Hey Mr. Smith thanks for everyting so far I'm sure we all have been testing your patience, lol.
I think I overcame my issue of "waiting for device" After I booted in HBoot I had to click the Fastboot option. Once I did that it recognized it immediately in the command prompt. I know your directions are pretty direct but that that option isn't in your guide. I was trying to run the commands right when the phone booted up.
Now I say "I think" because I don't think its rooted. How can I check?? I've downloaded some apps that need root (mainly tethering apps) and they aren't working.
Is there anyting else I need to do?? Oh and I'm not sure how the the total process takes to install but it was really quick.