Originally Posted by graffixnyc
Booting into recovery was not disabled on the m8. I have done it many times. It didn't work on the m7. The reason why it's not working on a gpe is the boot offsets are different. If you were on a sense rom it would work just fine. For the GPE when I did the conversion I had to use an unpublished recovery that allowed me to boot recovery..
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i've been trying to boot a custom recovery (without flashing) all night, and i'm running into the same issue here.
i have a brand new m8 harmon kardon edition on sprint, and am up to date as of today on all of the OTA updates.
i unlocked my bootloader, turned off fast boot, and rebooted to fastboot USB.
when i issue the command "fastboot boot recovery.img" i can see the loading bar in the top right corner of the phone, and then it reboots and loads normally without loading into a recovery.
all of this to say that i'm trying to create a backup of my own stock recovery, and have thus far had no luck.