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Offline heffnercj

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FMK can now modify the DD-WRT web UI!
« on: September 16, 2011, 03:11:36 PM »
There have been questions in the past regarding the modification of the web UI pages in DD-WRT firmware. Previously this was not possible, as the web UI is "protected" in DD-WRT's firmware images.

We've recently added the ability to extract, modify, and re-build the DD-WRT web UI to the firmware mod kit, with the following restrictions:

  • You cannot add files
  • You cannot rename files
  • You cannot delete files

Once the file system has been extracted from the firmware image (using extract_firmware.sh or extract-ng.sh), run the ddwrt-gui-extract.sh script to extract the Web UI files. When you're finished modifying them, run the ddwrt-gui-restore.sh script to put the modified files back.

For those interested, a description of how this works can be found here: http://www.devttys0.com/2011/09/modifying-the-dd-wrt-gui/

This process has been tested on several DD-WRT builds, and should work on all builds from ~2007 to present. We can't guarantee that this will continue to work in future DD-WRT builds as the method used to store the Web files may change, but we will try to keep the FMK updated to support any future changes.



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Re: FMK can now modify the DD-WRT web UI!
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2011, 09:38:01 AM »
Once word gets out, you will see a lot of enthusiasm about this, trust me ;). Of course, DD-WRT is falling a bit into disarray lately it seems. I mean, its been at the same version number for years now. So, I dunno. Still, there are plenty of people using it.
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Re: FMK can now modify the DD-WRT web UI!
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2011, 05:28:43 PM »
I think they've been releasing new builds, just not changing the version number. Makes things a bit confusing IMHO.

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Re: FMK can now modify the DD-WRT web UI!
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2011, 05:29:41 PM »
I think they've been releasing new builds, just not changing the version number. Makes things a bit confusing IMHO.

Figures, they never have been particularly organized or logical ..
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Re: FMK can now modify the DD-WRT web UI!
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2011, 05:36:44 PM »
BTW, just wait until you start getting the support emails ;). You'll see what I mean in time, now that your email is 'out there'.
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Re: FMK can now modify the DD-WRT web UI!
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2011, 05:04:41 PM »
Can't wait.  ;)