Long story short, I flashed a stock rom and removed root apps because i was taking my droid1 into Verizon for inspection. I made a trusty nandroid backup before doing anything, so i know my backup is ready to be restored and have everything returned back to normal, as i have done countless times. This time around though, my clockworkmod recovery isn't loaded.
If I reboot into recovery (X-key+Power Button), I get the icon with the phone laying down and a triangle with an exclamation mark in it. No root apps work, like Titanium Backup, Rom Manager, or anything requiring Super User Access. The weird thing is I have the superuser app installed, and it doesn't force close when i open it.
Any root app trying to execute a task that needs root access, it says "An error occurred while attempting to run privileged commands!". Entering "su" in the terminal gives me "permission denied".
I obviously am no longer rooted properly. With my recovery not working, the apps that can flash it again not working, and any app that can do anything with my nandroid backup not working, The the last option i can think of is to plug my phone into usb and re root it with adb.
The problem with that is that my usb plug in my phone no longer works (its not the charger, not the usb cable, not the usb port on the computer, its the usb port on the phone). It wont charge, and it certainly wont be recognized by a computer.
What can I do to flash a recovery back on my phone?