[OpenWrt-Devel] [RFC PATCH] ath79: clarify purpose of factory image

Enrico Mioso mrkiko.rs at gmail.com
Fri Mar 27 09:04:52 EDT 2020

Hello all!!

I do agree about this idea, but I think there is the general need for more clarity. When adding support for a device, it could be good if the author could elaborate on:
- how a device can be recovered: detailing recovery methods and nuances, so the user knows upfront how risky is an operation and prepare with the needed tools in advance
- stating what generated images can be used for when it's not obvious: (e.g.: NETGEAR NMRP + tftp) and so on.

The situation changes a lot per device, so elaborating a little bit more may be a good idea. Infact I think I saw some device where you can install OpenWRt only via tftp.

Regarding TP-Link: I can confirm that ramips TP-Link TL-MR200 <sarcasm> NICELY </sarcams> overwrites it's u-boot when proceeding with a tftp recovery.
TP-Link RE450 doesn't provide for recovery at all: an UART is needed.

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