Can RT-AX86U ZAKU II EDITION be installed Merlin?

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vstevenphan

Occasional Visitor
I don't know if this version can be installed Merlin as normal as AX86U standard version? Is it just different in appearance?
 

slidermike

Regular Contributor
The difference is just the visuals. Exact same hardware.
You paid a premium for the fancy look and gui update.
If you want to lose the gui mod then yes you can use merlin firmware.
 

vstevenphan

Occasional Visitor
The difference is just the visuals. Exact same hardware.
You paid a premium for the fancy look and gui update.
If you want to lose the gui mod then yes you can use merlin firmware.
Ah yes, I just want to know if it can be installed merlin. I don't want to brick the router
 

amortimer

Occasional Visitor
With no stock RT-AX86U units in sight locally, I may have to resort to purchasing a red RT-AX86U Zaku version available locally or import a stock unit from elsewhere.

Were you able to put merlin on your Zaku router? and more importantly, were you able to get rid of that gaudy red UI it came with?

Just making sure before I purchase 1.
 

Zaevin

New Around Here
I just purchased a Zaku version RT-AX86U. Im using the latest version of Merlin firmware v386.3. Merlin works very good. I installed FlexQos script as well. Installing Merlin doesnt remove the Zaku Red borders in the menus. I like the Zaku red. It would be nice though if there was a way to turn it off though.
 

amortimer

Occasional Visitor
Thanks for answers.
 

jugermaut

New Around Here
So flashing Merlin won't remove the Zaku II theme right? I also don't really like the theme, but if I'm thinking to resell this router, the people who'll buy it probably prefer the Zaku II theme.
If it's removed, will flashing the original firmware (from the AX86U Zaku II support page) will revert the theme?
 

ColinTaylor

Part of the Furniture
Flashing Merlin doesn't remove the theme.
 

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