Some keys water damaged, stuck at recovery screen.
I got some water on my G1 (possibly crept in through the slide mechanism) and I have this (unique) problem.
After the water damage the phone did continue working for a few hours before it became unstable and just hung. The "home" key became intermittently unresponsive.
Now, after some time it has gotten into an infinite loop to "recovery mode" screen when rebooting, Alt+L gets me the prompt but Home+power does not reboot, popping the battery brings me back to this screen after the bootup.
Now if we assume that home button is stuck in "on" state this would result in this loop (that is my guess).
I have already attempted reflashing with cupcake (completes successfully and prompt for reboot but I end up again at the recovery screen). I tried getting to RC29 (to ultimately move to Haykuro) with the steps elsewhere in this forum (and many other places on the net) but I cannot get to the boot loader always the recovery screen (camera + power button).
Also attempted wipe several times, the loop persists.
I dont know if the camera button is working, so its possible the the key combo is not getting registered for my bootloader attempt.
Any help on possible things to do is appreciated.
Going to t-mobile is not an option, my friend brought it back from the US and I unlocked it with the intention of development on that platform. I cannot send it back to the US even though it is under warranty, just don't think they'll entertain water-damage.