Has anyone tried exporting copying the Hotspot from the Pre+ over to see if it would work? I know I am going to get blasted for oversimplifying, but since you can make files into .ipk's and then reinstall some of them...I thought I'd ask anyway.
If this is an account based issue, then I retract my question.
I recall doing something similar to this on my old Treo with a couple of apps. They worked fine till I had to do a hard reset, and since that was a rare occurrence, that was fine with me. I even had them on the SD card to copy them over when I did the restore.
ADDENDUM: I just read it was ESN based...bah. Nice Try I guess...I guess that's the first reason it might actually be a benefit to have a SIM card, LOL.
ADDENDUM #2: I may even delete this. I had no idea how good FT is. Silly me. It's much improved from the initial version I saw...who needs MHS, anyway?