I want to use a Samsung Fascinate (model SCH-I500) in WiFi only mode for development and testing purposes. The device has been factory reset and boots to the Verizon activation screen. How do I bypass activation? Do I need to root the device?
After doing some additional research I finally came across a YouTube video on how to bypass a Samsung Galaxy S Continuum activation screen. The steps outlined in the video are very simple:
- From the Activation Screen select Emergency call.
- Enter the following
*#TESTMODE) which will disappear when you press the last 3
- A toast with the text
Softkey is enabledwill appear
- Then press the home button