I was wondering if you could use a brand new Verizon Galaxy Nexus just for enterainment purposes. But I read up on it and all sources said that you need to have it pre-activated or rooted. Is there any way to get pass that? Thanks!
Last edited by GR8; January 10th, 2014 at 09:07 PM.
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By entertainment, I assume you mean WiFi only. You should be able to skip the VZW activation, connect to wifi, activate with google via a gmail account, put it into airplane mode and then turn on wifi. It will operate like a small wifi only tablet. I've been using my OG Droid that way for close to three years.
Thanks for the response, but I want to make sure that if it hasn't had any other previous activation it can still be used. All other sources say that you have to bypass the startup screen first. Mainly because Verizon's don't have SIM cards.
Was wondering if I could do this as well. Currently I am using it, but want to just use it as a "personal android media player" as described above! Once I gt my new phone, do I just take the SIM card out of my GNex and then use it on WIFI? Not tech savvy, so don't beat me up for asking!
The Galaxy Nexus is the third official phone contracted by Google and the first phone to come with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Specs include a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 16/32GB of internal storage, a 4.65 inch 720p HD Super AMOLED... Read More