you should still be able to access stock recovery through the bootloader menu and reflash the update:
Thanks, it wasn't me but it was another poster and he was not able to access stock recovery. He said he could get into fastboot mode, but didn't get the android with the red triangle, it just shows the moto boot logo and goes back into fastboot mode with this message :
Partition (recovery) Security Version Downgraded
Boot up failed
Ther error message sounds to me like once you upgrade the partition table to 4.4.2, it won't let you into 4.4 recovery since it is a lower version?
yeah, seems like Motorola just keeps making these updates less and less hackable.
I went the CLNR route with my GNex for hardware problems and I eventually ended up with one that was significantly better than the one I sent in. But it took me 5 to get there. Lots of the AMOLED screens were blue or yellow tinted in the CLNRs.
ah yeah, just read the thread, that kinda sucks. recovery version has never been an issue before iirc. well the fxz should be available pretty quickly; i'd be surprised if it isn't availalbe some time next week. i'd way rather wait for that than send in the phone and deal with tech support and refurbished devices.
this is also one of the reasons i never take ota; always wait for the fxz. then you can update just what you need: boot, system, and radio. i'm running 4.4 boot system and radio with every other partition still on 4.2.2. works fine and i always have the option to downgrade if i want to for whatever reason.