I have replaced my broken HDD with a new SSD and I can't install Mac from recovery (Command+R) no matter what connection I try to connect to, I tried different networks (router via Wifi, router via Ethernet, 4G Hotspot) I mostly got Error -1005F and sometimes -2105F.
The only option left was that I download High Sierra 10.13.2 dmg file from a trusted source and I created a bootable USB using TransMac, with the only problem being, it doesn't recognize the USB (though formatted as GPT), if I restart the Macbook holding option key, it only shows a box to connect to Wifi, there are no disks to choose to boot from, I tried a USB 3.0 and a USB 2.0 devices, both didn't work.
Any idea how I can troubleshoot?
Is there a better way to install mac on my macbook pro 2011? (High Sierra compatible)
I also removed the optical drive from Macbook a while ago, installing Mac from a DVD wouldn't be an option for me.