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So anyone who's seen the other firmware post has probably seen my adventures in trying to figure out the firmware upgrade process as the suggested tool in the post just doesn't exist, is available on github if you need it, but the links in the download center appeared to be broken earlier. I ended up bricking my shark to some degree - Turns out though as it's based on openwrt it has the inbuilt recovery features. So these are the steps I took to restore its functionality - you can follow, but it is by no means the official help, nor is it without massive risk. I was willing to chalk my jack up to being a lost cause. 1. Charge it - You probably won't have LEDS here to help you out (no charge level indication) but you only need sufficient power to "wait" for it to actually boot, so plug it in for 5 minutes and just let it charge. 2. Using either a pin*, sim-card removal tool, etc locate the hole on the back of the case and insert it most of the way, you should feel a button at the end of the travel. Rest it on it, but do not depress it. *I found it difficult to "aim" my pin, at the button as it's tiny... so I removed the casing of the shark jack... there are no screws, it comes apart with a spudger inserted down the side, really easily. 3. Power on the device to ARMING mode (middle position). Depress button using your pin now. Count 1000, 1, 1000 2... etc until 1000 7. remove pin! 4. Plug device into your Network Jack within a minute or so you should see green lights, indicating activity on the network port. 5. Set your host's IP to 192.168.1.2 and attempt to browse using a web browser to 192.168.1.1 you should see a screen like the following: 6. Once you've proven connectivity to the recovery webpage, PLUG IN YOUR USB-C... KEEP THE SHARK JACK POWERED THROUGHOUT THIS PROCESS. 7. Select the OS tab. 8. Using a normal "upgrade-*.*.bin' firmware file available from the hak5 download center (download it, check the checksum), browse to the firmware. 9. CONFIRM YOU ARE ON THE OS TAB AND IT SAYS "e.g: OpenWRT.bin" DO NOT DO ANY OTHER TAB or you will be on your own. - select "start upload file". 10. Page will switch to a loading screen informing you to wait until the device reboots. 11. Once the device has rebooted you should notice this... the LEDs will have done their boot cycle (flashing greens) and turned to either flashing amber, indicating arming mode, or flashing/static blue to indicate the device is either charging or charged. 12. Set your host's IP to 172.16.24.2 and attempt to SSH to the device. You may get prompted about the SSH host key having been changed and may need to delete it from your known_hosts file, but once done... you can log back into the device using the default credentials of root:hak5shark. Now go get a celebratory beverage of your choice and get your hack on.
Is there a way to backup all of the configuration - networking, PineAP, etc. - so that after a firmware upgrade you don't have to redo all of that stuff? I can't find a way in the UI, and am unsure where I might be able to do that via ssh. Help is appreciated.