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Hacking & Modding / Re: Hacking the IPRobot3
« on: February 21, 2014, 04:59:38 pm »
       Working again after loading the Linux & User partitions from a donor Iprobot3 using uboot. Then doing a firmware upgrade with the upgrade tool fixed the SETUP not working in the browser.

Hacking & Modding / Re: Hacking the IPRobot3
« on: February 02, 2014, 04:45:24 pm »
But this camera has always had a problem with dropouts even when connected to a wired ethernet connection, it worked well for an hour then drops out and creates continuous events on my zoneminder setup.

Your camera looks to be very unstable not a good time to upgrade !. I would first check the power plug pack ive had capacitors die in mine with in a few weeks of getting it .If your lucky it might work then .

Once thats checked I would try the RS232 first telnet method mentioned earlier in this thread   jtagg method would be a last resort .

Looks as tho you have the newer 2013 model by the look of the firmware your using ( no green connector on the back ?.

Hacking & Modding / Re: Hacking the IPRobot3
« on: January 31, 2014, 04:30:02 pm »
I have loaded a bin for linux and other files from a firmware update file mentioned here.,386.msg3495.html#msg3495.
Im getting to here in the
mke2fs /dev/ram0
mount -t ext2 /dev/ram0 /mnt/mtd/rd
mkdir /mnt/mtd/rd/jpeg
if [ -f /mnt/mtd/html.tgz ]; then
   tar -xzf /mnt/mtd/html.tgz -C /mnt

cd /mnt/
sleep 5
if [ $RETVAL != 1 ]; then
echo ------- Start uploader --------
/mnt/uploader 0
#/mnt/uploader $?
echo ------- Uploader terminated --------

/mnt/mtd/ line 51: mke2fs: not found
mount: mounting /dev/ram0 on /mnt/mtd/rd failed: No such file or directory
mkdir: cannot create directory '/mnt/mtd/rd/jpeg': No such file or directory
/mnt/mtd/ line 56: tar: not found
/mnt/mtd/ line 59: ./ipc8126: not found
And seem to be missing some files mainly mke2fs , tar , ipc8126, uploader . I added the sleep 5 to allow easy exit from the endless rebooting

Anyone out there check theirs and check what im missing ????

Hacking & Modding / Re: Hacking the IPRobot3
« on: January 24, 2014, 06:51:07 am »
I have made progress . I have no booting at all its all gone so the serial port is useless ATM . With nothing to loose I read some documentation about the GM8126 and how it can the load the SPI flash via USB . After checking the pins I was delighted to find the USB had been implemented and was being used for the wireless board .After removing the wireless board and connecting a USB cable to the PC the MP tool found the SPI flash and I can write to it .

I can now watch a boot using the serial port again but need the correct bin files for camera operations. The burn in program allows a "(77) Burn fresh spi flash " but not one big block . ????
Looks as tho it can be done through U-boot .
Would anyone be good enough to post or Email dumps of the SPI flash partitions ???? Mines the old camera with the alarm connector on the back .

/ # cat /proc/mtd
dev:    size   erasesize  name
mtd0: 0067f000 00001000 "Linux Section"
mtd1: 00100000 00001000 "User Section"
mtd2: 0000f000 00001000 "Loader Section"
mtd3: 00050000 00001000 "BurnIn Section"
mtd4: 00020000 00001000 "UBoot Section"
mtd5: 00020000 00001000 "CFG Section"

I hope this help others with the same problem .

Firmware / Re: Foscam 9820 CLONE firmware. Help me ID .pk2 file?
« on: January 06, 2014, 04:18:08 am »

I wrote an firmware un- and repacker for the PK2 files.


Thanks leecher this might do the trick to bring my Iprobot3 back to life. Just waiting for the converter to turn up .

Hacking & Modding / Re: Hacking the IPRobot3
« on: January 04, 2014, 04:29:42 pm »
Telnet, root's password and other camera internals.

To fix this you need a TTL <-> USB (RS232) cable properly connected to the camera (see above for details).

A big thanks to Robo pedrovski & mrc333777 and others for the progress.

I have done a foolish thing and bricked my IPROBOT 3 early version with even ending firmware .Is it possible to reload original firmware using a sd micro card or just copy files from a good copy from a donor camera  using the methods used in this thread .

Many thanks in advance  .

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