is the recovery working after the csc check?? mine did that a few times when CWM recovery was acting funny but it popped up with the reinstall packages after the csc check was finished.
if it is working, an easy way to get into stock recovery is through adb. just hook up the phone, run adb devices to ensure the phone is being recognized and then run adb reboot recovery to access recovery. will also work to get into download mode, it's adb reboot download. that would be how i would have gotten around the too many attempts on the password. at least i think that would work..
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