11/17/2010, 01:35 PM
Originally Posted by rwhitby
I neglected one aspect of this process that I'm thinking of resorting to if I run out of patience before the unlocked NA GSM Pre 2 shows its face for sale on Palm or HP's web sites soon.
What I overlooked is OS updating and purchasing apps. The tokens impact updating. None of the folks using the GSM devices I've swapped unlocked boards on really care about that. They just want to use the phone till it falls apart, then get another. They aren't even heavy apps users.
This brings me to reformulate my plan, and ask if you think it's reasonable to expect it to work as described.
Here's my tentative plan. I could have an unlocked EU GSM Pre 2 in my hands within a couple of days, run the Palm bypass activation tool on the preinstalled WebOS 2.0, swap the unlocked NA comm board from my AT&T Pre + into it, then manually add AT&T Navigator and whatever existing apps I have that I feel are worth the hassle for temporary use. I'd be able to use the Pre 2 with 3G data here in the USA on AT&T's network this way without the App catalog or os updates.
When a US Pre 2 doctor comes out, then I flash it using meta doctor, adding the AT&T tokens from the original AT&T Pre Plus to the EU Pre 2 at that time, then run activation with that same unlocked AT&T Pre + comms board and the same AT&T SIM, doing it from the same US location it had been previously activated from I know it doesnt matter, as long as I'm doing it from inside the USA).
In theory it should then look and act like an UNLOCKED NA Pre 2 with app catalogue and OS updating. Is this correct?
That would be my path to a 3G Pre 2 in the USA ..... NOW instead of later.
Thanks so much for your time to examine this idea.
Apologies to the Sprint CDMA folks for temporarily hijacking this cdma based discussion.