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Can Optimus V work without activating it?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by busy4seconds, Sep 18, 2011.

  1. busy4seconds

    busy4seconds Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Do you have to activate the Virgin Mobile Optimus V in order for all the functions to work or can you just forget about activating it and everything works fine? Obviously you will not be able to make calls and txt but will everything else work fine like app market and so on? And can you root the phone without activating it or is activation required for rooting? Thanks.


  2. MacFett

    MacFett Android Expert

    You can use it on WiFi for anything except texting and phone. With GrooveIP and google voice you can even make phone calls (quite possibly text too) as long as you have wifi.
  3. androidfonefan

    androidfonefan Well-Known Member

    Correct. VOIP calls are possible on this phone without service. Not sure if activation is required. Some phones seem to be set up where many things are locked down until the phone is activated then GPS etc are unlocked, if your time expires these local services still work but the activation of the phone once, was required to get them going.
  4. biggpat86

    biggpat86 Well-Known Member

    Wifi is all you need if you dont want Uncle Sam knowing where the hell you are at all times
  5. MacFett

    MacFett Android Expert

    I just made a tinfoil skin for my Optimus.
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  6. biggpat86

    biggpat86 Well-Known Member

    and dont brush your teeth with floride toothpaste. floride is detectable from space O_O dental records on hand
  7. yogi-4

    yogi-4 Android Enthusiast

    Yeah I was surfing the net and the market before I could activate my phone.
  8. weddle

    weddle Android Enthusiast

    I've used "heywire" from the market to text When I couldn't afford to pay my bill lol. As long as you have a wifi connection it can send texts, but it assigns you a number
  9. Petrah

    Petrah Psychotic Female

    I saw what you did there.
  10. illmatic291

    illmatic291 Newbie

    good lord.. I KNEW IT!!
  11. busy4seconds

    busy4seconds Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Ok thanks alot for the info. Is there a way of putting Flash 10.1 on the Optimus V?
  12. MacFett

    MacFett Android Expert

    No, Adobe doesn't support the ARM6 processor in the Optimus.

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