A $400.00 learning experience...

by Kent Loobey » Tue, 26 May 2009 08:04:06 GMT

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 Because I wanted to develop an android application that ran on a G1 device I 
bought an Android Dev 1 Phone.  I thought that having the actual device in 
hand would help me get a better feel for the device as I worked on the 
application.  I don't personally use a phone that much and don't have any need 
for a cel phone.

So now I have the device but can't use it without opening an account with T-
Mobile.  It seems that Google requires the G1 have a SIM installed to activate 
the device.

I am really disappointed in the lack of honesty in this matter.  The G1 device 
isn't really unlocked and how open is it if you have to have an account with a 
specific provider.


A $400.00 learning experience...

by Disconnect » Tue, 26 May 2009 09:17:13 GMT

 Sorry, but no. ADP1 is not restricted to any provider. (And, if you look
around, you'll find info on activating it with no sim at all.)

But if you want to feel martyred instead of asking for help, I'll buy the
thing off you for $100. :)


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A $400.00 learning experience...

by Disconnect » Tue, 26 May 2009 09:17:43 GMT

 Oops, you seem to use G1 and ADP1 interchangably. Different devices. One is
unlocked, from google. One is locked, from tmobile.


A $400.00 learning experience...

by havexz » Tue, 26 May 2009 10:25:44 GMT

 Hi Kent

The ADP comes with a Firmware 1.0 which requires SIM. The SIM need not
be of T-Mobile. You can use any SIM. And you can easily find the APN
settings for any mobile operator on the net. This is one solution.

Another and my recommended solution, Just go to this link and get the
latest Firmware 1.5 for the ADP.


Just follow the instruction to update the Firmware.

Once you done with update, you will find a skip button that will skip
the initial setup page. After that you can go to the settings and
enable the WIFI and connect to WIFI (if you have any). Then you can
configure your phone with your Gmail account.

Hope this will resolve your issue. If by some reason you are unable to
use the second solution just do the first solution and then do the
second one.


A $400.00 learning experience...

by Tom Opgenorth » Tue, 26 May 2009 22:08:33 GMT

 Actually, you can "activate" the device without a SIM card.  I
documented what I did, perhaps it will be of value to you:



A $400.00 learning experience...

by havexz » Tue, 26 May 2009 22:19:35 GMT

 I like the trick....:-)


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