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FS#1529 - Preserve oem firmware in spare partition #6487

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openwrt-bot opened this issue May 2, 2018 · 0 comments
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FS#1529 - Preserve oem firmware in spare partition #6487

openwrt-bot opened this issue May 2, 2018 · 0 comments
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mexon:

I've been having lots of problems with my WRT1200AC router. The 2.4GHz wifi and ethernet are not working, and no amount of reflashing or resetting seems to help. I'd like to try reverting to the Linksys firmware, but I'm finding that's not working either (https://community.linksys.com/t5/Wireless-Routers/WRT1200AC-flashing-to-Linksys-firmware-from-OpenWRT-kernel-panic/td-p/1307907).

On the DD-WRT forum I've learned that a common "trick" is to keep the official firmware on the spare partition permanently, so that it's always possible to get back to a clean slate. I definitely regret not doing that. But OpenWRT automatically flashes to the opposite partition.

Could this be changed so that LuCI allows the option of choosing which partition gets written to? It could be an "advanced" option. Perhaps with language like:

  • Flash to CURRENT partition ("linux2"), leaving existing alternate partition ("linux1") as recovery partition
  • Flash to ALTERNATE partition ("linux1"), and make current OpenWRT partition ("linux2") the recovery partition

It would be extra nifty to display what's on the partitions already as well.

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