How do I completely restart phone so I can hopefully transfer number from a Tracfone?
I am not sure of your question, but here is a reference that may help. What Information Do I Need to Transfer My Number from TracFone? – Republic Help
If you’re referencing activation of your G6, there is no reason to start from scratch. Your experience is as intended. Phones must be activated with Republic before it’s possible to transfer a number from another service provider. The number Republic assigned during activation would be replaced upon successful completion of the transfer of your TracFone number.
In addition to the document @jben pointed you to, this may help: How to Transfer Your Number to Republic Wireless – Republic Help.