I bricked my ASUS Zenfone 2 ZE500CL (Z00D), no bootloader, displays USB logo

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  1. smileyhead
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    I was trying to install Lineage onto it, but it kept erroring. A friend of mine said he could help, and he tried, but bricked it. He said he followed a guide, but left out steps, because he thought they were not important. Now I don't have a bootloader.

    When I power on the device, it displays a USB logo with a white line under it for a split second, then powers off. If I connect a USB cable, it stays on for ~2 minutes before powering off again. No Windows or Linux computer detects it. Can I fix this somehow?

    I saw unbrick guides on XDA for similar problems, but they were only for the 550 and 551 models.

    Thanks in advance!
     
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    Wow. He offered to install it and skipped steps because he thought they weren't needed? God. Here, ladies and gentlemen, is the reason why people brick with Plailect's guide. Lulz


    Anyway, without a bootloader, I'd say JTAG is your only option.

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    Yep that's why I LOLed
     
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    So was you're so called friend. If in doubt do it yourself or from a trusted source.
     
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    I had the USB logo with a white line underneat display several times on my original Zenfone 5. I wouldn't consider mine as a brick though as I got out of it easily. Try holding the power and volume up/down button or both of them.
     
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    same result with Power + Vol.Up, Power + Vol.Down, Power + Vol.Up + Vol.Down... :|
     
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    Unplug battery, plug it via USB and see if it reports. If not then you would want to install custom-made drivers for it. [It should work, managed to unbrick my hard bricked phone which unmounted SDCard in TWRP Recovery after wiping OS ._.]
    You can also force flash with some tools.