X750C4 new hardware version of x750? (solved)

Hi,

this is a crosspost to https://forum.openwrt.org/t/glinet-gl-x750-new-version/45245

"I got glinet_gl-x750, the sticker on the back of the device says “X750C4” and there is a FCC from 2019-06-19

Flashing Openwrt or LTE Openwrt (rooter) GoldenOrb is not possible
(“Device gl-x750 not supported by this image
Supported devices: glinet,gl-x750”)

I was brave and tried sysupgrade -F (force) but it (luckily?) did not work.
Any idea? I would be glad to help with further information."

Thanks

lopiuh

Where did you download the openwrt source code?

Hi,

I used snapshot (compiled) from here:
http://downloads.openwrt.org/snapshots/targets/ath79/generic/openwrt-ath79-generic-glinet_gl-x750-squashfs-sysupgrade.bin

Thanks

lopiuh

Our official firmware is based on AR71XX, the firmware in this link is based on ATH79, therefore, it is not possible to upgrade the system with sysupgrade command
You can upgrade this firmware in uboot,please refer to here

Thanks, (uboot) worked like a charm. Is there any reason not to migrate to ATH79 (stability?) or is it just on the todo-list?

Thanks

lopiuh

GL is waiting on the new OpenWRT release before the upgrade to the new targets that is all :slight_smile:

One problem. ATH79 firmware cannot be upgraded fro AR71xx firmware. What should we do?

uhh that’s right, uboot does not present a web page anymore after flashing openwrt (I used rooter goldenorb). is there a tftp or any other way to come back to stock firmware :slight_smile:

Yours lopiuh

Jeff in the openwrt-forum says “It might be that “goldenorb, rooter” replaces U-Boot, which is not something OpenWrt does.”

do someone know how to repair uboot?

Thanks

lopiuh

Flashing uboot will not damage uboot.

Pls go throught uboot again carefully. There may be something wrong. But uboot is not touched for sure.

shame on me, i fooled myself. What happened? Entering “192.168.1.1” in firefox adressbar got autofilled to http://192.168.1.1/cgi-bin/luci. The uboot webserver correctly said “page [cgi-bin/luci] not found”. I was not able to go to plain 192.168.1.1 (firefox feature or my illiteracy). Opened page in chrome [lopiuh 04.10.19: chrome does this as well, so deleting browser caches help] and the main page of uboot was shown.

Sorry folks for being in chicken mode. Everything went well and I am back on stock firmware.

Thanks

lopiuh

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