Originally Posted by chipsndukes
OK, thanks LEGEND94, that helped !
Only difference to above: did not use a Fastboot cable to get into fastboot mode, rather fmkilo's technique here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2117224
Held off button to shut down and restarted without having to do anything else, did not have to type any command to get out of fastboot mode.
Am restarting root and ROM flashing, hopefully will work this time.
even though legend was OP, his method was a bit overkill, but totally fine.
Once you have recovery, or even the bootloader, you should NEVER need to restore. From the bootloader you can get into fastboot now, and from fastboot you can get the recovery.
As for putting files on, I'm not sure. I could look it up but you both got your issues solved. If someone coming here does need the help, PM me and I can look it up, but from what i remember on other android devices, usually the recovery somewhere has an option to mount USB like a storage device (probably bad wording there) but basically just like when you "turn on usb storage" in the android OS.
I am ASSUMING TWRP has something similar, and if I'm wrong, I'm sure you can always ADB to push the files onto the device from your PC in fastboot mode.