Can't access recovery screen D:

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    I wanted to update my phone from 2 -> 2.01 and maybe root my phone, but apparently i can't even get to that recovery screen you get from holding x; when i turn it on and hold it, all it shows is the moto icon, which fades in to black, then the light sputters a bit, then goes back to the moto icon.
    it isn't too terrible a situation since my phone functions normally otherwise, but it is a bit of an annoyance; have been looking into some sort of custom recovery image, but looks like they all require root?
    any help would really be appreciated x_o
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    If you have adb you can connect your phone and type "adb reboot recovery" and see if that works to get you into recovery.
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    Did u try following the how to install 2.1 the easy way? Use that to root and go to 2.0.1 by following all the directions and using a 2.0.1 rom instead of 2.1
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    ok, just set up all the adb stuff and rebooted it using that command, but it does the same thing as if i hold x x_o goes to moto icon, fades to black, flickers, then goes back to moto

    I can't root at all since i cant get to the recovery screen. unless there's some other way to do it.

    at this point, i kinda just want to reset my phone, but the option in privacy doesn't delete anything other than reset my phone so idk what's going on with that either
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    The factory reset should delete all data on the phone.
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    When you try to go to recovery by holding "X" are you holding the power button too? If you aren't you should be. Then you should get the "/!\" display, then hold vol+ and camera to get to recovery. I can't remember if the "adb reboot recovery" command is a original feature or only in SPRecovery.
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    yessir, am holding both, but doesn't seem to make a difference
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    Sounds like youre recovery file is gone or misnamed or something try putting the recovery img back on
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    I'm not sure what to say, I don't know of a way to flash the update.zip for root without going into recovery. If you can't get root I don't know how you'll flash a new recovery image. Can you get the 2.0.1 update over the air? You might want to post over on alldroid and see if they have a solution for you.
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    Don't know if i can get the OTA update, nothing's popped up yet, and verizon's website for it just sends me in weird redirects. I figured there was no way to flash a new recovery image without root, but it was worth a shot i guess. thanks for all the help man, really appreciate it :D
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    You haven't tinkered with anything up to this point? Perhaps you got a refurbished phone that was messed with previously? I can't think of any reason for this to happen besides a botched attempt at flashing the recovery image (which requires root).
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