Unable to Skip Initial Cellular Activation on a Samsung Phone with Updated Build


  • No option to skip cellular activation


  • Samsung Galaxy S7
  • Samsung Galaxy S7 edge
  • Android 7.0 Nougat
  • CDMA and GSM SIM cards
  • SIM Card Swap


  1. Turn off the phone
  2. Remove the SIM card
  3. Turn on the phone
  4. Turn on Airplane Mode and then re-enable WiFi
  5. Install the Republic Wireless application, if it's not already
  6. Insert the SIM card
  7. The phone may prompt for a reboot. Once it powers back on, open the Republic Wireless application and follow the prompts
  8. After the activation completes, restart the phone
  9. Turn off Airplane Mode
  10. Complete the hands-free activation


Unable to complete cellular activation due to not having activated the Republic Wireless phone services.

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