How to Use Your Motorola Droid Without Activation

I recently swapped my HTC Hero for a Motorola Droid to be able to check out the latest that Android 2.0 has to offer.  I purchased mine at full price without contract since I did not need to use the Droid as my primary phone.  Upon starting up my Droid I was presented with a screen that wouldn't let me do anything until I activated service with Verizon.  After scouring the web for solutions I came across one little trick, which has allowed me to use my Droid without service.

On the activation screen if you do the following you will be able to use your Droid.

Touch the top left corner, then the top right, then the bottom right, then the bottom left - counter clockwise.

Now you should be able to enjoy all that is Android 2.0 on that glorious screen, which makes my iPhone very jealous.  You also won't have to do this tap dance again until the next time you fully power off your Droid and power it back on.
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you can also press
up down up down left right left right b a select start
which will unlock your droid and give you GOD mode and downloads all available Droid apps.
LOL, I knew somebody would mention that :P
This is wrong.
top left
top right
bottom RIGHT
bottom LEFT
You go counter clockwise.
Oops, thanks for catching that.
its doesnt work.??
or maybe im not doin it right can someone explain this a lil more plz.??
Brendan... you are a lifesaver. Thanks. And for those having problems... check this out. This should help
Thanks for the tip on getting the droid working without activating. Also, I wanted to mention that this procedure goes clockwise, not counter clockwise.
Thanks for the tip and yes, it goes clockwise.
Thought this was fake, but I'm out of the country with no other current options so I tried it - worked like magic!
Thank you!
@A visitor That's what he said to do, retard.
@A visitor That's what he said to do, retard.
@A visitor That's what he said to do, retard.
The directions that you gave are clockwise, but your post says "counter clockwise". Look at your directions, and then look at an analog clock and watch which way the hands go.