I'm having an issue that a couple of 700w phones that say "Unknown" under Software Version info (and the corresponding registry key "SOFTWAREVERSIONSTRING" is blank and editing it with PHM does not make lasting changes visible to the phone's About module.)

Because it is blank, it will not flash with the Verizon ROM updater. Is there a way to fix this, or to force the Verizon updater to ignore it? (I've played with the payloads.xml file but couldn't figure out if this issue is circumventable.)

I have one 700WX with the same problem, and though I could force the update with the SD card, it will still be missing the Software version info when its done.

Any ideas?