Is there a difference between flashing via recovery or flashing via webinterface?

On a AR750 firmware can be flashed via 2 ways:

  1. by holding the reset button, powering up and going to 192.168.1.1
  2. by uploading the firmware through the web interface

Is there a difference between these two? Is one doing more or different things than the other? (Except the one being brick recovery)

Option 1 you can flash anything, like a non compatible firmware which can brick your router. That is, it does not verify your firmware.

Option 2 will verify your firmware. You can also reserve settings if you want.

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