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Date: Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:47:29 +0800

It was a lazy autumn day that fateful afternoon when my Asus Zenfone 3 beeped and told me another occasional FOTA update was ready, "Estimated time: 10 minutes." I pushed "accept."

Then the reboot ... loading ... reboot ... loading cycles began. (I don't remember the exact words. It was a month ago and I only now have regained my composure to write about it.) Holding down the power button forever didn't help, and one cannot just take out the battery anymore. It was my first cellphone mid-life crisis.

Normally geographically astute me got on the wrong bus but at least in the right direction, got off at this big river on the map that was easy to follow no matter what mental state, and finally made it to the Asus Royal
Service Center or whatever it is called, in Taichung, TW.

I agreed they could wipe everything off my phone and indeed they fixed it. Yes it was still under warranty and no I didn't "root" it.

Moral of story: from now on I will only check for updates when I am nearby their service center and not expecting any important calls, etc.

(I see the version it happened with, https://www.asus.com/zentalk/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=184831 was not recalled, meaning the problem only affected me.)

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