Bricked RT-AC87U Router

Chillwabbitt

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So I recently bought a ASUS RT-AC87U Router, I also installed the iphone app that goes with it. One day I'm sitting outside with some bad WIFI thoughput and I open the app, I see a bunch of devices I didn't recognise connected to my router. I promptly went and unplugged it and now it's bricked.

I got a serial cable to connect to it, but when I boot it up and I connect via putty all I see is the following output on a loop
SHMOO VER 1.13

PKID07DC06011801080000000000001A103F01000000

S30040347
00002B60


RDLYW0 00000003

RDENW0 00000055

RDQSW0

0000000000111111111122222222223333333333444444444455555555556666
0123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890123
00 -------++++++++++++++++++++++++++++X++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
01 --------++++++++++++++++++++++++++++X+++++++++++++++++++++++++++
02 ----------+++++++++++++++++++++++++++X++++++++++++++++++++++++++
03 --------++++++++++++++++++++++++++++X+++++++++++++++++++++++++++
04 ------+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++X++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
05 -------++++++++++++++++++++++++++++X++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
06 -------++++++++++++++++++++++++++++X++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
07 ------+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++X++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
08 ----++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++X+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
09 ------+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++X++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
10 ----++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++X+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
11 ----++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++X+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
12 --+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++X++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
13 --+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++X++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
14 --+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++X++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
15 --+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++X++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++


PW0

0000000000111111111122222222223333333333444444444455555555556666
0123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890123
00 -------++++++++++++++++++++++++++++X++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
01 --------++++++++++++++++++++++++++++X+++++++++++++++++++++++++++
02 ----------+++++++++++++++++++++++++++X++++++++++++++++++++++++++
03 -------+-+++++++++++++++++++++++++++X+++++++++++++++++++++++++++
04 ------+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++X++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
05 -------++++++++++++++++++++++++++++X++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
06 -------++++++++++++++++++++++++++++X++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
07 ------+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++X++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
08 ----++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++X+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
09 ------+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++X++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
10 -----+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++X+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
11 -----+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++X+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
12 ---++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++X++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
13 ---++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++X++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
14 --+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++X++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
15 ---++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++X++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++


NW0

0000000000111111111122222222223333333333444444444455555555556666
0123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890123
00 ---++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++X++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
01 ---++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++X++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
02 ------+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++X++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
03 ---++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++X++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
04 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++X+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
05 --+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++X++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
06 --+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++X++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
07 --+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++X++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
08 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++X+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
09 --+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++X++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
10 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++X+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
11 -+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++X+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
12 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++X+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
13 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++X+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
14 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++X+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
15 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++X+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++


WRDQW0

0000000000111111111122222222223333333333444444444455555555556666
0123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890123
00 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++X+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-
01 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++X+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-
02 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++X+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-
03 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++X+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-
04 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++X+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-
05 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++X+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-
06 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++X+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-
07 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++X+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-
08 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++X+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-
09 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++X+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-
10 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++X+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-
11 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++X+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-
12 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++X+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-
13 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++X+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-
14 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++X+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-
15 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++X+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-


WRDMW0 00000031
WRDMW0 00000031


ADDR

0000000000111111111122222222223333333333444444444455555555556666
0123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890123
00 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++X+++++++++++S++++++++++++++++++++

Decompressing...done

I did try send a Ctl+c however no response, the loop just continues.


Any ideas?
 
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PsyWulf

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If its merlin based there's a rescue boot mode to flash it in with a tool
Check about the asus forums
 

Chillwabbitt

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If its merlin based there's a rescue boot mode to flash it in with a tool
Check about the asus forums
I've tried it but nada. That router is an island so far. I've also tried the 30/30/30 method and the 10/10 method still nothing.
 

krieg

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I've tried it but nada. That router is an island so far. I've also tried the 30/30/30 method and the 10/10 method still nothing.
Not familiar with this specific model but you might try some vendor firmware update program which can at least put in download mode.
 

Sirus_the_virus

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Log a ticket with Asus if they don't have recovery software on the website. I recovered a few rt-ac68u devices previously with their software. That was on the rt-ac68u support website though and I didn't have to log a ticket.
 
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