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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by google123, Oct 29, 2010.

  1. google123

    google123 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    I installed Nonsensikal ROM on a Droid Eris, went to Verizon account online and hit "activate a device." I then dial *228 on the phone and I can hear the prompt telling me to press "1" to activate my phone. Problem is there is no way to bring up the dial pad!!!!!! All that is on the screen is a speaker button and a back button.

    I am trying to find a stock ROM so that I can load that on it and see if I can get to the dial pad when I dial *228.

    P.S. I also tried *22890 and it still asking me to press "1" to activate! How am I gonna get this thing activated? I am phoneless until tomorrow unless someone here has an idea.

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  2. Podivin

    Podivin Android Expert

    If you REALLY dialed *22890 and that's not just a typo here, then that's the wrong number. The correct number is *22899.

    I believe volume down and the green phone button will bring up the keypad when in it a call. It might be volumn up and the green button - I forget which one for sure.It's one of those things that I've read somewhere but have never actually had to use.
  3. lennyjew

    lennyjew Android Enthusiast

    Hold down the menu button to bring up the keyboard. The numbers on the will work all the same.
  4. erisuser1

    erisuser1 Android Expert

    I believe that if you dial *228 and then don't key in anything, then after a bit of a delay with the computer on the other end nagging you to press a key (perhaps one minute?), it will automatically perform an option 1 (programming).

    That's another alternative.
  5. j3h

    j3h Newbie

    you could add the number to your contacts and for the number type in *228p1. the p is a pause and it waits for, in this case the computer to say something, then it automatically types a 1 for you. to get the p in the phone number, you have to go into the menu and click add pause or something to that effect.
  6. google123

    google123 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Thanks for the replies everyone. I had no idea how the hell to bring up the dialpad and ended up just shutting down the phone. I then looked for a stock 2.1 ROM and downloaded one I found and installed that. I was able to get the phone activated but the ROM I put on there is strange. On bootup is shows a Cyanogenmod animation and the lock screen it shows Sprint in the upper right corner but it works just fine with my Verizon account. I have already gone back to my BB Tour for the time being until I can get the official stock verizon 2.1 or whatever ROM that the phone shipped with. Any idea where I can get this ROM??
  7. erisuser1

    erisuser1 Android Expert

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  8. google123

    google123 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Thanks erisuser1. I'll try that n post back..... :)

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The HTC Droid Eris release date was November 2009. Features and Specs include a 3.2" inch screen, 5MP camera, 288GB RAM, MSM7600 processor, and 1300mAh battery.

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