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Reset a Locked Phone

These instructions apply to the situation in which someone has set the lock code and can't remember it. The result is a “wipe data/factory reset”.

  1. Power off phone (hold red button, select power off).
  2. Turn on phone (red button) while holding the Home button. Should see an exclamation point in a triangle and a phone icon.
  3. Open keyboard.
  4. Select ALT+W to wipe the phone.

All user data and installed programs are lost.

See for more information.

Update Android G1 (HTC) Firmware


  • Update “Device Radio Firmware” first,
  • Then update using “Recovery Image” approach second.

Allow Use without a SIM Card


This trick is no longer necessary (if it ever was). Instead, just work through the Android menus–there's an option to bypass the telephone configuration.

Configuring the Android Dev Phone to Work with AT&T

Set the APN (Access Point Name) to point to the Cingular service provider. From the Home screen on the Android…

  1. Press the MENU button
  2. Select Settings
  3. Select Wireless Controls
  4. Select Mobile Networks
  5. Select Access Point Names
  6. Press the MENU button
  7. Select New APN
  8. Add this information:
    • Name: AT&T
    • APN: wap.cingular
    • Proxy: <Not Set>
    • Port: <Not Set>
    • Username:
    • Password: CINGULAR1
    • Server: <Not Set>
    • MMS Proxy:
    • MMS Port: 80
    • MCC: 310
    • MNC: 410
    • APN type: <Not Set>
  9. Press the MENU button
  10. Select Save
  11. Turn off phone and install SIM card
  12. Turn on phone and enjoy

Thanks, Kip.

Configuring Android Phones to Work with PAL2.0

To configure Android-based phones to work with PAL2.0…

1. Settings (from home screen, press option hard key).

2. Wireless & Networks.

3. Wi-Fi settings.

4. Add Wi-Fi network (at bottom of screen).

  • Network SSID: PAL2.0
  • Security: 802.1x EAP
  • EAP method: PEAP
  • Phase 2 authentication: MSCHAPV2
  • CA certificate: (unspecified)
  • User certificate: (unspecified)
  • Identity: <ITaP career account>
  • Anonymous identity: (unspecified)
  • Password: <ITaP password>

That should do it and PAL2.0 should connect.

android_phone_notes.txt · Last modified: 2011/02/26 05:30 by jtkorb