I feel as though this ought to be as simple as changing the mapping of the buttons to nothing (which I'll take, even if the capacitive back lights stay on), but I don't know where the mappings are stored.
Nevermind, figured it out!
This is the 8/20 build, y'all.
I'm home and ready to root! Sorry to guy who was first and left the store empty handed, that blows man
All is well now though: after 2 hours with customer service, I got everything resolved. Posting this from my new Evo!...
Those with the mic issue: where are y'all talking on the phone when people tell you that you sound "really far away"?
I had a similar issue with a friend, but only when I was running the sink (I like to do the dishes when on the phone). My friend...
If you're not sure how to flash these in hboot AND you're s-off, I'd recommend waiting for captain throwback to post a recovery-flashable zip in his thread.