February 27, 2023, 11:02pm
I have a Linksys E8450 and I installed openwrt about a year ago. Somehow initially I installed snapshot r18646-3869ccbcc8. I've always been on this snapshot and would like to move to a stable release.
I did something stupid and upgraded to the non UBI version of my firmware. I did do a force upgrade because I thought it was the proper one, but it was not. I've since been able to find the correct firmware for my device but regardless of what I do there seems to be no change. Any advice would be appreciated.
Can you specify exactly which files you've tried to use to upgrade your device?
Have you tried the sysupgrade files?
February 27, 2023, 11:25pm
I have tried every file on this page ->
https://firmware-selector.openwrt.org/?version=22.03.3&target=mediatek%2Fmt7622&id=linksys_e8450-ubi . I'm going to system > backup flash firmware > flash image.
I did try the sysupgrade file first, but it didn't seem to make a difference.
February 27, 2023, 11:39pm
Additionally I don't care about saving any configurations or settings I just want to get to a current stable release version.
February 27, 2023, 11:46pm
That makes sense, as a year ago was before there was an official release for these devices.
This one should be what you want:
February 27, 2023, 11:48pm
Am I installing this incorrectly? This is the one that I tried with the steps outlined above but no change is reflected when I go through the process.
February 28, 2023, 12:04am
Since it sounds like you've done all the right things, I suspect you just have to wait for the DRAM-based pstore files to go away. Unplug the device for a couple minutes and see if that fixes it.
You just have to clear PSTORE and reboot, then everything will be back to normal. This can either be done using rm /sys/fs/pstore/* or by disconnecting the device from power for a short moment, so DRAM content will be cleared.
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February 28, 2023, 2:00am
Fantastic! That did the trick. Thanks so much for your help!
March 10, 2023, 2:01am
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