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Firmware / Re: Wanscam HW0041-2 Two Way Audio Alarm 2 Megapixel 1080P IP Camera
« Last post by Georgie on January 08, 2018, 11:28:14 pm »
I do not understand that. What site does the seller not open to download?
General Discussion / Re: Better Software To Connect With Foscam Clone?
« Last post by Georgie on January 08, 2018, 11:25:18 pm »
You can not connect directly to the settings?
Firmware / Re: Is there such a thing as OpenNVR firmware?
« Last post by lwl on January 04, 2018, 06:37:36 am »
I know this thread is a bit old but it seemed to be a relevant starting point.  I've read through the forums for a while now, but still don't get the answer to what's probably a pretty noob question.

Why hasn't anyone tried to define a standard spec that would allow cross camera firmware to be written?

Yes, I have some idea of the nightmare variations of hardware out there. But the thing is, this problem has been around in a lot of areas, and usually a specification is defined to allow HALs (hardware abstraction layers).  The idea being, if a manufacturer opted in, they would be compatible only by having to maintain a thin abstraction layer, on top of which higher level firmware abstractions were built.

A real life example of this is Android phones. Ever notice how lots of Android phones get slow updates or none at all?  It was partially due to a similar problem of many different hardware designs.

So now to try and address this, Google is investing in something called project treble, to make HALs more consistent, well defined, easier to maintain.  One quote about it: 

"To solve the hardware abstraction layer issue, Android O formalized the division between hardware sub systems like audio or camera, and their clients on the software side. These new formal divisions specify the interface between a HAL and its users. There are now around 60 formal interfaces for various hardware components, known as HIDLs. The goal of a HIDL is to allow the framework to be replaced without having to rebuild HALs. HALs will be built by vendors or SoC makers and put in a vendor partition on the device, enabling the framework to exist in its own partition..."

So the noob question is, why couldn't at least a basic HAL be spec'd out to allow cross camera firmware?

Is the only issue getting a company to build a camera that supports the spec?

Could a kickstarter gain enough traction to allow one to be built with the pitch being, the worlds first truly open IP camera?  It would seem like if just the one camera got enough orders, it would catch the attention of other manufacturers, maybe add some pressure to collaborate on some standards.

Ok I'm ready to know how crazy all this thinking is, if anyone doesn't mind helping me to understand.


Hacking & Modding / Re: GRAIN 8135S CPU SDK
« Last post by camboy on January 02, 2018, 03:36:29 am »
Hello folks,

Any progress with this cam ;-)? This is the only place I could find anything about the YooSee cam. It's a Techage 1080p and their web site actually contains some firmware files; I've tried this one:

After unpacking, the .bin file can bin uncompressed with 7z unpacker. There are then a few .sqsh4 files, which are mountable with the squashed filesystem type under Linux. Then one can find the scripts under etc/rc.local and a few commands for flashing the FW.

I've opened the box; be careful not to break the clumsy camera cable socket lock (happened to me of course). There are a few anonymous chips but the most important is:
- CPU: ARM Grain 8135S
- WiFi: Realtek 8188 FIV
- Eth: IC IP101GR
- Serial Programmer: 24C08E 735D2

To be able to brute force flash it, one probably needs to go through the 24C08E:

I didn't figure out so far how to communicate with it; it seems to be "write-only" (?) reading the docs.

I didn't plan to reverse this but the stupid thing has NO open ports but the dummy RTSP (which sends nothing of course) and the bloody thing sends all the audio/video stream straight after turning ON to the internet. Their CMS connects then there and reads the streams back to your LAN to see anything.
General Discussion / Re: IP Cam - 03
« Last post by vasycara on December 16, 2017, 01:57:57 am »
Hi Mars ,
Thank you for sharing.
General Discussion / Re: Wanscam hw0033 firmware
« Last post by vasycara on December 14, 2017, 07:01:41 am »
Wanscam HW0041-2 Two Way Audio Alarm 2 Megapixel 1080P IP Camera
I have this ip camera with firmware V6.
Please if anyone has a newer firmware. I tried at Wanscam, but no result.
General Discussion / Re: IP Cam - 03
« Last post by mars on December 14, 2017, 12:04:05 am »
Hi Vasycara , you can download the Firmware = and go at the bottom of the page .
Or go to =

I did upgrade several time with no issue but you need to make sure ( no loss of power )while upgrading as it is always risky.

Have a nice day
General Discussion / Re: Wanscam HW0021 - 1080P
« Last post by vasycara on December 13, 2017, 08:37:45 am »
Do you know admin and password for telnet in Wanscam HW0021  ??
General Discussion / Re: IP Cam - 03
« Last post by vasycara on December 13, 2017, 05:06:03 am »
Can you share firmware V10.
I want to update my ip camera.
General Discussion / Re: IP Cam - 03
« Last post by mars on December 11, 2017, 08:32:23 pm »
Hi , I have several of these cam that I bought over a 2 years period mostly Ebay.
I am very satisfy of them and got Firmware update from the supplier ( YuCHeng when I did ask them for Backup purpose ) ), but thru google search I have found out that other vendor ( owlcat, Maviotek,LEF,Suneyes )all on AliExpress have their web site to wich some of them do have the Firmware available for download in their support section .
The Firmware look like a partial firmware only , what I mean is ,it has been very reliable/forgiving/error proof .I am no expert but I suspect that the reason it is so forgiving is that it do not replace ( primary important kernel boot section )and the Firmware come in a Format like:V10. ( about 6.5Meg size )but if you change the .pkg to .zip  you can open the Firmware and look inside ( and see the web page and other )but I did not see password and critical assembly code.
Also it seam you can t re-package the Firmware because when it is unzipped it lose the ( checksum or other important information )and it do ( grow in size )and do not work to upgrade the Camera.
I have spend a lot of time on the web/Forum looking for information ,but did not find so much info.
It seam that for the same hardware( HISILICON H35XX )there is 2 differents Firmware wich are incompatible ( meaning different App on smartphone ) like ( CamHI ,Keye,vipCam,Dericam,XMCam )are not compatible with App like ( vMeyeSuper,XMeye,UMeye )wich is the Firmware they seam to be in all the main thread on this Forum.
What I wonder the most is ( is this Firmware more or less secure )than all the ( cheap Chinese Hacking Foscam exploit ) we heard over the last 2 years?( on over 2500+ Chinese cheap cam )

Thank s

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