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Zenfone max (Z010D).Flashed wrong rom. Device bricked. Not even starting

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sree27

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Feb 3, 2017
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So, I side loaded build no. 13.8.26.76 to my phone, not knowing that it was meant only for the snapdragon 410 counterpart (mine is 615 one). It installed successfully until I rebooted and phone stayed dead. I think I hard bricked it
No logo, no charging, can't enter recovery or fastboot. No nothing... Connected device to PC, and windows doesn't recognize it.


Please help me....
 
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shibaz

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Odisha
So, I side loaded build no. 13.8.26.76 to my phone, not knowing that it was meant only for the snapdragon 410 counterpart (mine is 615 one). It installed successfully until I rebooted and phone stayed dead. I think I hard bricked it
No logo, no charging, can't enter recovery or fastboot. No nothing... Connected device to PC, and windows doesn't recognize it.


Please help me....
Can you go to recovery mode ?? If yes please flash your device compatibility custom rom like RR rom ..if u cant go to even recovery mode..

RIP asus zenfone max Just Change your Motherboard of your phone
Thanks
 

MJMarra34

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Mar 22, 2018
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Redmi Note 8 Pro
Hello, I had a very little progress. I gave up about my asus zenfone max a year ago but glad that now looks like there's a hope in reviving my phone. I was able to download the right files to flash with QFIL. Most people here say that their PC detected QUALCOMM HS-USB QDLOADER 9008 but mine detect it as QUALCOMM HS-USB DIAGNOSTICS 9006. Due to excitement, I flashed it anyway and it created some memory partition on my hard drive whenever I plug the phone but QFIL gave me an error of :
** Download Fail: Switch To EDL Fail Failed to switch to Emergency Download Mode

I tried to google this error, some encountered it and was able to get a resolution by just removing the battery before plugging it in but our zenfone is with non removable battery. I have no luck yet. Anyone got suggestions ?
 

sree27

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Feb 3, 2017
18
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Hello, I had a very little progress. I gave up about my asus zenfone max a year ago but glad that now looks like there's a hope in reviving my phone. I was able to download the right files to flash with QFIL. Most people here say that their PC detected QUALCOMM HS-USB QDLOADER 9008 but mine detect it as QUALCOMM HS-USB DIAGNOSTICS 9006. Due to excitement, I flashed it anyway and it created some memory partition on my hard drive whenever I plug the phone but QFIL gave me an error of :
** Download Fail: Switch To EDL Fail Failed to switch to Emergency Download Mode

I tried to google this error, some encountered it and was able to get a resolution by just removing the battery before plugging it in but our zenfone is with non removable battery. I have no luck yet. Anyone got suggestions ?


Check my post for detailed instructions. And yes, I did face that issue and fixed it by reinserting the battery. It's a bit risky, but worth a try. Try watching some YouTube teardown videos
 

MJMarra34

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Mar 22, 2018
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Redmi Note 8 Pro
Hey Man. I'm currently working on my phone. I already tried removing the battery but I'm still getting the error:

Download Fail: Switch to EDL Fail.

hopes are going narrow. Now I don't know what to do.
 

sree27

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Feb 3, 2017
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Im still at the part with the QFIL. Im retrying it right now bruh.. hmmm
If you're having trouble with QFIL, best thing to do is uninstall Qualcomm drivers, reboot, reinstall, try again. Repeat until you can flash without problem.
I had to uninstall many times. Don't lose hope. It takes a lot of effort
 

MJMarra34

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Mar 22, 2018
20
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Redmi Note 8 Pro
hey Sree. I noticed that it is being detected as Qualcomm HS-USB diagnostics 9006. So what I did is I forced driver to install Qualcomm HS-USB QDLoader 9008. I'm now having a Sahara error. I'll try reinstalling drivers but I have a quastion. Does QFIL version matter ?
 

sree27

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Feb 3, 2017
18
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hey Sree. I noticed that it is being detected as Qualcomm HS-USB diagnostics 9006. So what I did is I forced driver to install Qualcomm HS-USB QDLoader 9008. I'm now having a Sahara error. I'll try reinstalling drivers but I have a quastion. Does QFIL version matter ?

I don't know. I used the latest one. Try the version linked in my original post. Also, of you're getting sahara fail, it's ok. You're on right track. Uninstall driver, reboot and reinstall. It'll take hell a lot of tries, but will work eventually
 

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    So, I side loaded build no. 13.8.26.76 to my phone, not knowing that it was meant only for the snapdragon 410 counterpart (mine is 615 one). It installed successfully until I rebooted and phone stayed dead. I think I hard bricked it
    No logo, no charging, can't enter recovery or fastboot. No nothing... Connected device to PC, and windows doesn't recognize it.


    Please help me....