Unable to Skip Initial Cellular Activation on a Samsung Galaxy S7

Symptoms

  • No option to skip cellular activation

Environment

  • Samsung Galaxy S7
  • Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
  • Build versions prior to G930UUEU4API3
  • CDMA SIM card
  • New activation

Resolution

  1. Turn off the phone
  2. Remove the SIM card
  3. Turn on the phone
  4. Complete the initial phone setup
  5. Tap Settings
  6. Tap System Updates
  7. If an update is available, tap Download Now
  8. Tap Install Now
  9. Once the updates are complete, power the phone back off and re-insert the SIM card
  10. Power the phone on
  11. Install the Republic Wireless application and follow the prompts to complete the activation

Cause

If the phone has not been updated to Build version G930UUEU4API3, the phone will attempt to complete the cellular activation before completing the Republic Wireless phone services activation.

Additional Notes

If your phone's software is up to date, then please refer to Unable to Skip Initial Cellular Activation on a Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge with Updated Build.

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