs battery life w/o activation. If I do this, how do I activate it after I pass the first activation? Sorry for the excessive use of the word "activation" lol
Or keep ending the call when initiated.
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Old May 2nd, 2010, 11:53 PM   #3 (permalink)
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The only way I've heard to bypass activation is tapping the 4 corners like you said. It worked for the Droid & Eris, I don't see why it wouldn't work for the Inc. If it does work, to activate it just call *228 and follow the directions.
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The 4 corners tap does not work on the Droid Inc. However, if you activate, end the call, and reboot the phone 3 times, it will let you skip the activation screen. Just tried this on my DInc right now and it worked.
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In order to bypass the initial activation, am I correct when I say that all I need to do is tap the corners of the screen in a clock wise formation starting with the top left corner? I want to do this because I want to compare battery life of activation vs battery life w/o activation. If I do this, how do I activate it after I pass the first activation? Sorry for the excessive use of the word "activation" lol

Jeez. Just activate the phone and enjoy it. Whats the purpose of testing pre-activation battery life? Who is really going to use this phone unactivated?
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If I understand correctly you are saying "start the activation call but end it before it is really activated", right? Then reboot 3 times.

If you completed the activation call - then it's activated and no need to skip it....
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Default How do I bypass the activation screen?

Well folks, I need help here. I honestly thought that activation was a skippable step, but apparently it's not. So, does anyone know how to do this on a Droid Incredible with the latest OTA? Anyone got a contact at Verizon they could ask? I just want to use it for wifi and games.

Ok, so why would I want/need to do this? Simple, I'm deployed to Iraq and my cell phone service is on a military suspense. I did a reset after the last update, and now cannot use the device until it's activated, or I find a way to bypass the activation.

What I've tried so far (thanks to Google):
-tried tapping the 4 corners, starting top left, going clockwise. Doesn't apply to this phone, but was still worth a shot.
-"end call" on activation 4-5 times
-reboot 3-4 times

Any other ideas? Worst case, it's now a brick until I get home and restore service.
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Try shooting HTC an email and explaining your situation. They usually reply the same day, though it might be the next day.

HTC Mobile Phones - Customer Service - E-mail Support

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http://androidforums.com/htc-incredible/72051-bypassing-activation.html#post713063
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Old November 15th, 2010, 07:09 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Got it. Someone at magneticzero XDA devs hooked me up. It's as follows;

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1. Select emergency call and dial ##778.
2. Select edit and enter service password 000000.
3. Select NAM Settings.
4. Change Mobile Directory number to 0000000000 (Ten digits).
5. Change MIN1 to 0000000 (Seven digits).
6. Change Mobile Country Code to 000 (Three digits).
7. As you back out "Commit the Change".
That thread asked the same question, but no solution was ever found. Also, that user was located within the US, so he has a fallback (activation though another CDMA carrier).
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Jeez. Just activate the phone and enjoy it. Whats the purpose of testing pre-activation battery life? Who is really going to use this phone unactivated?

well, in some retail locations like best buy, they don't always get activated demos for consumers to test on, and that's why it's necessary for someone to have a way around it.
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well, in some retail locations like best buy, they don't always get activated demos for consumers to test on, and that's why it's necessary for someone to have a way around it.
Or myself who just bought an Incredible for my daughter to use as an iPod/gaming device so she will have the most bad@$$ iPod in town

Worked like a charm, Thanks guys.

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Here's another method, the one I used while I was overseas.

[ANSWERED] - Bypass activation - xda-developers

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1. Select emergency call and dial ##778.
2. Select edit and enter service password 000000.
3. Select NAM Settings.
4. Change Mobile Directory number to 0000000000 (Ten digits).
5. Change MIN1 to 0000000 (Seven digits).
6. Change Mobile Country Code to 000 (Three digits).
7. As you back out "Commit the Change".
If you ever need to activate your phone, just dial *228 and reprogram the phone.
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Default Bypassing activation with out service

I keep trying to activate my phone overseas in europe, but i don't have service. I did everything that people kept saying to do but it's still not working. I was able to get into the editing screen to change the phone numbers to 0's but the one it won't let me edit is the MOBILE DIRECTORY number. There is no option to edit that one. Does anyone know why it won't let me or how i can fix this.
I also tried crashing the system but it doesn't work either. Please help!
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Old November 20th, 2011, 10:16 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Default Same issues- unable to edit Mobile Directory number

Same thing here.

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Also having same issue. Have looked over many posts but haven't found a solution. I am living in Budapest and just did a factory reset and now can't get the device back up and running. Just emailed HTC support for a solution.
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Has anyone ever been able to figure this out? I have read through many threads on this topic and tried ever suggestion I have found but nothing has worked. I live in Germany and just want to let my son use my old Incredible to play games, Skype with friends back home, etc... Hoping to hear of any possible new solutions. Thanks!!!
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I am also still looking and hoping for a solution! Please pass along any new info! Thanks!
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