Check it out, I'm still trying to make good on an old promise! It may not be perfect, but it's a solid start ... presenting a BETA of GeeWiz 2.8 "Wifi Only"! Exclusive to those watching this thread, I'm not ready to link it in the main posts yet.
GeeWiz Wifi-Only Patch (EDIFY update-zip):
This update will force the Fascinate into Airplane Mode on boot while allowing Wifi and Bluetooth to continue to work, removes the first-run activation, removes the ability to change Airplane Mode, changes the Mobile Data drop-down to the Sound drop-down and removes the signal/Airplane Mode indicator from the status bar.
It is highly recommended that you wipe the phone using Settings/Privacy/Factory data reset BEFORE installing this update to ensure that the phone's Verizon activation status is removed and to allow the ROM to default all telephony settings again
- Compatible with GeeWiz 2.8
While this update won't remove the Dialer, MMS, etc, so far it's been very effective for me with killing phone and data. I'm not taking any extra battery hit since I've used a forced Airplane Mode to disable the cell radio. All I see in an idle LOGCAT is the battery status changes.
Changing the ROM to remove the Dialer icon, the Hotspot icon, etc, would require me to re-sign the entire thing, and that's problematic. I know how to do it, but it would make all of the other GeeWiz stuff incompatible.
If you really want to get the Fascinate to behave more like a Galaxy Player, try this:
- Flash GW 2.8 and then this Wifi-Only patch
- Go into the Dialer
- Enable the hidden menus by keying *#83786633 and then pressing HOME
- Go back into the dialer, clear the number, and key *#22745927. You will be asked for an SPC, it's "000000". Select "Hiddenmenu Enable" and then OK
- Back in the dialer, key *#7594#. Check the "Enable to shutdown on End call long press" and then HOME.
Now a long-press on the power button will just power off the device and there won't be a lock screen anymore. That's how the Galaxy Player behaves
Let me know what you guys think. It's not nearly as cool as what I wanted to do, but the basic requirements of not needing Verizon for anything seem to have been mostly met