Saturday, 29 December 2012 21:58
TP-Link TL-MR3020 restore from OpenWRT to Original Firmware
If you had flashing the TP-Link MR3020 firmware to OpenWRT and now you want to restore it to the original state, here is a guide on how to make it. With this guide you will able to changing between original firmware to different version OpenWRT firmware.
Download the orignal firmware from TP-Link home page
Changing OpenWRT password and enable SSH
If you haven't change the OpenWRT password, make sure you had change it in order to enable SSH
- Go to Windows command prompt
- Enter telnet 192.168.1.1 (this is the default IP address for OpenWRT, you should use your own IP address)
- Enter passwd to enable new password
- Enter your new password and Retype your password, you should see the following
[email protected]:/# passwd
Changing password for root
Password for root changed by root
Copying Original Firmware file to TL-MR3020 router
I'm using WinSCP to copying Original Firmware file from computer to TL-MR3020 router, please visit here if you don't know what is WinSCP.
- Extract the downloaded Zip file to your computer, you should have mr3020nv1_en_3_14_2_up(120817).bin in your computer
- Open WinSCP
- Copy TL-MR3020 Original Firmware file mr3020nv1_en_3_14_2_up(120817).bin from computer to the /tmp folder of TL-MR3020 router as shown in figure below
- Rename the TL-3020 Original Firmware file mr3020nv1_en_3_14_2_up(120817).bin to a.bin for easy entering in the later step
- Now the TL-MR3020 router /tmp folder have a filename called a.bin, you should flash this bin file to the TL-MR3020 router.
Flashing the Firmware
Once SSH is enable, you should use PuTTY to login to router.
- Run PuTTY and login to router
- Enter cd /tmp
- Enter mtd -r write a.bin firmware to start flashing firmware
[email protected]:~# cd /tmp
[email protected]:/tmp# mtd -r write a.bin firmware
Unlocking firmware ...
Writing from a.bin to firmware ...