01/26/2011, 11:21 PM
Just to be clear, when you say "used the Verizon antenna portion", do you mean you used the back frame which includes the ends of two wires? If so, then that's fine.
Originally Posted by ntjoe
After using ##786#, did you do a full reset? After it does that it will activate the voice portion pretty quickly, but it can take a little while before the data activates. Just let it sit there and it will eventually activate.
I just did this recently and I haven't quite figured out the most efficient way to get the phone activated. Each time, I've had to use the ##786# reset to completely erase the activation data and let it reboot and re-activate. The instructions say you may need to wait up to an hour for data to activate, but I think it was within 20 minutes for my last two tries (but only after the ##786# reset).
Does anyone know what state you should have the old phone and the new phone for that very last step in the Sprint self-activation? Should the both be turned on and fully booted before you do the activation switch? Or should only the old phone be on and the new phone off? or should the old phone be off and the new phone on? or should both be turned off? I'd rather not have to resort to using the ##786# reset since it erases everything - in the case of reactivating my Android line, that forced me to reinstall all the apps.