Setting up via wifi prior to activating with ATTGeneral


  1. Pondering

    Pondering Well-Known Member

    Does setting up a new N5 via wifi and then installing a SIM later cause any problems? If it means anything in this regard, I'll be going with the ATT mobile share plan as soon as I can get into my local ATT store; but its going to be a couple of days before I can do so.

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  2. Rukbat

    Rukbat Well-Known Member

    It doesn't make any difference, except that leaving mobile data running is going to waste battery.
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  3. Claghorn

    Claghorn Well-Known Member

    I also unlocked and rooted before getting my phone setup on T-Mobile. I had no problems.
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  4. Pondering

    Pondering Well-Known Member

    How do you actually initiate the sim activation if I've already set up the N5 via wifi?

    Does inserting the sim auto start the process or do I need to dig into the n5 settings menu?
  5. gale65

    gale65 Well-Known Member

    when you insert the sim the phone will tell you to reboot. I think when it turns back on the apn settings page will come up and you have to enter the apn info. If it doesn't you can go into the phone settings to enter it. You get the apn info from the phone carrier's website (in my case it was straight talk with an AT&T sim).

    I set up wifi days before I even had my sim card so I know that should not cause any issues.
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  6. Hook

    Hook Ever since DU... ;-) VIP Member

    I think that may only apply for MVNOs. I've never had to set up apn numbers for AT&T, nor did I have to do it when I briefly tried T-Mobile and then Switched back to AT&T. Both with AT&T and T-Mobile, I only ever had to slip in the sim card and reboot. That's my experience anyway.
  7. Pondering

    Pondering Well-Known Member

    Thanks to all. While lengthy due to porting numbers from multiple phones, process was smooth at the att store. Did not have to mess with APN...factory defaults worked. Now up and running with this awesome phone.

    Of course, getting ready to unlock the boot loader... but that will be a topic for a different post ... hopefully not one crying for help!
  8. Twiz

    Twiz Well-Known Member

    Glad everything worked out! Good luck on unlocking! :)

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