Solved: The Firmware Is Not Compatible With Your Router - Error Message

R7000 Nighthawk Error Message when Flashing Tomato or DD-WRT

R7000                      DD-WRT Tomato


If you recently purchased a Netgear router with the intent to flash DD-WRT or Tomato onto the router, you may be in for a surprise. As of September 2018, Netgear began shipping routers that no longer allow a reflash to DD-WRT or Tomato.

Currently there are 3 options:

You can purchase a brand-new flashable Netgear R7000 router on

The R7000 Firmware website

or

This eBay listing