Zenfone Max Pro M2 bootloop, no recovery, only ASUS logo and fastboot
Not sure which version exactly, the phone is my girlfriend's.
At a certain point after a 2020 update is started lagging and crashing often. Ultimately it entered an infinite bootloop on the ASUS logo. Seems like a lot of people have the issue, is ASUS even doing anything about it?
If you press volume up and power it actually goes into CSC fastboot. Haven't messed with adb in that state yet, but people seem to report that it's locked and doesn't accept flashing.
Volume down and power just makes it either go into a blank state (black screen), or it starts having an instant restart. So far there is no "classic" recovery that I can see or get access to. So I can't hard reset it or anything (if the motherboard is even still alive).
There's one service centre in my city, I'm going to try and contact them, but so far I absolutely refuse to pay for anything, and so does my girlfriend. It's not the cheapest phone and definitely not budget class, and it's clearly ASUS have messed up here. And I actually love the phone, especially the stock UI, massive battery and pretty good camera. It's really sad to see it just die out of nowhere and the ones to blame are its makers.
Ideally, I would like a replacement if it really did fry itself somehow over an update.