On a dated device, Sony Xperia Tipo, I can not get the recovery mode. Yet I remember that I used it some years ago, but also with
adb reboot recovery it continues to start in normal mode. I have just unlocked the bootloader, and before of that I rooted the device using the Kingroot app. Possible that has this app wiped the recovery partition?
Also I can not find references to start in download mode.