If powered off, press and hold the Power button (located on the right edge) until the Samsung logo appears then release.
From the Language Selection screen, tap the appropriate option then tap Next (located in the lower-right). Allow several seconds for activation to complete.
From the 'Congratulations! Your Verizon Wireless phone is now active' screen, tap Next.
From the Setup wizard screen, review the Terms and Conditions then tap Next to continue. To review, tap Terms and Conditions then tap the Back icon (located below the display) when finished.
From the Backup Assistant Plus restore contacts screen, tap Next. To disable contact syncing, ensure Sync contacts is unchecked.
From the 'Choose an account to set up' screen, tap Done with accounts. If prompted to restore an account, tap Skip.
From the Privacy Caution and Data Usage screen, review the information then tap Next.
From the Location Consent screen, configure settings (e.g., VZW Location Services, etc.) then tap Next. Enabled when a check mark is present. If presented, review the disclaimer then tap Agree to continue.
From the My Verizon mobile screen, tap Next.
From the Google account overview screen, tap Next.
From the Got Google screen, navigate: No > Not now.
From the 'Your Samsung Galaxy Stratosphere II is now ready' screen, tap Done with setup.