[OpenWrt-Devel] Looking for a Broadcom Asus tester(s)

Rafał Miłecki zajec5 at gmail.com
Thu May 28 01:44:08 EDT 2015

On 28 May 2015 at 07:42, Rafał Miłecki <zajec5 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 28 May 2015 at 07:33, Ian Kent <raven at themaw.net> wrote:
>> On Wed, 2015-05-27 at 22:32 +0200, Rafał Miłecki wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> With few recent commits OpenWrt can now generate Asus-specific TRX
>>> files for brcm47xx and bcm53xx. The magic is about some extra data at
>>> the end of TRX (so the format differs a bit, even it using the same
>>> file extension and layout).
>>> My request for someone having Broadcom-based Asus devices is:
>>> 1) Install original firmware
>>> 2) Try to install OpenWrt .trx firmware for that device
>>> 3) Let us know if it worked
>>> I don't have any Asus device around, so I'm not sure if OpenWrt
>>> generates really compatible images now. Above way is the only one to
>>> verify it for sure :)
>> Has the partition corruption I saw with the RT-AC87U a while ago (when I
>> tested if it would boot, which it didn't) been sorted out?
> It's not perfect yet, but it works:
> http://git.openwrt.org/?p=openwrt.git;a=commitdiff;h=beff7e61f2935a447522bc3057c51a0ef828be60
> target/linux/bcm53xx/patches-3.18/901-mtd-bcm47xxpart-workaround-for-Asus-RT-AC87U-asus-pa.patch
> For DD we'll get a better solution (I started working on it by patch
> to linux-mtd for parsers support).

For more details, see https://patchwork.ozlabs.org/patch/473018/ (discussion).

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