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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by skittleys, Dec 26, 2010.

  1. skittleys

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    My Mom got a Tab for Christmas, and she's having a lot of probs with it! She doesn't want a data plan, so there's no SIM card in it, and this is causing numerous problems.

    For example, when using the "Reader's Hub" app, when you click update, it says "Error: No SIM. Unable to launch application.". There seems to be no way to bypass this!

    I read here that you can select to use it without the SIM on the first boot: Will the Galaxy Tab work without a SIM? - Android Forums. Is the only option now to do a factory reset?

    How do we make this thing work?!

     

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    So long as you have Wifi access then you should be able to go Menu>Settings>Wireless and network>Mobile networks then make sure that "Use packet data is UNticked.
     
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    yep same problem, cant access samsung aps due to no sim, need the whsmith app for
     
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    nope the mobile networks button is greyed out
     
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    Agreed, this option is greyed out!
     
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    Could you not pop in a SIM (your phone SIM, for example) just to access Smiths, and then download the books over wi fi?
     
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    yep tried that with my vodafone sim, but didnt seem to want to go fully in, which way up should it go, chip facing down or up
     
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    Try this.

     
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    Thank you!! It actually didn't work for me, but at least there's a community where I can keep inquiring!
     

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