07/08/2013, 07:36 PM
well, my FrankenPre2 seems to be working ok after pulling the comm board, then updating its network settings in the original Pre.
so i figured i should clean up the kitchen table which was still littered with the guts of the other two phones.
this time i reassembled them a little differently, putting all the bad parts into one and all the remaining decent parts into another. now i have two semi-functional zombies, but i'm not sure what to do with them so i'm looking for suggestions to these questions:
Zombie 1 has the cracked screen, so no touch input. it has the VZN Pre2 motherboard, Sprint branded slider and Pre- (orange key) keyboard, and a spare, inactive Sprint comm board.
when i power up, it boots completely, but into airplane mode. it looks like VZN 2.1.0 is on here, with the pink flowers background, and i see vzn's navigator icon. I typed "A" and pulled up the Accounts app, and i see it's functioning with a Dr. Skipped Firstuse dummy profile.
IS THERE ANY WAY TO CONTROL THE PHONE WITHOUT THE TOUCHSCREEN? i do have the Palm emulator, PDK, and SDK and a bunch of other crap on my laptop that i don't remember how/why i used it originally.
because i can't even select usb mode vs. charge only when i plug into the laptop. cracked screen prevents it.
Zombie 2 pauses bootup at blue sky with statement says there's an error that cannot be resolved.
This phone has the original Pre- screen and motherboard w/ 1.4.5, (because i just used it to do the Sprint network update) but NOW it has the inactive VZN comm board. It also has the VZN slider because i broke the 'up' volume button inside the ribbon on the original's. and i need a functional up volume if i'm going to run a doctor on it again....
...which i just might. I am about ready to run the 1.4.5 doctor and do a skip first activation, possibly making it a 1.4.5 mini-touchpad. Still not sure if i'll use the Sprint version or the VZN version, or if it even matters since it will be wifi only.
But before i do that, i was wondering IS THERE ANY WAY TO GET INTO THE USB DRIVE and see what i'm about to wipe out? OR, TO BYPASS THE ACTIVATION SCRIPT THAT IT'S HANGING UP ON, and get it to finish booting without doctoring it?
Right now, when i plug it into the laptop, it's not even recognized. (which is ok, i have a slew of backups from right before every time i took the T-5 to 'em, so i haven't really lost anything)
OF COURSE, THIS IS JUST FOR FUN, trying to learn more about the phones and how to navigate around them; seeing if i can get inside them with their gruesome, distorted configurations and make them do my bidding. bwahaha! of course it's no big deal compared to working on my daily driver, trying to get it to function. that's frustrating. it's fun playing with the spare parts to see what happens when i pair x with y, add in a little z...
so far i DID learn that you can't just plug in a BARE motherboard to your laptop and see inside the usb folders. i tried it, but nothing happened.
anyone have suggestions for poking at these zombies, maybe get one to wake up a little?