[SOLVED] Netgear R8000 Firmware Not Compatible

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foz111
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2019 8:56    Post subject: Reply with quote
foz111 wrote:
foz111 wrote:
thanks KP, i have flashed a few times tftpd & serial but completely forgot the 'go' part, i had ran the nvram erase commands but i will have another go, i am sure the go command will now write to nand.
Thanks bro


No that not worked either :

CFE> nvram erase
*** command status = 0
CFE> flash -noheader : flash1.trx
Reading :: Done. 25067578 bytes read
Programming...done. 25067578 bytes written
*** command status = 0
CFE> go
Checking crc...Invalid boot block on disk
Device eth0 has been deactivated.
Device eth0: hwaddr 3C-37-86-xx-xx-xx, ipaddr 192.168.1.1, mask 255.255.255.0
gateway not set, nameserver not set
Start TFTP server
Reading ::


Added: It seems that if i enter flash -noheader : flash1.trx command even with the latest stock it returns to command prompt then if i enter command go it retunrs to the Start TFTP server only way this seems to flash is with latest stock without header command and it reboots as it should very strange, not sure if router is iffy or latest stock has again changed adding more security to netgear fw
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:46    Post subject: Reply with quote
foz111 are you using the bin file?
Using the chk file will give those errors.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:49    Post subject: Reply with quote
ignore the above. I just found your old post where you found out using chk gave the errors Wink
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foz111
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2019 14:07    Post subject: Reply with quote
To be honest i tried kong.chk, bs.chk old stock.chk bs.bin
bs factory to dd-wrt.chk in all about 10-12 files and only 1 that will take and work every time is the latest Netgear firmware that it's already on, even tried one i changed header on with hex editor i found on pc.
so either router iffy or Netgear is playing silly buggers again.
funny thing, if you use: flash -noheader : flash1.trx command and tftp the latest firmware over that don't work either returns to tftp server prompt very odd but suspect Netgear fw blocking something again not good either way.
jmp333
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2019 23:48    Post subject: Need Help Reply with quote
Hi everyone I'm new here today, I just got a r8000 today and was wondering if any of you tech guys are in the Socal area that can help me with the DDwrt update on the r8000. I can take you the router I want to give this as a gift to my son but I'm not tech savvy. Let me know if you can help I'll get you lunch lol!!
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 0:08    Post subject: Unable to upload firmware Reply with quote
I have had a Netgear R8000 for years and recently bricked it. I went out and bought a like-new R8000 and want to upgrade it. I am getting the "Invalid Firmware" message. I opened it up to hook up my serial cable and I can't get it to enter CFE mode. CRTL-C seems to do nothing in the session. Nothing I type in putty seems to have any effect at all. Does anyone have any ideas why this might be happening?
foz111
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 14:43    Post subject: Reply with quote
Crtl + C is all about timing but i was unable to flash over the latest stock firmware myself.
egc
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 17:22    Post subject: Reply with quote
This should be fixed in builds after 41489

see: https://svn.dd-wrt.com/ticket/6888

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boffinie
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 08, 2019 16:56    Post subject: Reply with quote
Hi Folks,

I am in a spot of bother with my Netgear R8000 and would appreciate some direction

I have managed to get past the netgear firmware not allowing me to upload any other firmware and I now have OpenWRT (OpenWRT Snapshot, r9256-8be8162d70) on my netgear - I can SSH and SCP into it no problem.

When I try to bring up a web interface i get the following:

/usr/lib/lua/luci/dispatcher.lua:315: /etc.config/luci seems to be corrupt, unable to find section 'main'

Stack traceback:
[C]: in function 'assert'
/usr/lib/lua/luci/dispatcher.lua:315: in function 'dispatch'
/usr/lib/lua/luci/dispatcher.lua:208: in function </usr/lib/lua/luci/dispatcher.lua:207>

I guess I am looking for the simplest option to get from here to the latest DDWRT or OpenWRT release for the R8000

Thanks in advance
egc
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 08, 2019 17:13    Post subject: Reply with quote
Flash back to stock
From stock use a build after 41489.

You should be able to just flash/upload from stock GUI

Of course you have to use the .chk file for first flash.

But I have no personal experience with this router

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foz111
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:03    Post subject: Reply with quote
If you're on openwrt flash back to an older stock Netgear firmware (18 months old or older) then you can flash any dd-wrt r8000 bs or kong fw without any need for stock to dd-wrt.
Not sure when Netgear introduced the none downgrade fw but it wasn't over 18 months ago seems like 12 months or so.
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