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I want to put a custom ROM on my D2G, but I think I went about it in the wrong order.

I thought that I had to do a factory reset, but that wound up setting me back. The phone demands that it be activated, but I can't get past that step. I don't want to go back to Verizon with this phone.

How can I get past activation? I don't want to use the phone on another carrier. I just want access to the phone.

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There's a very useful way to bypass the activation on this model of phone.

When you're presented with the activation screen (the little Android), press the following corners of the screen in this order:

  • Top Left
  • Top Right
  • Bottom Right
  • Bottom Left

You now have the option to completely bypass activation.

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