My comment about the Streak being discontinued in North America referred to getting over-the-air updates from Dell. Since Dell is no longer releasing updated ROMs for the Streak in North America, the over-the-air update function is useless. This means the only way to get an updated official ROM is to use the tutorials on the site here, which apply regardless of whether the Streak is unlocked, like mine, or carrier locked like yours.
The latest official ROM for any carrier is 407, which has a thread both in Streak 5 General and Streak 5 Android Development. That ROM is a Gingerbread ROM (Android 2.3.3). As I mentioned, the tutorials given on these forums are still applicable to the Streak and it is quite possible to get a flavor of Gingerbread, whether it be the official ROM or one of the custom ROMs, on the Streak. But we will never see Honeycomb (Android 3.x) on our Streaks. Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.x) is a remote possibility, but I'm not anticipating seeing it, and neither should you.
Q: Can someone suggest a link I can follow that will walk me through the root process for this phone?
A: Simple answer is no. Do your homework. No spoonfeeding here. Check the stickies and the search engine. You'll find it soon enough.
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