Thanks, OMJ. I'm there, dude. I had a few weird things happen tho.
Initially, at the second shell command, I had the '$' prompt. Things would not proceed from there. I had to start over a buncha times untill my prompt changed to '#'. From there it went much better until that last stretch in shell, 'cause shell would just bounce me out to cmd in the middle of entering (and double-checking) commands. I'd 'adb devices' to make sure the phone was still there and keep going.
All in all, it took me about 45 minutes to an hour to work thru it.
Thanks again to you and all the unseen helpers: Sebastian Krahmer, CRpercodani, UBRocked, and whoever else. This is a great board!