You can also connect phone to a Samsung tablet with the charger cable and it works.....they changed it with android 11 as people were complaining that they were knocking the button power and volume up and would put phone into recovery mode without knowing 🤷
Tried on the off-chance connecting to a USB charging block without success... Repeated the steps 6 times and phone kept on rebooting to home screen... I'll have to invest in a pair of USB C headphones and connect those as advised earlier and hope for the best!!
If that fails I'm giving up!!...lol
I take it any headphone with USB C termination will work to get me into recovery mode!!