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====== Firmware Download ====== ====== Firmware Download ======
-| -> go back to [[doc:howto:obtain.firmware]] |+You decided to download a pre-built binary firmware image. Good. You can choose between a firmware based on stable sources or one based on bleeding edge sources? We recommend **stable**. You can also choose between JFFS2 and SquashFS firmware images. We recommend **SquashFS**.
-|FIXME let's link to this page and keep it up-to-date, rather then the 200 wiki-pages for each device! To avoid confusion this needs to be as straight forward as possible.|+Although the //trunk// images offered for download are usually pretty stable, OpenWrt is not a rolling release. There is always a stable version. It is of course possible that your device or the hardware version of your device, is not supported in the latest stable. There will be no backports, you have to use //bleeding edge// in that case.
-You decided to simply download a firmware offered here. Good. Luckily even here we have a variety to select from. Do you want to use a firmware based on stable sources or one based on bleeding edge sources? We recommend **stable**. To satisfy your curiosity your can read about the different branches here [[about:history]]. 
-===== Branch ===== +===== Latest OpenWrt release ===== 
-Although the //trunk// images offered for download are usually pretty stable, OpenWrt is not a rolling release. There is always a stable version. It is of course possible that your device or the hardware version of your device, is not supported in the latest stable. There will be no backports, you have to use //bleeding edge// in that case.+[[about/latest|Latest OpenWrt release]]
-==== Stable ==== +===== Outdated OpenWrt releases ===== 
-|<code> http://downloads.openwrt.org/attitude_adjustment/ </code>| The Backfire Branch  | +[[about/history|Outdated OpenWrt release]]
-|<code> http://downloads.openwrt.org/attitude_adjustment/12.09-rc2/ </code>| Final version of the Branch. | +
-**NOTE:** 12.09-rc2 is considered final version unless something serious come up. +
-==== Bleeding Edge ==== 
-Files precompiled from the //bleeding edge// code branch, are always here: 
-|<code> http://downloads.openwrt.org/snapshots/trunk/  </code>| 
===== File Naming ===== ===== File Naming =====
-==== Hardware Version ==== +  * **Hardware Version**\\ If there are different image files for different hardware revisions, you //have to// use the one for your specific hardware. Different revisions can mean completely different hardware! It is also possible that newer hardware revisions are only supported in the trunk or not yet supported at all. If your version is not explicitly supported you should ask in the forum. Then come back and update the wiki! 
-If there are different image files for different **hardware version**s, you must use one for your hardware version. __Do not neglect this!__ E.g. see [[toh/d-link/dir-615]], different letter can mean completely different hardware!. It is also possible, that a newer hardware version is only supported in the //bleeding edge// sources or not yet supported at all. If your version is not explicitly marked as supported you should ask in the forum. Then come back and update the wiki! + * **Factory**\\ Sometimes there is a image file with the word //factory// in the name. If there is one, you //have to// flash this one over an OEM firmware (aka factory firmware)
- + * **SquashFS/JFFS2**\\ Sometimes (depends on the maintainer) two different versions are offered for download: JFFS2 and SquashFS. We recommend **[[doc:techref:flash.layout#partitioning.of.squashfs-images|SquashFS]]**-Images. 
-==== Factory ===== + * **Sysupgrade**\\ Usually an imagefile with the word "sysupgrade" is offered as well. This is for [[generic.sysupgrade|sysupgrading]] OpenWrt only!
-Sometimes there is a image file with the word //factory// in the name. If there is one, you //must// flash this one over an OEM (factory) firmware. +
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-==== Filesystem ==== +
-Sometimes (depends on the maintainer) two different versions are offered for download: JFFS2 and SquashFS. We recommend **[[doc:techref:flash.layout#partitioning.of.squashfs-images|SquashFS]]**-Images. +
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-==== TRX vs. TRX2 vs. BIN ==== +
-Please read [[doc:techref:header]] to understand the differences. It doesn't hurt to read [[doc:techref:flash.layout]] as well. +
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-==== Sysupgrade ==== +
-Usually an imagefile with the word "sysupgrade" is offered as well. This is for [[generic.sysupgrade|sysupgrading]] OpenWrt only!+

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