[UNBRICK/RAW] Revive your bricked ASUS ROG Phone 3 [22-APR-2021]

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rabunz1105

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Apr 30, 2011
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Unbrick your ASUS ROG Phone 3 for free!!

Don't pay for this stuff anywhere, it's your device and you deserve the right to fix it yourself.
I noticed some people in the community charging upto 50$ for the firmware which should've been free from the start.

Code:
#include <std_disclaimer.h>
/*
* I am not responsible for bricked devices, dead SD cards,
* thermonuclear war, or you getting fired because the alarm app failed.
* I'm not gonna tell you how to install drivers and other things and only[COLOR="RoyalBlue"][/COLOR]
* proceed with this if you know what you're doing and please do some
* research first. YOU are choosing to make these modifications, and if you
* point the finger at me for messing up your device, I will laugh at you.
*/

NOTE - In case it's a Hard / Soft Brick
For Hard Brick - Hard brick is when your device can only enter EDL mode and shows up as Qualcomm HS-USB QDLoader 9008 in device manager.
- Just follow from Step 1 to 3 to fix your device.

For Soft Brick - Soft brick is when the system fails to boot but you can access fastboot mode.
- Just follow Step 3 to fix your device.

Prerequisites ►
• Windows PC
• Device fastboot drivers
• Qualcomm EDL drivers
• a bricked ROG 3 duh

Downloads ►
• EDL Unbrick tool - ROG_PHONE_3_ZS661KS_UNBRICK_EDL.7z
• RAW ROG 3 Firmware - Check the second post below

Instructions ►
Make sure you have device manager opened up to see if the device is connected.

1] Extract the EDL firmware
- Use the side port and connect device to PC
- Then run the file named 1ROG3_VFLASH_EDL.cmd

2] After you get an EDL SUCCESS message let the device boot within a minute or two into bootloader, use the device manager to
check if it's in EDL and if it's still there after a minute, press Power key + Volume down for about 12-13 seconds until
you don't see it in Device Manager, keep it plugged in and let it boot or try to power it on so it gets into the bootloader.

3] Once it's in bootloader flash any of the RAW firmware linked above depending on the device that you have, if its Tencent then flash CN, for global it's WW.
- Extract the RAW firmware and run the file zs661ks_raw_flashall.bat , have some patience and do not disconnect the device as this will take some time.

• That's all folks.

Extras ►
Global Discussion Group
Updates Channel
GCam Discussion
Works as advertised for downgrade from :
UL-ASUS_I003_1-ASUS-17.0823.2012.131-1.1.86-user
to

UL-ASUS_I003_1-ASUS-17.0823.2009.99-1.1.76-user
 

darudedudedocta

Senior Member
May 21, 2015
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I managed to get back to stock, flashing carbon recovery, flash carbon rom with adb, boot it, then restarted for fastboot and used the tool for flashing image raw, this worked, fp too

Hi

I am trying to do this exact thing. can you please help a noob out i have unzipped the raw firmware and and am clicking on batch install file in that folder with the phone on fastboot mode but its taking a long time.. and its just stuck on flashing files in cmd prompt..and the cursor keeps blinking

can you please outline your steps
 

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REundo

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ASUS ROG Phone 3
I wouldnt say if i didnt try .. i flashed when i forced my phone to edl
And then tried edl mode .. the phone could not boot anymore .. system partition was damaged and couldnt be flashed using fastboot even when i re unlocked my phone by a help of chinese guy .. and then got system partition solved and also persist was fixed
How to fix system partition? possible if use adb shell?

Update : the tool work fine, i think something went wrong when flashing edl
Device revived and work fine.
 
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xaloundros

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Oct 17, 2011
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Creta,Rethymno
Hi. My rog phone work normal is tencent version with ww rom so i want flash cn raw but my computer don't recognize my phone when boot into bootloader from side port. Any suggestions?
Thanks.

Edit: finally I understand what's going on. Because from CN to WW switch my bootloader softbrick
 
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sadeghsep

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Aug 24, 2009
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Hi , 3 says ago my phone went to black screen while I was listening to music ( everything was working except screen was black) , usually when this happens I took the power and volume- to reset but this time after doing that my phone won't boot ,. I tried many things but it just didn't work , than I wait till the battery drain out ( I can feel when It was very cold) and I put it in to the character red light blinks for a minutes then stoped again nothing happens even after a few hours , PC won't recognise the device at all
So I decided to use the test point for EDL boot , it worked and I get the unbrick tools success message and even the green led light ,but again won't boot to bootloader in any way , I tried everything ( removing battery socket , get the volume+ and connect USB and etc)
Please if possible someone help me
Thanks
 

sadeghsep

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Aug 24, 2009
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It seems something in boot loader or another partition keeps the phone busy , somewhere between fine and not fine so that's why as soon as phone is on it freezes to a loop , is there any full raw firmware that I can flash by EDL mode?
 

sapiemorock

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Hi , 3 says ago my phone went to black screen while I was listening to music ( everything was working except screen was black) , usually when this happens I took the power and volume- to reset but this time after doing that my phone won't boot ,. I tried many things but it just didn't work , than I wait till the battery drain out ( I can feel when It was very cold) and I put it in to the character red light blinks for a minutes then stoped again nothing happens even after a few hours , PC won't recognise the device at all
So I decided to use the test point for EDL boot , it worked and I get the unbrick tools success message and even the green led light ,but again won't boot to bootloader in any way , I tried everything ( removing battery socket , get the volume+ and connect USB and etc)
Please if possible someone help me
Thanks
Hello man, your issue just exact same with me.
 

sadeghsep

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Aug 24, 2009
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Hello man, your issue just exact same with me.
did you find any solution or idea how to fix it?
it's so sad to see this level of broke only by a software issue , my phone was on the latest firmware also , i think after this phone I'm totally finished with Asus
 
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sadeghsep

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Aug 24, 2009
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i found this file , I'm not sure if I'm allowed to send any link here so i will just write the name

ZS661KS-factory-redownload-QMSCT-FUSED-17.0501.2001.57-0-F.zip

but the instruction looks so complicated and it needs qdart which there is no way to download

if someone can make it simpler and we can flash by miflash or Qualcomm flash image loader would be great
 
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KashDaMan007

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  • Sep 28, 2020
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    Please help me! I have unlocked the bootloader for my rog phone 3 strix edition, how do I relock the bootloader. I keep getting a message at the start about my phone being unstable etc. I just want to revert it back to how it was. Is there a tutorial of how to relock the bootloader? I need step by step instructions because I am a newbie
     

    deadlyindian

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    What do you guys mean by "side port"? Is it the bottom (orange) one, or the top one (that can be used for charging)?,
    So there are two side ports - Orange / Black
    Orange - Used for ROG Phone Accessories only & never ever plug your charger in there.
    Black - Charging & Data Transfer.
     

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      Unbrick your ASUS ROG Phone 3 for free!!

      Don't pay for this stuff anywhere, it's your device and you deserve the right to fix it yourself.
      I noticed some people in the community charging upto 50$ for the firmware which should've been free from the start.

      Code:
      #include <std_disclaimer.h>
      /*
      * I am not responsible for bricked devices, dead SD cards,
      * thermonuclear war, or you getting fired because the alarm app failed.
      * I'm not gonna tell you how to install drivers and other things and only[COLOR="RoyalBlue"][/COLOR]
      * proceed with this if you know what you're doing and please do some
      * research first. YOU are choosing to make these modifications, and if you
      * point the finger at me for messing up your device, I will laugh at you.
      */

      NOTE - In case it's a Hard / Soft Brick
      For Hard Brick - Hard brick is when your device can only enter EDL mode and shows up as Qualcomm HS-USB QDLoader 9008 in device manager.
      - Just follow from Step 1 to 3 to fix your device.

      For Soft Brick - Soft brick is when the system fails to boot but you can access fastboot mode.
      - Just follow Step 3 to fix your device.

      Prerequisites ►
      • Windows PC
      • Device fastboot drivers
      • Qualcomm EDL drivers
      • a bricked ROG 3 duh

      Downloads ►
      • EDL Unbrick tool - ROG_PHONE_3_ZS661KS_UNBRICK_EDL.7z
      • RAW ROG 3 Firmware - Check the second post below

      Instructions ►
      Make sure you have device manager opened up to see if the device is connected.

      1] Extract the EDL firmware
      - Use the side port and connect device to PC
      - Then run the file named 1ROG3_VFLASH_EDL.cmd

      2] After you get an EDL SUCCESS message let the device boot within a minute or two into bootloader, use the device manager to
      check if it's in EDL and if it's still there after a minute, press Power key + Volume down for about 12-13 seconds until
      you don't see it in Device Manager, keep it plugged in and let it boot or try to power it on so it gets into the bootloader.

      3] Once it's in bootloader flash any of the RAW firmware linked above depending on the device that you have, if its Tencent then flash CN, for global it's WW.
      - Extract the RAW firmware and run the file zs661ks_raw_flashall.bat , have some patience and do not disconnect the device as this will take some time.

      • That's all folks.

      ROG 2/3 Telegram Groups & Channels ►
      Global Discussion Group
      Updates Channel
      GCam Discussion
      3
      List of RAW firmware (latest at the top)

      17.0823.2102.143 : WW
      17.0823.2012.131 : WW
      17.0823.2012.122 : WW
      17.0823.2009.99/100 : WW | CN
      17.0823.2009.98 : WW | CN
      17.0823.2008.78 : WW | CN
      17.0823.2007.58 : WW | CN
      17.0823.2007.47/48 : WW | CN
      17.0823.2007.32 : WW | CN
      2
      RAW 17.0823.2102.143 has been added
      I've compressed the file further so it's smaller compared to previous RAW Firmware's, hope this helps someone who is low on data out there.
      1

      How about you do it yourself? Ever hear of google? Geez.