TL-R470T+ v6 custom openwrt firmware
I've recently purchased this router and like many others I've got dissapointed that the GPL code provided by TP-Link is pretty useless since it doesn't really build. There are too many patches that fail and packages seem outdated. I will try fixing the original GPL code, but now I came up with another idea: upgrade it to openwrt-18.06 with all the packages since it would build way easier. And it did. I've also moved lzma-loader and other image-compilation related stuff into it. So in the end I was able to produce an image with kernel 4.14 using the same mtk linux target. Unfortunetally I was not able to flash the router with it. It got rejected and I don't know why.
So I would have multiple questions (just in case anyone can answer):
- Into what kind of critereas should the image fit in to be accepted by the current firmware? Will it accept 4.14 linux kernel?
- Can you actually flash the firmware instead of upgrading?
- Can flashing/upgrading be done in any other way than in the web interface?
- If the device gets soft-bricked is there a way to unbrick it?
I've created a git repository to store my efforts of creating a custom TL-R470T+ v6 openwrt image that would actually work. I'm not sure if I'll succeed, but maybe someone else could start of where I'll finish.
Oh and yeah I know about the warranty and all that, so please..