Recovery is a just black screen, multiple re-flash attempts.

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Apr 14, 2021
A couple years ago I managed to install LineageOS, currently on 15.1. I want to update, but I have not been able to fix or get into recovery since I installed LineageOS.

When I reboot into recovery, I am greeted with a black screen and the light next to the front facing camera goes solid white, can't do anything.

I have tried installing various dumpling (5T) recoveries including LineageOS and twrp (both through the app and through adb). All the installations show successful, no error or anything. But I always get the unresponsive black screen when booting into recovery.

Any thoughts would be appreciated. Thank you.
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