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Default Problems re-rooting after latest .621 update!

Hi All-Knowing Android Experts!

I have an issue and it's killing me. I took the latest DX update to .621 and can't re-root my phone.

I've tried the Motofail, Droid 4 and Droid 3 methods and I encounter an error on each one. Apparently, if you were rooted before, these methods see remnants of BusyBox and SuperUser and don't know how to get past them to root. I wish I knew about RootKeeper prior, but it's too late now.

Here's the suggested trouble-shooting that I can't get to work:
  1. 1. Open a Command Prompt in the folder where you extracted the one-click root package (see instructions for rooting). If you are using Windows 7, you can just use Shift+Right-Click on the folder you extracted the package and choose to "Open a command prompt here". For other operating systems or versions of Windows, you may require some DOS experience or need to Google how to change directories.
  2. 2. In the command prompt, type the following command:

    adb shell
  3. 3. If you receive any kind of error, then you may not be in the folder where you extracted ADB.exe or you may need to reboot your computer, your phone, or check the connection. You should receive an ADB prompt ending with either a # or a $.
  4. 4. If the line ends with a $, then run the one-click exploit for Windows XP (even if you have Windows Vista or 7) and only complete step 1.
  5. 5. When you have adb shell ending with a #, type the following commands:

    mount -o remount,rw /dev/block/system /system
    rm /system/bin/su
    rm /system/xbin/su

    Ignore any messages that warn you about the file not being found/missing. We're removing old copies of su/superuser which are causing this one-click root method to fail.

Either I don't understand Step 4 above in red, or something isn't working properly. I never get the # to show to do Step 5. Oh, and at Step 5, am I supposed to hit enter after each of those commands??

Any ideas, tips, or suggestions here? I need my root!
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