1. Android Central Question's Avatar
    Ok so I recently got a note 8 and my old s6 still worked. My friend had asked if he could use it so i said yes. So I reset the s6 so he could have a brand new phone but now I need to activate it again but I am not with the carrier anymore so I can't. Is there anything I can do so I use the phone again with out the carrier and just use Wi-Fi for it only?
    01-27-2018 08:44 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Which carrier did you get the S6 from originally? Most major carriers sell these phones unlocked, so assuming you've paid it off and there's nothing outstanding on your account, you ought to be able to plug in a SIM from a different carrier. CDMA carriers like Verizon and Sprint can be a bit more of a pain, though.

    If you're primarily asking how to bypass the carrier activation page (which makes me think you have a Verizon phone), let us know which carrier it's from.
    01-27-2018 10:27 PM
  3. Sylvester Perez's Avatar
    The s6 is in Verizon's name and the note 8 is now recently in sprints name
    01-27-2018 11:30 PM
  4. Sylvester Perez's Avatar
    I am trying to use the s6 with Wi-Fi and not the cell service because I don't have it on that phone anymore
    01-27-2018 11:31 PM
  5. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Just to be clear -- are you stuck on the Verizon activation screen, or the Samsung account activation screen?
    01-28-2018 01:39 AM
  6. Sylvester Perez's Avatar
    I am not really sure it just says phone activation
    01-28-2018 01:57 AM
  7. Sylvester Perez's Avatar
    I am pretty sure it is the Samsung activation screen
    01-28-2018 01:58 AM
  8. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Try to show us a screenshot: http://forums.androidcentral.com/gen...d-central.html. You might have to take a picture of the screen using another device and post it that way.

    Is it Samsung's Reactivation Lock? What exactly does it say on the screen?
    01-28-2018 02:16 AM
  9. Sylvester Perez's Avatar
    Ok now that i think about it, it doesn't look like the Samsung activation screen
    01-28-2018 07:31 AM
  10. belodion's Avatar
    Was this your post?
    https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink?sha...6&share_type=t
    01-28-2018 07:48 AM
  11. Dano1200r's Avatar
    The last LG I bypassed by pressing up volume, down Volume and Back while powering up. This makes it like a little android tablet. Is that what you want?
    Sylvester Perez likes this.
    01-28-2018 08:27 AM
  12. Sylvester Perez's Avatar
    Yes exactly I'm trying to turn it into almost like a tablet so I'll try it THANK YOU
    01-28-2018 01:21 PM
  13. belodion's Avatar
    And was it your post?
    01-28-2018 03:06 PM
  14. Sylvester Perez's Avatar
    No it wasn't but I fixed my phone now thanks so much
    Dano1200r, belodion and B. Diddy like this.
    01-28-2018 04:04 PM
  15. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Great! Did @Dano1200r's suggestion help?
    Sylvester Perez likes this.
    01-29-2018 01:06 AM

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