I can't find any other information on it though since the OpenWRT forums are gone, and I was wondering if anyone knows if this router is being worked on. So if it is I can throw it into storage for later, or give it away if not.
Yeah the hardware is really good and would definitely be a huge upgrade for me over my current crappy netgear. However it needs an android device to configure it, and I still use an old flip phone. There's also the creepy google stuff that makes me warry of this thing.
That wouldn't make it any easier, on the contrary - as this differs massively from the 'usual' bootloader (u-boot) on ipq8064.
I'm regularly checking for cheap ipq806x devices on the used markets, as I've been looking for a spare test device for quite a while now (I really don't want to 'break' my main ipq8065 router all the time) - although I do include the onhub devices in my search, these are basically non-existent on the European market.
I'm trying to look into to it all
there was this and the Norton core thing that looks exciting
for having lots of flash and ram
this seems to be running on a version of chrome OS
it's not the same as the normal routers but it's all open source at lest
lots to do tho
A lot of the documentation for the boot sequence and payload is documented in a few chromium slides as well as a few of the google OnHub developers seem to be active on reddit and additional documentation could be gleamed from there. I'm not sure if you were curious about logging into the router or if you were looking to run WRT but exploitee.rs has a ton of documentation on both the TP Link and Asus models although more internals are documented with the asus as it seemed to have a dedicated follower where as the TP Link seems easier to root and enable developer mode although less is documented about it. I've been looking into running WRT on my TP-Link variety.
after quickly playing with the google stuff I wold want OpenWRT on it
I did look thought these and other links
I did boot the developer mode USB but could not get it boot the main firmware rooted
I last went looking for information on the cpu pinout & foot print to find a serial interface
but it seems it's all locked under NDA's
so didn't get very far
I mean you've got a serial console port coming out that will allow you a fair variety of tools to run. I will take a look when I've got some free time. The whole process needs to documented more thoroughly although a little launching off point isn't too bad.
I think it's needed for the development side of openwrt
after dumping the flash chips
was to get it to just flash the 8M flash chip with a uboot type boot loader
that will have an emergence console & boot off the 4G flash chip
later if it all works can go back and look at getting it to work with the coreboot stuff