Apologies in advance if this is in the wrong place. Maybe because I'm a newbie, I'm being ignored.

I have a Sanyo Katana Eclipse X which is Sprint branded. The ESN is not active on any account, per a Sprint store rep.

I see that it can be put on Boost Mobile CDMA but I want to know if I can use it for Phone As Modem, tethered/tether/tethering via USB. When I plug the phone, via USB, into my Kubuntu Linux box, the Katana shows the option for phone as modem; or mass storage. I can get my KPPP dialer program to issue AT commands to the phone's modem and it goes through the "dialing" sequence, 'till it fails with "no carrier"; which is expected since it's not yet activated on any network. I used the ATDS=2#777 with no username or password on Boost iDEN.

The current firmware is 1.006XP where 1.007XP is available. It is a clamshell version WithOut the full keyboard.

I pulled up "Hardware: 0204" from an info/version screen; the same menu area where the firmware is listed.

Many thanks.