Originally Posted by NiLuJe
AFAIK, you can no longer access the recovery mode *without* doing a factory reset since FW 2.5. (ie. it's now hold [home] during a cold boot => reset => hold [home] => recovery instead of hold [home] during a cold boot => recovery).
When you say "reset", do you mean typing in R E S E T to reset to factory defaults or do you mean you do a cold reset, hold Home, do another reset, and hold Home again?