In summary, Yes, I finally got it and I will document my experiences in any one wants to know how I did it. I took some notes so that shouldn't be too hard.
Things to note:
- I only have 1x data mode working and I suspect that is because the M370 is the donor. Correct me if I'm wrong, please.
- visual voicemail nor any VM notifications don't work; maybe related to the 3G provisioning issue.
- Everything else works fine; but damn 1x data is slow.
- Android 4.1.1 is really nice, shame Ting can't offer gnex officially.
That said; I'm not sure I'm going to keep this set-up; that 1x data is killing me. If I'm correct and it is the donor phone profile limiting the data, I would need a donor phone like the conquer or something to achieve 3G at least. I have a Conquer on my account, perhaps I'll try it once that phone is no longer in use.
Documentation to come if it's desired. Meanwhile, any thoughts on the CDMA-1xRTT:7 data issue? Is it indeed due to the donor phone data profile or can a tweak be made to get me 3G?
Update: ** Don't attempt this. Your resources are better spent towards one of the other smart phones that TIng will have available shortly. The Gnex has a VIA chipset so none of the usual flashing software works (QPST/QXDM, CDMA workshop, DFS CDMA Tool) because those tools are meant for qualcom chipsets. There is only one piece of software called ETS that works with VIA chips to write data to the phone.**
The issue is getting profile 0 (3G) written to the phone; it's problematic and poorly documented. The process is fairly easy up to that point. There is one Ting user that claims to have working 3G; I'd ask him to please clearly document how that was accomplished. ETS claims the data is written but it doesn't seem to take effect.
I've gone thru enough research, trial/error and a small amount of frustration to feel confident in my conclusion. Find another toy to play with; this is not the droid you seek ;-)