However, instead of recovery mode I end up in download mode. Figuring I'd pressed the wrong option on the advanced reboot menu I rebooted and tried again. Ended up in DL mode again. It doesn't matter what method I used to try and get to recovery I can't... it constantly goes to DL mode. I used to be able to get to revocery without a problem (TWRP).
My question is, is this a common occurance and would reflashing TWRP (using Nandroid Manager - the way I did it originally) fix my problem.. or is there a more fundamental issue at play here. For what it's worth Nandroid Manager detects that i'm running TWRP 188.8.131.52 already