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how will my Verizon Moto G ever get Kit Kat OTA update if I never activate the phone?

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Why would you not activate the phone? Just curious.

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Why would you not activate the phone? Just curious.

Sent from my Moto X cellular telephone...
no need.... I bought it at $69.99 and planned to use it as a WIFI-only device.
($79.99 - promo gift card)

It has worked great for the last few days as a WIFI-only device for things like:

(1) toilet phone (public and home toilets)
(2) satellite DVR remote
(3) MP3 player at airports
(4) Chromecast controller
(5) price checker at stores (Amazon price checker)
(6) cat toy with the appropriate apps (catching fish)
(7) jogging tracker in the back pocket (fits)
(8) flashlight (faster, brighter than my pocket Maglite)
(9) travel alarm clock (forgetting it in hotel is okay)
(10) etc, etc, etc....

I don't like to take out my main phones(Note II and Note 3) for these trivial
uses. Even if I drop it in the toilet, I'm not going to cry over $69.99... well
unless the thing gets stuck in the toilet and I have to call a real plumber?

Having said that, I would still like to know if I have the option of activating it
on my postpaid Verizon Wireless account in 6 months. (in case I need to use
it as a spare phone)
 
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A phone doesn't have to be active or activated to get updates. As long as it is stock and connected to the internet and an update is available for it, it will let you know.
Of course you're here on XDA where someone can always cook up a ROM to flash.
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A phone doesn't have to be active or activated to get updates. As long as it is stock and connected to the internet and an update is available for it, it will let you know.
Of course you're here on XDA where someone can always cook up a ROM to flash.
after searching dozens of thread here on XDA and elsewhere,
it appears that the Verizon version of Moto G cannot be unlocked
and/or rooted. at least not yet.... (unlike the GSM version)
 
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after searching dozens of thread here on XDA and elsewhere,
it appears that the Verizon version of Moto G cannot be unlocked
and/or rooted. at least not yet.... (unlike the GSM version)
OK, but that still has nothing to do with it getting official updates or not. If an update is available for it at some time in the future, then it is and you'll get the OTA message.
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Hi, I have the same concern as I won't be activating the phone when I purchase it, and would just like to get a second opinion on the manner. Thanks LordLugard for your input.
 
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Toilet phone???

Sent from my Moto X cellular telephone...
Sent from my new HTC One M8, N5, N7, Moto X, GTab3 or S2.

Need help with poor battery life on the N5...or any device really? Lots of info in first 4 posts! >>>>
[Battery Life Help] Troubleshoot Battery Issues Here....and Tips

 
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Toilet phone???

Sent from my Moto X cellular telephone...
as in a phone that never leaves the bathroom...

operated by the hand that doesn't hold the toilet tissue paper, of course.
 
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Ooooooo k. Lol

Sent from my Moto X cellular telephone...
Sent from my new HTC One M8, N5, N7, Moto X, GTab3 or S2.

Need help with poor battery life on the N5...or any device really? Lots of info in first 4 posts! >>>>
[Battery Life Help] Troubleshoot Battery Issues Here....and Tips


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