Originally Posted by prasse
the jellybean 4.1 was official if i remember correctly, however the "upgrade" to 4.2 was through the parandroid rom. But how would i have updatede my bootloader then?
The old ICS bootloader used to give some text first when booting with volume down and then you hit volume up to get some options.
The new JB bootloader gives 4 icons when booting with volume down held. It also tells you the bootloader version
From what you described it sounds like the old ICS bootloader. But of course I could be completely wrong as I can't see your screen.
Without you giving versions it is impossible to say what you have done but if you have done a reset from the bootloader (you said you have) and you are on the wrong recovery then you have likely bricked your device. Usually it was done with JB bootloader and an older version of TWRP. As you have said you were on 188.8.131.52(??) I'm not sure as you haven't detailed your bootloader.
Do you still have fastboot available? I.e., when you select it does it say starting fastboot?