Try this. Remove the battery , keep it removed for about 20 seconds. Now keep pressing the Power+Volume Up key combo and while pressing , insert the battery. It should go into recovery now. Worked for me many times. Good luck.
fonz did you change something in the high audio flashable zip ? I went for some time with CM 11 and then tried CM 12 and went back to your rom but i noticed that my sound volume is terribly poor . This includes speaker volume , in-call volume and quality and notifications. Also it vibrates so low that i can`t ever feel it for the life of me and keep missing calls and notifications even if i`m walking with the phone in my pocket. I`m not saying this has anything to do with the rom or anything , i keep having this issue no matter what rom so maybe something just happened to my speaker but i don`t know. Does anyone have any solution to this ? Previously i had superb sound sound volume on this rom and on CM 11 and now no more. Thank you in advance.
Porozex i had / have Gio also. It`s faster yes , but with gingerbread 2.3.6. Maybe ICS was a little acceptable but JB was already terrible. Also the dreaded battery life and GPS problems. Huawei seems better in this regard to me personally. You are right about development though , people do put a lot of love into that device considering how old it is.
Sounds like it`s not booting. But you still can boot in recovery right ? If not , shut down the phone completely , remove the battery , put the battery back in and hold volume up + power it should work. About the restore function , it never worked in TWRP for me so there you go , it might be lost. But maybe someone knows better than me and can help you more.