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  1. MrPsychlo's Avatar
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    Just did the Frankenpre2 procedure with my broken-up Sprint Pre- tonight. The people at WebOS Internals are engineering Gods by the way. I had a question about the remnants of my Pre- and the Verizon Pre2 back bezel. I re-assembled the Verizon bezel to my Pre- so I wouldn't lose the pieces. I noticed in the webOS 2 instructions an option to doctor with a wifi only option. Can I doctor my Pre- now using this option and use it as a wifi only enabled device?
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    Yes you can. Get the appropriate doctor and use the it in conjunction with the bypass activation tool by Palm, or use the metadoctor (which is recommended).


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    I used the metadoctor on my Pre- with the Verizon comm board. Used the meta-sprint-pre-1.4.5.1 script with the --wifi option. The phone boots fine and runs okay on my wifi but I'd like to connect to my profile and get my apps, etc. back. So, when I try to run the First Use icon I get the cloud background and eventually the Phone Error page:
    "Your phone is experiencing an error that cannot be resolved. Visit palm.com/support/ for help."

    I feel I'm missing something basic here like I need a script that is 1.4.5 for sprint and not the 1.4.5.1 version. Is there a way to use the 1.4.5 doctor for the sprint pre- and disable the phone portion (wifi only)?
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    wait... can we upgrade to 2.1? also with this?
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    yes if you use the meta-sprint-pre-2.1.0 script. Not sure how well this works, though. I've seen some threads saying it's not too reliable but I suppose as always, ymmv.

    I do not need 2.1.0 on my Pre- as my new Frankenpre2 is running 2.1.0. I just wanted to use my old Pre- as a PDA running 1.4.5 with Classic to run my old apps. I know you can get classic running on 2.1.0 but I wasn't ready to do that yet and I'd really like to break free from the past. (I've used a PalmVx since 1999).
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    true I got 2.1 on my pre 2 to. and have my pixi had a pda of sorts.
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    @PsYcho so I just did my Frankenpre with an unlocked pre2 ans swapped the comm board from my Sprint Pre-. I then put the unlocked gsm comm board in my pre- and without doctoring it ran up to this morning with WiFi and all old apps. Now I am getting the same error you have on your meta-doctored device. My guess is that the phone detects it now has a different comm board in it and throws the errors we are seeing. I think if I use the unlocked WR script and meta doctored it I should then be able to use it as a WiFi only pda like you talk about. For your phone you will probably have to meta doctor it with a Verizon 1.4.5 script since it one has a Verizon comm board and thinks it is a Verizon device? Can any one confirm this is the issue we are seeing?
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    @jmccrary I have been out of town for the last week so have not been able to try this yet. Have you had a chance to try a Verizon 1.4.5 meta doctor script yet? Will a Verizon script work on a Sprint Pre- ? Is there a meta-doctor script for this configuration? (Sprint pre- with a verizon comm board from a verizon pre2) I don't see one in the latest meta-doctor.git
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    looking into this more, but have not had a chance to do anything yet. Looks like from researching I need to meta doctor with the bypass activation that still allows login to palm profile to restore apps. Thinking about just redoctor with meta doctor and upgrade pre- which now has unlocked gsm board to webos 2.1. Still researching and won't have time to do anything with this for a while. Big project at work.
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    reviving this thread because I'm trying to turn my remnants into a usable VZ phone for a friend who can't upgrade for awhile...
    here is what I've done so far:
    1. put VZ Pre2 comm board into my old Sprint Pre -
    2. doctored device with Sprint 1.4.5 (one that I downloaded on 3/31/11, so may not be the 1.45.1)
    3. Upon booting, for the first time, takes me to activation set-up... of course, activation fails because the VZ Pre2 was never activated and there is no number associated with the comm board.

    I'm wondering, if my friend and I call into VZ, do we just ask them to activate the VZ anti-FrankenPre using the Verizon Hex ID (which is currently under the battery on my Sprint FrankenPre2)??

    do I need to DR with the VZ 1.4.5.1?? will it even let me? I ran the Sprint DR because it's on Sprint hardware, like when I ran the VZ DR on my FrankenPre2, which is VZ hardware...

    has anyone done this??
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    Quote Originally Posted by booyapre View Post
    has anyone done this??
    Not yet, but I wondering the same thing. I don't absolutely need it to work on Verizon though, so I will probably end up doing a wifi-only install of the OS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by booyapre View Post
    reviving this thread because I'm trying to turn my remnants into a usable VZ phone for a friend who can't upgrade for awhile...
    here is what I've done so far:
    1. put VZ Pre2 comm board into my old Sprint Pre -
    2. doctored device with Sprint 1.4.5 (one that I downloaded on 3/31/11, so may not be the 1.45.1)
    3. Upon booting, for the first time, takes me to activation set-up... of course, activation fails because the VZ Pre2 was never activated and there is no number associated with the comm board.

    I'm wondering, if my friend and I call into VZ, do we just ask them to activate the VZ anti-FrankenPre using the Verizon Hex ID (which is currently under the battery on my Sprint FrankenPre2)??

    do I need to DR with the VZ 1.4.5.1?? will it even let me? I ran the Sprint DR because it's on Sprint hardware, like when I ran the VZ DR on my FrankenPre2, which is VZ hardware...

    has anyone done this??
    Did that with the left over pre- sprint and unlocked gsm comm board from the pre2 and all I needed to do is to load the sprint 1.4.5 doctor(and this is what I wanted since I have 2.2.4 on the pre2) and then just borrow a sim from a friend in order to activate the phone. I'm sure if I played with the Meta Doctor that wouldn't be necessary and most like just skip first use key.
    Anyway happy camper with pre- GSM unlocked and pre2 sprint

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