Fix is in eri.xml in framework-res.apk -- at least it was in Gingerbread.It boots, seems snappy and the phone works. Going to restore some apps and report back. Thanks for this!
edit: T-CDMA 64 shows on the lockscreen and the expanded status bar where "verizon wireless" should appear
Also, string for Emergency Dialer is switched. Says "enter pin code." This is on the first boot screen.