Originally Posted by Esploded
Okay so I tried holding down power and down volume to get into bootloader, it got me there and I could scroll to recovery, but it kept cycling the reboot before it would boot into recovery. I tried plugging it into the computer to use adb, but it just makes the plug/unplug USB sound in Windows. I also tried holding down all three buttons, and it makes no difference.
Ok so if you have fastboot you should be able to use fastboot to flash recovery. If you are going to use a backup then you would need to have the same recovery image you used for the original. My suggestion is go to twrp and get the image. make sure you are plugged in at bootloader and fastboot is selected. IT should say fastboot usb if you are connected correctly on the top. I am assuming you have fastboot? If not my suggestion is to get minimal adb and fastboot it is the easiest. after you have installed run this command.
it should come up with your device number if it doesnt then you need fastboot drivers. If it does then take the recovery.img you downloaded and place it in the same folder as your fastboot and adb folder. I suggest changing name to make it easier, I usually just change it to recovery.img instead of whatever it downloaded as. Then enter this command
fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
It should say sending and complete then enter this command
fastboot reboot recovery
bam you are in recovery!
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