On my Nexus 5, why can't I access recovery mode from bootloader?

amites1

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Nexus 5 -- cannot access recovery mode from bootloader

just updated my Nexus 5 to Android 5.0 -- things looking smooth

went to root it

step 1) enable developer mode
step 2) restart into bootloader
step 3) fastboot flash recovery boot.img ( download.chainfire.eu/580/SuperSU/nexus5-hammerhead-lpx13d-kernel.zip )
step 4) reboot into recovery mode...

step 4 is where things get funky, when I tell bootloader to load recovery mode the phone restarts and then boots normally

I've been hacking at this for a few hours, and ended up loading the boot.img file more than once (see steps below) -- the original attempt worked and would access recovery mode
the "load from zip" option wasn't available to I started tinkering, at one point I told it to restart from recovery mode -- it listed updating 7 files after which it had flashed itself back to factory defaults

I then flashed the boot loader a 2nd time it stopped accessing recovery mode


since then I've tried
- download Quick Boot app (crashes when trying to load recovery mode)
- flashed with fresh factory image
- numerous attempts to restart into bootloader
- voodoo chanting (not really but that's next)

any ideas? seems like I'm missing something obvious
 

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Re: Nexus 5 -- cannot access recovery mode from bootloader

GOT IT!!!

had to reflash with auto-root from Chainfire

autoroot.chainfire.eu

yey!!
 

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