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Hey guys so I have encountered this problem multiple times. Followed this thread for unlocking bootloader and initiating root: http://www.symbianize.com/showthread.php?t=1411778

so far I went up to unlocking bootloader successfully without any hindrances but to my dismay after unlocking bootloader, adb won't recognize my device and can't proceed to flash TWRP. Tried rebooting to fastboot and typing in cmd adb reboot bootloader but did not proceed because as I said the device isn't recognized. Using windows 8 64-bit. Device is Asus zenfone 3 max variant 5.5 (zc553kl) updated to latest firmware nougat 7.1.1

I have usb and adb drivers installed, but the device doesn't even show up in the device manager, so adb reboot bootloader didn't find anything to reboot.

Any advice would be helpful. Thank you!

  • Furthermore ADB is not used in flashing images (i.e. a custom recovery), you use fastboot instead: fastboot flash recovery twrp-xxx.img for example. Perhaps you are confusing commands? – esQmo_ May 27 '18 at 12:26
  • Weird either USB debugging isn't turned on or your USB cable may be defective or drivers aren't installed correctly. ADB was recognizing your device BEFORE the bootloader unlock? – esQmo_ May 28 '18 at 10:15
  • Could you if possible make some screenshots of commands line window and your device manager? I see you don't have enough reputation to add images, pleqse use an online host – esQmo_ May 28 '18 at 10:18
  • Will do update you later on if I have the time. Thanks for the help! – James S. Paraiso May 29 '18 at 10:31
  • Yes device was detected before bootloader unlock. But after unlocking device wasn't recognized anymore – James S. Paraiso May 29 '18 at 10:32

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