Revert R7000 to Firmware Defaults

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 23:00    Post subject: Revert R7000 to Firmware Defaults Reply with quote
I have been trying to make some changes to my Netgear Nighthawk AC1900 router and managed to lock myself out.

I saw this post:
which seems to be a nearly identical scenario, but the Hard Reset ("30 reset") did not work for me. The router is up and running, but it is not assigning IP addresses and even if I set one, I still cannot connect.

I also tried the "Hard Reset on ARM and other newer routers" using the WPS button to no avail. From here:

I also saw Kong's post here:
which I also tried to no avail.

I am really hoping I did not brick my router. Any advice/ideas would greatly appreciated!

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:50    Post subject: Reply with quote
when ppl are desperate, they are ready on a reckless, don't do 30/30/30 on ARM routers, nvram also questionable, but it works...reset button should be the best option...or rest via GUI...

in your case, if you made some settings and you are locked out...than you'd need either tftp or serial recovery... do in mind you will loose all your current settings...

best bet TFTP ...

so, go first back to the original Netgear stock firmware, and than reset via button, restart and log in to upload/update factory-to-DDWRT.chk image and than webflash.bin file...

do use an old stock Netgear file if possible...i can attach an old R7000 stock version, that did work for me back in the days...

the other option is, attaching a serial interface...usb to ttl.. but lets hope, you wont need that step...

last, but also important is, we hope you didn't damaged your CFE, but this is recoverable too...nothing to worry about

lets see first, where you gonna get with TFTP recovery, that suppose to sort you out...without any troubles


 Filename:  R7000-V1.0.3.56_1.1.25.chk
 Filesize:  19.79 MB
 Downloaded:  16 Time(s)

TP-Link WR740Nv1 -----DD-WRT 45711 BS AP,NAT
TP-Link WR740Nv4 -----DD-WRT 44251 BS WAP/Switch
TP-Link WR1043NDv2 ---DD-WRT 45820 BS AP,NAT,AP Isolation,Firewall,Local DNS,Forced DNS,DoT,VPN,VLAN
TP-Link WR1043NDv2 ---DD-WRT 45711 BS AP,NAT,AD/Block,Firewall,Local DNS,Forced DNS,DoT,VPN,VLAN
TP-Link WR1043NDv2 ---Gargoyle OS 1.12.0 AP,NAT,QoS,Quotas
Netgear R7800 -----DD-WRT 45735 BS AP,NAT,AD-Block,AP&Net Isolation,VLAN's,Firewall,Local DNS,DoT
Netgear R7000 -----DD-WRT 45735 BS AP,Wi-Fi OFF,NAT,AD-Block,Firewall,Local DNS,Forced DNS,VLAN's,DoT,VPN
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:09    Post subject: Reply with quote
In addition to what Alozaros has said and maybe before
you open it up for serial,
NMRPFLASH for Netgear routers is worth looking into.

TFTP will probably work though.

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