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Re: IOS App bricks Nighthawk RAX50 when upgrading firmware

mudnaes
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IOS App bricks Nighthawk RAX50 when upgrading firmware

I just bought a second hand RAX50 router. First time setup with IOS app. It asks me if I want to upgrade firmware. I answer yes since it is better to do this before all configuration is done. 

 

It looks up during process. Left it on for 30 minutes, nothing happening. Mobile app saying firmware update failed. Restarts router. Then power start blinking white/red.

 

Hard factory reset does not work, TFTP does not work. Nmrpflash does not work. 

 

Previous owner did not how receipt so pretty much out of look with my $200 brick.

 

Any suggestions?

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plemans
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Re: IOS App bricks Nighthawk RAX50 when upgrading firmware

Many things can go wrong with tftp as well as there's a short window in which to execute. 

did you enable tftp: 

make sure you enable tftp 

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/enable-tftp-windows-10

 

and here's a video walk through using a tftp client. Use the built in one for windows 10 though. the video is more of an example of how its done. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9DLrLQrpaw

 

and if that doesn't work, you can try using nmrpflash

https://github.com/jclehner/nmrpflash

 

Again, there's a short window when you're doing it

Current setup: CM2000-> RBKE963B-> Trendnet TEG-S380-> GS716T-> pi-hole
also in AP setup: RAXE500->EAX80
1.4gig download/50mbps upload from Xfinity
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mudnaes
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Re: IOS App bricks Nighthawk RAX50 when upgrading firmware

Thx! Your advice is good. I got it working nowSmiley Happy  The general description on how to flash with TFTP does not say that it is a very short period that you can upload. Just mentioned flashing orange.  On the RAX50 it goes from red to blinking red in about 15 seconds. The period it blinks is like 2 seconds. This is when you need to upload. It is to late when i blinks white.

 

Hopefully this helps other people who trying to upgrade factory reset router firmware from IOS app.

 

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plemans
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Re: IOS App bricks Nighthawk RAX50 when upgrading firmware

Glad you got it working! If you mark the answer solved, it might help the next person faster. 

Current setup: CM2000-> RBKE963B-> Trendnet TEG-S380-> GS716T-> pi-hole
also in AP setup: RAXE500->EAX80
1.4gig download/50mbps upload from Xfinity
We’re members of the public helping out on our own time.
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