you don't flash to 6.5 in metro because none of the roms are designed for metro. they are all for verizon.
THAT is the reason why.
well like I put on there, nam/debug settings are the most basic part of any cdma phones.
I cant think of a single good reason to removing the capability of changing my phone number just because i have a new rom.
Imagine you have to change your number for one reason or another. Metro supports over the air, but i was not able to.
All i needed to change was the nam and min, that simple.
I have been going on a moto q for a long time time now, my brother too, and a 5800 for a friend.
They are all Verizon roms, but the internet, mms, and everything else works just like any other phone.
Hence your reasoning is flawed, the reason we use a verizon roms is because the sprint roms are locked so tight
you would never be able to get mms and everything fully functional.
Thats why my brothers phone is sprint branded, with a verizon rom.
Heck there is a whole marked in putting phones on networks where they weren't intended.
If people didn't make so much money in this business it would be a lot easier to get information and programs.
But when ever someone finds a way they usually are very secretive.
Either way, if you're into that stuff howard forums is the place to go, now that mobile files is not to be found.
Only problems with howard forums is that everyone is such an ass that it turns people off.
Howards is basically a "look I can smash cans with my forehead" type of forum.
Also check out this on xda developers,
MetroPCS Carrier cab needed, or help PLEASEhttp://forum.xda-dev...amp;postcount=3
basically before this people would have to use rapid config, or hand edit the registry.
then there's also this post http://www.samsung-o.....out)-and-gps/
now the only problem is getting a hold of i910 dll or the u540 wich is rumore to work too.