There's a new version out as of 24. January with what sounds like many useful new features. Unfortunately simply renaming the ebuild doesn't work, for a start the download link has subtly changed and the new one is: http://www.draisberghof.de/usb_modeswitch/usb-modeswitch-1.1.0.tar.bz2
Unfortunately then this comes:
>>> Compiling source in /var/tmp/portage/sys-apps/usb_modeswitch-1.1.0/work ...
x86_64-pc-linux-gnu-gcc: usb_modeswitch.c: No such file or directory
However, the file exists in /var/tmp/portage/sys-apps/usb_modeswitch-1.1.0/work/usb-modeswitch-1.1.0/usb_modeswitch.c so I'm a little lost.
If I understand the ebuild correctly robbat2 is the maintainer of this package so I added him to CC, hope that was correct.
In CVS now.
Works, thanks! (I can't actually test it beyond emerging since I only get the hardware next week or so)