Help Needed: 386.5 Invalid Firmware Upload gt-axe11000

zadiesel

New Around Here
Trying to upload the new 386.5 firmware to my gt-axe11000. Was on 386.4 and kept getting this error.

Tried some of the following advice that was given including:
- Redownloaded the firmware file
- Remove all USB then Power Cycle for 10 min
- Tried multiple times to upload, reboot both through web gui and manually, continued attempts.
- Uploaded stock firmware and attempted
- Flashed to 386.3_2 and attempted

Nothing has worked so far. Are there any other solutions that may possibly get around this issue? And if there isn't, is it possible to get access to the the 386.4 firmware again? I am unable to find it under the release folder for the router.

Thank you in advance for any advice and guidance!
 
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L&LD

Part of the Furniture
Welcome to the forums @zadiesel.

Have you double and triple-checked the file you're downloading? Did you verify the MD5 hash?
 

Tech9

Part of the Furniture
Trying to upload the new 386.5 firmware to my gt-axe11000. Was on 386.4 and kept getting this error.

Are you sure?

Asuswrt-Merlin 386.5 changelog:

- NEW: Added support for the GT-AXE11000.

How was yours flashed to 386.3_2 and working with 386.4 firmware?
 

zadiesel

New Around Here
Welcome to the forums @zadiesel.

Have you double and triple-checked the file you're downloading? Did you verify the MD5 hash?
I downloaded it from this https://sourceforge.net/projects/asuswrt-merlin/files/GT-AXE11000/Release/ page as I have done in the past. If I am on the incorrect page, I sincerely apologize, but I do believe it is the correct one. I would be happy to check the MD5 hash, is there a link or information available on how to do so?

Thank you for your response
 

zadiesel

New Around Here
Are you sure?

Asuswrt-Merlin 386.5 changelog:

- NEW: Added support for the GT-AXE11000.

How was yours flashed to 386.3_2 and working with 386.4 firmware?
It was originally on 386.4 firmware. After numerous failed attempts, I saw on a forum that updating to stock asus firmware then trying 386.5 again would solve the issue. It did not. Having had several headaches with the asus stock program in the past, I found 386.3_2 in my files and installed that as a place holder till someone could help me figure out how to install 386.5.

Thank you for your response
 

Tech9

Part of the Furniture
I found 386.3_2 in my files and installed that

GT-AXE11000 got Asuswrt-Merlin support with version 386.5 firmware. Are you sure your router is GT-AXE11000 and not GT-AX11000?
 

Tech9

Part of the Furniture
Good you didn't try uploading the wrong firmware in recovery mode.
 

jj351

Occasional Visitor
That is exactly what happened. I had just figured it out when you posted. Apologize for wasting your guys time. Thank you again for your time.
Don't worry, I did the same thing but in reverse; AXE firmware to AX, etc.
 

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