[FS#3778] TP-Link CPE210 v1 bootloop with 21.02.0-rc1

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Mon May 3 03:07:42 PDT 2021


A new Flyspray task has been opened.  Details are below. 

User who did this - petrov (GKaURTbV) 

Attached to Project - OpenWrt/LEDE Project
Summary - TP-Link CPE210 v1 bootloop with 21.02.0-rc1
Task Type - Bug Report
Category - Base system
Status - Unconfirmed
Assigned To - 
Operating System - All
Severity - High
Priority - Very Low
Reported Version - openwrt-21.02
Due in Version - Undecided
Due Date - Undecided
Details - Supply the following if possible:
 - Device problem occurs on: 
                TP-Link CPE210 v1

 - Software versions of OpenWrt/LEDE release, packages, etc.
 - Steps to reproduce

I had OpenWrt 19.07.7 installed on a TP-Link CPE210 v1, but with the old ar71xx arch. The device worked just fine - no complaints whatsoever.

>From there, I tried sysupgrading to 21.02.0-rc1 with the sysupgrade firmware (https://downloads.openwrt.org/releases/21.02.0-rc1/targets/ath79/generic/openwrt-21.02.0-rc1-ath79-generic-tplink_cpe210-v1-squashfs-sysupgrade.bin), and because of the arch change to ath79, while sysupgrading I choose NOT to keep settings. Judging by the LEDs - the device went into some kind of a bootloop.

I managed to recover the device back to stock, and from there - I tried installing the factory firmware (https://downloads.openwrt.org/releases/21.02.0-rc1/targets/ath79/generic/openwrt-21.02.0-rc1-ath79-generic-tplink_cpe210-v1-squashfs-factory.bin), just to check if it made any difference.

Sadly, no luck the second time either - the same bootloop again.

So then I was back to stock, and the to 19.07.7, and I have a working device again.

Just wanted to report the failure, in contrast with my tries with 21.02.0-rc1 on the TP-LINK Archer C7 v5 and the TP-Link TL-WR1043ND v1, which seem to work just fine.


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