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can I activate a phone without activating cell service?

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  1. buffettgirl

    buffettgirl Well-Known Member

    I was given a phone which I'd like to test out but not activate the cell service on it. (just use it to download apps via wifi etc) Can I somehow activate this phone (moto droid r2d2 version) without having to deactivate my current dInc?

  2. Jedii

    Jedii Well-Known Member

    You can skip the activation part.

    On the green android guy screen, touch the 4 corners (clockwise) and you can bypass this screen.
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  3. PatHoge

    PatHoge Well-Known Member

    ...if you're not gonna use it, can I have it? :D
  4. buffettgirl

    buffettgirl Well-Known Member

    ahh thank you, thank you!
  5. buffettgirl

    buffettgirl Well-Known Member

    good try. :) I am trying to decide if I want to switch from my dInc. First impressions - it's MUCH heavier.
  6. PatHoge

    PatHoge Well-Known Member

    Oh I see. :) Yeah if I had the choice I'd probably go with the Incredible.
  7. Turdbogls

    Turdbogls Well-Known Member

    fixed that for you :)

    i would probably go with the INC as well...but only because it will get further updates, where the Droid is probably at the latest update it will ever see officially.
  8. SoDroid

    SoDroid Well-Known Member

    I believe she has the R2-D2 Droid, which is newer than the Dinc and has all of the hardware prerequisites for the upcoming Gingerbread update. The R2-D2 Droid should be kept up to date for at least a year.
  9. buffettgirl

    buffettgirl Well-Known Member

    hahaah.. ok, 'study" - I do agree, the added heft does make it feel more sturdy in my hand. however, I think(maybe I'm wrong) that the slide out keyboard is attributing to that heft. I don't like the keyboard at all - I'm so used to the touch keypad, but, the fact that swype is installed ♥♥ ...

    ok, I need to get myself back involved - gingerbread?
  10. stearic

    stearic Well-Known Member

    Gingerbread is the code name for version 3.0 of android that is due to come out around the end of the year.
  11. SoDroid

    SoDroid Well-Known Member

    Exactly. Its the next update after Froyo. (They are named in alphabetical order: donut, eclair, froyo, gingerbread, honeycomb, etc.) The only catch with Gingerbread is that there are minimum hardware requirements to run it. You need at least 1.0GHz processor and 512MB of ram. We can OC to 1GHz but the ram part may be more difficult. We cannot increase it, but we may be able to virtually add more ram similar to how compcache works. I don't know how this would be done though, but I'm sure some very smart Droid devs can figure it out :D
  12. stearic

    stearic Well-Known Member

    Gingerbread = 3.0
    Honeycomb = 3.5
    IceCream = 4.0

    That's the latest on the name schemes for android.

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