TL-WR1043ND v2 with some kind of social media software on in. Don't have admin passwords.
Did use a CP2102 and followed unbricked/firmware and other youtube vids. Every time I get a little bit closer to solve this puzzle, but really need help with the last (hopefully few) steps.
Solder the headers for the CP2102. Download putty
With only the power of the adapter I get some info with putty, but no command line
U-Boot 1.1.4 (Jun 13 2014 - 15:14:01)
ap135 - Scorpion 1.0DRAM:
ath_ddr_initial_config(211): (16bit) ddr1 init
tap = 0x00000002
Tap (low, high) = (0xaa55aa55, 0x0)
Tap values = (0x8, 0x8, 0x8, 0x8)
With only 3.3v from the usb CP2102 I get some kind of funky loop that I can't stop, also not with enter "tpl" real quick
Connecting both power (TP-Link adapter and 3.3V) and toggle with the power button of the router I get a lot of information on the screen and some kind of command prompt.
I get information like
Social Media Wifi SMW Tools 2.78
and an root@OpenWrt promt
What should be the next step to make the router work again. The tftp command doesn't not work
I'm a complete newby, and don't want to throw away this device. Any help is highly appreciated
Because I used the putty screen for the first time, I am not familiar with all the possibilities. I followed also an "bricked TP-Link Router recovery" video on youtube. That was with dd-wrt instead of openwrt. I had admin, but was also managed to get an ap135> prompt where tftpboot did work.
Now the router is back to live. With dd-wrt, so I'm already happy it's alive and kicking. Next step will be the openwrt