I held off with the JB update as long as I could. Now that this easy root method was available, I finally decided to bite the bullet. IT WORKED FLAWLESSLY!!! Thank you!! =)
Ok. This is going to sound like dumb question, but I'd like to get my root back, so...I've read where some had issues getting this to work the first try. What happens to your phone if the install fails? Does it go back to its previous state (stock JB)? Or is it in some sort of limbo unless you do something to get it back there? In a nutshell: If the install fails, can I still use the phone while I figure it out?
And...rooted! Third time was a charm. Only problems I ran into was basic not reading the instructions closely enough & setting the phone up for MTP. I couldn't (still can't) find that setting without plugging in my USB, so I had to plug in, change it, and start over. My only remaining question is should I put the phone back as a mass storage device or leave it in MTP? And I can't thank marty45714 for this and deduct for the help enough.
I keep getting the "Network Error, There is a problem in your network connection with remore host. Please repair your network..." I also get the error when I start the machine up that states there is an error with my PCI connection about the 100/mb thing... Sorry for being vague lol. I've really tried a lot of things, I have no clue what to do. I was able to connect to the SMB via my computer and access the files but no other way.