Using deactivated, reset phone
I recently deactivated my old but still functional Verizon Incredible to move to a newer model phone. Even after deactivating it I discovered I could still use wifi, play games, etc. I was planning on giving the phone to my kid for these purposes but there was stuff on the phone I didn't want him to have access to so I did a hard reset. Now the phone won't let me go to the desktop unless I complete the activation sequence. I obviously don't want to do that because I assume it will deactivate my new phone!
Is there anything I can do to force the phone to skip the activation sequence and go directly to the desktop?
05-24-2012 10:37 AM
Go through the activation sequence. It will fail. Then do it again. After a few tries, the app will crash and let you through.
I am also interested in this. I have the original DInc and want to upgrade. I want to give this to my wife. If I deactivate this phone can my wife still have wifi capability and Google Voice in a free Wifi area
Sorry for being a bit of a weenie about this, but I have to admit that I'm a bit nervous to proceed with the activation sequence... Won't going through with the activation process end up transfering service from my current new phone back to the old one? I just want to make sure I understand why the activation will fail before I try it.
(I probably should have foregone the hard reset... things were working fine before I did it!)
If you already moved your number to a new phone, then doing activation on the old Inc will fail. I've done this many times when unrooting and resetting my old Inc.
Originally Posted by jfhallst
it worked just as you said. Thanks!