Tweaked a bit ref that other post. Not much changed I think though, but here are the outputs.
md5sum for update.zip
mdsum for recovery.img.zip
[edit 1]I tried using dd command to flash the recovery.img. Nothing...anyone with stock recovery want to try out the update.zip? Remember to backup your stuff first since it automatically wipes /data
[edit 2] boot looped my phone again. stupid. luckily i know enough now to just attach usb. push the original recovery to sd card. get into shell, then dd the orig recovery and i'm back. the crappy thing is it wiped everything. Since I did do a really good backup with titanium last time I shouldn't have an issue getting back, but dang...
[edit 3] tried the update.zip. still freezes.... bang.. head.. on .. desk...going to play xbox now.