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Forked off from Tomato-ARM by Shibby, builds compiled by pedro .

For the following ARM routers: Asus N18U, AC56S, AC56U/AC56R, N66U C1, AC66U B1, RT-AC1750 B1, AC67U, AC68U(A1,A2,B1,B2,C1,E1,V3)/R/P, AC1900P/U, AC3200, AC3100, AC88U(only 4 LAN + 1 WAN Ports), AC5300, DSL-AC68U(no xDSL support) Netgear AC1450, R6200v2, R6250, R6300v2, R6400, R6400v2, R6700v1, R6700v3, R6900, XR300, R7000, EX7000, R7900, R8000, Linksys EA6200, EA6350v1, EA6350v2, EA6300v1/EA6400, EA6500v2, EA6700, EA6900, Tenda AC15, AC18, Huawei WS880, Dlink DIR868L (rev A1/B1/C1), Xiaomi R1D, Belkin F9K1113v2, Buffalo WZR-1750DHP.

Disclaimer: I am not responsible for any bricked routers, nor do I encourage other people to flash alternative firmwares on their routers. Use at your own risk!


  1. Install Debian via the graphical interface (for simplicity); install the SSH server, choose default [username]; the rest may be the default

  2. Login as root

  3. Update system:

    $ apt-get update
    $ apt-get dist-upgrade
  4. Install basic packages:

    $ apt-get install build-essential net-tools
  5. Set proper date/time:

    $ dpkg-reconfigure tzdata

    In case of problems here:

    $ export PATH=$PATH:/usr/sbin
  6. Add your [username] to sudo group:

    $ apt-get install sudo
    $ adduser [username] sudo
    $ reboot
  7. Login as [username], install base packages with all dependencies:

    $ sudo apt-get install autoconf autoconf-archive m4 bison flex g++ libtool gcc binutils patch bzip2 make gettext unzip zlib1g-dev libc6 gperf automake groff
    $ sudo apt-get install lib32stdc++6 libncurses5 libncurses5-dev gawk gitk zlib1g-dev autopoint shtool autogen mtd-utils gcc-multilib lib32z1-dev pkg-config libssl-dev automake1.11
    $ sudo apt-get install libmnl-dev libxml2-dev intltool libglib2.0-dev libstdc++5 texinfo dos2unix xsltproc libnfnetlink0 libcurl4-openssl-dev libgtk2.0-dev libnotify-dev libevent-dev git
    $ sudo apt-get install re2c texlive libelf1 nodejs zip mc cmake ninja-build curl libglib2.0-dev-bin libglib2.0-dev sqlite3 dconf-editor python3.11-dev
    $ sudo apt-get install linux-headers-$(uname -r)
  8. Clone/download repository:

    $ git clone
  9. Reboot system

  10. Add your email address to git config:

    $ cd freshtomato-arm
    $ git config --global "[email-address]"
  11. Add your username to git config:

    $ cd freshtomato-arm
    $ git config --global [name]


  1. Change dir to git repository ie: $ cd freshtomato-arm
  2. Before every compilation, use $ git clean -fdxq && git reset --hard, and possibly $ git pull to pull recent changes from remote
  3. To compile SDK6 image, use: $ git checkout arm-master then: $ cd release/src-rt-6.x.4708, check for possible targets: $ make help, use one (RT-N18U/AC56S without SMP build AIO): $ make n18z
  4. To compile SDK7 image, use: $ git checkout arm-master then: $ cd release/src-rt-7.x.main/src, check for possible targets: $ make help, use one (RT-AC3200 build AIO): $ make ac3200-128z
  5. To compile SDK714 image, use: $ git checkout arm-master then: $ cd release/src-rt-7.14.114.x/src, check for possible targets: $ make help, use one (RT-AC5300 build AIO): $ make ac5300-128z