Installing OpenWrt on RPI Model 3B+

Hi Guys,

I bought a new RPI 3B+ and i am trying to install latest LEDE release image from: ,

I have tried multiple times but the system is not able to boot up, only a red LED is blinking continuously.

I even searched some web pages and saw that other people have faced similar issue,

Please let me know if there is a solution available.

17.01.6 is way too old and does not support 3B+ at all, especially since you are trying to install the image only for the first gen Pi-s.
You have to use snapshots and bcm2709 or bcm2710 targets

Thanks for the prompt reply,

We are not able to find the exact path from where we can download the image file,
can you please share the link for the same..


We have downloaded and flashed the image that you suggested but it is not working.

We are getting a blue screen and nothing happens afterwards, Please do let us know if we need to do any other step.

Flashed it which way?

Also, there will be no GUI, only SSH and then you can install luci with opkg


Thanks, we actually flashed the release version instead of snapshot.

It is working Now.


We flashed the image suggested by you on our RPI 3b+ and the board boots up successfully.
But we don't know why Wi-Fi is not working, Even wifi interface is not appearing.

Below are some dmesg logs captured for Wi-Fi, Please assist here:

root@OpenWrt:~# dmesg | grep -i brcm
[    7.861292] brcmfmac: brcmf_fw_alloc_request: using brcm/brcmfmac43455-sdio for chip BCM4345/6
[    8.013086] brcmfmac: brcmf_fw_alloc_request: using brcm/brcmfmac43455-sdio for chip BCM4345/6
[    8.035532] brcmfmac: brcmf_c_preinit_dcmds: Firmware: BCM4345/6 wl0: Mar  1 2015 07:29:38 version 7.45.18 (r538002) FWID 01-6a2c8ad4
[    8.078863] Modules linked in: brcmfmac(+) pppox ppp_generic nf_conntrack_ipv6 iptable_nat ipt_REJECT ipt_MASQUERADE cfg80211 xt_time xt_tcpudp xt_state xt_nat xt_multiport xt_mark xt_mac xt_limit xt_conntrack xt_comment xt_TCPMSS xt_REDIRECT xt_LOG xt_CT usbhid slhc nf_reject_ipv4 nf_nat_redirect nf_nat_masquerade_ipv4 nf_conntrack_ipv4 nf_nat_ipv4 nf_nat nf_log_ipv4 nf_defrag_ipv6 nf_defrag_ipv4 nf_conntrack_rtcache nf_conntrack iptable_mangle iptable_filter ip_tables hid_generic crc_ccitt compat brcmutil hid evdev ip6t_REJECT nf_reject_ipv6 nf_log_ipv6 nf_log_common ip6table_mangle ip6table_filter ip6_tables x_tables snd_pcm_dmaengine snd_compress snd_pcm_oss snd_mixer_oss snd_pcm snd_timer snd_rawmidi snd_seq_device snd_hwdep snd soundcore nls_utf8 vfat fat nls_iso8859_1 nls_cp437
[    8.217315] LR is at brcmf_cfg80211_attach+0x938/0x1088 [brcmfmac]
[    8.534031] [<ffffff80006fa150>] brcmf_cfg80211_attach+0x938/0x1088 [brcmfmac]
[    8.544745] [<ffffff80007028e8>] brcmf_attach+0x1b8/0xec0 [brcmfmac]
[    8.554574] [<ffffff800070af9c>] brcmf_sdio_wd_timer+0x4c4/0x2918 [brcmfmac]
[    8.565093] [<ffffff80007035b8>] brcmf_attach+0xe88/0xec0 [brcmfmac]
[    8.620230] brcmfmac: brcmf_cfg80211_attach: Could not register wiphy device (-22)
[    8.631340] brcmfmac: brcmf_bus_started: failed: -12
[    8.639808] brcmfmac: brcmf_attach: dongle is not responding: err=-12
[    8.701370] brcmfmac: brcmf_sdio_firmware_callback: brcmf_attach failed
[   12.951539] usbcore: registered new interface driver brcmfmac

Ashish S


Is there any update on this.
We are still trying to figure out but there is no success so far.

Ashish S