Archer C20 V5 - Bricked after installed snapshot

Hi
I just bought an Archer C20 V5 (ES) but not really sure if it is V5, or in my country is... in the wikidev shows V4 has 2 coaxials and 1 ufl connector... and V4 doesnt have the UFL connector... mine does.. so...

I installed the snapshot available for V5 and after reboot the router stay with all LEDs on.

So i plugged in the serial console to see whats going on.. and it was saying that unable to load the filesystem or something similar, so i try to revert using the official TP-Link Firmware via TFTP and renaming the file to tp_recovery.bin

After it uploads, erases flash and install. i get this..

U-Boot 1.1.3 (May 26 2020 - 19:29:27)

Board: Ralink APSoC DRAM:  64 MB
relocate_code Pointer at: 83fac000
******************************
Software System Reset Occurred
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gpiomode1 55054404.
gpiomode2 05540554.
gpiomode2 05550555.
flash manufacture id: 1c, device id 70 17
**Warning: un-recognized chip ID, please update bootloader!**
============================================
Ralink UBoot Version: 4.3.0.0
--------------------------------------------
ASIC 7628_MP (Port5<->None)
DRAM component: 512 Mbits DDR, width 16
DRAM bus: 16 bit
Total memory: 64 MBytes
Flash component: SPI Flash
Date:May 26 2020  Time:19:29:27
============================================
icache: sets:512, ways:4, linesz:32 ,total:65536
dcache: sets:256, ways:4, linesz:32 ,total:32768

 ##### The CPU freq = 580 MHZ ####
 estimate memory size =64 Mbytes
RESET MT7628 PHY!!!!!!
continue to starting system.                             

and i noticed this: Warning: un-recognized chip ID, please update bootloader!

Heres a pic of the Router.

thanks in advance for any help or clue.. :slight_smile:


Check it out

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Thank you men..! I'm applying this now. seems to be booting now... i let you know!

Its alive! Thanks a lot men! :slight_smile:

You are welcome

I'm glad that your router got back and now alive

Which version did you flash your router?!!!

19.07.4 or 19.07.3 ?!

I suggest you to flash ver 19.07.3 instead, ver 19.07.4 that Linaro uploaded takes more space of flash chip

https://github.com/ashegoulding/openwrt/releases/download/v19.07.3-tl_archer_c20v5/openwrt-19.07.3-tplink_archer-c20-v5.zip

It works fine and flawlessly for me

it's your router and definitely your call

Have a good weekend

Hi again! :slight_smile:

i ended up using 19.07.3 and yes.,.. it works very well... have been testing it for about 4 days and its working as expected.

Thank you again for your help :slight_smile: really appreciated.

Regards! :slight_smile:

You are very welcome

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