New android phone (used).


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McCordRm

Ok, so I have a 3G Mytouch phone that I want to wipe clean.

I'll be doing it through my PC since I don't use it for internet access.

What program do I need to wipe it, update it (if necessary) and then

start installing Aps through my PC?

I have Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit).

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Another Canuck

To wipe it, go to Settings > Privacy > Factory data reset

Easiest way to install apps would be to use WiFi if possible, but if that's not an option... To install apps via your PC, you'll need to install the Android SDK and use adb to push any application .apk files you might have to the device's /data/apps folder.

Where are you going to get the apps from though?

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McCordRm

"Privacy" isn't an option under settings.

As for going through my PC, where do I download suitable software to do that?

EDIT

I found a factory default setting. New problem: It wants me to sign into Google, but

I have no internet on the phone.

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Another Canuck

"Privacy" isn't an option under settings.

As for going through my PC, where do I download suitable software to do that?

EDIT

I found a factory default setting. New problem: It wants me to sign into Google, but

I have no internet on the phone.

You should be able to skip the account setup.

As for loading apps, like I said, you need to use the Android SDK: http://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html

It's not as plain-cut as on iOS where you can use iTunes to download and install apps, there is no desktop app for loading Android Apps on your phone. You would have to find illegal copies of the apps floating around and push the files to your phone using the SDK.

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kingroach

Turn off the phone. Go to recovery mode (press and hold home button + power button). From there use the wipe data option.

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Brian

The setup at the beginning is skippable, you can skip through most of it and then click "skip" to skip the account add.

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McCordRm

It's not letting me.

When I choose skip, it takes me to a screen that says

Create

or

Sign in

Both of which require a data connection... which I'm not paying for.

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Brian

Do you have any access to Wifi? Also, there is definitely a skip option. Attempt to sign in, it will fail, there should be a skip option. If not, go one page in reverse.

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McCordRm

There's no option for that. I'll walk through the steps:

1. Turn on phone.

2. My Touch green screen appears.

3. Animated, metallic android logo appears for a bit.

4. Android screen with options: Emergency dial, Change Language, and Touch Android

5. I touch the android.

6. Tutorial pops up. There's a skip option or Begin the tutorial. I choose Skip.

7. Setting up your T-Mobile mytouch 3g. Options: Create (new account), Sign In, and Back.

That's it.

I can't create an account because it can't connect to Google. (No data)

I can't sign in for the same reason.

And choosing Back takes me to Step 4.

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Brian

That's weird, it seems as it's a different set-up wizard.

What's the version, and it's obviously locked to T-Mob, so that could be the issue.

Once again, do you have Wifi access or no?

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McCordRm

How do I know? I've told you everything I can see on the screen.

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Brian

I'm only knowledgable of 2.1 and up, I've never used a 1.6 (or 1.5) device, but I'm assuming by your lack of response, that you can't get on wifi either? Does the MyTouch even have wifi?

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McCordRm

It's supposed to... but like I said, HOW DO I KNOW?

Is there an icon on the screen or something that flags whether

WiFi is connected or not?

And if it does have Wifi... what difference does that make? If you're

trying to point me in some direction, then point me there. What would

I do if Wifi were available?

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Brian

It SHOULD allow you to connect to a Wifi network rather than searching for a data network

A quick google would help as well, learn a bit about your phone

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTC_Magic

Take a look, it says there is Wifi. Go back a few steps and check for an option to search for Wifi networks. Do you have any available wifi connections where you are? If not Wifi won't work at all.

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McCordRm

There's WIfi in the area... but what part am I not being clear about??

I've described in vivid detail everything I can see on my screen.

I'll just wait until morning and take the phone back. This is going nowhere.

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Brian

There's WIfi in the area... but what part am I not being clear about??

I've described in vivid detail everything I can see on my screen.

I'll just wait until morning and take the phone back. This is going nowhere.

McCordRm.

During android set-up, there is an option to connect to a Wifi network.

What you're not being clear about is whether or not you chose that setting or skipped it. Start from the beginning, look for a setting to add a wifi connection and then go from there.

The phone isn't defective just because you can't seem to find the option.

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McCordRm

I don't see, and haven't seen, a Wifi option. At all.

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Brian

I don't see, and haven't seen, a Wifi option. At all.

it's a standard part of the set up. Have you restored it like the other poster suggested, just to start from scratch?

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McCordRm

Yea. And the walkthough I posted is where I'm at.

At no time does it ask me about, or give me an option for,

WiFi setup.

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Jeston

Damn everybody, I didn't think the directions for bypassing the activation were so unknown. All you need to do to bypass activation is the following: at the "touch the android" screen, simply touch all four corners of the screen consecutively clockwise. Touch the top left corner, then top right corner, then bottom right corner, then finally the bottom left corner. Should then be at the home screen where you can do whatever you want ;) (This has been found to work on most phones)

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Another Canuck

WiFi setup is usually after clicking either Sign-In or Create.

If no data connection is detected, it should ask you to connect to a WiFi network.

P.S. We're trying to help, no need to be so arrogant. It's clear the software loaded on the phone has non-standard customizations so we're doing the best we can. Stock Android has the option to Skip the entire setup.

Damn everybody, I didn't think the directions for bypassing the activation were so unknown. All you need to do to bypass activation is the following: at the "touch the android" screen, simply touch all four corners of the screen consecutively clockwise. Touch the top left corner, then top right corner, then bottom right corner, then finally the bottom left corner. Should then be at the home screen where you can do whatever you want ;) (This has been found to work on most phones)

I've had three Android phones and have spent god knows how much time flashing new ROMs... Never heard of that until now! Cool!

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nubs

Damn everybody, I didn't think the directions for bypassing the activation were so unknown. All you need to do to bypass activation is the following: at the "touch the android" screen, simply touch all four corners of the screen consecutively clockwise. Touch the top left corner, then top right corner, then bottom right corner, then finally the bottom left corner. Should then be at the home screen where you can do whatever you want ;) (This has been found to work on most phones)

Good to know!

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McCordRm

It wasn't arrogance... When I say it's not there I mean it's not there.

It ****es me off when people keep repeating the same thing after

you CLEARLY explain that doesn't work.

At any rate, I managed to make it over to a T-Mobile store and they

had to use one of the Reps SIM card to get me online and logged in.

After that, I slipped my SIM card back in and I'm good to go.

Things discovered:

1. You MUST be logged in to turn on Wifi. There's no way around it. (On my phone, Mytouch 3G)

2. The "Four Corners" trick does not work on my phone.

3. If a T-mobile Rep tries to force you to purchase a "Data-enabled" plan he's a crook. Find a

different store where they actually take care of their customers.

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nubs

It wasn't arrogance... When I say it's not there I mean it's not there.

It ****es me off when people keep repeating the same thing after

you CLEARLY explain that doesn't work.

At any rate, I managed to make it over to a T-Mobile store and they

had to use one of the Reps SIM card to get me online and logged in.

After that, I slipped my SIM card back in and I'm good to go.

Things discovered:

1. You MUST be logged in to turn on Wifi. There's no way around it. (On my phone, Mytouch 3G)

2. The "Four Corners" trick does not work on my phone.

3. If a T-mobile Rep tries to force you to purchase a "Data-enabled" plan he's a crook. Find a

different store where they actually take care of their customers.

My question is why do you have a smart phone if you don't intend to connect to the internet. That's kind of the point of having a smart phone.

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acnpt

Android isn't locked down like iOS :laugh:

Will you be putting a stock rom on it?

The amount of crapware on my last Android phone(Orange SF) was unbelievable.

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