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new here, how to swap from sveatsoft to hyperwrt

Discussion in 'HyperWRT Firmware' started by snoopshaun, Jan 27, 2005.

  1. snoopshaun

    snoopshaun Network Guru Member

    Topic says it all, can I just flash it from sveasoft?
    currenty using Alchemy-6.0-RC5a v3.01.3


    Thanks
     
  2. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

    yes it would be perfectly safe todo so.
     
  3. xond

    xond Network Guru Member

    Well I can imagine it is not perfectly safe since I bricked my WRT54G by trying the very same operation... I have never been able to revive it.
    May be some special precautions are to be taken ?
     
  4. snoopshaun

    snoopshaun Network Guru Member

    xond, have you tried to open it up and short the pins to boot it into failsafe?
     
  5. xond

    xond Network Guru Member

    Yes I also tried this rescue procedure (following the link on hyperwrt website).
    I succeeded to ping the unit, but I never managed to flash it back to hyperwrt. I had to buy a new unit. I won't try any sveasoft version again unless I learn of a failsafe procedure to switch bach to another firmware. Anyway, for now I am very pleased with hyperwrt 2b04
     
  6. jagboy

    jagboy Network Guru Member

    i have been able to flash from Alchemy to hyperwrt many times., without problems
     
  7. xond

    xond Network Guru Member

    Well, my bad luck allows to say that it is not necessarily perfectly safe.

    I have read other posts relating similar failures to switch from alchemy to hyperwrt.
    May be some precautions are to be taken ? Reset the router and revert to factory settings are some suggestions I have read. I don't know their real value though.
     
  8. pharma

    pharma Network Guru Member

    If you hold the reset button on the back of the router for 30 seconds, the firmware settings should revert back to default settings. :wink:

    Pharma
     
  9. xond

    xond Network Guru Member

    The issue is whether resetting the router increases or not the likelihood of a successful flash from alchemy.
     

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