Android for verizion driod x with out contract

isnpewthacmera

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Hello,
I recently downgraded from my data plan to a regular plan and have a "dumb" phone now. I still have my droid X that got factory wiped. Im not looking to jail break or use my droid as a phone just on wifi and as a stand alone smart pda. when the factory default wipe got done it wants me to activate the phone. I was wondering if I can put a stock version of the android system ( 2.2 ) on it ( or something higher maybe if i want to push the specs ) can I do this legally with out a data contract as long as i dont expect to use it as a phone and if so where can I get the software ( I've looked pretty hard and can not find it ) ( also I have done several wipes and stuff on the phone and and other phone os so if I can be directed to the file I am good ) thanks
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cyberdalek

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You can still use it without activating it. You just need to bypass the activate screen. All you have to do is press the 4 corners of the screen in a clock wise direction starting with the top left.

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Liquidretro

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Are you sure the phone has 2.2 on it? It has been about 16-18 months since the phone officially got Gingerbread (2.3). I would strongly recommend following an upgrade procedure to 2.3 but not to .621 because the the methods to root is more difficult. Since you are just going to use this as a Wifi device, Rooting is really easy, gives you lots of features and pretty much painless. To upgrade you you can probably take the SBF route, it sounds hard at first but is not. There are some great videos on youtube that guide you through it. 2.3 runs great on this phone and improves a lot of things.
 

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I just got one of these for my daughter and it seems just fine. I didn't even have to do the four corners thing! pretty cool. And after system updates it's full in GB too, 2.3.x. only thing I noticed is that there are like 12 apps in Google play available for it, which is really odd. I suppose I'd need to "register" it in Play but don't know how to do that. Sideloading the same apps from Amazon has gone on without a hitch, but I face repurchasing the paid ones all over again, sigh :-S. Any ideas?