I can get into the recovery TWRP 18.104.22.168. I was using KitKat 4.4.4-CROMBi-kk-RC2-Aug 10.
I tried my asus stock backup and other firmwares but no luck still reboots.
I guess my question is should I attempt to try the ADB / fastboot unbricking thread thats pinned?
Am I just out of luck? Not sure where to go from here.