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Default [Q] Phone always boots to fastboot

Hey all, I figured it was time to make a post and see if anyone could help figure out what I'm missing.

So I recently got my G2 and rooted it, then I installed Team Win Recovery Mod (on accident, actually. Was intending to install Clockwork, but figured it wouldn't hurt anything and it was working fine). Anyway, moved on to install Cyanogen Mod and gapps following the usual factory reset -> flash from /sdcard/ approach. Unfortunately on reboot, it went into fastboot mode.

Since then I've read a ton of stuff about fastboot, and I've reflashed recovery, boot, and system a dozen times, but I'm still stuck in fastboot mode. I've grabbed the CWM for LG G2 (AT&T) from http://www.clockworkmod.com/rommanager and the latest stable Cyanogen Mod from http://wiki.cyanogenmod.org/w/D802_Info. Sadly everything I've seen just tells me to do what I did - reflash recovery and tell it to reboot. I've also tried the "volume down + power until logo, then release and re-hit" method of getting into recovery mode, but the logo is present for literally less than a second, so I just end up back in fastboot.

Perhaps I need to find an flash a stock OS first? The thread on returning to stock firmware scares me :/ http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2432476 Edit: I gave in and tried playing with this anyway. No good, I can't get the phone to enter "download mode", no matter what I do, it reboots into fastboot.

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Edit: The flash method I used for TWRM: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2449670
Edit2: This seems possibly relevant. When I do "fastboot devices", I get "? fastboot". So something is wonky in terms of its detection. But all the commands seem to be getting executed fine...
Edit3: Finally a potentially useful piece of info: If I flash the boot image extracted from the Cyanogen mod zip, then run "fastboot continue" I get "ERROR: Getting device tree address failed". Which is the same message I get when trying to remotely run a boot image without flashing it. Possibly related to the "?" in the "fastboot devices" listing above? I switched to Koush's Universal Adb Drivers, but no change.
 
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I find it hard to believe I could manage to brick a 2 week old phone just by following the guides posted here
 
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Well, I still have no clue what went wrong, but I was finally able to make use of the reset to stock thread. It was strange and scary and at no point did I really have any idea I was hitting the right buttons, and at the end it said it failed... BUT it rebooted me into a fresh install, apparently even unrooted! My problems along the way appear to have entirely been related to actually getting the phone *into* download mode since I couldn't get it to actually turn off. Once it ran itself out of battery and turned off, I was able to enter download mode while reconnecting it to power.

No to decide if I want to try installing a custom ROM again, or take this as a sign...

Who am I kidding. *re-roots phone and pulls up the mod threads*
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