Originally Posted by clemgrad85
All devices with lithium batteries come with a charge of about 70-80%, because that is the area where the battery suffers the fewest from ageing. So a setup directly out of the box is no problem, that's what I did, too. But you can also charge it with the USB-cable and do the setup while charging.
By the way, does the Pre3 normally come with a good charge or does it need to be charged first?
Yes, at least if you don't want to do funny things with impostah.
I'll be switching to AT&T service from Sprint, so do I need to activate the phone service first before proceeding?
No.. this is somehow connected to the phone activation and restricting your profile to app cat access for a particular region on GSM phones. The profile activation is always done over cellular network, so you need some data plan. Or you have to do funny stuff with impostah and developer activation.
I have wi-fi in my home, so could signing into My Profile be done via my wi-fi network?
wi-fi needs to be manually set up after activation. When the profile is activated on the phone it will gather data from the backup server, which includes all profiles and information of what apps where installed, memos and messaging (only webOs 2.1) and so on... then it restarts (only luna I think) and the usual webOs interface is visible. Here you can (and should) activate wi-fi and insert the password for it. The phone will now be busy for some time downloading and installing all the apps, so wi-f is a very good idea.
If so, since my wi-fi network requires a password, I assume it will ask for it?
If you had a device with webOs 1.4.5 installed until now, you should be aware of the fact that you can't go back. Your profile will be converted into a 2.x profile which is a one time process and it won't work on a 1.4.5. phone anymore. At least that is what we were told when the first 2.x phone (pre2) came out. There is heavy conversion taking place in the background, that is sure.
Is there anything tricky with this process I should be aware of?
The palm profile remembers your account information.
On my Google contacts and calendar, I forget if there is something I need to do to start that process or does the Palm Profile process start that?
Yes. You can use impostah to prevent it from being deleted. Have a look in the webos internals wiki for that. Appcatalog and OTA updates will be disabled for the pre- then, but that should not matter much, I guess...
Is there a way to keep the Pre- usable on wifi, but still take it off the profile?
Have fun with your new phones.