reviving this thread because I'm trying to turn my remnants into a usable VZ phone for a friend who can't upgrade for awhile...
here is what I've done so far:
1. put VZ Pre2 comm board into my old Sprint Pre -
2. doctored device with Sprint 1.4.5 (one that I downloaded on 3/31/11, so may not be the 1.45.1)
3. Upon booting, for the first time, takes me to activation set-up... of course, activation fails because the VZ Pre2 was never activated and there is no number associated with the comm board.
I'm wondering, if my friend and I call into VZ, do we just ask them to activate the VZ anti-FrankenPre using the Verizon Hex ID (which is currently under the battery on my Sprint FrankenPre2)??
do I need to DR with the VZ 184.108.40.206?? will it even let me? I ran the Sprint DR because it's on Sprint hardware, like when I ran the VZ DR on my FrankenPre2, which is VZ hardware...
has anyone done this??