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    Default How can I use my deactivated phone?

    I'm switching phones but a game I play won't transfer its data correctly. I need to access my old phone after the new one is activated. How do I use a deactivated phone for games and wifi, without re-activating it? Obviously, I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 with the new (worst most flawed) jelly bean update.

    Thanks!
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    Default Re: How can I use my deactivated phone?

    I have a few Galaxy victory phones which were activated then deactivated and even in their deactivated state, everything data related worked over wifi

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    Default Re: How can I use my deactivated phone?

    I don't know how to get past the activation screen. I figured there was some type of code. If I activate my new one, will my old one automatically deactivate? If not and it starts up the same way, then all is well and I can access my game.
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    Default Re: How can I use my deactivated phone?

    Yes, the old one will automatically deactivate when the new one is activated

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    Default Re: How can I use my deactivated phone?

    Is there a way to bypass the activation screen on the old phone to use the Wi-Fi and access my games?
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    Default Re: How can I use my deactivated phone?

    If your old phone is deactivated I don't see why you'd get an activation screen? It should just turn on like normal and you can connect to WiFi.

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    Default Re: How can I use my deactivated phone?

    Once the phone is activated, there shouldn't be an activation screen.

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    Default Re: How can I use my deactivated phone?

    So when I activate my new phone, my old phone will still be accessible so I can access my games and such? I just figured after my new phone gets activated, my old one will automatically deactivate so I can't access any files or games.
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    Default Re: How can I use my deactivated phone?

    I'm talking about an activation screen on my old phone AFTER my new one is activated. Hypothetically, if I activate my new one, will I still be able to play games and look at pictures on my old phone...Or will it automatically deactivate so all I see is the activation screen on the old phone?

    Sorry if I'm not making sense or not understanding your answer. I just want to activate my new phone but still be able to access my games on my old phone.
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    Default Re: How can I use my deactivated phone?

    After the new phone is active the old will still come on with out activation prompts. You will be able to use it over wifi. My son uses my old EVO like an ipod touch. He can do anything online as long as there is wifi.

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    Default Re: How can I use my deactivated phone?

    Yes, after activating the new phone, the old one would essentially work like an android ipod. Everything would work over wifi

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    Default Re: How can I use my deactivated phone?

    Can apps and games still be used, or only the internet via Wi-Fi?

    Thank you for the help!
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    Default Re: How can I use my deactivated phone?

    Yes all apps and games can be used

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    Default Re: How can I use my deactivated phone?

    Thank you. Your help is very appreciated.
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    Default Re: How can I use my deactivated phone?

    Quote Originally Posted by SomethingOriginal View Post
    Can apps and games still be used, or only the internet via Wi-Fi?

    Thank you for the help!
    The only issue would be apps that need to download info from an online server, or which check a licensing server. Those would only work when connected via WiFi.

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