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Restore or Unbrick Asus Rog Phone 3 From Dead

In this guide, we will show you how to restore or unbrick Asus Rog Phone 3 from dead. The Asus ROG mobile phone lineup is the best there is when we talk about gaming phones. If you want to get your self a gaming smartphone, then Asus ROG phone should always be the device you turn to. The latest addition to the ROG phone series, the ROG phone 3 further added to the impressive lineup. Another fact that adds to the uniqueness of these gaming devices is that there are quite active players in the field of custom development. There are a lot of things that you can try, from flashing custom ROMs to rooting your device.

In addition to that, you can also gain root access to your device by rooting your device using Magisk and then install various mods. But all this flashing and rooting also comes with a potential risk. That is, your device could end up in a boot loop or could get soft bricked. Further, your device also has the chance of getting hard bricked if the device partition is corrupted. But you do not need to worry about this happening to your Asus ROG phone 3 because in this guide, we will show you how to restore or unbrick Asus ROG phone 3 from dead. So read on further for the instructions.

Unbrick Asus ROG phone 3

How to Restore or Unbrick Asus Rog Phone 3 From Dead

Before we head into the steps for procedure to restore Asus ROG phone 3 from dead, you should take a look at the list of these files that are required to be downloaded before you start this procedure. So download them from the list below and head get started with the procedure:


  • Download Android SDK Platform tools so you can grab the required Fastboot tools
  • The Qualcomm HS-USB QDloader 9008 driver is also essential so that your PC is able to recognize your device in EDL mode
  • Grab the EDL Unbrick Firmware from here: ROG_PHONE_3_ZS661KS_UNBRICK_EDL.7z
  • From the links provided below, you can download the Asus ROG phone 3 RAW firmware files. For users who own a tencent device, they will have to download the CN file, while those who use a global variant of the Asus ROG phone 3 should download the WW file. Credit goes to senior XDA member deadlyindian.
    • 17.0823.2012.122 : WW [Latest]
    • 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

So these were all the requirements. Once you have downloaded them, you will be ready to proceed with the instructions in the section below to unbrick your Asus ROG phone 3.


Follow the steps below to unbrick your Asus ROG phone 3:

STEP 1: First of all, connect your Asus ROG phone 3 to your PC using a USB cable.

STEP 2: Then extract the EDL Unbrick firmware file to any convenient directory in your PC.

STEP 3: After that, proceed to the 1ROG3_VFLASH_EDL.cmd and double click on it to open it. With this, you will get the EDL success message.

STEP 4: Your device will boot itself into the bootloader mode when you leave it in this state for a few minutes.

STEP 5: If your device does not boot into fastboot mode, then boot into it manually by pressing and holding the Power button + Volume down button together for a few seconds.

STEP 6: If it still does not boot somehow, just power off the device and restart it. Your device will boot into the bootloader mode now. Now you are ready to proceed with the steps to unbrick your Asus ROG phone 3.

STEP 7: This step requires you to extract the RAW firmware file that you downloaded from the section above. Make sure that you have downloaded the correct firmware file that corresponds to your device’s build.

STEP 8: Once you extract the file, you will get the zs661ks_raw_flashall.bat file. Run it by double clicking on it.

STEP 9: With this, the flashing process will be initiated which will take a few minutes.

STEP 10: When the process is completed, your device will boot itself into the OS. Now you can disconnect your device from your PC.

So that was it from our side on how to restore or unbrick Asus ROG phone 3 from dead. We hope that you found our guide helpful. Let us know what you think in the comment section below.

Uzair Hussain

Uzair Hussain is a dedicated writer who loves to read and research about android phones and technology. Has always enjoyed exploring further into tech and likes to share his knowledge through publishing writings.

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