I used cmd-option-r to enter recovery mode and reset the MacBook Pro 2017 by reinstalling macOS before giving it to a friend to use.

Issue is, it now refuses to do anything. It won't install macOS as usual and it won't boot from a USB. I've tried formatting everything, resetting NVRAM, and setting the date/time. Is this thing actually bricked?

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  • Can you try the third option from this page (support.apple.com/en-us/HT204904) and see if the recovery works. – Erdal Toprak Apr 13 '18 at 16:57
  • Unfortunately that just does the same thing and brings up the internet recovery mode. Slightly panicked just now, only bought it a month ago – Jason Young Apr 13 '18 at 17:15
  • Are you sure it doesn’t boot from USB? What operating system (installer) does the USB have? Does it at least show up in the Boot Picker (press alt during boot to get to there)? – pixelomer Apr 13 '18 at 18:38

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