as always: FLASH AT YOUR OWN RISK. no support for bricked/damaged units with this guide!
you can find all images at downloads/others/redboot_collection
for the most devices go into the images_default here
and select the correct image for your device depending on the platform ram, flashchip and ethernet phy.
so for example for the dir300 choose
then copy this file with scp to your /tmp folder within the device and type
mtd -f write /tmp/redboot_ap61_16M_4M_icplus.rom RedBoot
now its installed and available on next reboot. per default it will still enter redboot for boot procedure. to make it even faster do
nvram set resetbutton_enable=0
and reboot. then redboot will only be started if you trigger the reset button the on backside, otherwise it directly boots dd-wrt
for flashing within redboot you may still use "fis create" but if you use "fis createaccton" it will be 5 - 10 times faster since it uses a special flash access way then which can be found on some accton devices and on the dir300/dir400
for senao use "fis create256" which uses the same trick for senao devices (but in a different way)
but only use it if your device supports it, otherwise it will not work
How is redboot accessed on this version ? Same as on regular redboot telnet <ip> 9000 ? I flashed my ar335w(dir-300) with this and it was working fine until today. Something happened. When I replug, my router it is stuck in endless reset loop. (light flash from right to left non-stop.) When I press reset for about 2 seconds, I am able to use my router as a dumb switch. I will try to reflash it using Jtag. Just wanted to warn other people about this.However, this problem might be specific only to my router. _________________
That's the one I flashed. I couldn't flash the wrong one because my router is working as a switch.
Successfully restored my router. Used Jtag to flash bootloader. This only restored telnet access to dd-wrt mini-redboot. (strange) So I loaded temporary bootloader into ram and reflashed redboot to normal one. _________________
To all fellow developers: would you please update the initial manual for flashing dir-300 with recent micro-bootloader and tftp-server changes. I think there should be only some address changes due to reduced size of microboot, but that's a matter of delicacy (i bricked my previous dir-300 with cpuclk=240 ), so i think i'll wait for the guru opinion. Thanks in advance.
yeah, I would like to know if the bittorrent download issues were fixed ( router web not responding when downloading, max speed was less than half of max allowed, 100% cpu usage while downloading). Thanks in advance!