So I purchased a g1 "unlocked" off ebay, and the owner said she/he performed a factory reset just before mailing it to me. I do not have a sim card that has a data plan, nor a t-mobile sim card. So as far as I know, I cannot tell if this phone as been unlocked. I can power it on without the sim card, and after reading about forcing it to start up depending on the rc30 something something something, I typed "<enter>reboot<enter>" at that screen and nothing happened (the guide claimed that typing that would cause it to work without a sim after being factory reset. How to register the T-Mobile G1 without a sim or data plan - WebNetta I put my sim card in to it, but it then tried to make a google act for me (I do not have one), but it couldn't connect since my sim didn't have a data plan. I'm praying that since it attempted to connect and make a google act with an AT&T sim, that the phone is still unlocked after the factory reset was performed. My end goal is to use this phone as a mere wireless tool, without a sim, hopefully with Cyanogenmod 6 I was going to follow this guide; Dream:Rooting - CyanogenMod Wiki I just want to have an application device that can also web browse at times (my friend has a g1 without a sim in it and somehow has it working as a web browser if there is wifi?) I was also told that Cyanogenmod 6 is the best option for my desire, is that correct? Thanks in advance for any help! I'm hardly intelligent when it comes to technology, so I'll probably need someone to hold my hand threw that guide as I progress. edits; I found this thread; http://androidforums.com/htc-hero/8...-hero-would-reset-cancel-unlock-revert-t.html That talked about an android hero, hopefully that applys to my g1 as well. edit edit; this is a trinket fun-phone, a mere wireless online device that I want to emulate my friends itouch and android phone's use. I'm actually in the market to buying a new phone, as my at&t contract is up in a few months (2, and i'm counting...). I was also wanting to know if there were any strong opinions on the htc aria vs android incredible, as I'm liking both phones - the aria is cute and small, the incredible superior, but i'd have to switch to verizon.