Would there be any support/planned development going forward for the ZTE MF286D? I believe this is qualcomm based unit (stand to be corrected mind you) but also is at a relatively cheap price point for an LTE Cat12 device compared to other offerings from other vendors (who are charging sometimes double if not more for similar capability hardware).
The factory installed firmware on the unit is very poor and feature sparse and as a user of OpenWRT over the years it would be great to see it implemented on this device.
I compiled a custom image with USB-storage and vfat kernel modules and nand-utils for easier backing up of the NAND-partitions. I also included luci and luci-proto-modemmanager there. I downloaded the image to RAM over TFTP, booted from there, just so I could test that the LTE-connection and everything works before I mess with the flash; sure enough, after a brief test I couldn't find anything to complain about and the LTE-connection performed admirably.
I'll have to give it a proper shake tomorrow, but so far all looks good to me.
Anyone else seeing something akin to the following in their logs and the LTE-connection ceasing to work? Thu Apr 21 02:15:46 2022 daemon.debug : transaction 0xb aborted, but message is not abortable
I've only been playing with the modem for a couple of days randomly, so I haven't yet figured out any pattern. A full reboot seems to be the only fix for getting it back up again.