I was just browsing this post again in preparation for installing .04 (will update on how that went when i'm done) and i noticed that you have in your instructions to download a recovery file. But then there isn't any instruction or mention of installing it. (unless i missed it, which is entirely possible)
Thought i would point that out to help prevent future issues.
Now i just have to figure out how to upgrade to .04 without recovery.
Shouldnt be too hard. I can always just go back to stock and start from there.
<edit> It turns out i can still add the recovery now. I just have to figure out how to use fastboot. It seemed straightforward but i'm not getting it just yet. Hopefully that will get added to the OP.
I think for now i'm going to go enjoy the nice weather.