Verizon Xoom 3G outside US?
Some days ago I purchased a 3G capable Xoom from a US seller through eBay. I live in Athens, Greece. The eBay ad specifically said that the device was unlocked but apparently it is not; it requires activation from Verizon to use the mobile broadband plan. I tried activating it with my local 3G card and, although I am getting 3G bars, it will not activate (obviously!).
I tried flashing the device with Tiamat's 2.2 ROM, which also included Greek language support (awesome!) but it did nothing about the activation part. The simple question is, is there a way to bypass the activation or any way at all to use 3G with this device? After paying a huge monetary sum for import duties I cannot simply ship it back and ask for a refund. I am royally scr@#%d if it does not work, I bought this tablet for its 3G capabilities and it is useless to me without it.
Thank you in advance!
09-16-2011 11:58 AM
I'm pretty sure the Verizon 3g zooms 3g radio is not compatible with European 3g due to one being gsm and the other is cdma
Well, I am getting a 3G signal, so...
...first things first! My problem is that it requires activation to be able to use the mobile broadband and I cannot activate through Verizon where I live. Is there a way to bypass/hack/cheat/whatever the activation and get mobile broadband to work?
Sorry, but I don't know. Perhaps one of our european members could shed some light
I'm having somewhat the same problem as u described as I just purchased a xoom 3g in same shape hehe...
I would really like to know if u found a solution to that problem???
Cuz really wanna use it with 3g capabilities
Welcome to the forum. Glad you decided to join us. I'm wifi only but maybe some of our 3G members will chime in.
Originally Posted by tayr
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