Droix X can't use with wi-fi only

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  1. linuxrocks

    linuxrocks New Member

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    Hi All,

    I bought a second used Droid X on ebay, after realizing what a nice little phone it is for me as I don't need all the fancy stuff that the newer big bucks phone can do and they're wicked cheap!!!!

    When I received the phone today, it turned out to be a brand spankin' new phone instead of used. I can't complain, the cost was only $27 shipped to my house.

    I want to (eventually) root it and maybe try installing a new(er) operating system, most likely Android 4.x. Right now, I want to fire it up and run some tests using the wi-fi in my house (with no cellphone plan). Ultimately, it will never have a cellphone plan and will live it's life exclusively on wi-fi.

    So, my problem is that the phone won't let me past the 'register my phone' screen. Obviously, I don't want it registered anyway, but there doesn't seem to be anyway to bypass the signup/register process. The phone even dials a cellphone service provider, but there is no way to tell it I don't want to sign up or register.

    I just want to get to the phone to the point where I can enter my wi-fi password, so I can begin to play with my new toy. How do I get past the register process so I can begin to use the phone on my house's wi-fi?

    I also need how to's for rooting, backing up the original operating system and installing a newer operating system.

    Appreciate any nudge in the right direction.

    Art
     
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    Thanks themib, that worked perfectly. I had found the directions before, but had been tapping on the 2 lower parts of the screen in the wrong location. So the graphics in the quoted link made the difference between a paperweight and a useful DroidX.

    I'm happily running on wifi only and hope to install a newer OS and root the phone at some point in the near future.

    Regards,

    Art
     
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    see [Kitkat] CM11 Android 4.4.4 for the Droid X