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Firmware update not being applied?

Discussion in 'Asuswrt-Merlin' started by beiley, Sep 21, 2017.

  1. beiley

    beiley New Around Here

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    I have a RT-AC68U and running an old version of the merlin firmware (3.0.0.4.374.43_2). It has been working perfectly, so haven't kept up with the recent updates. I decided to download the current firmware (RT-AC68U_380.68_2.zip). I extracted the RT-AC68U_380.68_2.trx file, and select it under "Administration / Firmware Upgrade / Upload". It is showing that it is working for 3 minutes, and then at the end I come back to the exact same version I started with, and not the new version. Is it too big of a step in versions? If so, how do I switch to the latest version?

    Thanks,
    Mark
     
  2. ColinTaylor

    ColinTaylor Part of the Furniture

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    If you have USB devices plugged in then remove them and reboot. Then try again.
     
  3. beiley

    beiley New Around Here

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    Thanks, but I don't have any USB devices.
     
  4. john9527

    john9527 Part of the Furniture

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    You need to update the CFE and/or set a 64M rootfs first......Load 378.55 first as a stepping stone.
     
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  5. Blinkyz

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    You need to flash with an intermediate Fw for the partition size . Remove all usb devices hooked,reboot, flash with 378.55(to upgrade CFE version) and then flash with 380.68_2
     
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  6. Blinkyz

    Blinkyz Senior Member

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    Omg you were faster than me ;)
     
  7. jim769

    jim769 Very Senior Member

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    You have to upgrade from that old in steps. Download Merlins 378.55 and install then go for the latest.

    Your all to fast... :eek:
     
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  8. beiley

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    Wow, thanks everyone for the help.
     

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