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Old 09/28/2011, 05:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi,


while visiting the US, I purchased a Pre3 at HP's webOS store in Sunnyvale, but figured out that this is locked to AT&T. Since I'm returning to Europe soon, I'd like to use it outside AT&T.

I called AT&T for an unlock code, and they'd be willing to help, but failed to find the device in their system.

1) Any positive experience with digitalunlock.com? They offer to unlock the device for $49.

2) Is there a way to bypass the activation and at least access the device without using the phone part for now?
HP documents how to do this (https://developer.palm.com/content/r...ed_device.html) for webOS 2.0 and 3.0 devices, but the process ("Go to the phone app. On a GSM phone, press "#*DEVMODE#", followed by the call button.") does not really work, as I'm stuck in the activation screen and can't go to the phone app. How do I do this?


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Old 09/28/2011, 05:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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at the activation screen, tap the notification area as if making an emergency call. Backspace out the numbers and enter the bypass code.
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Old 09/28/2011, 06:08 PM   #3 (permalink)
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ah! so easy... thanks.
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Old 09/28/2011, 09:56 PM   #4 (permalink)
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How can you login to your palm profile over wifi (aka no cellular connection?)
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Old 09/28/2011, 10:00 PM   #5 (permalink)
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install preware and use it to get the app called impostah
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Old 09/29/2011, 01:10 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I installed it, logged into my palm profile, but my phone still does not show me actually being logged in. I am going to keep trying, but am I doing something wrong?
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Old 10/03/2011, 07:40 PM   #7 (permalink)
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at the activation screen, tap the notification area as if making an emergency call. Backspace out the numbers and enter the bypass code.
where would you get a hold of the bypass code?
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Old 10/03/2011, 07:41 PM   #8 (permalink)
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it's in the first post for GSM phones.
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Old 10/21/2011, 05:29 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Could you please post a linky to said "first post"?
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Old 03/08/2013, 06:55 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I just tried it. It worked like a charm. Thanks a million!
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Old 03/08/2013, 08:47 PM   #11 (permalink)
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There was a webOS store
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Old 03/08/2013, 09:03 PM   #12 (permalink)
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There was a webOS store
Yep, there were.

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