All, I got one of the infamous white-box no-wifi units, and found the excellent directions to back-rev the firmware, but I Can’t Get It To Go Into ‘Recovery Needed’ mode!
I’ve held down the power button for 8 seconds, 20 seconds, 30 seconds. I’ve followed the instructions about holding down the ‘Right’ button (under the screen) and the Volume up button simultaneously while restarting, about 50 times, and it simply restarts the player. Is it supposed to get to the point where the colored balls show up on the screen? I’ve tried holding down right and up all the way through that boot-up, but I suspect by that point it’s already past the place where it should say ‘Recovery Needed’. I’ve tried it plugged in, unplugged, everything I can think of. Am I missing something? Did they change the firmware? I’ve got the same versions as listed other placed in this forum: ZAP: 188.8.131.52335r and OS 184.108.40.206335. Boot loader 24655, if that matters.