On the other hand, Merlin is the third-party firmware available only to certain Asus routers. What’s most important, for the most part, Merlin is as easy (or hard, depending on who you ask) to use as Asuswrt. First you need to prepare the config file, because ASUS firmware doesn’t parse certain OpenVPN options correctly. You have already got this configuration file from the Customer Area at the beginning of this tutorial. All you have to do is download the firmware and load it on the router via its web user interface, just like the firmware update process of any standard router. Generally, Asuswrt-Merlin has all the settings and features of Asuswrt firmware and then some. In other words, Merlin encompasses a particular router’s stock firmware.
First, I want to clear something about installing custom ROM on Asus ROG Phone 7 may be beneficial for you or maybe not. There are tons of pros of Installing Custom ROM in your device. To enter the process of unlocking, you are required to enable the developer option first and then USB Debugging and OEM unlock. The below process will wipe off all the data from your device, so take a complete device backup beforehand.
- It can even intelligently resume downloads that you’ve started from your PC, after its been shut down.
- Flashing will fix numbers of issues like software issues, IMEI related issues and improve device performance etc.
- Download the files from the download section and rename it as update.zip and transfer to your SDcard.
Therefore, Android also provides users an alternate route to get a chance to customize their smartphones. There is an unneeded APD (ASUS Product Demo) partition on the tablet, which has a reasonable amount of storage (~300 MiB) and is therefore ideal as additional download the stock firmware ESP partition. It contains a few demo product images/media files that are only used for the «demo mode» on the stock ROM.
The LineageOS manifests include a sensible default configuration for repo, which we strongly suggest you use (i.e. don’t add any options to sync). The -j 4 part implies be four simultaneous threads/connections.