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I bought this Mk IV when they first came out, apparently changed the password, and then basically never used it again.

I just got the quick connect to run, but my password isn't the default and I don't know it. So I googled how to unbrick it and found a post by W.Master or Mr.P that said:

1. Use a serial cable

2. Reflash

or

3. Interupt the reboot

and in Darren's book he says that the Mk IV is "unbrickable" because you can just press the reset button.

I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong, but the reset button does not seem to reset it, if I am assuming correctly that the login should be:

name: pineapplesareyummy

pass: pineapplesareyummy

I tried reflashing, but to get into the upgrade page I have to login, so that's a catch 22. I don't know if I have the appropriate hardware for #1, I might, but I'm embarassed to say that I don't even see where serial/uart cable would go? Do you have to take the device apart?

Maybe #3 above is the solution? What does it mean though?

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I bought this Mk IV when they first came out, apparently changed the password, and then basically never used it again.

I just got the quick connect to run, but my password isn't the default and I don't know it. So I googled how to unbrick it and found a post by W.Master or Mr.P that said:

1. Use a serial cable

2. Reflash

or

3. Interupt the reboot

and in Darren's book he says that the Mk IV is "unbrickable" because you can just press the reset button.

I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong, but the reset button does not seem to reset it, if I am assuming correctly that the login should be:

name: pineapplesareyummy

pass: pineapplesareyummy

I tried reflashing, but to get into the upgrade page I have to login, so that's a catch 22. I don't know if I have the appropriate hardware for #1, I might, but I'm embarassed to say that I don't even see where serial/uart cable would go? Do you have to take the device apart?

Maybe #3 above is the solution? What does it mean though?

It depends on what firmware you have on it.

Yes you have to take it apart to use a UART.

View the wiki page for more info.

http://cloud.wifipineapple.com/wiki/doku.php

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Thank you Seb! I was wondering.

I'm sorry I didn't see it in the book. I remembered the "pineapplesareyummy" part and did Google searches that looked like they confirmed my memory that it was the user and pass, but now I see that you are correct.

Mr. P -- I was about to ask you how to open the pineapple to unbrick it because I found a UART cable from a plug computer. I'm sure this info is somewhere else, but I didn't see it from my immediate searches.

If you don't mind I'd still be curious to know, but since it's not vital if you don't feel like replying don't worry about it.

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Thank you Seb! I was wondering.

I'm sorry I didn't see it in the book. I remembered the "pineapplesareyummy" part and did Google searches that looked like they confirmed my memory that it was the user and pass, but now I see that you are correct.

Mr. P -- I was about to ask you how to open the pineapple to unbrick it because I found a UART cable from a plug computer. I'm sure this info is somewhere else, but I didn't see it from my immediate searches.

If you don't mind I'd still be curious to know, but since it's not vital if you don't feel like replying don't worry about it.

http://cloud.wifipin...leanflashserial

Where to plug the UART in at?

  • To open the Pineapple/Jasager/AP121U, you will need to remove the 2 rubber stoppers on the bottom of the device to reveal 2 screws. Remove the 2 screws and you should be able to wiggle it apart.

Also have handy links in my signature :D

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