How to get past activation screen to root?


  1. BeachBumDeac

    BeachBumDeac Well-Known Member

    So due to various circumstances, I have in my possession a DInc that can't be activated on cellular networks.

    first of all, when I start up the phone I get "Problem with activation" screen

    "Unable to activate your phone. You may need to find an area with better coverage (near a window, or outside). et.c etc. etc."

    Is there any way to get past this screen so I can connect it to my computer and root it?

    And once I do have it rooted, is there any good media-only ROM for the Incredible?

    Thanks!

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  2. jugg1es

    jugg1es Member

    You should head over to the xda site you will probably get all your answers from the devs there
  3. sdrawkcab25

    sdrawkcab25 Guides Guide

    Usually if the activation fails enough times, it will let you bypass it.

    http://androidforums.com/incredible...g-activation-screen-no-service-available.html


    All the information needed can be found here
  4. AntimonyER

    AntimonyER AF Addict VIP Member

    Hey, I moved to the All Things Root section. Thanks for understanding. :)
  5. BeachBumDeac

    BeachBumDeac Well-Known Member

    I've been hitting "Try Again" a lot but I'm still getting the "Problem with Activation" screen.

    The problem is that there is no phone number associated with this phone, so I don't think going into the NAM settings and everything would help. I just want to get to the settings to turn on USB debugging so I can root the phone and do what I want with it.
  6. jugg1es

    jugg1es Member

    Have you tried a hard boot, using the volume down on restart to get to the boot screen then using volume and on button to do a reset
  7. sdrawkcab25

    sdrawkcab25 Guides Guide

    Have you tried:
    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"
  8. BeachBumDeac

    BeachBumDeac Well-Known Member

    I tried this but it would not let me edit the mobile directory number
  9. sdrawkcab25

    sdrawkcab25 Guides Guide

    You may need a program to help you change the MDN (like CDMA workshop) and this addon program which will help simplify the process:
    cdmaworkshoptool - cdmaDevTerm - Google Project Hosting

    You won't find much documentation(step by step tutorials) on how it works, other than what is found on their site.
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