Neo V wont go into recovery mode except thru x-parts
I m a noob at rooted androids, so please forgive my idiocy.
I hv recently rooted my Neo V (stock firmware 4.0.4 - 587) and am hoping to install some custom ROM. I read that I need CWM in place first. So installed X-Parts, installed the CWM by pvyParts, and rebooted my phone. While reboot, I saw the blue led glow on Sony logo, and tried hitting home key, but the phone never went in recovery mode. I tried multiple reboots with different hardware keys, but no good. Tried reinstalling X-Parts, stilll nogo. Although, I can go into recovery mode via X-Parts tools menu just fine. Only the recovery mode wont start by hitting hardware keys. Any idea?
PS:- I hv installed Rom Mgr as well, but not sure if I need it to work with X-Parts.