By pass the activation
ok, quick question for all those who know..
I just bought a Droid Eris for the Mrs. to replace her crackberry. I bought it from a friend, so I know that all he did was a factory reset on the device. Now, when I turn it on, I was expecting to see the android robot and I was going to do the 1-2-3-4 in the corners trick to by pass the activation screen. But, when I turn it on, it makes me swipe down to unlock the screen, then goes right into the activation. If I do enough screwing around (read pushing buttons), I can get it to go to a home screen that just has HTC on it. At that point, nothing. I can't get it to do anything but go back to the English or Spanish screen at the beginning of the activation process.
My question, what can I do to bypass all this. I want to have it usable without the phone part so she can play around with it and get used to some things before we switch over the number and make it active in case she prefers her blackberry (not sure why she would). I would let her play with my Dinc, but you can't pry it out of my hands long enough..
Is this possible to pass the activation, or is that only with a GSM version of android phones??
Thanks in advance..
- 07-21-2010, 04:06 PM #2
The big problem that I am running into it that I am never getting the little android robot to pop up. It is always the same thing no matter what I do. I turn it on, unlock the screen, and it goes to a black screen with the htc logo on it, stalls for a minute then goes to the activation screen. I have tried the 4 corner trick on every screen but no luck. I have even tried hard getting the phone by using the volume down, send, power off button and it does say it is restoring everything. But when I turn it on, no robot just the htc screen again.
- 07-22-2010, 07:43 AM #5
- 07-22-2010, 12:04 PM #6
- 12-20-2010, 06:38 PM #7
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Hope This Helps
hey, I'm not sure if you still need help or not, but I had the same issue. I picked up a droid eris on ebay knowing it had a bad ESN, i just wanted it for wifi and mp3 use. I didn't expect it to require activation like that. I got the same "select language" screen as you described, nothing I could do about it so I just started hitting every possible buttons (after a few hours of dinking with it). I found that if you select the language and then get to the "phone cannot be activated" screen you can then use the search. Using the search function I was able to access the Settings app, and turn on USB debugging. Once that was on I followed this walkthrough How to Root - Root for leak/OTA/stock 1.5 - XDA-Developers to root it and then flashed this ROM [ROM]KaosFroyo V38 [10/28] [FROYO] - xda-developers and am now able to use all features that don't require phone service. Hope this helps you, or anybody like me that finds this thread and has this issue.
Wow, thanks all for the responses. I haven't been getting any emails letting me know of updates, so I didn't know there were any.
First off, yes, the phone is no longer on 1.5 OS, but has been upgraded to 2.1 before I got it, so yes, there are the 3 little robots on skate boards when I fire it up.
I tried the going into the settings, to start the root process, and was able to get to the settings, so it seems like the easiest thing to do with the phone is to just root it and use it that way.
So, thanks all for the suggestions, but rooting seems to be the way to go at this point..
- 06-10-2012, 06:07 PM #9
- 06-11-2012, 10:07 AM #10
Re: By pass the activation
The best method I know of for the stock Eris, by the way, is to let the phone start the call to activate, then disconnect the call with the button as soon as it starts to dial. It will try two more times, then put up a message saying that activation cannot be completed at this time and allow you to proceed with setup.
- 07-22-2012, 12:59 AM #11