Factory reset mode 4 leaves stock OpenWRT

I’ve just followed these instructions to factory reset my router via a USB drive and “Mode 4”. I’ve put the latest version of the Turris Omnia image onto a flash drive, inserted the drive into the front USB port, and held down the reset button until 4 lights were lit.

When I start up the router and visit I don’t see the standard Turris welcome screen. I just get a stock OpenWRT LuCI screen, prompting me to log in as root. Standard passwords like “admin”, “turris”, or the password I’ve previously configured don’t work.

For what it’s worth the version that I’ve flashed is:

f00f5c6bc3648400b29952216ce37edf7c2a7ef8 omnia-medkit-latest.tar.gz

And the login screen is reporting:

Powered by LuCI 3200f7dc985b1ac048a62a96ffae783b3c285448 branch (git-16.212.24666-3200f7d) / OpenWrt omnia 15.05 r49274

Can anyone tell me:

  1. How to reenable the Turris welcome page.

  2. The default password for LuCI in the absence of the Turris welcome page.


I hope I didnt break this thread, but it is needed to flash through mode4? I mean, if omnia works like: do a factory reset (mode 3), and in the first run it download actual firmware from the internet? Or just packages?

I am asking that because I will turn on omnia after 3,4 weeks. So I am wondering about the best method to start… I already switched wifi 2,4Ghz card position, add mSATA HDD and take out 5GHz wifi, so I hope no hardwire init configuration is programmed, when I will first power on… ?

This looks good.

This also.

There is no default password. There is no way how to access the router unless you set up a password in the first run wizard.

My only guess is there is some browser caching of the LuCI page. Try using different browser or opening the wizard directly:

Hi Ondrej, could you give us advice in that situation? I bet there will be more of us, which will put omnia to production quite later, than first stable firmware from the factory :slight_smile:

For the record, TurrisOS consists only of packages, nothing else. Even Linux kernel is a package.

It will download and update everything after first run. But of course, reflashing is much cleaner start than upgrading the running system. It’s the same situation like with other Linux distributions – you can either start an old one and make it upgrade to the current version, or you can delete everything and do a fresh installation of the current version. Most people agree that the latter is less error-prone. That is why I would recommend reflashing the Omnia before first run, especially if it happens after some longer period.

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Thank you! Will do “medkiting” then as well :slight_smile:

This works! Thank you.