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How do I use my deactivated Droid 2 as a media player?
leftynomore
Member

I know it's possible, because I used it for a while after I got my iphone and then my son used it with his number temporarily  when he broke his phone, I've restored it to factory settings but can't get past the activation screen. Can't I use the device with wifi without activating it? Or is this expensive device good for nothing since no one wants to use it as a phone. I'd like to use it as an alarm clock/media player but how do I do that? I called Verizon support and she told me it isn't possible but I'm not willing to give up that easily. Help please! Save this device from the landfill! TIA, L.

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Re: How do I use my deactivated Droid 2 as a media player?
tikibar1
Sr. Leader
Sr. Leader

See if this works to bypass the activation screen:

On the Welcome screen with the 'touch the Android to begin' icon, tap each of the four corners of the screen, starting with the top left, i.e.:

- Tap the top left corner of the screen, then

- Tap the top right corner of the screen, then

- Tap the bottom right corner of the screen (just above the grey bar), then

- Tap the bottom left corner of the screen (just above the grey bar)

Wait a few seconds and you should see the home screen

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Re: How do I use my deactivated Droid 2 as a media player?
leftynomore
Member

Sure wish I was more patient. What I ended up doing was temporarily reactivating the phone since I knew it worked after I initially stopped using it. I downloaded the apps I wanted then I turned it off and reactivated my iphone. All appears to be well but I will file your instructions away for possible future reference. Thanks a bunch!

Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2013 15:48:20 -0700

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See if this works to bypass the activation screen: On the Welcome screen with the 'touch the Android to begin' icon, tap each of the four corners of the screen, starting with the top left, i.e.:- Tap the top left corner of the screen, then- Tap the top right corner of the screen, then- Tap the bottom right corner of the screen (just above the grey bar), then- Tap the bottom left corner of the screen (just above the grey bar) Wait a few seconds and you should see the home screen

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Re: How do I use my deactivated Droid 2 as a media player?
Jax_Omen
Sr. Member

That works too, of course!

btw I can confirm his instructions work for just about any of VzW's 3g Motorola android phones.

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Re: How do I use my deactivated Droid 2 as a media player?
tikibar1
Sr. Leader
Sr. Leader

Jax_Omen wrote:

That works too, of course!    yep!

btw I can confirm his instructions work for just about any of VzW's 3g Motorola android phones.   It's supposed to work on all Android phones, but I'm sure there's that squirrelly one or two that will refuse to cooperate.  I know it works on the Droid Bionic.

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