You can still do it you just need to know how to bypass the activation screen. Some you have to touch all corners of the welcome to android and some have different procedures.
Here are the Instructions to do a Factory Reset: F. C. : Enjoy b33
Performing a hard reset will remove ALL data including the Google account, system data, application data, application settings and downloaded applications. Solo realiza este restablecimiento si es absolutamente necesario.
When attempting to determine if a 3rd party application is the cause of an operating system / application issue on a device that does not support Restaurar automáticamente, skip the Google Account setup during the initial setup of the device.
Does anyone know if a deactivated Droid Incredible be used like an iPod - for music, apps, games, web browsing? My guess is that the only things a deactivated DI cannot be used for would be calls and texts, i.e., it cannot be used for anything that is provided by Verizon or a similar telecom service provider, correct?