While i had stock rom i was able to turn my device completely off and reboot into recovery by pressing and holding in the exact order: Vol Up, Home, then Power. And CWM would pop up.
Now with CyanogenMod installed, i try the same process. It says in blue letters "Recovery Booting..." and then everything on screen disappears. I let go of the buttons and after a few seconds the same screen shows without the "Recovery Booting..." in blue letters and then i see the boot.img for CM and the regular boot works fine.
You should know however that if i hold the power button while I'm in CM and tap "Reboot Recovery" it boots into recovery fine. So basically with any root request it works. But the problem with that is if one day if i get a bootloop i cant flash to recovery and restore a backup.
I also tried flashing TWRP instead of CWM but that did not work, the same problem occured with a different recovery.
If anyone has this problem or better, has a fix please reply
Thanks, Essem G