The second problem is that my volume up button is broken so I can't hold it long enough to boot into recovery. I am able to get into download mode and use odin if I get lucky and struggle with the up button but it only works in short bursts as it's damaged on the actual board and not the rocker.
Is there any other way I can get into recovery? I can't boot into the os so rebooting from there is out of the question. I'm running out of ideas now.
any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.