Originally Posted by britbloke
I'm not 100% sure, but it sounds like you haven't enabled root permissions using the secret menu from step 2 at the beginning of my guide. I would try restarting the phone and your PC (BTW, I'm running Win7 64bit too and have never seen the $).
The "su" or "sudo" means superuser, basically full admin rights to change any file on the system, including root.
You were right. I must not have had the root permissions from the secret menu.
I went in, set them in the secret menu and restarted the phone. When I brought it up and connected I now have the # sign.
Thanks for getting me to try that again!
Now for some rooting.....