I have a workaround to flash OpenWRT on locked down TP-Link firmware. It took me a lot of time, research, and trial and error but it is possible to flash any of these routers. Of particular interest to me is flashing OpenWRT on an TP-Link Archer C3200. If anyone could point me in the right direction of an image to try i'll be happy to give it a go. However, I cant publicly post how to flash the locked down firmware because then they would possibly close this opened doorway
If there is firmware available i'll be happy to give it a try because i'm retiring my C3200 due to issues with it's stock firmware and horrible wifi connectivity for 5.4 Ghz devices. The stock firmware is the worst ive ever seen. I will be happy to share how to flash almost any of their new locked down us model routers through a secure channel but the knowledge cant be made directly public or tp-link would have no choice but to fix it.
P.S. My method bypasses their firmware signature verification which is how it is possible.
(Last edited by HashLux on 23 Aug 2016, 07:40)