Root Can't get to recovery on rooted T-mobile M8


Hi guys, I need some help with my t-mobile m8 running Viper One ROM.

I have a few problems, but I think they all come from old firmware. The trouble is I can't get into recovery to take the phone back to stock. I flashed CWM, but when I press 'recovery' in fastboot, it flashes up 'entering recovery' and goes back to fastboot. With TWRP, it also says 'entering recovery', then just reboots normally.

The other issues I have are very slow boot-up time (>1 minute) and can't connect to Google to sign into my account. I think this all started when the previous owner deleted all his stuff off there, but I'm not sure.

The phone is S-ON, incompatible with Sunshine and Firewater is only getting to the first bottle before failing.

Thanks for your help,


scary alien

not really so scary
Hey alex, welcome to our AndroidForums.

Sorry to hear about your issues, but I've moved your thread over here to the all-things-root area and hopefully the guys in here can help you out.

Cheers and best of luck!


Android Expert
What recovery do you have on it just now, TWRP? Might just be you need to clear the cache in fastboot mode:

fastboot erase cache

Then see if you can launch TWRP.