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Hacking & Modding / Re: Zosi ZG2622MW partition addresses
« on: May 14, 2020, 06:55:14 am »
If you've nuked the uboot, will need an spi flasher or similar to reflash.

Have a look at the forums for routers eg (dd/open)wrt, as people do that a lot, and its described in more detail than I'm willing to type :)

Firmware / Re: Need help revive vstaripcam F6836
« on: November 11, 2019, 11:38:08 am »
N745, so Pin 10, 11 are typically serial out.

Follow those pins from the cpu (the circle on the N745 indicates pin 1) and see where they go to.
Or use a multimeter in beep mode and buzz out those 2 pins with the socketed ones and see if they're connected anywhere.

Hacking & Modding / Re: Himpp hi3518 v1.0.9.0
« on: August 08, 2019, 09:15:44 pm »
HiSilicon media processing platform (HiMPP) is part of the SDK.

You'll need to either have bought a dev kit, or trawl the internet to find the SDK.

Maybe check this blog -

This post talks about it in
and this has a link
From that Link -
Note - Finding a specific version is probably impossible unless you have legit access, so you'll have to make do with whatever has been previously uploaded.

General Discussion / Re: analog camera question
« on: August 06, 2019, 11:51:32 am »
@rickHarley, don't post irrelevant link spam, or you'll be banned.


Analog camera quality will be based on how many lines they have, usually indicated by TVL in the camera description. 
Higher numbers are better.

Look for a low angle lens if you need a wider angle view. For a small room, it will need to be very low angle!

To be honest, I don't think you'll get what you want with analog camera's, as the quality isn't going to be there, even with the best lighting available.

General Discussion / Re: Article: Reverse-Engineering an IP camera
« on: April 28, 2019, 09:30:18 am »

There's a series here too that I wrote many years ago -
9 years ago! 

connect directly to the webui of the camera on its ip address?


have had a quick look, but github loads terribly slowly in china., if you're referring to j3.jpg 左右 that means left right

gm8126 for bt mining? hah, woefully underpowered

Site Announcements / Forum update
« on: April 04, 2018, 07:40:37 pm »
Possibly seeing some failed hack attempts, as the settings file was getting erased blocking the site for a day or two.
Updated forum software to latest version, and will monitor for further issues.

uCLinux / Re: Fix KRACK ATTACK in ARM Linux
« on: November 23, 2017, 11:29:43 pm »
wpa_supplicant version 2.4 and above is affected, so replace that.

That said I'm not actually sure that the version on the camera is vulnerable, it might actually be too old.

Firmware / Re: Recovering Siepem S6211-WR - Ingenic T10 based
« on: August 21, 2017, 08:15:37 pm »
Haven't seen an ingenic SoC in a while.  One of the few MIPS processors left in the market, everything else is ARM...
Have done a bit of work on their older stuff (JZ4755 SoC), good documentation, shame the company got bought out.

Boot shows
[    0.936018] Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(31,2)

Make sure you have a valid root file system wherever it needs to be in flash.
Not much clue where it should be from this (although we do have locations for other stuff).

Top of RAM usable for U-Boot at: 84000000
Reserving 402k for U-Boot at: 83f98000
Reserving 32784k for malloc() at: 81f94000
Reserving 32 Bytes for Board Info at: 81f93fe0
Reserving 124 Bytes for Global Data at: 81f93f64
Reserving 128k for boot params() at: 81f73f64

Suggest check in the uBoot to see if you can list partition locations, and work out where a FS ought to be.
You'll then need to make one, and copy over to the uBoot software to flash.

See what uBoot commands you have in order to check first.
Also suggest read up about uBoot.

Firmware / Re: Hi3516 Unknown command 'root' - try 'help'
« on: July 28, 2017, 01:42:11 pm »
Suggest read the uBoot docs for what is (possibly) available.

a uboot is a preboot that loads the OS
You will need to see if you have an OS on your board to boot into.

I'd try some common commands like

and try see what partitions you have etc

Firmware / Re: U-boot corrupted. Looking for recovery procedure
« on: July 28, 2017, 01:36:53 pm »
Whats the SoC?

Some of the more modern SoC's can do recovery via USB boot.
If not, you'll need an SPI flasher or similar to rewrite the uboot directly onto the flash, eg with a BusPirate or dedicated device.

Firmware / Re: VACRON firmware format
« on: July 28, 2017, 01:30:05 pm »
I wish I could afford IDA, that was actually moderately useful.

You can't assume/guarantee that the update /upgrade mechanism will be the same for each camera though.

Looks like it loads the file via web interface into ram, writes to /tmp then does some compares to see if valid.
I'd check the .bin file you first gave to see if it passes their compare process.

Firmware / Re: VACRON firmware format
« on: July 28, 2017, 01:16:26 am »
I downloaded the rar file, unpacked and took a cursory look at the bin file.

Looks like its possibly encrypted or compressed post header, as I don't see many FF's or 00 strings in the file after the initial header.
strings also doesn't show any readable text, which ties in with it being compressed or encrypted.

A scan with binwalk ( ) to see if it finds any recognizable FS or compression in there shows nothing.

I'm guessing its probably encrypted with some custom method.

You'd need more firmware files to look at in order to proceed.

Hacking & Modding / Re: In over my head/dumb questions
« on: July 27, 2017, 06:24:45 am »
Post 5 messages, and the restriction is lifted,  its a spammer block, unfortunately if you don't make it difficult then the boards get inundated with spam.

I have removed some of the non relevant questions (the ones related to the older forum template).

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