Basically its an XT908 that thinks it's an XT912. Since I won't be using the MEID number with CDMA it will work with a GSM 3g HSDPA sim card.
Does anyone know what software is available out there to make this happen? Thanks!
I'm confused why you think you have the xt908 if it has the VZW xt912 software and it's never been modified. Just because the phones share most everything does not mean the software / firmware is compatible between the 2. For future reference, some of the Motos can be unlocked, and the xt912 is already unlocked for international use (after the ICS update and beyond) but will not work in the US for GSM. The xt907 and xt926 (some variants) can but the quest for unlocking the xt912 for domestic GSM use never went anywhere.
I've researched it, I spoke with asurion, they sent me this NIB Motorola razr maxx xt908 after they sent me a refurbed phone that still had problems. I spoke with tech support and asked them if they provide this phone to non Verizon customers and he said yes. The bottom line is, the phone has both cdma radio and GSM, but the Verizon model has the gsm usage blocked in the US, all I'm looking to do is convert this phone over to a GSM based software, similar to what Asurion does when they get an order to replace a phone. If you are Asurion, wouldn't you want one model phone that you can configure for use with any carrier? So they get the order to replace, load the Verizon firmware, pack it up and ship it out. I also spoke with Motorola about this, they didn't say it couldn't be done, all they said was I'll void the warranty. The phone was new, it says XT908 right on it, so obviously its able to run different versions of firmware, otherwise I would have an xt912. not an xt908 running Verizon firmware. There is no branding on this phone, it does not say Verizon on it.
This is what I want to do: back up the phone using android SDK, completely wipe the phone, not factory reset, no safestrap, then install xt910 firmware for use with gsm carriers. My only other options are to ebay it for 100 bux or give it to my kids to play on. The problem I'm having is finding accurate resources with links that work to complete it.