HELP! root password unknown

I flashed my router R8000 a few nights ago and was successful. the only problem is that I had a few drinks while setting up the router. woke up the next day trying to remember my root password. I have searched the internet for a fix but nothing yet so here I am asking for help. I tried the 30 30 30 reset but for some reason it does not work.

https://openwrt.org/docs/guide-user/troubleshooting/failsafe_and_factory_reset#factory_reset

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To reset turn on and wait for router to boot fully, then press reset button hold for 5-10 seconds and release, keep power on and wait for reboot.

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Adding to that: What this page doesn't say, but another one does (the Wiki seems a bit disjointed at times): You don't have to actually reset your router to set a new root password:

https://openwrt.org/docs/guide-user/troubleshooting/root_password_reset

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It’s always something so simple. Thank you. Up and running with root access.

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