How-To: Bypass activation on your Samsung Galaxy Tab

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The Samsung Galaxy Tab is finding its way into the hands of hundreds of thousands of users, but since most of those purchases are from carriers, there are data plans slapped on – and some of those have contracts (like the Sprint version). However, if the Galaxy Tab just fell into your lap one fine day and it didn’t have a data plan or contract tacked onto it, there is a way to bypass the activation screen so you can use your device with Wi-Fi only.

So, how do you do it?

Here’s the code: up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A. Just kidding.

To get on with your life and right past activation on your fancy new Android tablet, follow these instructions:

  1. Press “Volume Up” once.
  2. Press “Volume Down” twice.
  3. Press “Volume Up” three times.
  4. Press “Volume Down” four times.
  5. Enjoy!

Seems simple enough, right? If you’re having any trouble following those directions – whether they’re just too difficult or you’re having a hard time counting – feel free to call me any time, day or night, and I’ll walk you through it for a nominal fee.

Interested in grabbing a Samsung Galaxy Tab? Check out our thorough hands-on analysis of the device from IFA Berlin here.

[Via: Droid-Life]

  • Jesse

    llamo @ the code up up down down

  • Jesse

    llamo @ the code up up down down

  • Jesse

    :-) good one

  • Jesse

    :-) good one

  • http://hubpages.com/hub/Leather-Samsung-Galaxy-Tab-Cases Galaxy Tab Case

    Easy way to achieve important things in life :)

  • Magical1

    This instruction is posted all over the internet, but it does not work on the Sprint Galaxy tab.
    You’d think people would check their info before spreading instructions that don’t work for all Galaxy Tabs, as if they will.

  • Ctbeiser

    For the Pre, you get dev mode with upupdowndownleftrightleftrightbastart.

  • Ctbeiser

    For the Pre, you get dev mode with upupdowndownleftrightleftrightbastart.

    • Sexy_Sweetie

      What is “bastart”?
      And why did all the spaces in your message disappear????

  • Ctbeiser

    For the Pre, you get dev mode with upupdowndownleftrightleftrightbastart.

  • sara

    THANK YOU!!!

  • Monkeyman8bananas

    This doesn’t seem to work for the Tab 10.1.  Am I missing something?

  • Pound Puppy

    SO FREAKING AWESOME.. TECHNO CHALLANGED AND THIS WAS THE BOMB… THANK YOU

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