Do know know if you ever flashed my overclocked bootloader successfully and later "brick" it by flashing new OpenWRT images wrongly there is a 100% chance of recovery?
Simply said I created the overclocked firmware mods by detecting the bit responsible for flipping up the PLL, modifying the bit and correcting the checksum so the new TP-Link uboot tftp recovery mechanism still works.
In fact I use it to test all the firmware I built ALL THE TIME because I am simply too lazy to open up the router and connect the serial pins.
So how do you do it?
- Turn off all firewall
- Get a tftp server software, in Windows I use tftpd32 in Linux I use dnsmasq
- Copy a factory firmware (without the uboot) into the tftp directory change the filename to
- To activate the recovery mode hold the reset button immediately when it powers on before it boots into linux, you will flashing lights.
- This emergency mode listens for the IP Address 192.168.0.66 so you can set 192.168.0.66 static ip mode on your PC running the tftp software
- After that if the router detects the tftp server it will attempt to grab to grab the file
wr1043nv1_tp_recovery.binfrom the tftp server at 192.168.0.66
- Then it will begin flashing itself you just need to grab a cup of coffee while it reboots after flashing