It is very strange, with safestrap you can do nothing to get 9008. Did you try hold power button very long?
9008 bulk - mode that related to bootchain. But safestrap cannot change anything at bootchain.
I know too little about behavior of safest...
BTW, how did you brick it to 9008 at 4.5.5 firmware?
Hah, I was using Safestrap and accidentally flashed over the stock operating system with ggow's Nexus 4.x ROM (I was very sleepy and didn't realize the stock ROM slot was active--stupid, st...