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    Hello again! I want to get an unlocked Palm Pixi Plus from Amazon, however I don't have a data plan. I'm originally from Tmobile.
    I saw many different ways to activate the Pixi if you don't have a data plan, but I wasn't sure which one was the most accurate and the best way to do it.
    (Since I don't have a data plan...) Do you recommend "bypassing" the Pixi or putting in a sim card that HAS DATA, activate the phone with that sim, and once you finish activating the phone, you put in your original sim card (the one with no data plan) and it's all ready to go?

    Which way of activating the Pixi would be best if you still want to use all its features (text/call/wifi) ?
    Thanks so much!
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    You can anyone method which is comfortable for you. Both give access to all the features. but with one difference
    if u use the bypassing method u will have "dr.dkipped first use" as ur account name instead of ur real name u use for the profile. But thats just the name nothing else it will not affect in anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by prashanth007 View Post
    You can anyone method which is comfortable for you. Both give access to all the features. but with one difference
    if u use the bypassing method u will have "dr.dkipped first use" as ur account name instead of ur real name u use for the profile. But thats just the name nothing else it will not affect in anyway.
    Do you have this phone? If so, which method did you use? Which is the easiest process?
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    Quote Originally Posted by chellestyles View Post
    Do you have this phone? If so, which method did you use? Which is the easiest process?
    I got my wife a vzw pixi+ and set it up for her w/o data plan. Assuming you have a PC, you need to install WOSQI to access the 'novaterm' and you also need to have java installed on your pc.

    You need to do the followings:

    1. Turn on DEVMODE:

    Since pixi+ is at 1.4.5..., you need to down load the devicetool.jsjsjs $from$ $webos$-$internals$:

    https://developer.palm.com/content/r...ed_device.html

    a, Switch your pixi + to 'recovery mode' ( remove battery ; press & hold 'volume-up-key' and connect usb to pixi+).
    b, on your PC: run 'java -jar devicetool.jsjsjs' $to$ $switch$ $to$ '$DEVMODE$&$quot$;.

    2. Once pixi+ is in 'devmode', you can follow the following instruction to turn wifi on to activiate your pixi+ thru wifi:

    HELP Getting Started on New Pre3

    Good Luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by qlearner View Post
    I got my wife a vzw pixi+ and set it up for her w/o data plan. Assuming you have a PC, you need to install WOSQI to access the 'novaterm' and you also need to have java installed on your pc.

    You need to do the followings:

    1. Turn on DEVMODE:

    Since pixi+ is at 1.4.5..., you need to down load the devicetool.jsjsjs $from$ $webos$-$internals$:

    https://developer.palm.com/content/r...ed_device.html

    a, Switch your pixi + to 'recovery mode' ( remove battery ; press & hold 'volume-up-key' and connect usb to pixi+).
    b, on your PC: run 'java -jar devicetool.jsjsjs' $to$ $switch$ $to$ '$DEVMODE$&$quot$;.

    2. Once pixi+ is in 'devmode', you can follow the following instruction to turn wifi on to activiate your pixi+ thru wifi:

    HELP Getting Started on New Pre3

    Good Luck.
    Was your wife still able to connect to wifi when you did all this stuff? Are there any cons to activating the phone this way?
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    Quote Originally Posted by chellestyles View Post
    Was your wife still able to connect to wifi when you did all this stuff? Are there any cons to activating the phone this way?
    Once I turned-on 'devmode' on her Pixi+ and setup wifi, she got internet access on her pixi+. I used the wifi to connect to internet to access/setup palm profile. You want to make sure you turn-off your data.

    There is no cons for do it that way. I did that for my pre2 vzw ( thru pageplus), pre3 vzw and pre3 att. I don't have data plan on any of those devices and I only used wifi when needed.
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    I don't think you'll have a Palm Profile doing this. It'll show up as "Dr. Skipped First Use", and I assume you won't be able to get apps. After bypassing activation, just remove the flag at "/var/luna/preferences/ran-first-use" with Internalz Pro or a device shell and reboot to get the proper setup sequence.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GMMan View Post
    I don't think you'll have a Palm Profile doing this. It'll show up as "Dr. Skipped First Use", and I assume you won't be able to get apps. After bypassing activation, just remove the flag at "/var/luna/preferences/ran-first-use" with Internalz Pro or a device shell and reboot to get the proper setup sequence.
    As stated in the link, I did all the following ( once WIFI was setup ) to sign-into my palm profile:

    3, Install 'impostah' using WOSQI
    4, Delete the 'Account' info using 'impostah' ( this will remove 'Dr.Skip First Use')-
    5. Use WOSQI to start a novacomm to access the pre3 directly.
    6, Within the new terminal, type in the following:
    a, cd /var/luna/preferences ( change directory to /...... )
    b, rm ran-first-use ( remove file ran..... )
    c, pkill LunaSysMgr. ( kill the Luna to restart/re-initiate your activation. )
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    Running the First Use app actually removes the webOS Profile from Accounts automatically, so Impostah is unnecessary.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GMMan View Post
    Running the First Use app actually removes the webOS Profile from Accounts automatically, so Impostah is unnecessary.
    Yes - you are correct with the 'First use app'. The process was for 2.x.x and above.

    Thanks for pointing that out and have a good day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chellestyles View Post
    Do you have this phone? If so, which method did you use? Which is the easiest process?
    i have used both the method and there is no difference dude but my suggestion for u would be to use a sim with data plan because as ur new here once u activate for the first time and read some posts over here. you will learn the tricks and you will find everything easy.

    One more thing is dont use impostah as u dont know the exact use of it and it works mostly for webos 2.x not for pixi plus.

    Another clarification is without the palm profile u can make use of all the features of the phone. only thing u need palm profile is for access to the app catalog.

    thank you
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    Quote Originally Posted by GMMan View Post
    I don't think you'll have a Palm Profile doing this. It'll show up as "Dr. Skipped First Use", and I assume you won't be able to get apps. After bypassing activation, just remove the flag at "/var/luna/preferences/ran-first-use" with Internalz Pro or a device shell and reboot to get the proper setup sequence.
    No actually u will have a working profile this way and the only thing is it will be displayes as dr.skipped first use thats all. u will have access to app catalog and can even make a backup
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    T-Mobile pay as you go plan also has a data plan where you pay by the day. It was $2/day for 2g and $3/day for 3g last time I checked. You can go to T-Mobile web site log-in, activate data plan, create your Palm Profile on your WebOS phone, then deactivate the data plan on T-Mobile web site.
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    Quote Originally Posted by prashanth007 View Post
    You can anyone method which is comfortable for you. Both give access to all the features. but with one difference
    if u use the bypassing method u will have "dr.dkipped first use" as ur account name instead of ur real name u use for the profile. But thats just the name nothing else it will not affect in anyway.
    Now what

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    I need devicetool.jar any one hav pleaz provide me A WORKING LINK.. all links are dead..
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