How to revert Linksys WRT1200ACv2 back to stock firmware?

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MrSpock45
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 13:50    Post subject: How to revert Linksys WRT1200ACv2 back to stock firmware? Reply with quote
Hi there,

I have used a Linksys WRT1200AC (Version 2) router for 2 years now with dd-wrt and it ran flawless so far. I however want to give openWRT a go since I like that its easy to update. With DD-WRT I used to reset the device to its defaults and then updated it by flashing the new firmware on it and then basically adjusting all the settings again (recommended procedure by the dd-wrt team, I do know just flashing it might work while keeping the settings). Its just a lot of work and a auto update feature in DD-WRT I guess isn't in planning. Correct me If I am wrong.

I already did some googleing but could not find a good and safe way to return my router back to stock. This is why I hope someone around here may know the answer I seek.

Help is greatly appreciated.
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MrSpock45
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 14:09    Post subject: additional info Reply with quote
I forgot to mention, since the router has been updated several times already the other boot partition is also already on dd-wrt and not stock anymore.

The router is currently on the following version of dd-wrt: 03-05-2019-r39081
Ah-Pin-Kor
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:05    Post subject: Reply with quote
You can use Kong's ddwrt-to-factory firmware.
The original is gone but it's archived here:
https://source.wifihell.com/3-DD-WRT-KONG/K3-AC-MVEBU/LinksysFW/
wrt1200ac v1 & v2 use the same file.
It's best to save a copy of these files locally in case the archive goes down.

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Netgear R7800 kongpro 19.07 20190919 || Netgear R7000 36070M kongac (Client Bridge=5GHz, AP=2.4GHz with bridged VAP)
Linksys WRT32X davidc502 OpenWrt || Linksys WRT1200ACv1 Gargoyle 1.11.x
Linksys WRT1900ACSv2 dd-wrt 39956
MrSpock45
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 17:45    Post subject: Reply with quote
Thank you for your reply.

One more question I read this on the forum:
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There are two ways.
1. Install latest dd-wrt as Brainslayer included support for flashing Linksys firmware. You download correct version for your router from Linksys and then do an install through the dd-wrt UI.
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Is it really possible to simply use a linksys firmware file to flash back to stock straight out of dd-wrt?

thanks for the help!
roland90
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 21:27    Post subject: Reply with quote
Yeah,
https://forum.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=1095270#1095270
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