Need help getting pass the activationSupport


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  1. MMAndriod

    MMAndriod Member This Topic's Starter

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    I have a Droid Eris that i just got with the 2.2 leak i think well the phone was acting up so i reinstalled the leak now i cant get pass the activation part. if i hit activate the screen goes black and i cant touch anything to make it go back on i have to take out the battery but emgency calls work fine but its only 4 emergency so im asking is there any way to bypass the activation or a way to go back to 1.5 plz help me i really like the phone i would like 2 mainly use it 4 music. N i dont have verizon as my servce so cant go 2 them 4 help or can i? plz n thank u
     

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  2. scary alien

    scary alien not really so scary Moderator

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    Just read this yesterday on AndroidCentral: Bypass activation on your Android device | Android Central

    Cheers and welcome to Android Forums!
     
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    MMAndriod Member This Topic's Starter

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    scary alien not really so scary Moderator

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    I don't know what you mean by the "2.2 leak"?... There are 2.2 (Froyo) custom rooted ROMs out there and there were four 2.1 leaks which are commonly referred to as v1, v2, v3, and the base root ROM leak, but no 2.2 leak.

    I've never done this key press sequence myself (thankfully haven't had to), so I'm not sure why it isn't working for you. Some of the comments posted at the end of the article indicate that its confirmed for the Eris and there's nothing in the article that mentions it not working on specific versions of Android.

    Puzzling...

    Also, here's a post I found on howardforums.com re. bypassing activation: Using Eris without Activation

    It says:

    "Go into the activation screen and press call. As the phone dials, press the Menu button. It should go to the home screen. If that doesn't work, try the Home button. Once it's bypassed, you won't need to bypass the activation screen again unless you reset to manufacture settings."

    Maybe that'll work for you...good luck!
     
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    IzelTokatl Well-Known Member

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    just in case that post gets deleted for whatever reason, bypass activation (thanks to Android Central)

    1. Tap top left hand corner
    2. Tap top right hand corner
    3. Tap bottom right hand corner (above grey banner)
    4. Tap bottom left hand corner (above grey banner)
     
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    scary alien not really so scary Moderator

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    Good idea...didn't occur to me! :D
     
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    MMAndriod Member This Topic's Starter

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    sorry i put it wrong it is 2.1v3 but for some reason wen i hit call the screen goes black n calls but i cant hit any buttons i gotta take the battery out to use it agian. Is there any way i could do it useing the emergency calls? n thanks u been helpin me out alot
     
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    MMAndriod Member This Topic's Starter

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    That's what you'll see if you don't have a custom recovery installed (i.e., you didn't root your phone did you? (you're still on the leak-v3, right))?
     
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    MMAndriod Member This Topic's Starter

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    yea im not sure how to root it since i cant get to the home screen to mount it. is there away 2 downgrade it to 1.5 with out havin to mount it. Can i do it how i put the leak (put it on the sd card n fastboot it) cuz ive tryed the android sdk kit but it dont read the device any suggestion? n again youve been a big help:D
     
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    So, you still can't bypass the activation?

    It might be impossible to root your phone if you can't boot it up...since the new rooting methods for the 2.1 leaks symlink a file (mid.txt) w/read-write permission to the recovery partition (and this is done while Android is up and running). You can't use the old / traditional rooting method since you've installed one of the 2.1 leaks (your bootloader is newer on your phone).

    I think jcase might have built a base root ROM that's marked with a newer bootloader version that might work here, but I haven't tried it myself and you've still got the activation issue which might still be present even if you were able to flash a root ROM...
     
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    MMAndriod Member This Topic's Starter

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    Does this mean im shit out of luck? my computer reads the phone when its connected by usb it says its a android does that help at all?
     
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    MMAndriod, well, I'm kind of unsure since I don't know that doing anything else will take care of your activation issue... I'd hate to have you try a bunch of stuff and have it lead to nowhere.

    One last try...look at this thread (especially the last post): http://androidforums.com/htc-droid-eris/100063-eris-activation-bypass.html

    Let me know if this helps.

    edit: I also found this on Droid-life: "You can also bypass the eris and the incredible activation screen by just hitting activate/end call a few times in a row and the next option will pop up.. if anyone is interested.. and the LG Ally uses the same technique as the DROID..."
     
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    MMAndriod Member This Topic's Starter

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    i got Scary it worked thanks 4 everythin if i knew u in person i would put u on the biggest blunt:D but the question i have 4 u is shout i try 2 root it or downgrade it 2 1.5 or just b happy with wat i got?

    o n its askin me 2 update should i?
     
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    Glad you got it working :).

    If you're just going to use it like an iPod Touch (i.e., music player), it'll be fine just the way it is. Go ahead and do the update if you want, you're not limiting yourself from being able to root in the future.

    Good luck and cheers!
     
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    Thank you guys for this thread. Calling to activate and ending call 3 times worked for me to move on to using it with wifi and developing on.
     
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    As many people notice tapping 4 corners on HTC eris doesnt work because the version of it is different from regular DROID but this is the only way you can bypass it.
    STEP 1) press EMERGENCY CALL
    STEP 2) DIAL ##778 (CALL)
    STEP 3) PRESS EDIT MODE
    STEP 4) ENTER PASSWORD WHICH IS: 000000
    STEP 5) TAP NAM Settings
    STEP 6) Enter Your 10 digit phone number press OK
    STEP 7) TAP NAM 1 and enter you 7 digid cel phone number without area code
    STEP 8) TAP NAM 2 enter your 3 digit area code
    STEP 9) TAP back
    STEP 10) TAP SID/NID settings and change the left box to: 40 leave the right box as it is(then tap ok)
    STEP 11) TAP MENU
    STEP 12) TAP COMMIT MOD.
    AFTER STEP 12 the android eris will restart in 10 seconds and will bypass the main activation screen.
    This is the manual configuation for HTC ERIS
     
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    SirKronan Well-Known Member

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    Holy crap ... how did you figure this one out? Thanks man. Too late for me ... I just activated it. Got impatient. But thanks anyways!
     
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    thanks man!!! It's relly works! Thanks a lot!!!
    ;)
     
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    This worked for me last night, in a foreign country. I had no means to get on 3G or even make a regular phone call, and that is exactly how I got mine to work as a WiFi receiver. Thanks to whoever first posted this/figured and Viva Linux for being flexible and ever-editable
     

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