06/07/2016, 08:34 AM
The course of events went something like this...
I got a warning message that the application database was almost full... I immediately plugged the phone in a copied everything on the USB drive to my computer... and made a backup of my contacts.. which I had programmed in the phone where you type something in the dialpad... and then it says to plug into the USB.... but I couldn't find the file I was looking for (I know I have seen it in the past, so I am hoping the worst case is that it saved a file a few days ago when I saw that in my contacts select and selected it, but wasn't near a computer to copy.
I deleted about 5 applications that I no longer needed, deleted the call log... googled the error message and saw the part about the increasing the partition, went to get the phone and it now said application database full.... a warning message the restarted would cause of a loss of data, but no other option other than to select the restart because the message wouldn't go away....
So I did that, got the initial setup screens asking for language, got to the screen about setting a profile... I bought this used and never setup my own profile (it always said Dr Skipped First Use on the HP account), tried to set up a new profile, even though I knew the website has been down since last year...
Then I got an option to setup manually and it took me to the network settings screen... but stuck there ever since. I called ATT to work through the APN settings, but it always says invalid settings, when I click Setup Anyway, it just takes me back to that screen.
There is emergency contact that gets me to the dial pad, and I can back out the 911 from there and make calls, but no calls can come in. Although, it does chirp when someone leaves a voice mail and the voice mail speed dial still works.
I have tried getting into developer mode from the keypad ##3386633# and *#3386633# but it just comes back and says network error. ATT thinks because it was unlocked and the phone is trying to contact ATT. I tried recovery mode where you take out the battery and hold down the volume key while it is plugged in and put the battery back, it just takes me back the screen to put my email in and when I fail that I am back to the network settings screen hell.
I tried the hard reboot with the power key, option key and symbol key and that only gets me a turn off and cancel button, for which the only button that works is the cancel button.
If I pull the sim, all I get are the screens that tell you how to put the sim back in.
I always tell people I love my palm pre, but like most things in life, I didn't realize how much until I lost it.
It hasn't even been 48 hours yet. I am looking at buying another one that was setup for ATT if I can't figure this out.