pcboy, do you have any updates on this? I'm looking to move over to Metro as well and I don't want to buy a new phone. I've read that using Houdinisoft to flash over will work but I won't have access to the internet - that's really not an option.
I also saw you posted in the developers section and I tried replying to that but I can't. You stated you were having some FC issues, have they been resolved yet? Was your brothers internet working? If so what did he/you use to flash? Which rom are you running? I'm currently using CM7.