Managed to debrick a linksys e1000v2 router today, which I regard as a personal victory. It involved soldering headers, connecting via serial and flashing firmware using tftp.
It's now working again, running dd-wrt. If it weren't for the dd-wrt community, I could never have done this - https://wiki.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Serial_Recovery#Barryware_Instructions_for_Linksys
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