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G1 freeze at activation screen?

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by mtlmtlmtl, Mar 10, 2010.

  1. mtlmtlmtl

    mtlmtlmtl New Member
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    Hi, I've been looking for someone with a similar problem but I haven't found anything yet.
    My phone boots up OK then it goes to the activation screen but after a couple of seconds (10 - 30, seems random) the phone hangs. When it's at the activation screen it seem to connect to the cell service (Fido) but R in the status bar would indicates that it's roaming (clue?). I have to take out the battery to reboot. It's a T-Mobile G1 that I'm trying to get working with Fido (Canada).
    It's a phone I bought used (activated but locked) but then I reseted it to factory default which deactivated it. I unlocked it. I tried to activate it through wifi. Followed the instruction and downgraded it to rc29. I've tried different rc, different roms, same thing.
    Any clue would be greatly appreciated!
     

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  2. bluenova

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    Hi,

    Do you possibly live in an area without Fido coverage?

    I know when I first setup my phone I couldn't do it over wifi it had to be done over the wireless data connection. I wonder if like wifi there is also an issue with phone setup whilst roaming?
     
  3. mtlmtlmtl

    mtlmtlmtl New Member
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    Thanks for answering! There's fido coverage. I think the roaming indicator mean that either it treats it as a t-mobile g1 (usa) which doesn't make sense since it's a fido sim card or that it's connecting to another network (but why?).
     
  4. bluenova

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    Sorry can't be of much more help then. I can only suggest, are you able to get hold of a T-mobile SIM for the purpose of getting past the setup if that is indeed the issue?
     
  5. mtlmtlmtl

    mtlmtlmtl New Member
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    Ok, after playing around way too much I stated from scratch following the instructions on ... Installing Android 1.5 CRC1 seems to fix the problem. It doesn't freeze anymore.
     
  6. mtlmtlmtl

    mtlmtlmtl New Member
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    Ok, so that didn't work. It started freezing again. I started from scratch and it still freezes 10 - 20 seconds after booting at the activation screen. Am I the only one in the world with this problem? I doubt it. The biggest problem is that I don't have time to enter the APN settings before it freezes. I was thinking of changing a ROM's setting but I'm having problem with the signing and I don't even know if it's going to fix the problem. As always, any help is appreciated. Just in case I didn't mentioned it before, it's a T-Mobile G1 running an unrooted 1.6 with a Fido pre-paid plan (no data) sim card.
     

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