An elaborate bow and sweep of the hat to eagle-eyed tommytopdrive. Ordered a Commando last week, read with dismay of the rev. 100 disaster, was then delighted to learn of the reversal of fortune. Commando arrived today and is now back in user control, thanks to tommytopdrive.
Thank goodness there was a shred of FOSS available to unravel the mess Verizon made of this phone with all of their value added fluff.
Edit: Seems to me that tommytopdrive has earned an immediate promotion to several pay grades above "Junior Member." :-)