1. quake101's Avatar
    Does anyone know how to skip the phone activation screen?
    07-05-2012 01:14 PM
  2. Heath276's Avatar
    Try the four corners thing start in the screen that has u to touch here to start and touch all four corners of the screen starting top left.

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    07-05-2012 01:56 PM
  3. quake101's Avatar
    Try the four corners thing start in the screen that has u to touch here to start and touch all four corners of the screen starting top left.

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    Tried that, didn't work.
    07-05-2012 02:04 PM
  4. Heath276's Avatar
    Dang sorry

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    07-05-2012 02:06 PM
  5. Cory Streater's Avatar
    I did that on a different phone & I believe I hit the Emergency call button and then hit the home button at the dialer screen. Once you've done that, you should be able to configure WiFi, then put it in airplane mode, and then turn on WiFi again. Like I said, that was for a different phone though.

    Here's a thread on how it was done on the Charge: http://forums.androidcentral.com/ver...on-bypass.html
    07-05-2012 02:53 PM
  6. Wildo6882's Avatar
    Has anyone figured this out? I buy and sell phones regularly, thinking of using this one, but I have no sim card (coming from 4S) and want to be able to play with it a little before making my mind up. But I can't for the life of me get passed the activation screen. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    07-16-2012 10:20 AM
  7. dpham00's Avatar
    Has anyone figured this out? I buy and sell phones regularly, thinking of using this one, but I have no sim card (coming from 4S) and want to be able to play with it a little before making my mind up. But I can't for the life of me get passed the activation screen. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    Why not just get a micro sim, it is free in store, online, or over the phone. They also have demo phones in stores.
    07-16-2012 10:27 AM
  8. Wildo6882's Avatar
    Why not just get a micro sim, it is free in store, online, or over the phone. They also have demo phones in stores.
    They told me that they had to activate the phone because if they give me a SIM card it has to be tied to an account. I don't want to activate it yet, just want to play with it over my wi-fi at home and see if I like it enough to keep it. I've never had this issue with any Android phone. All of the others I've been able to bypass it.
    07-16-2012 10:58 AM
  9. Wildo6882's Avatar
    Ok, so I weaseled a SIM card away from Verizon, but I still can't get passed the activation screen. It tries to activate, but gets stuck because the SIM isn't tied to any account. Anyone have any idea yet?
    07-18-2012 10:06 AM
  10. komiller's Avatar
    How u solved your problem? Because I`m also bought new one but don`t want activate because I don`t have Verizon SIM.
    08-13-2012 02:39 PM
  11. Wildo6882's Avatar
    How u solved your problem? Because I`m also bought new one but don`t want activate because I don`t have Verizon SIM.
    Nope. Never figured it out. Traded my iPhone and started using the S3.
    08-13-2012 02:52 PM
  12. 3yoders's Avatar
    Nope. Never figured it out. Traded my iPhone and started using the S3.
    Would you mind sharing your initial thoughts/experience S3 vs. 4s??
    08-13-2012 06:31 PM
  13. Wildo6882's Avatar
    Would you mind sharing your initial thoughts/experience S3 vs. 4s??
    Sure. With the risk of getting lambasted in an Android forum, I'll give you my thoughts.

    Quite frankly, I miss my 4S. I love my Nexus 7. I loved my 4S. I like my S3. I don't LOVE it. Here's why:

    1) There are about a billion different options. Most of which have little everyday use, if any. Sure the motion settings are cool, but aside from a couple of them, they are just fluff. I would have preferred them spending more time on TouchWiz perfecting it than messing with novelty motion tricks. Which brings me to my next point...

    2) Glitches. Things like when you reboot your phone, your icons in your folders revert back to the order in which you put them in, regardless of how you've now rearranged them. Your haptic feedback settings not staying selected. You'll turn it on, and it magically shuts off. Weather sync settings do the same thing. Tasks refuse to show up in your calendar. Small issues, but still annoying when you see how much time was wasted on the motion settings.

    3) Screen redraws. A small complaint, but I don't like waiting for my screen to come back when I leave an app.

    There aren't TOO many issues, and there are probably some that I haven't listed here. But I do like it. I think a lot of my issues come from my OCD. There's just a little too much going on. It's kind of a hot mess at times. I think for my daily driver I prefer the simplicity and fluidity of an iPhone, and want Android for my toy. Hope that helps.

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    08-13-2012 09:14 PM
  14. dpham00's Avatar
    Find someone with a micro sim verizon phone, and borrow their activated sim. Other than that, start a line of service, activate phone, and cancel on same day. Total charge should be less than $5
    Ok, so I weaseled a SIM card away from Verizon, but I still can't get passed the activation screen. It tries to activate, but gets stuck because the SIM isn't tied to any account. Anyone have any idea yet?
    08-13-2012 10:00 PM
  15. JHBThree's Avatar
    Ok, so I weaseled a SIM card away from Verizon, but I still can't get passed the activation screen. It tries to activate, but gets stuck because the SIM isn't tied to any account. Anyone have any idea yet?
    You have to go to Verizon's website, log into your account, and choose 'activate a device' (or something like that. When you do, it will ask for the sim information, which you then have to put in. After that, it will activate through the phone.

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    08-14-2012 12:00 AM
  16. dpham00's Avatar
    Not needed if you have an active micro sim, simply do a straight swap.


    You have to go to Verizon's website, log into your account, and choose 'activate a device' (or something like that. When you do, it will ask for the sim information, which you then have to put in. After that, it will activate through the phone.

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    08-14-2012 12:22 AM
  17. JHBThree's Avatar
    Not needed if you have an active micro sim, simply do a straight swap.
    He doesn't have an active micro sim.

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    08-14-2012 12:43 AM
  18. davidnc's Avatar
    I thought to skip activation on the S3 was :
    Bottom left corner
    Bottom right corner
    Bottom left corner
    Bottom right corner
    Volume up
    08-15-2012 11:29 AM
  19. Pillsburydoeboi's Avatar
    I thought to skip activation on the S3 was :
    Bottom left corner
    Bottom right corner
    Bottom left corner
    Bottom right corner
    Volume up
    Thank you very much! I almost gave up lol.
    09-24-2012 02:16 PM
  20. Xiridion's Avatar
    I thought to skip activation on the S3 was :
    Bottom left corner
    Bottom right corner
    Bottom left corner
    Bottom right corner
    Volume up
    Yes! Thank you! Also works with the Galaxy S 4
    07-01-2013 11:56 AM
  21. mango091's Avatar
    Wait it did?
    Which model of the S4 did you do it on?
    Was it Verizon? If so, did you pay $0.01 for it?
    Thanks!
    01-26-2014 06:33 PM
  22. JustPILLin McLean's Avatar
    hey man so Idk if you ever found an answer but was cruising and saw this. Try this. When you get at the screen asking for the sims card and whatnot go back to emergency contact and type this in *star #pound then dial 83786633 should let you right in... good luck.
    01-19-2017 12:14 PM
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