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Author Topic: HG612 Firmwares [New H-Wolf version] (Updated 9 Aug 2014)  (Read 236844 times)

Ronski

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Re: HG612 Firmwares [Aug 2014 - New HW version] (Updated 9 Aug)
« Reply #60 on: August 28, 2014, 08:47:02 PM »

So can someone running the unlocked web gui confirm they see 08 ?

Yes I can, just updated last week to the unlocked GUI version.

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Software version = V100R001C01B030SP08
Firmware version = A2pv6C038m.d24j
CPU version = BCM6368
CFE version = 1.0.37-102.6
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Re: HG612 Firmwares [Aug 2014 - New HW version] (Updated 9 Aug)
« Reply #61 on: August 28, 2014, 09:08:55 PM »

Yes, me too. I see 08 as expected. Upgraded using the original method.
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Re: HG612 Firmwares [Aug 2014 - New HW version] (Updated 9 Aug)
« Reply #62 on: August 28, 2014, 09:27:35 PM »

Yes here's my Modem info

Software version = V100R001C01B030SP08
Software last change detected at 13/07/2014 at 01:00

Firmware version = A2pv6C038m.d24j
Firmware last change detected at 13/07/2014 at 01:00

CPU version = BCM6368
CPU last change detected at 13/07/2014 at 01:00

CFE version = 1.0.37-102.6
CFE last change detected at 13/07/2014 at 01:00
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Re: HG612 Firmwares [Aug 2014 - New HW version] (Updated 9 Aug)
« Reply #63 on: August 29, 2014, 08:06:58 AM »

Software version   V100R001C01B030SP06

Now

Software version   V100R001C01B030SP08

The above is after the recommended upgrade process

so it appears the web ui upgrade managed to get the SW mostly refreshed but not all... odd as it definately changed a lot from the previous version ..
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chris6273

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Re: HG612 Firmwares [Aug 2014 - New HW version] (Updated 9 Aug)
« Reply #64 on: August 29, 2014, 08:21:48 AM »

Hi guys,

So I'm currently using the unlocked GUI and no BT Agent version of the firmware with the numbers: V100R001C01B030SP06 & Firmware: A2pv6C038m.d24j.

What one of the three images in the OP would be best for me? I'd like BT Agent to be disabled and the GUI to be unlocked.

Also what changes have been made to these compared to previous releases?

Cheers
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Chrysalis

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Re: HG612 Firmwares [Aug 2014 - New HW version] (Updated 9 Aug)
« Reply #65 on: August 29, 2014, 09:20:09 AM »

I may upgrade my modem now my uptime has gone to crap.
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Re: HG612 Firmwares [Aug 2014 - New HW version] (Updated 9 Aug)
« Reply #66 on: August 29, 2014, 08:16:51 PM »

Software version   V100R001C01B030SP06

Now

Software version   V100R001C01B030SP08

The above is after the recommended upgrade process

so it appears the web ui upgrade managed to get the SW mostly refreshed but not all... odd as it definately changed a lot from the previous version ..


I don't see how that could have happened. The firmware is a single homogenous image which is updated as a whole or not at all.

In addition, the firmware upgrade option in the web interface needs a different image format and won't work with these images. Unfortunately, it also silently fails without telling you the upgrade has failed which is probably what led to the confusion.

You can find more information on what has changed here:- Latest BT Firmware update


Hi guys,

So I'm currently using the unlocked GUI and no BT Agent version of the firmware with the numbers: V100R001C01B030SP06 & Firmware: A2pv6C038m.d24j.

What one of the three images in the OP would be best for me? I'd like BT Agent to be disabled and the GUI to be unlocked.

Also what changes have been made to these compared to previous releases?

Cheers


Please read the whole of the first post including the notes. That will tell you what you need to know about BTAgent in the current builds.

As for the changes...

I think, and I do stress the word think, the changes are probably a fix for Adrian Kennard's VPN/UDP bug.

As usual, there is a resounding silence from BT on the subject.

More information on the changes can be found at the link above and the bug itself here:-

BT Huawei FTTC modem bug breaking VPNs
BT & Huawei working with us

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chris6273

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Re: HG612 Firmwares [Aug 2014 - New HW version] (Updated 9 Aug)
« Reply #67 on: August 30, 2014, 02:29:38 AM »


Hi guys,

So I'm currently using the unlocked GUI and no BT Agent version of the firmware with the numbers: V100R001C01B030SP06 & Firmware: A2pv6C038m.d24j.

What one of the three images in the OP would be best for me? I'd like BT Agent to be disabled and the GUI to be unlocked.

Also what changes have been made to these compared to previous releases?

Cheers


Please read the whole of the first post including the notes. That will tell you what you need to know about BTAgent in the current builds.

As for the changes...

I think, and I do stress the word think, the changes are probably a fix for Adrian Kennard's VPN/UDP bug.

As usual, there is a resounding silence from BT on the subject.

More information on the changes can be found at the link above and the bug itself here:-

BT Huawei FTTC modem bug breaking VPNs
BT & Huawei working with us

I guess the question is; is it worth upgrading to this firmware?

I was confused about the BT Agent because although it's neutered can't it re-enable itself? (There must have been a reason it was completely removed on the previous firmware releases instead of just disabled)?

Thanks for the links
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Re: HG612 Firmwares [Aug 2014 - New HW version] (Updated 9 Aug)
« Reply #68 on: August 30, 2014, 06:05:18 PM »

I guess the question is; is it worth upgrading to this firmware?

It's impossible to say for certain without further information from BT.

I would suggest that if you're using the new B030SP06 (Aug 2014) release from the repository linked in the first post and not having VPN related issues then probably not.

If you're using anything earlier including any of the previous B030SP06 releases then yes, you should upgrade to the latest version (B030SP08).



I was confused about the BT Agent because although it's neutered can't it re-enable itself? (There must have been a reason it was completely removed on the previous firmware releases instead of just disabled)?

Thanks for the links

It's very unlikely.

The VLAN used by BTAgent is controlled by the device config. I certainly didn't see any code touching that in BTAgent and I'm sure Asbokid would have mentioned it if he had. His 'anti-corporate paranoia' wouldn't have let him keep quiet about it  ;D

I removed BTAgent from some versions of the previous releases because I was asked to. Nothing more sinister than that.

Unfortunately having so many different versions led to some confusion amongst newer members over which one to use and at least one mistake on my part.

Hence my decision to wipe the slate clean and start again.
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Re: HG612 Firmwares [Aug 2014 - New HW version] (Updated 9 Aug)
« Reply #69 on: August 30, 2014, 09:18:52 PM »

Went to B030SP08 today, all seems well. Only difference I noticed from a config snapshot before and after was the US SNRM went from the 6 ish it was before up to 15
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Re: HG612 Firmwares [Aug 2014 - New HW version] (Updated 9 Aug)
« Reply #70 on: August 30, 2014, 09:31:41 PM »

flashing mine tonight but will kill the btagent process.
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Re: HG612 Firmwares [Aug 2014 - New HW version] (Updated 9 Aug)
« Reply #71 on: August 30, 2014, 10:45:51 PM »

Have a Question since I have updated to HW Firmware B030SP08 with GUI and BT agent disabled on the HG612, will the router still be able to receive it's firmware updates if one is currently available ?
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Re: HG612 Firmwares [Aug 2014 - New HW version] (Updated 9 Aug)
« Reply #72 on: August 30, 2014, 10:59:13 PM »

not sure, on the first firmware people disabled the interface in the GUI like howlingwolf has done on this new firmware, but when they didnt kill btagent their modems still got updated.  Which suggests to me it still has a way of communicating which is why I plan to kill it.
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Re: HG612 Firmwares [Aug 2014 - New HW version] (Updated 9 Aug)
« Reply #73 on: August 30, 2014, 11:54:11 PM »

not sure, on the first firmware people disabled the interface in the GUI like howlingwolf has done on this new firmware, but when they didnt kill btagent their modems still got updated.  Which suggests to me it still has a way of communicating which is why I plan to kill it.

Thanks Chry it is a grey area the BTagent could also provide a secure gateway for router firmware updates which is as we know is normally beneficial to the EU, but if it's blocked or unavailable then the router will not get any remote updates from there ISP's

I don't know it's something that made me think a few days ago when on another forum the op was not getting a router firmware update as he had the btagent removed on the HG612  :-\
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Re: HG612 Firmwares [Aug 2014 - New HW version] (Updated 9 Aug)
« Reply #74 on: August 31, 2014, 12:10:23 AM »

I may have asked previously, but............................


Why do some users wish/need to block BT Agent?

Does it actually do any harm or invade our privacy?

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