I managed 1) root the phones 2) copy over the standard "carrier" folder via root explorer 3) recopy the apns-xml file. 4) edit via adb the build.prop file.
With all these I am able to make calls and receive texts on the phone. But for the life, I cannot figure out the data problem.
I double checked my .prop file and have for sure set them to spr.
So my questions is
1) any quick ideas I can try?
2) how can i tell if AT&T or I am the issue
3) is there a custom rom which I can flash and it just "works"
4) is there a good place online where I Can sell these phones aside from craigslist?