Originally Posted by down
>I will try my best to help solve your problem.
Thanks Matt! We posted almost at the same time. Part of the problem is now solved, but hang me if I know what's the exact sequence to get into/out of firmware update mode.
So, I'm going to take a more careful look now into the whole process. Thanks again for your input.
I'd recommend reading this Recovery mode, how? - SlateDroid.com
As for the specific button sequence to enter recovery I am not too sure but according to the link to that thread I posted you can't have a recovery menu without flashing CWM. But hopefully that link I posted will give you some insight.