Default [Q] Weirdness

Hey guys,

Recently I've changed my rom on my m8 from cm11 to a gpe version 4.4.4, which I soft bricked (deleting the system partition of my m8 ). So I panicked and tried to side boot the rom onto my SD card, which I did correctly but then realized that I have somehow loaded it onto my recovery which replaced my recovery with an OS. Is this possible? What have I done wrong?