1. are to putting the phone into download mode first, or is it always showing as mobile? 2. Im pretty sure there is only 1 Recovery file on the phone when its hooked up in download mode, a recovery.img, which recovery.img are you trying to place on the phone, Stock?? or CWM?? 3. if it is in download mode, that Mobile drive/folder whatever Should Not have been empty 4. was this phone stock before the possible bricking, or did it have a rom and CWM on it?? 5. What did he do that caused this to happen??