Originally Posted by One-M8-Master
No other way...but you can try something.....I think there are different twrp or Philz images because of the different variants of the phone...so try to get the real one for your device..maybe that should be the problem...if not try fastboot erase cache ..but I think it's more because of the wrong image..
All those things are user issues so no need to bash HTC or the phone because you are doing things wrong
I 100% agree with you that it is completely my fault and not HTC. Im not bashing HTC at all, I'm going to buy another m8. Smashing would just make me happy after spending 9 hours so far trying every possibility over and over.
It is totally bricked though. I had another m8 before this phone and upgraded the same way but it was s-off and I didn't have this problem. Firewater didn't work on this phone. The problem is that something is corrupted and their is no correct ruu for 3.18 hboot with CWS__001.