Currently show this on bootloader:
FIREBALL PVT SHIP S-OFF RL
Aug 1 2012, 12:05:25
The only thing I can think of that I might have done wrong was that I didn't change from "Global" to "CDMA/LTE" before leaving the factory installed ROM. That note is on CyanogenMod's page, but not many others. And since then, I can't even find that option on ANY rom.
EDIT: I have since relocked my phone and loaded up the stock RUU 2.17 Verizon ROM, per this walkthrough. Everything went smoothly. My bootloader now says "RELOCKED". Still no cell service. I tried dialing *228, but as soon as I hit call an alert pops up "A Verizon Wireless SIM card has activated your service and updated your phone's roaming capabilities." Well, still no service.... Dialing *22899 does the same thing.
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