When you boot with the tooth pick it should boot up with the libreelec files on the usb, not from the recovery which you are doing. When you hold the tooth pick in keep holding it in while inserting power and keep holding till you see libreelec logo. If you dont see the logo and goes to the android recovery then something isnt right.
All I get when toothpicking is the recovery screen. From there I try to do update from external but I keep getting a verification failed error.
Are you saying toothpicking should boot me into LE? Why do I have 2 extra .md5 files after Rufus?
I also tried doing the recovery file mentioned in the 7.0 FAQ. If I wanted to use twrp, what android directory do I copy what file to?
My box is an MXQ m201_c the one with the transparent black case. Would you mind pointing me in the right direction?
Update: By the way, I cannot tooth pick into recovery mode anymore.
I tried what you said and it just keeps cycling back to the MXQ logo.
Just to confirm, I checked the box in 64 and it said the board was an m201. It is clearly an MXQ but I am using the m210 file, is that correct?