if in adb you use the 'adb reboot recovery' command, it brings you to the 3e system recovery which is normal for devices
underneath the recovery menu, it has yellow text saying: "command: "/sbin/recovery""
there is no /sbin directory though...
I had my system pull from a while back, so i searched the files for the recovery and it was in /system/bin/recovery.
so.....we are thinking that if you replace the recovery file in the directory with the custom one, then we are in business. it will simply look for the /system/bin/recovery file and run the custom one instead of the stock one.
the issue with this, is if for some weird reason this does not work, you are stuck in recovery mode. and with no removable battery, it could be a long, long time before your battery dies in recovery mode. i have tried to drain my old captivate in recovery and it would not die.
anyway, if anyone is really brave, or within their 30 day return period, let me know. I have the custom recovery file i can link you. you need to know adb commands though, to do the following:
adb push recovery /system/bin/
chmod 755 /system/bin/recovery
So yea.....lets see where this leads.