@cjmccormick: I thought about writing a more extensive guide as my first small contribution to the site. In the mean time I can help you out on steam chat if you still need it. Send me a PM and I'll get you my steam info.
to get you started:
DO SO AT YOUR OWN RISK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
YOU WILL LOSE ALL INFO STORED ON YOUR PHONE( I did ) so make sure you back up any pics or contacts(etc) that you dont want to lose!!!
Download the .tar file by clicking on the banner in the first post that says "Download by clicking here"
download odin here:https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CDAQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fforum.xda-developers.com%2Fattachment.php%3Fattachmentid%3D581913%26d%3D1304094576&ei=Sve4UdbsNsTRyAGHoYG4AQ&usg=AFQjCNF7sF0f2yJp0IxHp1ISlP2fzGKhtw&sig2=xArQ4epz9v_xO6Z8h1Ajiw&bvm=bv.47810305,d.aWc
download all the files that kingmt01 posted and make sure to put them in a folder on your sd card with the path specified in that post.
to put your device in download mode:
1. turn off your phone.
2. While holding the volume down button turn on the phone.
3. at the prompt, press the volume up key to go into download mode.
From here you need to start odin3 and then plug your phone into your comp via usb. The status area at the left (labeled ID:COM ) should turn yellow. Below that there should be some options. Unselect 'automatic reboot'. in the lower right side there should be a button labelled 'PDA'. click that and navigate to the centura-cwm-6028.tar file. after that is done you should only have to press 'start'.
DO NOT TURN OFF YOUR PHONE UNTIL YOU ARE SURE THAT THE DOWNLOAD IS COMPLETE. To be safe you should give it a minute or so after the progress bar finishes and the odin program reports success, just to be sure.
Hold the pwr button to turn the phone off. It will automatically boot back up (mine did. ) so make sure that immediately after the screen goes black you hold down the volume up button so when it comes back on you will be put into recovery mode.
navigate to the 'restore' and select the folder where you put all the files from the second post. the restore should take a little while to complete. once it is done you should be able to reboot your phone normally and be rooted.