as it's turning out
I am realizing that this might not be a problem with any of the info in this post, but that my shift is just not being recognized because the drivers will not update for it. Ive tried on two different computers, and i tried updating with the drivers located in the androidsdk\extras\google\usb driver folder. Why are the drivers not updating on either of my xp or vista PC's? I guess i need to start a new thread. LOL. Thanks for your help on this though.
One quick question i do have though, are we really supposed to be turning the phone back to charge only before we run the "adb shell" command? just curious because im still learning this process.