hah, i think my blackberry despises me already.
I changed vendor.xml to vendorOLd.xml, as stated.
Step 6-B, states locate <shared><loader files>
I definetly don't have that... When I go into <c><programfiles><commonfiles><researchinmotion> my choices are:
<rim device manager>
Not one of those four folders has a subfolder called "shared", or "Loader Files" for that matter