by djaykay Investigator
Investigator

Firmware for HH70VB (4GEE Wifi home router had a bad flash)

 

I did a firmware update the other night and it killed the router. I'm fairly technical so I hooked it up to my computer and I can get into the OpenWrt busybox via telnet, and can see that it's in a bad way but is obviously working at its most basic level after a bad firmware flash. 

 

I don't want to send this to landfill when it doesn't need much to get it back up and running. Bad for the planet for one. 

 

Could someone send me a firmware that I can flash with OpenWrt's "sysupgrade" tool?

 

Thanks!

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by Grand Master
Grand Master

Re: Firmware for HH70VB (4GEE Wifi home router had a bad flash)

by
EE Community Support Team

Re: Firmware for HH70VB (4GEE Wifi home router had a bad flash)

Hi @djaykay

 

Welcome to the community.

 

Could you try factory resetting your router please?

 

Let us know if it's any better after that.

 

Chris

by djaykay Investigator
Investigator

Re: Firmware for HH70VB (4GEE Wifi home router had a bad flash)

Hey Christopher,

 

I did – it doesn't do anything. 

 

When I turn it on, only the wifi light comes on for about 2-3 seconds then goes off. It then stays dark but like I say, I can connect via telnet. 

 

If I can get a firmware file to flash via telnet/tftp then I can probably resurrect it.

 

Cheers!

by
EE Community Support Team

Re: Firmware for HH70VB (4GEE Wifi home router had a bad flash)

Thanks for trying that, @djaykay.

 

I recommend speaking to technical support

 

Hopefully, they'll be able to help you more with that.

 

Chris

by djaykay Investigator
Investigator

Re: Firmware for HH70VB (4GEE Wifi home router had a bad flash)

Hey Chris,

 

I have done and they said they'd send a new one out and to bin the other one which is hugely wasteful given that it can be fixed as I have the skills to do it but not the resource I need.

 

Cheers

 

 

by Grand Master
Grand Master

Re: Firmware for HH70VB (4GEE Wifi home router had a bad flash)

That's modern repair theory for you.

 

EE may have the resource but not the skills to do it Smiley Wink!

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by geoffers12 Investigator
Investigator

Re: Firmware for HH70VB (4GEE Wifi home router had a bad flash)

More than likely, they don't want to give out the firmware incase people spot that they've got hard-coded credentials in them.

 

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/10/26/ee_4gee_hh70_ssh_backdoor/

by stephen171
Visitor

Re: Firmware for HH70VB (4GEE Wifi home router had a bad flash)

Hello, i read your post and am having a similar issue presently. Hoe were you able to resolve this issue.

 

Regards

by djaykay Investigator
Investigator

Re: Firmware for HH70VB (4GEE Wifi home router had a bad flash)

Unfortunately as no one would assist (EE or Alcatel) I ended up taking it to the recycling centre. 

 

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