Yes, it can be done, but personally I think it's a mistake to go on a much stronger drug, like Suboxone
or Methadone, to avoid the withdrawal
symptoms of a much weaker drug like Hydrocodone, thinking it's an easy way out.
IMO if you do it should be only be a low dose for a very brief period, long enough to get over the worst part of Hydrocodone withdrawals, and short a time enough to prevent you becoming addicted to Sub. Then stop the Sub and deal with the tail end of Hydrocodone withdrawals.