I started the recursion process and the 4 hours elapsed. I played a day later and now it has me waiting 4 hours again as I’m trying to get to level 8 asap during double ap
You have to recurse within 24 hours after starting the timer. After 24 hours, you have to start the timer again.
I know this isn't anywhere in the information in the scanner, but another player in my area recently had the same thing so I looked it up.