I did my conversion this weekend of a Day 1 Sprint Pre- to a NIB Verizon Pre 2 bought on ebay. I read everything through a bunch of times over the previous week to make sure I understood everything, which seems confusing, but as you follow the steps, everything becomes clear and makes sense as you do it.
On Friday night, I downloaded and installed Ubuntu on my XP laptop and then did all of the other installs. Prior to that night, I had never used any form of Linux.
Saturday night, I backed up my Pre-.
Sunday night after returning from the Ducks beating the Blues!, I did the comm board switch - I put the video on and was able to keep up with the guy and actually finished it before he did. Then ran the meta-script and less than an hour later, I had a new Pre 2! It's been working great ever since! Follow the instructions and you won't have any problems. I haven't installed the Sprint Navigator yet (I hardly ever use it), but I will install it later this week.
Thanks to all the internals guys - I'm always amazed at how smart some people are to figure all of this stuff out, and then to make it easy for guys like me to fumble through it and have it come out right!
Long time Pilot/Palm user since April 1997.