[PATCH 2/2] firmware-utils: tplink-safeloader: set EAP235-Wall v1 soft-version

Sander Vanheule sander at svanheule.net
Fri Aug 27 02:38:58 PDT 2021

Starting with v3 of the vendor firmware for the TP-Link EAP235-Wall v1,
downgrades to firmware versions below v3 as not allowed.  Since OpenWrt
uses version 0.0.0 as a default, this causes the factory install to fail
on devices with a recent firmware. This failure is associated by the
following message on the device's serial console:

    EAP235/230-Wall forbid fw reverted from 3.x.x to lower version!

Vendor firmware (v3) also uses build and release numbers to compare
images, so identical version numbers are very unlikely to cause issues.
Bump the firmware version to 3.0.0 to ensure users can install OpenWrt
on their devices.

Signed-off-by: Sander Vanheule <sander at svanheule.net>
 tools/firmware-utils/src/tplink-safeloader.c | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/tools/firmware-utils/src/tplink-safeloader.c b/tools/firmware-utils/src/tplink-safeloader.c
index 9349173e59..0b3ec41d3c 100644
--- a/tools/firmware-utils/src/tplink-safeloader.c
+++ b/tools/firmware-utils/src/tplink-safeloader.c
@@ -1560,7 +1560,7 @@ static struct device_info boards[] = {
 		.part_trail = PART_TRAIL_NONE,
-		.soft_ver = SOFT_VER_DEFAULT,
+		.soft_ver = SOFT_VER_NUMERIC(3, 0, 0),
 		.soft_ver_compat_level = 1,
 		.partitions = {

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