1. synapticflow's Avatar
    Hello everyone. I like to use old android phones as media players. In this case I have a Sony Xperia E1 that I bought used for super cheap. I play music files on it and use the FM radio.

    When I start it up, it always asks for a SIM network unlock pin. I click "dismiss" and then it asks me to select
    "language" Can someone tell me how I could possibly deactivate this and just go straight to using the phone?

    Thanks for your time. (PS: I can read replies but can't seem to reply to anyone on here) I will PM whomever replies, if you don't mind.)
    05-25-2020 05:36 PM
  2. ManiacJoe's Avatar
    It may not matter, but which version of android is it running?
    05-25-2020 07:28 PM
  3. mustang7757's Avatar
    You have a old sim card not working to leave in it ?

    You using chrome , that you having issues with responding?
    05-25-2020 09:27 PM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Does it matter if you turn on Airplane Mode?
    05-26-2020 01:31 AM
  5. ManiacJoe's Avatar
    From a private message:

    ... My old Xperia phone is Android 4.3
    05-26-2020 06:23 AM
  6. me just saying's Avatar
    if the phone still has the sims card in it, take it out.
    05-26-2020 06:32 AM
  7. synapticflow's Avatar
    Taking the sim card out worked. Now the phone is asking me to select language after every start up. Sigh...
    06-04-2020 12:46 AM
  8. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Are you powering down the phone completely and then powering up again? If so, what if you just put the screen to sleep instead of shutting down the phone completely?

    Also, did you ever try Airplane Mode?
    06-04-2020 01:08 AM
  9. synapticflow's Avatar
    Yes I am powering down completely and powering up again. And yes I am in airplane mode. I didn't want to put the screen to sleep because of the very old battery. But I may just start looking for batteries.
    06-04-2020 10:59 AM

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