05/31/2012, 03:46 PM
I just recently bought a used Verizon Palm Pre 2 off of Ebay, and I wanted to use it as a secondary device (with no active SIM card). But, it seems that I cannot use the phone without making a Palm Profile, which I need an active cellular plan to do. I did some searching, and it seems like there is a way to temporarily bypass activation (wand then register later over Wi-Fi), but I have yet to see a complete guide on how to do this. Can anyone offer a guide on this, put in simple terms? I should note that I do have access to a Verizon SIM card in my iPhone 4S, if I absolutely need to connect to Verizon.
EDIT: I tried getting into dev mode by typing "##3386633#" into the emergency call option, but as soon as I input the last #, it just exits the phone app, and brings me back to the activation screen. Is there something I'm missing?
EDIT2: I find that if I hold down the # button long enough for the last key entry, I get an error saying "Invalid MSL". Does that mean anything?
EDIT3: I was somehow able to access the main OS by powering on the device in USB mode and then exiting. So, I continued with the tutorial, installing Impostah and setting up a Palm Account. But, after I did, I got the following error message:
After this, it says "Success", and finished the process. I am confused by why it brings up webOS 1.x, since I can't be running 1.x; I'm using a Pre 2! Yet, somehow, when I check "Device Info", it says I'm running webOS 188.8.131.52! I know something is wrong because I can't access the App Catalog, either.
Impostah cannot update the Palm Profile on webOS 1.x - you must now login using the First Use application.
EDIT4: I think the seller on Ebay sent me a Palm Pre Plus instead of a Palm Pre 2. That's disheartening. Oh well, it would explain the problem I was having with updating.