1. Check out our companion app, Forums for Android! Download from Google Play

Retiring DX to wifi phone

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Matreyu, Feb 16, 2012.

  1. Matreyu

    Matreyu Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter
    16

    Jun 11, 2010
    81
    5
    16
    USA
    So my family is up for my upgrades and I'm going to retire my wife's DX to my son. He has Google Voice so I figured we could drop prepaid Tmobile phone and he'll have a 'smartphone'.

    Problem is, I wasn't thinking and I did a factory reset on her DX to get a clean slate. Now, I think, the DX wants to connect to Vzw and re-activate her line which would in turn de-activate her new Droid 4. Can't I get around this process to simply sign up his Gmail account to the telephony part is not active?

    Thanks for the tech support.
     

    Advertisement

  2. ylexot

    ylexot Well-Known Member
    183

    Apr 8, 2010
    2,336
    405
    183
    Saint Inigoes, MD
    Yes, you can bypass that. When you get to the screen with the Droid asking you to activate, touch the upper left corner of the screen, then the upper right, then the lower right, and finally the lower left. That's it!
     
    trophynuts and Matreyu like this.
  3. Matreyu

    Matreyu Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter
    16

    Jun 11, 2010
    81
    5
    16
    USA
    Hmm, if you weren't a Senior Member here I would think someone's pulling a prank. Either way, I'll be at home tonite trying this. THanks.
     
  4. ylexot

    ylexot Well-Known Member
    183

    Apr 8, 2010
    2,336
    405
    183
    Saint Inigoes, MD
    There's youtube video of it if you don't trust me ;-)
     
    Matreyu likes this.
  5. trophynuts

    trophynuts Well-Known Member
    313

    Jul 6, 2010
    5,630
    1,792
    313
    I work in a Tech related field. Have been in a tec
    SouthEastern US
    the Old 4 Corner trick :)
     
  6. VoidedSaint

    VoidedSaint Resident Ninja
    323

    Feb 10, 2010
    8,201
    2,090
    323
    Male
    Virginia
    ylexot a senior member? never! haha
     
  7. nj02vette

    nj02vette Well-Known Member
    313

    Jul 9, 2010
    2,346
    2,034
    313
    Male
    Marlton, NJ
    Yep,
    But actually it doesn't matter which corner you start with, as long as you touch the 4 corners in a clockwise fashion.
     
  8. TwinCams

    TwinCams Active Member
    36

    Feb 9, 2011
    42
    2
    36
    Mid Atlantic
    This response spooked me as well, but this is good to know! lol
     
  9. ricksievers

    ricksievers Well-Known Member
    38

    Mar 18, 2010
    411
    20
    38
    Pennsylvania
    Did it work for him?
     
  10. Matreyu

    Matreyu Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter
    16

    Jun 11, 2010
    81
    5
    16
    USA
    Worked like a charm! Thanks
     
  11. ricksievers

    ricksievers Well-Known Member
    38

    Mar 18, 2010
    411
    20
    38
    Pennsylvania
    I just wanted to know. I'm looking to get a new phone since I can get a new device since Nov. last year and my 6 year old wants my X.
     
  12. Dman027

    Dman027 Active Member
    16

    Feb 21, 2011
    43
    1
    16
    Well that's good to know, being that I might have to be retiring my phone soon, since we are all almost due for upgrades.
     

Share This Page

Loading...