Netgear R7500v2 flashing from stock firmware

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wbuhrman
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 0:36    Post subject: Netgear R7500v2 flashing from stock firmware Reply with quote
I am having problems flashing a Netgear R7500v2 from stock firmware using the factory-to-ddwrt.img image file. Stock firmware is version 1.0.0.28. I did the 30/30/30 reset before attempting to upload the initial flash file. Using the GUI method, after I upload the factory-to-ddwrt.img file, I get the error "This firmware file is incorrect!". How can I solve this?

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:21    Post subject: Reply with quote
Never do 30/30/30 on Qualcomm/Atheros routers, it can cause problems.

Try the R7500v2-factory-to-ddwrt.img from Kong's test folder here:
http://www.desipro.de/ddwrt/K3-AC-IPQ806X/Test/

Also look at http://www.desipro.de/ddwrt/Readme.txt

When you are on DD-WRT, tenet or ssh (may need to be enabled in GUI) into your router
and do
Code:
nvram erase && reboot
.

Kong builds can be updated using
Code:
ddup --flash-latest

from telnet/ssh command line.

You can switch back to std BS builds using GUI if you prefer.

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wbuhrman
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:29    Post subject: Reply with quote
Thanks for the link to the file in Kong's test folder. It worked and I was able to update to the latest build version.
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