1) With no intervention, it boots directly into Download mode
2) I can hold the power button and volume key and get the option for Recovery or Download, but Recovery mode does *NOT* work. It just blinks and stays on the screen with the Recovery and Download options.
I've tried flashing with ODIN, but no luck. On the downloading screen, there is a message at the top left that says: "Reason: No Kernel". I'm not sure if this actually means there is no kernel on flash or if it is unrelated.
The other information on this screen is:
Secure Mode: Secure
Check Signature: Check
Custom BInary Download: No (0 counts)
Current Binary: Samsung Official
Waiting for USB cable...
When using ODIN, ODIN reports that it was successful in copying the new recovery image to flash. But, the result is always the same.
Does anyone have suggestions or know what the problem may be? Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.