[Q] Stuck in recovery mode upgrading CM 10 to CM 11
I was running CyanogenMod 10.1.x versions, using ROM Manager to upgrade as new ones were available. However, when I tried to upgrade to 10.2.1 it kept rebooting every several minutes, showing the new bootup screen with the rotating arrow. I tried upgrading to version 11...M9 also with ROM Manager and now it only comes up in recovery mode (CWM v22.214.171.124). There seems to be no way to finalize the installation. I can't sideload from the PC, since, although DeviceManager shows "Google Galaxy Nexus ADB Interface," I do not see any entries in Device Management or in the Explorer, so I can't offload a full backup, nor can I use adb to sideload the new CM. I can't instal from the internal sdcard, since it starts with "...Installing /sdcard/update.zip" and then can't find it - it comes up with the "(no such file or directory)."
Since (except for Device Manager) nothing on the PC recognizes a connection with the Nexus 10, I'm pretty much out of options. I can do a complete "wipe data/factory reset" I suppose, but would like something not so drastic (given no backup). When I look at CWM's display of mounted and unmounted storage, sdcard is unmounted and won't mount. I've even done a full wipe and factory reset, with the same results.
A brand-new install of the Samsung USB Drivers 126.96.36.199 through Skip's app now results in an error message when I reattach the tablet saying the driver install failed. I still show the device in Device Manager.
I have Skip's Universal Android Toolkit v1.0.2 and it seems to recognize that a Nexus 10 is connected, but can't do anything to it (it expects you are originally booted to Android, not recovery.
This is my first Samsung device, so I'm totally unfamiliar using Odin and haven't figured out how to use it to correct the problem.
It seems that, if I can sideload a copy of CM 11, I should be okay, but all roads look closed.
I'm locked in a loop.