Sagem Livebox 1.1

(aka)Sagem F@ST3202

This is an adsl router distributed by orange telecom named as Livebox. There are two maufacturers manufacturing the Livebox router:

  1. Inventel - Hardware is based on Broadcom 6348 chipset, now fully supported by OpenWrt
  2. Sagem - Chipset is from AnalogDevices (Ikanos), and it is almost the same chipset used by the Sagem Livebox 2.

Hardware Highlights

CPU CPU speed Ram Flash Network USB Serial JTag
Lexra 4189 200 32MiB 8MiB 2 Yes Yes ?



Architecture: MIPS (without lwl, lwr, swl, swr instructions)
Vendor: Ikanos
Bootloader: U-Boot
System-On-Chip: ADI FUSIV Vx150-IKF6833-1 (AD6833XB)
CPU/Speed Lexra LX4189 V0.1 / 200 Mhz
Flash-Chip: SPANSION S296L064M117AIR4
Flash size: 8 MiB
RAM-Chip: Two MICRON MT48LC8M16A2 16mb
RAM size: total: 32 MiB
Wireless: BroadCom BCM4306KFB 802.11b/g
Ethernet: Marvell 88E6021-RCJ, 2 Ethernet port
Internet: ADSLx
USB: 1x1.1
Bluetooth: yes
Serial: Yes?
JTAG: Yes?

OEM log

# dmesg
Loading LX4189 MMU routines.
CPU revision is: 0000c401
Primary instruction cache 16kb, linesize 32 bytes
Primary data cache 16kb, linesize 32 bytes
Linux version 2.4.18 (maia@VZY08001) (gcc version 2.95.3 20010315 (release/MontaVista)) #1 Mon Sep 24 17:56:26 CEST 2007
Detected 16MB of memory
System clock is 100 MHz
Determined physical RAM map:
 memory: 01800000 @ 00000000 (reserved)
 memory: 00002000 @ 01800000 (reserved)
 memory: 007fe000 @ 01802000 (usable)
 memory: 00800000 @ 1f800000 (ROM data)
On node 0 totalpages: 8192
zone(0): 8192 pages.
zone(1): 0 pages.
zone(2): 0 pages.
Kernel command line: auto debug rw root=/dev/mtdblock2
Timers are getting initalized
Calibrating delay loop... 86.01 BogoMIPS
Memory: 5852k/8184k available (1505k kernel code, 2332k reserved, 137k data, 44k init)
Dentry-cache hash table entries: 4096 (order: 3, 32768 bytes)
Inode-cache hash table entries: 2048 (order: 2, 16384 bytes)
Mount-cache hash table entries: 512 (order: 0, 4096 bytes)
Buffer-cache hash table entries: 1024 (order: 0, 4096 bytes)
Page-cache hash table entries: 8192 (order: 3, 32768 bytes)
Checking for 'wait' instruction...  unavailable.
POSIX conformance testing by UNIFIX
Starting idle task
Linux NET4.0 for Linux 2.4
Based upon Swansea University Computer Society NET3.039
Initializing RT netlink socket
Starting kswapd
JFFS2 version 2.1. (C) 2001 Red Hat, Inc., designed by Axis Communications AB.
block: 64 slots per queue, batch=16
RAMDISK driver initialized: 16 RAM disks of 512K size 1024 blocksize
loop: loaded (max 8 devices)

ethvl: net device ethvl0 registered.
BmBz(1): INFO in bt_init(): Initializing BlueZ emulation
BmBz(1): INFO in bt_init(): AF_BLUETOOTH successfully registered
physmap flash device: 800000 at 1f800000
 Amd/Fujitsu Extended Query Table v1.3 at 0x0040
number of CFI chips: 1
AD6843 Residential Gateway flash probe(0x1f800000,8388608,2): 800000 at 1f800000
 Amd/Fujitsu Extended Query Table v1.3 at 0x0040
number of CFI chips: 1
Creating 8 MTD partitions on "Analog Devices AD6843 Residential Gateway":
0x00000000-0x00030000 : "Base"
0x00030000-0x00130000 : "App1Rescue"
0x00130000-0x00130100 : "Header"
0x00130100-0x00380000 : "Root"
0x00380000-0x00430000 : "DSL1"
0x00430000-0x00700000 : "App2"
0x00700000-0x00780000 : "Jffs2"
0x00780000-0x00800000 : "DSL2"
ad6843_mtd_init Root partition found at : mtd->index(5)
NET4: Linux TCP/IP 1.0 for NET4.0
IP Protocols: ICMP, UDP, TCP
IP: routing cache hash table of 512 buckets, 4Kbytes
TCP: Hash tables configured (established 2048 bind 2048)
NET4: Unix domain sockets 1.0/SMP for Linux NET4.0.
VFS: Mounted root (cramfs filesystem).
Freeing unused kernel memory: 44k freed
Sagem init : /etc/sagem_release present, root filesystem seems ok ...
Sagem Release is : Sagem RG1V1 maia@VZY08001 07122006_14H49

Running /sbin/init
TTY: console=/dev/console
TTY: init started:  BusyBox v0.60.0 (2005.02.28-15:09+0000) multi-cal
TTY: l binary
TTY: System is booting ...
TTY: Sagem checkjffs2 : All test passed successfully
TTY: Starting network interfaces ...
TTY: Starting telnetd (auto respawning) ... 
TTY: [done]
TTY: Starting inetd (auto respawning) ... 
TTY: [done]
TTY: VxLinux Sagem Customised linux kernel 2.4.18
TTY: //etc/inetd.conf


Model Number


Photo of front of the casing


Photo of back of the casing

Opening the case

Note: This will void your warranty!

  • To remove the cover do a/b/c

Main PCB

Photo of PCB


port.serial general information about the serial port, serial port cable, etc.

How to connect to the Serial Port of this specific device:

Photo of PCB with markings


port.jtag general information about the JTAG port, JTAG cable, etc.

How to connect to the JTAG Port of this specific device:

Photo of PCB with markings

Bootloader Mods

  1. you could read about bootloader in general

Hardware mods

  1. as a beginner, you really should inform yourself about soldering in general and then obtain some practical experience!

128MiB RAM Mod



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toh/sagem/livebox.txt · Last modified: 2012/02/06 16:40 by danitool