TP-LINK Archer C60 v3: there's no way to revert to the original firmware

Well... it seems now that this is official: once you installed OpenWRT in a TP-LINK Archer C60 v3, it's impossible to restore the original firmware, by any means.

In the past I was thinking that this could be to the fact that I was trying to install a firmware of another country, but now that the firmware for the router's country (Brazil) was officially released, it's confirmed.

My router is condemned to stay with OpenWRT forever.

And, please, don't get me wrong: I have nothing against OpenWRT. The question is that I want to resell this router and the buyer only accept it with the original, stock firmware.


I would try stripping all the headers bootloader etc from the stock firmware bin, making a file which starts with the kernel uImage. Use binwalk on a PC to scan the file and find where to cut.

Then force-flash this file with OpenWrt sysupgrade -F -n. You can always TFTP back to OpenWrt if that were to brick.

After flashing back to stock it is a good idea to log into the stock firmware and reset its settings to default, then flash stock again from stock to make sure all third-party firmware has been overwritten.

Hi, I managed toe revert back to stock firmware on Archer C6 v3 with the checksum changed in the bin file. My software is showing version 3.0.0 but cant update to the latest release. Is there any way you can change the latest firmware as well. Link for download

Archer C60 v3 can revert back to stock. Just read topics on Archer C60 V3. I can now revert to openwrt and stock but struggle to update to latest update