I accidentally flashed incorrect image to TL-WR1043ND v4. Tried fixing it using tftp process but no luck also tried unsuccessfully connecting USB TTL serial cable and GND TX RX pins on router PCB.
I am thinking of desoldering the flash chip and writing the correct image using flashrom and external spi programmer. My problem is I don't have another router to extract working image from. So my question is
Does lede-*factory.bin contain bootloader?
If it doesn't then how to flash lede-*factory.bin using flashrom without overwriting existing bootloader.
Is it possible to split the bootloader from existing image and append it to lede-*factory.bin thus creating an image containing working bootloader plus correct firmware.
Is it possible to built using source code an image containing bootloader.