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Firmware / Re: Maygion IP-CAMERA-ID002A firmware
« Last post by vasycara on January 16, 2017, 08:42:30 am »
Hear is Maygion 6.4 firmware,and tool.
General Discussion / Re: How to Purchase a suitable IP Camera
« Last post by topkins on January 06, 2017, 12:28:16 am »
Thanks for sharing.
Are you looking for wired or wireless? I have an Ip based cctv security camera It is cost effective and provides a much better quality of video surveillance.Their higher resolution allows larger area to be covered.They  are also much more scalable.
Help / Re: Anran HD PTZ Camera bricked
« Last post by grashoper on January 03, 2017, 03:33:34 pm »
I never had an ounce of luck with this thing. I spent so many hours tinkering with this thing it's unreal!  lol The garbage characters on the screen is all i was ever able to obtain on the screen. I put it in the bottom drawer for now, until I come across someone with more information. 
Hacking & Modding / Help recovery of HT-IP206 (clon foscam FI8918W?)
« Last post by CarlosBrown on December 26, 2016, 08:02:17 pm »
Hi, I hope you can help me.

What firmware can I use to restore a Hootoo HT-IP206 after a broken update?

Try using the firmware FI8918W but after boot show this error:

Wait for auto-negotiation complete ... ResetPhyChip Failed
Open video device error

I use this firmware
Well, to follow up on my own post, I went ahead and gave it a try.  I copied off all of the mtd partitions from the jovision camera to NFS share via dd.

Apparently there's something different about the ethernet interface on these two cameras.  Once all the firmware was copied over using tftp from uboot, I rebooted and found that I no longer had network connectivity.  This triggered some sort of boot loop and I had to regain control at the uboot prompt via serial interface.  There was no network connectivity from uboot either.  I thought I was hosed, but I noticed on the uboot menu: "loady   - load binary file over serial line (ymodem mode)" I gave it a shot and managed to reload all my original firmware back to the cheap ebay camera and it seems no worse for the wear.

Next up, I'll try and use the linux kernel from the ebay camera (since it likely has the ethernet driver) in a custom partition and see where that takes me.  I suppose I could use the original uboot as well since it seems to be compiled to use the ethernet.
Firmware / Wansview L series IP Camera alternative firmware
« Last post by beckinsaul on December 13, 2016, 09:28:08 am »
Hi all,

I have a Wansview L series webcam that doesn't appear to be focussing correctly and I would like to load some alternative or updated firmware onto it, to see if it solves the problem or if I should just chuck it in the bin.

My current firmware is

I have emailed wansview for a suitable download but have had no reply. Can anybody help?
I have a few cheap HI3518 based cameras I've collected over the past few months.  Of these, one was purchased from microcenter and has a Jovision firmware derivative.  It has some features I like such as http based frame capture to JPG.  Another is a cheap Chinese ebay purchase, but has nearly identical hardware.  I'm able to get into the uboot menu of both and have managed to hack up some romfs images (with my own passwords, i.e.), but I'm wondering if I can flash one firmware onto another camera.

Both cameras have different size MTD partitions, but this is all just one hunk of MTD flash right?  The kernel command line tells it where to mark partition boundaries, right?  If I were to reset the uboot environment on one to match the other, then flash the partitions accordingly, would this work?  I'm still a bit afraid to try this just yet, but I guess at worst, I'm out a $16 ebay camera.
Hacking & Modding / Re: adding digital IO to a cheap yosee ipcam
« Last post by GenePoole on December 04, 2016, 04:13:13 pm »
My guess is that those are for the UART port.  The middle two are probably TX and RX.
Hacking & Modding / adding digital IO to a cheap yosee ipcam
« Last post by robinlawrie on December 04, 2016, 02:05:37 pm »
hi.. purchased my first ipcam. cheap as chips.  i had hoped that since they probably uses the same board for many different models that the io features would be present in some form.
sure enough when i cracked it open, there are 4 fat solder pads next to the power connector that look to be in a similar location and layout to the io connectors on more expensive cams.. however im getting no dc voltage or resistance changes on them when alarms are triggered.

the two outermost pads have a steady 3.3v between them, but the two central ones read 0 at all times.   

is it more complex than just connecting a relay or switch to the board there (or in another location)?

adviec most appreciated..   no idea of the real model number, or if yoosee is the actual manufacturer.    it has a grain cpu, wifi, ethernet and a 433mhz antenna for learning an alarm  trigger input.

this is the model:

help most appreciated.

id like to trigger it using an old wired pir sensor (motion detector seems flaky) , and have it also trigger my old wired alarm when it activates.
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