Dlink has a web recovery so you can’t really brick it unless you overwrite the boot loader, but if you do that you’re rekt, uart or not.
which router is this?
not the dap-x1860-ax1800 that has the same casing for AP and PSU.
But the wnr3500lv2, which has 5V at the electronics + a separate PSU.
Cudy WR3000 for about 50€. MTK Filogic 820, based on OpenWRT.
Support so new, device wiki page does not exist yet. Does it still need a serial cable, to flash OpenWRT?
Moving to OpenWRT is actually supported by Cudy, just a sysupgrade:
Not sure if you can use a vanilla OpenWRT (snapshot or 25.03.0) sysupgrade image from stock. Just to be on the safe side, I did the following:
Upgrade to latest official firmware (1.16.2) → Cudy OpenWRT sysupgrade → 25.03.0-rc3 sysupgrade.
There's a thread in the forums: Support for Cudy WR3000 - For Developers - OpenWrt Forum
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