Bricked WRT32X

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cyclops69
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 13:54    Post subject: Bricked WRT32X Reply with quote
Hi,
A while back I tried to revert my WRT32X running DD-WRT to factory and soft-bricked it.
Somehow I managed to get it running as a WRT3200ACM which has actually been a better experience, but my end goal is to run DD-WRT now it's a bit more stable.

So, my question is, do I flash DD-WRT as the WRT3200ACM or can I flash the WRT32X version?
I do have a USB to Serial cable should I mess up again, just trying to avoid a whole world of hurt again.

Thanks in advance,
J
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dwnl
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 18:59    Post subject: Reply with quote
You now have a WRT3200ACM partition layout, co flash DD-WRT for WRT3200ACM.
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spuriousoffspring
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2018 0:57    Post subject: Reply with quote
I strongly recommend returning the u-boot environment variables to a stock WRT32X and then flashing stock Venom firmware on one partition and DD-WRT on the alternate.
That’s the way I would do it to avoid any problems now and in the future.

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FIRMWARE: OpenWrt SNAPSHOT r8217-2cc821e / LuCI Master (git-18.276.41146-280dd33)
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cyclops69
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:48    Post subject: Reply with quote
If I've done my homework correctly, this would be the correct way to get back yes?

setenv mtdparts 'mtdparts=armada-nand:2048K(uboot)ro,128K(u_env),256K(s_env),256K@8064K(devinfo),123m@9m(firmware1),123m@132m(firmware2)'
setenv priKernAddr 0x0900000
setenv altKernAddr 0x8400000
setenv altFwSize 0x7b00000
setenv priFwSize 0x7b00000
setenv nandboot 'setenv bootargs console=ttyS0,115200 root=/dev/mtdblock6;nand read $defaultLoadAddr $priKernAddr $priKernSize; bootz $defaultLoadAddr'
setenv altnandboot 'setenv bootargs console=ttyS0,115200 root=/dev/mtdblock8;nand read $defaultLoadAddr $altKernAddr $altKernSize; bootz $defaultLoadAddr'
setenv ipaddr 192.168.1.1
setenv serverip 192.168.1.2
setenv netmask 255.255.255.0
setenv bootdelay 5
setenv firmwareName venom.img
save
run update_both_images
boot

Thanks again,
J
cyclops69
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2018 19:13    Post subject: Reply with quote
FYI, the instructions above got me back to the original WRT32X firmware and it updated itself to the latest version.

About to flash the latest DD-WRT, I must be mad lol!

Thanks for your help again Spuriousoffspring.

Regards,
J
spuriousoffspring
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2018 19:27    Post subject: Reply with quote
That's great! Sorry I missed your last post.
I'm sure this will help others who need to return from a WRT3200 conversion now that DD-WRT is available for the WRT32X.

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https://forum.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=315569

IPVanish OpenVPN Client Setup TUTORIAL
http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=308565

FIRMWARE: OpenWrt SNAPSHOT r8217-2cc821e / LuCI Master (git-18.276.41146-280dd33)
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