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Chuanhong Guo b600aee3ed mediatek: attach bmt to the new snand driver 9 months ago
.github build: Update README & github help 4 years ago
LICENSES LICENSES: include all used licenses in LICENSES directory 1 year ago
config base-files: add option to make /var persistent 9 months ago
include prereq-build: require python3-distutils 9 months ago
package openssl: bump to 1.1.1l 9 months ago
scripts base-files: rename 'sdcard' to 'legacy-sdcard' 9 months ago
target mediatek: attach bmt to the new snand driver 9 months ago
toolchain toolchain/gcc: switch to version 10 by default 9 months ago
tools firmware-utils: fix build on not Linux 9 months ago
.gitattributes add .gitattributes to prevent the git autocrlf option from messing with CRLF/LF in files 10 years ago
.gitignore .gitignore: ignore any .vscode* file 11 months ago
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Makefile Revert "build: replace which with Bash command built-in" 1 year ago README: switch from freenode to oftc 11 months ago
feeds.conf.default feeds: management: remove dead and out of project feed 1 year ago build: add ninja build tool and make it available for cmake 12 months ago

OpenWrt logo

OpenWrt Project is a Linux operating system targeting embedded devices. Instead of trying to create a single, static firmware, OpenWrt provides a fully writable filesystem with package management. This frees you from the application selection and configuration provided by the vendor and allows you to customize the device through the use of packages to suit any application. For developers, OpenWrt is the framework to build an application without having to build a complete firmware around it; for users this means the ability for full customization, to use the device in ways never envisioned.



To build your own firmware you need a GNU/Linux, BSD or MacOSX system (case sensitive filesystem required). Cygwin is unsupported because of the lack of a case sensitive file system.


You need the following tools to compile OpenWrt, the package names vary between distributions. A complete list with distribution specific packages is found in the Build System Setup documentation.

binutils bzip2 diff find flex gawk gcc-6+ getopt grep install libc-dev libz-dev
make4.1+ perl python3.6+ rsync subversion unzip which


  1. Run ./scripts/feeds update -a to obtain all the latest package definitions defined in feeds.conf / feeds.conf.default

  2. Run ./scripts/feeds install -a to install symlinks for all obtained packages into package/feeds/

  3. Run make menuconfig to select your preferred configuration for the toolchain, target system & firmware packages.

  4. Run make to build your firmware. This will download all sources, build the cross-compile toolchain and then cross-compile the GNU/Linux kernel & all chosen applications for your target system.

The main repository uses multiple sub-repositories to manage packages of different categories. All packages are installed via the OpenWrt package manager called opkg. If you're looking to develop the web interface or port packages to OpenWrt, please find the fitting repository below.

Support Information

For a list of supported devices see the OpenWrt Hardware Database


Support Community

  • Forum: For usage, projects, discussions and hardware advise.
  • Support Chat: Channel #openwrt on

Developer Community


OpenWrt is licensed under GPL-2.0