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Help! I can't remove this firmware.

Discussion in 'HyperWRT Firmware' started by Kyin01, Jul 15, 2007.

  1. Kyin01

    Kyin01 LI Guru Member

    I have v2.06.0 HyperWRT + thibor 16b

    I cleanred all NVRAM and restored to factory settings, Tried the reset button. And everytime I try to return to the original linksys router firmware it keeps saying Upgrade/restore failed on the exact same spot.

    How do I remove this and return to the original firmware?
  2. CDuv

    CDuv LI Guru Member

    I am also looking for a way to fully remove Hyperwrt & Thibor ("Hyperwrt 2.1b1 + Thibor15").
  3. Disman_ca

    Disman_ca Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    If I remember correctly its because the code with the stock Linksys firmware is the same so when it takes the file it does a quick check to see if it needs it. This used to be an issue with the Linksys stock firmware as it needed to be an "upgrade". You could flash it to something else and then back to the linksys stock but I wouldn't suggest using dd-wrt as it has too many differences.

    Is there a reason why you want to go back to the stock firmware? HyperWrt is the Linksys stock with just some updates to the tools/utilities like iptables, busybox udhcpd and such. It really wouldn't bennifit anyone to move back to Linksys stock firmware from HyperWrt.
  4. CDuv

    CDuv LI Guru Member

    I finally managed to revert to stock (Linksys) firmware:
    - Cleared settings and NVRAM via Hyperwrt's web interface
    - Did an hard-reset ("30/30/30")
    - Uploaded the official firmware via Hyperwrt's web interface (version 4.71.4, found on linksysbycisco.com)
    - Done :)

    In my case, I wanted to quit Hyperwrt in order to install DD-WRT.
  5. Disman_ca

    Disman_ca Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Just a word of advice with anyone who uses the 30 second reset. Depending on the firmware version you are running, you may experience varying results including bricking your router. I've done it myself a few times.

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