May 04

Quick guide to bypassing activation on the PALM Pre, Palm Pixi & Pre2.
You must have the java run time library installed to use the following (normally present on most PCs, if not download from http://www.java.com/en/download/index.jsp )

In order to unlock your palm pre, it must first be activated. The best way to do this is the way Palm intended with a working SIM card with an active data plan. More information on unlocking your Palm device can be found on these pages Palm Pixi Unlock Palm Pre Unlock Palm Pre2 Unlock

You can activate your phone with the tool given on this page, please read through the entire page carefully
http://goo.gl/rpgEc

Once you have unlocked your Palm Pre, Pixi or Pre2 and have a sim with active data, use WebOS doctor immediately after to get a fresh install.

The Palm Pre, Palm Pix and Pre 2 Activation Bypass Procedure

  1. Download the activation bypass tool from http://goo.gl/Uqw2o and save it to your PC (do not unzip this file or open it if prompted)
  2. Get your phone to run in ‘USB Mode’ (recovery mode)
    • Method 1:
      i.    Take out the battery
      ii.    Press and hold the phones `Volume Up` button
      iii.    Plug in the USB Cable (connected to your PC)
      iv.    Replace the phones battery, release the `Volume Up` button
      v.    If successful you will see the USB icon on the phones screen
    • If that fails then use the following method
      i.    Keep the phone with battery cover on and battery in
      ii.    Press and hold the phones `Volume Up` button
      iii.    Plug in the USB cable (connected to your PC)
      iv.    Release the `Volume Up` button.
      v.    If successful you will see the USB icon on the phones screen
    • The final method you can try
      i.    With the phone turned on
      ii.    Enter either *228 Option 1 or *22899
      iii.    You may need to reset the device
  3. From the command line (in the location where you saved the bypass tool) enter java -jar devicetool.jar
    • Open the folder you saved the bypass tool to
      i.    Vista, hold the shift key and right click anywhere in the folder and select ‘Open Command Prompt Here’
      ii.    XP, go to START > RUN type CMD press Enter Key, then TYPE ‘CD ‘ followed by the address of the folder you saved the bypass tool in for example ‘CD C:\bypass\’
    • Enter “java –jar devicetool.jar” press Enter key.
  4. The Bypass tool will now detect your phone and run the bypass procedure.
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