Totolink x5000r: cannot go back to Stock firmare


I am sending my x5000r to my friend for testing. I want to flash the OEM firmware back to the device before sending out.

I am following the instructions in


1. Poweroff / unplug power adapter from the router
2. Download the X5000R factory image from
3. Set your computer ethernet IP to 192.168.1.X, subnet (X=your chosen ip number ranging from 2-254)
4. Press and hold reset button while turn on / plug power adapter to the router. Wait untill ALL LAN green LED turn on, then release the reset button.
5. Plug the LAN cable from your computer into LAN 1 port
6. Confirm that you can connect to the router by ping from command prompt / terminal
7. If you get reply from, then open web browser, and type in the address column :
8. You will get the X5000R firmware update page, then choose the factory-firmware file from previously downloaded file
9. Wait untill the router finish flashing (the router will reboot by itself) : Blue led dan green LAN led will blinking
10. Revert the computer ethernet ip to automatic
11. Open in web browser : or
12. Finish, you should get Totolink web gui config page

The process hangs in step 9 - the device is showing all Green LED in the ports, the Browser is showing the "UPDATE IN PROGRESS" page.

But it never ends.

If I interrupt this process, I can boot it back to OpenWrt.

I have done so reset in OpenWrt and retry, with the same result.

Please advise how to go back to Stock firmware.

Thanks in advance!

Try temporarily disabling the firewall on the computer you're using.