[PATCH] ramips: remove factory image for TP-Link Archer C2 v1

Stijn Segers foss at volatilesystems.org
Sat Feb 13 04:39:42 EST 2021

Initial commit 8375623a06 contains detailed installation instructions,
which do not mention a factory image. From what I can see, no support
to install OpenWrt through the vendor web interface has been added
since. The factory image is also conspicuously absent from the device
page in the wiki. Yet, it is available for download.

I bricked my Archer C2 loading the factory image through the web UI.
Serial showed this error during bootloop:

  Uncompressing Kernel Image ... LZMA ERROR 1 - must RESET board to recover

This patch disables the undocumented factory image so users won't get
tricked into thinking easy web UI flashing actually works.

Signed-off-by: Stijn Segers <foss at volatilesystems.org>
 target/linux/ramips/image/mt7620.mk | 1 +
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)

diff --git a/target/linux/ramips/image/mt7620.mk b/target/linux/ramips/image/mt7620.mk
index 2d0050f986..7f649aff88 100644
--- a/target/linux/ramips/image/mt7620.mk
+++ b/target/linux/ramips/image/mt7620.mk
@@ -996,6 +996,7 @@ define Device/tplink_archer-c2-v1
   TPLINK_HWID := 0xc7500001
+  IMAGES := sysupgrade.bin
   DEVICE_MODEL := Archer C2
   DEVICE_PACKAGES := kmod-mt76x0e kmod-usb2 kmod-usb-ohci \

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