I wanted to see if this recovery console boot would work, but was too impatient so I tried it at work from my phone... Worked like a charm! Just emailed myself the recov img and the flash_image.bin, moved them with astro and used betterterm to:
mount -o remount,rw -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock4 /system
mv /sdcard/download/flash_image.bin /sdcard/flash_image
mv /sdcard/download/recovery-RA_GNM_1.13.img /sdcard/recovery-RA_GNM_1.13.img
cat /sdcard/flash_image > /system/bin/flash_image
chmod 755 /system/bin/flash_image
flash_image recovery /sdcard/recovery-RA_GNM_1.13.img
And like magic I can boot to the recov from my phone.
Thanks to everyone!
This is amazing!
(its lost on my co workers though, I just get blank stares)