i'm hoping since a week went by w/o an update, you resolved your issue.
Originally Posted by bassman97
yes, if you used the 'bypass' methods in your meta dr, you would not have a chance to log in.
and it sounds like doing it that way, vs. using ##devmode, you didn't even get the Dr. Skipped FirstUse profile, which is what should have been in there if you had data connectivity.
of course, there will be no communication to palm profile servers without a data connection. and if you bypassed activation, i think you'd need a wifi connection to log in from the backup app. and then i'm still not sure if that would work, because i think the phone has to complete it's "phone activated" step before allowing a profile logon.