Posted: Sat Jul 18, 2015 4:25 Post subject: Linksys E3000 serial unbrick, Exception 8, endless boot loop
Received a bricked E3000, not sure what happened to it, and hooked it up with a serial connection (big thanks to Malachi for pointing me in the right direction on how to do that). The output is below, but basically it returns "Exception 8" and then boot loops endlessly. I can't Ctrl-C to get to the CFE prompt. I even had my wife turn it on for me while I was already hitting the keyboard like crazy, but no go.
I stumbled onto the below post, and it looks like Malachi encountered this, too, with a previous router. Did you ever find a solution to it or was it, as barryware suggested, completely kaput with no hope?
mac_init(): Find mac [C0:C1:C0:4F:8B:40] in location 0
country_init(): Find country code in location 0
The country is same
**Exception 8: EPC=80715648, Cause=80008008 (TLBMissRd)
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From what I've read elsewhere, it seems like there's a factory-crippled or disabled JTAG port on the board that would need to have some resistors or other components plugged into it to make it work. Enabling it would be well beyond my capabilities.