I was requested to add this Google spreadsheet for people to share their gamer tags:
Fixing a 'Bricked' Console (Green boot up screen, then hangs at black)
Your console is not bricked you are fine.
No need for the USB recovery either - since the 1603 build you can self recover via this cool method
Hold down the power button on the front
I used this guide.
I tend to buy from the russian store.
Basically, buy xbox live credit vouchers from the Russian store.
Redeem them on the Russian store, then buy the game.
I've done the same trick to buy from the Hong Kong store and the US store.
There's other ways like topping up revolut cards but I've never had any pro