I sprintified a GSM pre2... And honestly, you are overthinking the process!
Originally Posted by soccerbudd
For the hardware side, just follow rich dunbar's post on how to do the comms board swap. It literally takes about 5-10 minutes to complete. Then, follow the steps for the metadoc using the script associated with whatever pre2 you ordered on the webosinternals wiki. They have made it ALOT easier than what it used to be! One line of code to unpack/patch/and pack your doctor.
I've done about 5-6 of these, keeps getting easier and easier.
But if you need any help along the way, please feel free to PM me, i'll be more than happy to help.