can I push these files (http://wiki.cyanogenmod.org/w/Install_CM_for_d801) after following this (http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2449670) safely? I can not find a flashable zip of the most current twrp. So im thinking this will get me set up for cm11. every thread ive found for twrp links me to 220.127.116.11.
If you just want to be able to flash CM11, you can find TWRP 18.104.22.168 in any CMB Rom development thread for your specific phone. If you have the D801, you can find it here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2568732 . You'll need to follow the guide that you linked to install the older version of TWRP, and then use that to flash the newer version. I've been using this TWRP version and have been able to flash CM11 and pretty much any other rom perfectly. Hope this helps!