Activate HTC G1 on wi-fi without a data plan SIM card

I remember somewhere in my head the CyanogenMod ROM having the option to choose a wireless network instead of an APN when you do a clean install and find yourself on the “Touch the android to begin” screen to start activating your phone, but lately I haven’t found that option anymore.

I’ve read many ways to try to do it through wi-fi, but the one that I find easiest and that has always worked for me is to connect the phone to my computer as it is on that screen, open the terminal on my computer, and then do:

adb shell
am start -a android.intent.action.MAIN -n

This opens the Settings screen on the phone and then you can connect to a wireless network from there.

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