Real quick, I know how to fix it and all but here is the problem
My buddy doesn't want the latest update to GB that VZ rolled out...i won't go into why, but certain apps won't work. I came up with a great idea, install SSX2.2 GB rom. Everything goes great, loads up no problems at all
I start to program his phone...he doesn't know what his gmail logon was. Now he lost all 700 of his contacts. No problems there, I made a backup. Just to double check, i flashed latest CWR (which I think it was still flashed current) and the ran the D2 bootstrap. Tried to reboot into recovery, and nothing. Stuck at (red) M logo forever.
Sooooo, I SBF back to the last file I had (which was a Froyo file). Reroot, CWR the whole shibang. Try to load the recovery, and now stuck at white M logo. Did some reading and realized my mistake (back up won't load over froyo). So after a 3hour download of the newest SBF, I put that on. reroot etc etc and was able to restore.
Got back to his account, he checked his info, didn't know the password. I realized he had the backup assistant set to save his contacts. I figured I would just use that then and make a new gmail since he didn't use it. reloaded SSX2.2 and realized it doesn't have backup assistant. The version on the market is backup assistant PLUS, which is the VZW cloud server. It won't work on the version of BU assistant he had.
I tried to get back into the CWR and load the backup once again, and same thing, stuck at red M.
Right now, I've got the phone back to the original backup, but I do not want to do all this again. What am i doing wrong in SSX2.2 that keeps getting me stuck? Is there a different way to boot into recovery that I should be using? i've always used Koush's droid 2 bootstrap (yes on a DX) since it kept working after GB and the DX bootstrap doesn't. Any help? Don't want to go through more hours of the same thing.