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Help to unbrick E4200

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by charos, Feb 29, 2012.

  1. charos

    charos Networkin' Nut Member

    I've been using wrt firmwares back from the days of WRTG54 V2 and I'm doing firmware flashing since then.

    However, today I was not very careful and I ended up with my brand new E4200 stuck in bootloop. I flashed Toastman's tomato-E4200USB-NVRAM60K-1.28.0496MIPSR2-Toastman-RT-N-Ext coming from stock firmware.

    The process was somehow dodgy but I didn't pay enough attention and now the router is bricked.
    - Flashed stock rom with FW_E4200_1.0.03.014 to get the latest version. Played with it for 2 days and decided to move to Toastman's builds.
    - Flashed tomato-E4200USB-NVRAM60K-1.28.0496MIPSR2-Toastman-RT-N-Ext. Process stopped at 92% for about 5 min. I realized that something could be wrong so I thought to re-flash it before rebooting so I avoid the possibility of bad flashing.
    - Reflashed Toastman's rom and at 60% I got the message that the flash is completed.
    - Router restarted and I was able to get into Tomato's web interface.
    - To be on the safe side, I decided to clear NVRAM.
    - At that point the router got into bootloop.
    - Tried several times to hard reset it. Nothing changed.
    - Next step was to tftp Toastman's build . Upload was successful and while I thought the nightmare is over, I realized that nothing changed.
    - Decided to tftp the stock rom : I get either server error or timeouts.
    - Did a 30/30/30 reset ...nothing changed.

    Any ideas what to do?
  2. charos

    charos Networkin' Nut Member

    I resurrected it! I think Draytek's tools helped a lot!
  3. Tchuyev

    Tchuyev New Member Member

    Hi, how did you manage to fix the problem?

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