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  1.    #1  
    Is there anyway to bypass the activation screen on the pre 2?

    I have an unlocked Pre2 bought and activated in the UK and need to bypass the initial setup so i can enable wifi and retreive my apps/settings etc. Is this possible?
  2. #2  
    You can use MetaDoctor, but you won't be able to get any apps (even Palm betas) without a profile. There are some other patches and such to enable profile creation after bypassing activation, but they do not seem to work on the Pre 2 with OS 2.0.X. I assume that the patches and such will be updated after the Pre 2 has seen wider distribution.
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    Disregard both posts above (just wanted to say that)

    My patch is now 2.0.1 compatible: Enable Profile Creation on an Activation Bypassed Device (2.0.1-compatible)
    Last edited by Arthur Thornton; 12/18/2010 at 11:46 AM.
    Arthur Thornton

    Former webOS DevRel Engineer at Palm, HP, and LG
    Former webOS app developer (built Voice Memos, Sparrow, and several homebrew apps and patches)
    Former blogger for webOS Nation and webOS Roundup
  4. #4  
    Quote Originally Posted by arthurthornton View Post
    Disregard both posts above (just wanted to say that)

    My patch is now 2.0.1 compatible: http://forums.precentral.net/showthr...16#post2800116
    w00t! I'm going to give this a go this afternoon before I leave! Thanks Arthur!
  5.    #5  
    I already have a palm profile, is it possible to bypass the 'sign-in' part when the phone is switched on and then retreive the profile through wifi?
  6. #6  
    Quote Originally Posted by beardedwonder View Post
    I already have a palm profile, is it possible to bypass the 'sign-in' part when the phone is switched on and then retreive the profile through wifi?
    Yep! It will allow you log into an existing profile in addition to creating one.

    You can read my experience with his patch here:
    http://forums.precentral.net/2800267-post36.html
  7.    #7  
    Thanks very much for your help. Someone was kind enough to let me borrow their SIM and i managed to get it back up and running. Luckily i still have access to the UK app store but for some reason can't access it through wifi?!
  8. #8  
    I'm not sure what to tell you there... I don't have that issue...
  9. #9  
    Quote Originally Posted by GuyFromNam View Post
    So you're basically saying disregard Meta-Doctor?

    Does it support all locales? Otherwise it will drive users with other language settings crazy like Jack's patch did.

    (and name your link for increased clickabilitiness)
    Yes. Why should somebody doctor their phone (and use meta doctor, which requires Linux/Mac/cygwin, which most people here aren't comfortable using) when they can just use the Palm Activation Bypass tool (when hacked up a bit, but easy enough to do) and then apply a patch?

    And yes, it supports all locales. All my patch does is modify the standard first use app (now called Gesture Tutorials, able to be opened from Just Type or the launcher) and they go through the entire activation and profile creation/login process.

    And I will.
    Arthur Thornton

    Former webOS DevRel Engineer at Palm, HP, and LG
    Former webOS app developer (built Voice Memos, Sparrow, and several homebrew apps and patches)
    Former blogger for webOS Nation and webOS Roundup
  10. #10  
    Quote Originally Posted by arthurthornton View Post
    Disregard both posts above (just wanted to say that)

    My patch is now 2.0.1 compatible: Enable Profile Creation on an Activation Bypassed Device (2.0.1-compatible)
    I tried typing ##DEVMODE# (##3386633#) in the dial pad but as soon as I type the final # it flashes back to the Palm Profile screen. What am I doing wrong? Oh and my situation is that I just bought a Pre 2 (now that I know the 3 isn't coming) and I want to still be able to use my original Pre as a wifi only device.
  11. #11  
    I am on t mobile, during first use, you tap on the "make emergency call" button, erase the 911, and enter ##338633# (CDMA) or #*338633# (GSM). I did #*338633# on emergency call, I was able to bypass the activation process, and now my phone works great. It worked for me, if it didn't work for you, something must be wrong with the phone. The good thing about pre 2 is you don't have to go thru devicetool, doctor, etc...
    Hope this help every one!
  12. #12  
    Ok so here goes, I updated my Veer to 2.2.3


    C:\Users\Owner\Desktop\PALM\veer 2.2.3\veer bat files>veer22xupdater.bat install

    Veer 2.2.3/2.2.4 update by Herrie, thanks to all who helped in getting this done
    .
    Special thanks goes out to NB for the support and the providers of the backups
    (you know who you are ) WebOS-Internals Main Page - WebOS Internals and
    Pre-Central http://forums.precentral.net for all their support and tools.
    THIS NEEDS TO BE RUN IN USB-CHARGING MODE AND WILL WIPE
    EVERYTHING EXCEPT THE NVRAM PARTITION FROM YOUR DEVICE AND
    TRY TO INSTALL 2.2.3/2.2.4 ON IT. IT MAY OR MAY NOT WORK.
    IF IT DOESN'T WORK YOU'RE INVITED TO USE THE uninstall OR
    uninstall-from-recovery PARAMETERS AND THEN RESTORE USING
    WEBOS DOCTOR.
    Rebooting your phone into recovery mode ...

    novacomd socket was closed prematurely
    novacom: unexpected EOF from server
    Waiting for the phone to come back (20 seconds)
    Done!
    "Transfer nova installer to device and reboot your device with it ..."
    Waiting for the phone to come back (20 seconds)
    The fun begins. DESTROYING ALL YOUR VEER PARTITIONS.
    Reading all physical volumes. This may take a while...
    Found volume group "store" using metadata type lvm2
    8 logical volume(s) in volume group "store" now active
    Logical volume "filecache" successfully removed
    Logical volume "media" successfully removed
    Logical volume "root" successfully removed
    Logical volume "update" successfully removed
    Logical volume "log" successfully removed
    Logical volume "mojodb" successfully removed
    Logical volume "swap" successfully removed
    Logical volume "var" successfully removed
    Now everything is gone. Not even the webOS Doctor will save your Veer
    Waiting for 10 seconds before continuing
    Continuing
    Rebuilding the Veer partitions
    Creating root partition
    Logical volume "root" created
    Creating var partition
    Logical volume "var" created
    Creating update partition
    Logical volume "update" created
    Creating log partition
    Logical volume "log" created
    Creating mojodb partition
    Logical volume "mojodb" created
    Creating filecche partition
    Logical volume "filecache" created
    Creating swap partition
    Logical volume "swap" created
    Setting up swapspace version 1, size = 516092 KiB
    no label, UUID=e8033f3a-165b-4be5-a796-50ca60436ad2
    Creating media partition
    Logical volume "media" created
    mkdosfs 2.11 (12 Mar 2005)
    Partitions recreated. You now even may run the WebOS Doctor. Did I scare you?
    Waiting for 10 seconds before continuing
    Continuing
    Mounting partitions in place
    Reading all physical volumes. This may take a while...
    Found volume group "store" using metadata type lvm2
    8 logical volume(s) in volume group "store" now active
    Waiting for 5 seconds before continuing
    Continuing
    Filesystems mounted. Installing now... please hold on...
    Restoring root, might take 5-10 minutes
    Wed Dec 7 22:15:00 UTC 2011
    Restore the var
    Restore the update
    Restore the media
    bin/tar: .: implausibly old time stamp 1970-01-01 00:00:00
    Restore the filecache
    278528+0 records in
    278528+0 records out
    142606336 bytes (136.0MB) copied, 48.658475 seconds, 2.8MB/s
    Restore the mojodb
    294912+0 records in
    294912+0 records out
    150994944 bytes (144.0MB) copied, 50.214698 seconds, 2.9MB/s
    Restore the boot
    Rebooting your phone ...
    bad or error response from other side: ''
    Waiting for the phone to come back (20 seconds)
    Done!
    PREPARES FIRMWARE UPDATE FILES, BUT DOES NOT UPDATE THEM!
    YOU NEED TO MANUALLY RUN THE SCRIPTS IN /TMP/MEDIA USING NOVATERM
    TO RUN THE FIRMWARE UPDATES.
    Preparing modem update script
    Preparing touchpanel update script
    (00044/246255970) hidd (stop) running, process 1836
    (00044/246749134) hidd (stop) pre-stop, (main) process 1836
    (00044/246979928) hidd (stop) stopping, process 1836
    (00044/248220488) hidd (stop) killed, process 1836
    (00044/276307566) hidd (stop) post-stop
    (00044/276491485) hidd (stop) waiting
    Now starting Novaterm for optional firmware updates.
    'novaterm' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
    operable program or batch file.
    Exiting
    Then I did the touchscreen fix...


    C:\Users\Owner\Desktop\PALM>"C:/Program Files/Palm, Inc/novacom.exe" -d dd06df77
    b8b1e8df56c371d37ee734c02b6ea26e -t open tty://
    root@webos-device:/# ←[Jcd/temp/media
    cd/temp/media
    /bin/sh: cd/temp/media: not found
    root@webos-device:/#
    root@webos-device:/# cd /tmp/media
    cd /tmp/media
    root@webos-device:/tmp/media#
    root@webos-device:/tmp/media# sh tpupdate.sh
    sh tpupdate.sh
    id: 0582, family/die: 70, major rev: 12
    installed version: 13
    programmed version: 10
    firmware needs update
    retrieving rom data...
    global idac table: 141 144 146 148 150 150 145 139 145 146 148 149 149 135
    local idac table: 11 12 13 14 14 16 18 13 14 14 14 15 15 20 9 10 11 11 11 11 12
    17 12 12 12 11 11 14 20 19 19 18 18 18 17 21 19 18 18 18 18 21 15 14 14 14 13 13
    12 17 14 14 14 14 14 17 25 25 25 24 24 24 22 12 22 22 22 22 21 9
    panel id: 20110423-2137-1500-0201-000000077744
    scratch: (empty)
    programming '/lib/firmware/cy8ctma300e'...
    restoring calibration data...
    calibrating panel for self-cap...
    restoring panel id...
    root@webos-device:/tmp/media#
    root@webos-device:/tmp/media# start hidd
    start hidd
    (00769/626547640) hidd (start) waiting
    (00769/627643506) hidd (start) starting
    (00769/628054476) hidd (start) pre-start
    (00769/629272737) hidd (start) spawned, process 3287
    (00769/633014762) hidd (start) post-start, (main) process 3287
    (00769/633499137) hidd (start) running, process 3287
    root@webos-device:/tmp/media#
    root@webos-device:/tmp/media#
    novacomd socket was closed prematurely
    novacom: unexpected EOF from server

    I had WiFi only, so I followed the Option 2 instructions, ended up with a Full Erase, reboot, and now it looks like I'm stuck on the Sign-In screen, and this is it. Stuck.

    Is there something I can do here? I didn't get to the part of the modem update, as I was following the instructions, in order. So is it bricked now? Or is there something I can do?

    When I plug it into the PC, it makes the usual connection sound.

    Or just put it into recovery, then run the old ATT Doctor? (and try it again)


    Guess I talked my way through it, currently doctoring, and sitting at 12% (currently, doesn't look like it's stalling.)

    So I'm thinking that I should have done the modem update prior to the Full Erase. If someone can confirm it, I'll just try it out again later this evening.
    Last edited by sledge007; 02/01/2012 at 12:24 PM.
  13. #13  
    you got further than me ....

    I am stuck with message "PREPARES FIRMWARE UPDATE FILES, BUT DOES NOT UPDATE THEM!
    YOU NEED TO MANUALLY RUN THE SCRIPTS IN /TMP/MEDIA USING NOVATERM
    TO RUN THE FIRMWARE UPDATES"

    and just HP logo on the Veer....

    Does the above msg mean I have to do something now ?
  14. #14  
    Just borrow someone's SIM... a LOT easier.. once you've gotten to the normal screen, pop the SIM out, set your WIFI, and finish the loading of the apps.
    Palm M105 > M130 > Zire 71 > Zire 72 >TX > Lifedrive > Pre > Pre2 >Touchpad > Pre3(8GB) > Pre3 (16GB)
    I see a pattern...
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  15. #15  
    Quote Originally Posted by imfallen_angel View Post
    Just borrow someone's SIM... a LOT easier.. once you've gotten to the normal screen, pop the SIM out, set your WIFI, and finish the loading of the apps.
    +1,000

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