2016 pro touchbar - critical firmware update loop


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I have a 2016 macbook pro touchbar that cant get through the intial startup because of a notorious bootloop that seems to be fairly widespread for 2016/2017 models with touchbar but I cant seem to find a solution. I searched the forum and couldnt find any thread regarding this issue. Ive tried countless reinstalls of mojave, big sur and monterey, tried the safe boot workaround, no avail. wondering if its hardware, software or just plain bad luck. ive tried internet recovery, /createmediainstall from usb. thanks in advance.

apple thread regarding the issue, but no solution: https://developer.apple.com/forums/thread/107755


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First of all, welcome to the forum!

Important notes about this error here:
Was you able to boot macOS in safe mode?


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Thanks very much for the link, i honestly searched for the issue before posting. ive browsed the forum a good few times, first time posting though. and no boot to safe mode. will run down the list of troubleshooting and report back. appreciate your time^^