Starting off, to return to stock I odin flashed the official mdk firmware from back in the day. And then did a factory restore to completely remove everything.
Once done with that I odin flashed the md2 prelease firmware to get root with the motochopper method. updated su binaries and then flashed the mdk kernel back.
And all of that seemed to work fine. Apps requiring root seemed to work fine. But when it came time to flash cwm with rom manager the **** started. after flashing the latest cwm and rebooting into recovery I was greeted with the regular android recovery. So I tried flashing it from rom recovery. That seemed to work. But no roms will flash. Making and restoring a backup kind of worked. But cwn was mainly useless.
So I started over and over with the reverting to stock, factory reseting, and rerooting. ive tried the loki versions of cwm flashing with no luck and have just hit a highly frustrating wall. After near 12 hours trying to figure this out I'm asking for assistance. ive done this before. what the hell is the problem. Help me XDA people. You're my only hope.