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    Default [HOW TO] SPRINT ACTIVATION BYPASS: WiFi ONLY

    *ROOT Required! - These instructions pretty much just tell you to delete/rename/move 1 file. I tried to be detailed as I could.

    1) I used Root explorer and went to:
    /system/app/

    2) put the folder in R/W mode (look at top for button)

    3) now look for -
    sprintadroidextension.apk

    4) long hold press it, either copy it and paste it in another folder as backup.

    5) go back to /system/app/ and long hold press sprintadroidextension.apk
    again and Delete it.

    6) put the folder back in R/O mode.

    Now restart and you should not see anymore activation messages!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! =]

    Thank you to [XDA]: foxmeister, sirmacbeth, rkmj

    RKMJ stated you can try to use Titanium Backup and freeze the app instead of deleting it. I just deleted it and it WORKS =].

    I also saved a backup in another folder so in case i need the app i'll have it.
    I'll try to upload the apk for anyone who needs it later.

    I made a separate topic on this because 1) i tried it and it worked 2) the other thread is confusing and can lead you to brick your sprint tab fast.
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    or you can http://forum.androidcentral.com/gala...alaxy-tab.html this will work for all tabs
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    actually that ONLY works for VZW Galaxy Tabs.
    So far there is no Method for bypass the activation screen on a SPRINT Galaxy Tab with button sequence.

    - So the solution I gave above WORKs, and ONLY works for SPRINT Galaxy Tabs. The VZW method DOES NOT Work for SPRINT Galaxy Tabs.
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    how do you root the galaxy tab?
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    This worked awesome. Thanks for the super easy instructions.
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    I just rooted and was looking to freeze the sprintactivation apk, but cannot find it using Titanium.......any thoughts?

    Sent from my SPH-P100 using Tapatalk
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    Quote Originally Posted by mmathai77 View Post
    *ROOT Required! - These instructions pretty much just tell you to delete/rename/move 1 file. I tried to be detailed as I could.

    1) I used Root explorer and went to:
    /system/app/

    2) put the folder in R/W mode (look at top for button)

    3) now look for -
    sprintadroidextension.apk

    4) long hold press it, either copy it and paste it in another folder as backup.

    5) go back to /system/app/ and long hold press sprintadroidextension.apk
    again and Delete it.

    6) put the folder back in R/O mode.

    Now restart and you should not see anymore activation messages!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! =]

    Thank you to [XDA]: foxmeister, sirmacbeth, rkmj

    RKMJ stated you can try to use Titanium Backup and freeze the app instead of deleting it. I just deleted it and it WORKS =].

    I also saved a backup in another folder so in case i need the app i'll have it.
    I'll try to upload the apk for anyone who needs it later.

    I made a separate topic on this because 1) i tried it and it worked 2) the other thread is confusing and can lead you to brick your sprint tab fast.

    God I love this site!!!!!!!!!!
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    Sorry for the NOOB question.
    I just purchased the tab on sprint and just skipped the activation. It works fine as a wifi only device. what am i missing here? why root just bypass it and move on. what does the activation do for you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by teamfoster03 View Post
    Sorry for the NOOB question.
    I just purchased the tab on sprint and just skipped the activation. It works fine as a wifi only device. what am i missing here? why root just bypass it and move on. what does the activation do for you?
    I did the same thing just skipped/ignored the activation. And since I have an HTC EVO - I just use the TAB in Airplane Mode and WiFi, only turning on GPS when I need it.
    Last edited by CarToyzOne; 03-08-2011 at 07:35 PM.
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    Default Re: [HOW TO] SPRINT ACTIVATION BYPASS: WiFi ONLY

    I have a new Galaxy Tab, 7" Unrooted, Version 2.3.4 . There is no option to select wifi only after the reset is completed.

    I get the keyboard screen and hit NEXT. There is no option here to select WIFI ONLY. Any new Ideas?

    Thanks,
    extraclass

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