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  Topic: Support for TP-Link Archer C8 and Huawei E5786
ptuMb

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PostForum: Broadcom SoC based Hardware   Posted: Sun Jul 12, 2020 11:22   Subject: Support for TP-Link Archer C8 and Huawei E5786
I have played around with the C8 a lot to figure out a way of reverting it to stock without the need of taking the router apart and here is what I found working.

PLEASE NOTE! Flashing the bootloade ...
  Topic: Multiple failed attempts to flash Archer C8 v1 v2
ptuMb

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PostForum: Broadcom SoC based Hardware   Posted: Fri Jul 10, 2020 22:53   Subject: Multiple failed attempts to flash Archer C8 v1 v2
I have purchased another C8 v1 that has never been flashed with custom fw.
Here is the full dump.
Before you flash it open the file with a hex editor
go to 0xf00008 and change the mac address to th ...
  Topic: Multiple failed attempts to flash Archer C8 v1 v2
ptuMb

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PostForum: Broadcom SoC based Hardware   Posted: Fri Jul 10, 2020 22:32   Subject: Re: Multiple failed attempts to flash Archer C8 v1 v2
Now,i dont want to remove the chip again...
Why would you remove the chip? If you use a 3.3v programmer you can read write while the chip is still on board.

If you have the black version of CH341a ...
  Topic: Support for TP-Link Archer C8 and Huawei E5786
ptuMb

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PostForum: Broadcom SoC based Hardware   Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2020 20:14   Subject: Support for TP-Link Archer C8 and Huawei E5786
is it possible... ... write to flash from dd-wrt operating system command line?

Ok so if you haven't done anything than wait. I have successfully flashed cfe through DD-WRT webgui and TFTP.
This i ...
  Topic: Support for TP-Link Archer C8 and Huawei E5786
ptuMb

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PostForum: Broadcom SoC based Hardware   Posted: Tue Jun 23, 2020 20:03   Subject: Support for TP-Link Archer C8 and Huawei E5786
Here is the CFE file I stripped from firmware.
And here is a video explaining how I did it.
Although I don't think this is the way to do it properly.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJN5ckZdgy8

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  Topic: Support for TP-Link Archer C8 and Huawei E5786
ptuMb

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PostForum: Broadcom SoC based Hardware   Posted: Sun Jun 21, 2020 22:41   Subject: Support for TP-Link Archer C8 and Huawei E5786
Just a quick heads up.
In previous posts I explained I was playing a dirty game with the fw and bricked the router. I have then purchased a IC programmer and investigated the issue further. Finally ...
  Topic: Support for TP-Link Archer C8 and Huawei E5786
ptuMb

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PostForum: Broadcom SoC based Hardware   Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2020 21:48   Subject: Support for TP-Link Archer C8 and Huawei E5786
Here is the serial log file when the C9 firmware was on the device.
  Topic: Support for TP-Link Archer C8 and Huawei E5786
ptuMb

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PostForum: Broadcom SoC based Hardware   Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2020 21:24   Subject: Support for TP-Link Archer C8 and Huawei E5786
So I did a few things and got some kinda good results but now I have bricked it for good. Very HappyVery HappyVery Happy

I have followed the link for the serial recovery wiki. Most of the command did not work from the wik ...
  Topic: Tp-link Archer C8 - bricked
ptuMb

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PostForum: Broadcom SoC based Hardware   Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2020 16:17   Subject: Tp-link Archer C8 - bricked
what happens if you connect to the router via lan cable and run wireshark?

Can you see any output looking for tftp?

Hi
I've been playing cowboy style desperately trying to revert dd-wrt to stoc ...
  Topic: Tp-link Archer C8 - bricked
ptuMb

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PostForum: Broadcom SoC based Hardware   Posted: Tue Jun 02, 2020 21:30   Subject: Re: Tp-link Archer C8 - bricked
Hi,
epyshor
Have you managed to fix that C8?
Can you send me a full dump if you have please?
Preferably with the stock firmware on it.
I have screwed up my boot loader too.

Why do you have to ...
  Topic: Support for TP-Link Archer C8 and Huawei E5786
ptuMb

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PostForum: Broadcom SoC based Hardware   Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2020 21:33   Subject: Support for TP-Link Archer C8 and Huawei E5786
All right.. so to begin with I'm not an expert here.
In fact I consider myself a noob.
Now this has been cleared lets talk about serial debugging.

I have soldered a header on the router and set u ...
  Topic: Support for TP-Link Archer C8 and Huawei E5786
ptuMb

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PostForum: Broadcom SoC based Hardware   Posted: Sun May 31, 2020 19:05   Subject: wow ok this is not working now
Hi,
I have additional info regarding reverting the stock firmware on the Archec C8.
First time I have flashed the firmware as described in my post it went as it should.

Now the dd-wrt firmware ( ...
  Topic: Support for TP-Link Archer C8 and Huawei E5786
ptuMb

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PostForum: Broadcom SoC based Hardware   Posted: Thu May 21, 2020 20:21   Subject: Support for TP-Link Archer C8 and Huawei E5786
EDIT: If you just stumbled across this topic and you didn't read all the comments here then PLEASE DO READ all the follow up posts as this method probably will not work for you!

I have successfully ...
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