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By dwasifar, Senior Member on 8th May 2014, 04:46 AM
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I have an original Verizon Droid that has been out of service a long time. I'm recommissioning it as a music player for my wife to take to the gym. But when I fire it up, it still thinks it should be an active phone, and Verizon thinks so too; it connects to Verizon's network and is able to make calls.

Right now I have it on Airplane Mode to prevent this, but that disables wi-fi too, and I want it to have wi-fi. Is there a way to erase or reset whatever configuration the carrier gave it, so that it will not try to connect, or at least will not succeed? It's running Cyanogenmod 7, if that makes a difference.
 
 
8th May 2014, 01:15 PM |#2  
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Turn of wi-fi after you turned on Airplane Mode.
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Turn of wi-fi after you turned on Airplane Mode.

No, I want wi-fi ON, not off. I just don't want it connecting to a carrier.
8th May 2014, 06:03 PM |#4  
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1) Turn Airplane Mode ON (yes, I know this will turn Wi-Fi off)
2) Turn Wi-Fi ON (Wi-Fi will turn on while the mobile connection stays disabled)
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1) Turn Airplane Mode ON (yes, I know this will turn Wi-Fi off)
2) Turn Wi-Fi ON (Wi-Fi will turn on while the mobile connection stays disabled)

I'll try that, thanks.
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Originally Posted by dwasifar

I have an original Verizon Droid that has been out of service a long time. I'm recommissioning it as a music player for my wife to take to the gym. But when I fire it up, it still thinks it should be an active phone, and Verizon thinks so too; it connects to Verizon's network and is able to make calls.

Right now I have it on Airplane Mode to prevent this, but that disables wi-fi too, and I want it to have wi-fi. Is there a way to erase or reset whatever configuration the carrier gave it, so that it will not try to connect, or at least will not succeed? It's running Cyanogenmod 7, if that makes a difference.

it works on gsm milestone
open dialer
dial
*#*#4636#*#*
testing menu will open
tap phone info
scroll to the bottom part and tap Turn off radio
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