Jiaszzz_ASUSBefore posting your copy pasta, try to read the topic first.
We are sorry to hear about your device.
Based on the situation you describe, it is recommended that you visit the ASUS Repair Center to have your device checked.
Please refer to the following link for further assistance.
After sending it for repair, kindly send me your RMA.
xenia1238wThe error you're seing is because you don't have the EDL drivers installed on your PC or your phone is not in EDL mode.
@Danishblunt Thank you for your answer. I have also found this firmware on multiple sites, and I tried to flash it, but it didn't even start to flash, I'm getting an error ("Sahara fail, could not connect to com port handle"). I am not sure if there is a solution, and even if I solve it, there is still a high chance the firmware we found is not the right one for this phone. It is strange how the phone hard bricked even if I did never flash any other firmware or did other things that can cause this to happen. I was just using the phone normally when it bricked. I am careful, especially when using an expensive phone like this.
I have also heard of ROG phones bricking out of nowhere, camera focus problem, and motherboard failing, not just for the first one, but the entire ROG phone series. There are a lot more reports of these things happening to the ROG phones than to any other phone, and you can find some of them even in the Zentalk community. You can find countless people talking about the problems on the site "gsmarena.com" for the ROG phone 5, for example.