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Old February 25th, 2010, 04:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey all,

I couldnt find this on the internet so either it isnt there or im an idiot and couldnt find it. Either way I have figured out how to bypass the motorola devour activation screen.

All you need to do is start it up fresh (if its already on power down and power back up), and right when you get to the choose a language screen open up the keyboard and press the following:

Fn, E, Fn, E, B, L, U, R, O, F, F.

Hope this helps.

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is there a way to get the wifi to work while it's still not activated?
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Anyway to get Motoblur back on?
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Old February 28th, 2010, 04:45 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I activated mine using my home wifi.
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I activated mine using my home wifi.

No you didn't. You cannot do an OTA (over-the-air) activation using a wifi connection as the phone is not connecting with the cellular network and therefore is not getting registered with the cellular network.
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I did the registering MOTOBLUR over wifi. The actual activation of the phone was all automated.
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Has anyone tried this on a backflip?? Is there anyway we could make a motoblur section on the forum??
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is there anyway to turn the blur interface back on other than a factory reset?
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Old March 14th, 2010, 02:03 PM   #9 (permalink)
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is there anyway to turn the blur interface back on other than a factory reset?
What do you mean back on, like the "happenings" and all that?
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Do you have to factory reset to get it back to the select language screen?
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To change the language, go to settings > language & text > select language. You can only pick between english and spanish.
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Factory Reset is needed to get Blur back on.

Had that issue today when I sold one. Showed them the menu and settings to get past the Blur, had to reset it.
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wow thanks for that bypass, i reset my wifes phone and was bummed that i couldnt use the wifi
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If the phone is active on an account and you do a factory reset and disable motoblur you certainly can use wifi, make calls etc. It's basically just stock 1.6 at that point. I just did that the other day to see what would happen.
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If the phone is active on an account and you do a factory reset and disable motoblur you certainly can use wifi, make calls etc. It's basically just stock 1.6 at that point. I just did that the other day to see what would happen.
On what kind of account, a Verizon acct or a Motoblur acct? I can't get wifi turned on at all.
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On what kind of account, a Verizon acct or a Motoblur acct? I can't get wifi turned on at all.
Sorry, should have been more clear. Activated on Verizon. What I don't know is whether or not it would still work if you took it off the account as a sweet little wifi PDA type thing.
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Old June 3rd, 2010, 07:28 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Yeah, that's what I want, a sweet little wifi PDA. I'll get there, I have faith in the community.
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Since this is my first Android device, I do have to ask:

If there is a big difference with it off ?

Advantages?

Lose all Blur contacts correct?

Is it still loaded in background?
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Nevermind.. Have a replacement coming anyway... Checking it out Blur-less...
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I can't thank you enough for providing that trick to bypass the activation screen. I was nearly going to add a line just so I could develop on the device.

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is there a way to get blur back on? my friend rooted it and managed to delete motoblur. its not activated, and i did a factory reset, and that did nothing
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I bypassed the Verizon activation but everytime I restart the phone, it erased everything.
Is there a way to completely remove the activation thing? I am willing to root, but does rooting removing activation?
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I'm having the very same issue.
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I bypassed the Verizon activation but everytime I restart the phone, it erased everything.
Is there a way to completely remove the activation thing? I am willing to root, but does rooting removing activation?
I'm having this very same issue.
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I'm having this very same issue.

Are you trying to use the phone as WiFi only? Or does it have a bad ESN?
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Hey all,

I couldnt find this on the internet so either it isnt there or im an idiot and couldnt find it. Either way I have figured out how to bypass the motorola devour activation screen.

All you need to do is start it up fresh (if its already on power down and power back up), and right when you get to the choose a language screen open up the keyboard and press the following:

Fn, E, Fn, E, B, L, U, R, O, F, F.

Hope this helps.

>>>It didnt work i tryed it so manytimes
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Are you trying to use the phone as WiFi only? Or does it have a bad ESN?
Is there a way to run the Phone just on wifi
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I'm not sure why the phone delete every app when you restart and it's not activated. One solution to this may be to move every app you get into System/app from data/app. If you wanna run on wifi only and no motoblur, then you're probably gonna need to find a different home screen app.
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Is there a way to activate the phone with an active Verizon account that has no data plan?
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Hey all,

I couldnt find this on the internet so either it isnt there or im an idiot and couldnt find it. Either way I have figured out how to bypass the motorola devour activation screen.

All you need to do is start it up fresh (if its already on power down and power back up), and right when you get to the choose a language screen open up the keyboard and press the following:

Fn, E, Fn, E, B, L, U, R, O, F, F.

Hope this helps.

ok, so do i type F (capital) n (lower case) then coma after each leter..? and by using the qwerty keyboard i have to use shift to get the comas..? i tried, no luck. am gonna flash this phone to page plaus, just bought it and would like to see the interface or use the wifi or android market, is that possible, phone is not activated on any account. let me know.

, ok, just read on other posts , Fn= function , then E and so on .,as described on other post means you type ##bluroff. so easy when explained to "I" 3 y/o. thanks anyway
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If anyone is still following this thread, I've been doing a lot of work getting the Devour to be usable. I've used the information from this thread (##BLUROFF) and used it to get rid of MotoBlur completely. Here's a list of the threads and what they're useful for.

To activate a phone on Verizon which has had the ##BLUROFF treatment call *228 in the dialer.
For completly disabling MotoBlur activation bullcrap go here. (rooting required!)
For a list of APKs which seem safe to remove after disabling MotoBlur go here.
For information about enabling wifi on an unactivated or flashed Devour go here
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Hey all,

I couldnt find this on the internet so either it isnt there or im an idiot and couldnt find it. Either way I have figured out how to bypass the motorola devour activation screen.

All you need to do is start it up fresh (if its already on power down and power back up), and right when you get to the choose a language screen open up the keyboard and press the following:

Fn, E, Fn, E, B, L, U, R, O, F, F.

Hope this helps.
i did the bypass but still cannot use the wifi what should i do now motorolo devour
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i did the bypass but still cannot use the wifi what should i do now motorolo devour
Did you bother to read the post right above yours?
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@mmaibl2011 Are you suppose to press shift and are you suppose to press the english bottom them do it? What are you suppose to do after words??
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