Stock OpenWrt on MV1000W

Hello all,

just bought a Brume MV1000W and wanted to flash stock OpenWrt 21.02-rc1 (the filename is openwrt-21.02.0-rc1-mvebu-cortexa53-glinet_gl-mv1000-squashfs-sdcard.img.gz) or the snapshot version on it, but when I try to run sysupgrade i get (same error with both firmware images):

root@GL-MV1000:~# sysupgrade -v -n openwrt-mvebu-cortexa53-glinet_gl-mv1000-squashfs-sdcard.img.gz
Image not in /tmp, copying...
Device gl-mv1000 not supported by this image
Supported devices: glinet,gl-mv1000
Image check 'fwtool_check_image' failed.
root@GL-MV1000:~# sysupgrade -F -v -n openwrt-mvebu-cortexa53-glinet_gl-mv1000-squashfs-sdcard.img.gz
Image not in /tmp, copying...
Device gl-mv1000 not supported by this image
Supported devices: glinet,gl-mv1000
Image check 'fwtool_check_image' failed but --force given - will update anyway!
Commencing upgrade. Closing all shell sessions.
{
        "error": {
                "message": "Firmware image is invalid"
        }
}
Command failed: Operation not supported
root@GL-MV1000:~#

Why? Am I using the wrong image? Is the official GL-iNet version the only supported version? I’d like to run stock OpenWrt. I hope I don’t have to return it, as I really like the little router.

Thanks!

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Got it. I gunzipped the image file and used the uboot web method to install stock OpenWrt.
It does not see the WiFi interfaces but so far it seems to work.