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  • hello. here's my fw backup files. the cam is a XDV Sport 4K bought on march 2018 on WISH.
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/yfq2rq65c3...am_FW.zip?dl=0

    it should be a Crane based fw with imx179s sensor
    i tried to scan the fw with getfwinfo_v04 and it gave me this:
    Product:
    1 errors occurred.
    Manufacturer:
    1 errors occurred.
    FW date:
    1 errors occurred.
    Camera name:
    1 errors occurred.
    Version:
    1 errors occurred.
    LCD model:
    st7789v
    LCD resolution:
    1 errors occurred.
    Sensor model:
    imx179S

    I'm trying to flash the fw because video quality is really bad.

    I try to install those two fw using the guide posted on youtube by petesimon but after the fw finish to install, the cam doesn't reboot and the flashing process star again
    • Crane (xdv boot logo) 2016-09-12 (shows X20161011V02.3)
    • Crane (xdv boot logo) 2017-04-26 (shows 20170426V3.3) Ⓧ
    now, my questions are:
    - those fw improve video quality?
    - if don't, should i change the lens or it doesn' t make any difference?
    Last edited by elpibe85; 12-02-2018, 05:05 PM.

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    • elpibe85
      elpibe85 commented
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      Ok but can I try to install other fw or I can install only the crane fw?

    • petesimon
      petesimon commented
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      FW info:
      Code:
      Product:  
         crane 4k30imx179s-sdv
      Manufacturer:  
         lzm
      FW date:  
         20160304
      Camera name:  
           (?)
      Version:  
         20180125V1
      LCD model:  
         st7789v
      LCD resolution:  
         320x240  
      Sensor model:  
         imx179s
      Sensor modules (drivers):
         imx179s , imx179
      Wifi:
         xradio
      Logo:
         XDV
      FULL_IMG.FEX size:
         7798784 bytes
      Last edited by petesimon; 01-02-2019, 01:54 PM.

    • petesimon
      petesimon commented
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      elpibe85 - you can try to install other firmware that matches the same size 7798784 bytes, and LCD, and Sensor, and 'modules'.

  • Hi forum members,

    I have XDV sports camera 4K UHD

    Model: crane4k30imx179s-sdv

    Firmware: 20171019v3.3

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/wub992ngxv...amera.rar?dl=0


    Is there anything I can do about improving video quality as it looks pretty much bad?

    Regards

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    • petesimon
      petesimon commented
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      keep your original backup file. find other firmware files in post #8 on page 1 of this thread. match the LCD and Sensor and 'modules' of the original firmware. flash the other firmware using this video, at time 13:50 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrTxFjIiHvc&t=830s

      Code:
      SoC:  
         Allwinner V3 
      Product:  
         crane 4k30imx179s-sdv
      Manufacturer:  
         lzm
      Short id:  
         zhongxing
      OEM id:  
         zhongxing
      Camera type:  
         6182
      FW orig. date:  
         20171013
      FW mod. date:  
         20170919
      Camera name:  
         D200
      Version:  
         20171019V3.3
      LCD model:  
         st7789vyncsthc
      LCD resolution:  
         320x240  
      LCD count:  
         1
      Sensor model:  
         imx179s
      Sensor modules (drivers):
         imx175, imx179 , imx179s
      Wifi:
         xradio
      Logo:
         XDV
      unfex-refex scripts - https://www.dropbox.com/sh/8ejgo7ccz...424_update.zip
      Last edited by petesimon; 12-09-2018, 02:02 PM.

  • How would I change out the boot start/shutdown photo on a Vmotal action camera? https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0769JD4GP/
    Vmotal sent me full_img.fex file but I have no idea how to change out the boot start photo (or even know how to open it). They gave me simple instruction on how to drop into my sd root file.
    The menu looks exactly like the Allwinner V3 menu. The version is x20170919V01 updated 2017919.
    The boot start shows "Vmotal" which is lame so I'd like to change it out to a surf photo... I do a lot of surfing with it.
    Attached Files
    Last edited by Somedude; 12-04-2018, 01:35 AM.

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  • Hi there! I have a Rich F60 camera Here is my backup https://www.dropbox.com/s/58ssxyo9nke1jhy/RichF60backup.zip?dl=0

    Maybe I missed something, but how can I see the Code (SoC, Product, LCD model, Sensor model etc)?

    Logo on my camera XDV, Firmware information Model X21V2, Version X21V2PSD-0905-V6.0, Updsted 20170905

    And I have a problem: the camera freezes on the logo when turned on, after several shutdowns - it can turn on into standby mode, but then it is not always possible to turn on video recording, the camera freezes and does not respond to button presses. I need a firmware, but the seller did not send me. The camera does not work as it should, someone can tell me what firmware I can?


    Thank you all in advance, and a special thank you to petesimon, thanks to his video, I was able to get a backup
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    Last edited by Leonauto; 01-03-2019, 08:51 AM.

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    • nutsey
      nutsey commented
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      Hi,
      Your problem looks to be hardware related.

      Anyway you can try this fw: https://drive.google.com/file/d/13u2...ew?usp=sharing

    • petesimon
      petesimon commented
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      Thanks for the backup. Too bad the cam has a fault. Firmware probably won't help.

      use unfex-refex scripts pack - https://www.dropbox.com/sh/8ejgo7ccz...424_update.zip - to get more information.

      your FW info:
      Code:
      SoC:  
         Allwinner V3 
      Product:  
         crane 4k30imx179s-sdv
      Manufacturer:  
         dv001
      Short id:  
         jufukang
      OEM id:  
         zhongxing
      Camera type:  
         ym6182
      FW orig. date:  
         20170822
      FW mod. date:  
         20170817
      Camera name:  
         X21V2
      Version:  
         X21V2/PSD-0905-V6.0
      LCD model:  
         gc9305
      LCD resolution:  
         320x240  
      LCD count:  
         1
      Sensor model:  
         imx179s
      
      Sensor modules (drivers):
         imx179s, imx179 , imx175
      Wifi:
         xradio
      Logo:
         XDV
      .
      download firmware - https://www.dropbox.com/s/58ssxyo9nk...ackup.zip?dl=0

    • Leonauto
      Leonauto commented
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      Thank you so much for your help and support!
      I flashed the firmware on the link from nutsey - everything works! Just in case, I reflashed twice in a row. The camera turns on and records. I'll post the results.

  • Many thanks, I will keep you informed about the information on the camera.

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    • Hello!
      I have uploaded my backup file to the link you provided. I think you already had it, though.

      I scanned my camera and found this in the FEX file:

      SoC:
      Allwinner V3
      Product:
      jufukangimx179s-sdv
      Manufacturer:
      yj
      Short id:
      jufukang
      OEM id:
      zhongxing
      Camera type:
      lp6182
      FW orig. date:
      20170327
      FW mod. date:
      20170329
      Camera name:
      X21V
      Version:
      X21V/ST-0329-V3.3
      LCD model:
      st9341fxst
      LCD resolution:
      320x240
      LCD count:
      1
      Sensor model:
      imx179s

      I'm looking into modding the camera a bit, but I need a bit of help or guidance.

      First, we all know the audio absolutely sucks. Is this because of a configuration issue? Then, can it be corrected? Or is it because of the physical microphone that comes with the cameras?
      If it were a config issue, I'd love to know how to increase the quality. If it were a hardware issue, I'd be looking into installing a better mic to the thing.

      I'd also like to know if it's possible to get an external mic from the USB port, and if it would pick it up with better quality than the internal one. I intend on using this camera as a helmet cam while I ride my bike, and I would need to get a microphone inside the helmet in order for it to capture my voice and not FWOOOOSHHJASHJHJHAJSHGHAFSGFG from the wind.

      Regarding video quality, what can be done? I need to record 1080p30FPS, so I'm just looking to get a better image by disabling all the unnecessary stuff the camera might have.

      Lastly, is there anything advisable to modify/upgrade regarding hardware for the above mentioned issues?

      Thanks in advance. I really appreciate what you've done so that we can better make use of our little chinese bricks of doom.

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      • petesimon
        petesimon commented
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        Thanks for sharing. The link to your firmware download is here - http://pc.cd/HNTrtalK

      • petesimon
        petesimon commented
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        micro usb and Allwinner V3 cameras do _not_ support external mic via usb port. you could add a 3.5mm audio input jack on the side of the camera. search 'action camera mic mod" in youtube. i don't know how to do / modify the other stuff that you asked about.

    • Hi forum members.. I have an Allwinner V3 action cam

      I allready upload backup file to the PcCloud folder..
      ​​​​​​​filename : backup x3 x20160718v03 xdv.zip

      Is there anything I can do about improving photo and video quality? How to find more info about sensor, lcd, etc?

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      • nutsey
        nutsey commented
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        Mao2 "My problem is in 60fps video record (low light condition) darker than 30fps (in same light condition).. should i try another firmware? Or it is caused by a hardware restriction..?"
        Physics, my friend. 1/60 second exposure time allows only a half of photons to reach the sensor comparing to 1/30.

      • petesimon
        petesimon commented
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        60 frames/second needs more PHOTONS (with letter N, as nutsey said). haha

      • Mao2
        Mao2 commented
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        Thank you nutsey and petesimon..

        Firmware that I tried:
        1. Original firmware (no real problem, just wanna try another firmware)
        2. Jufukangimx179s-sdv(20170302) (xdv startup logo)
        -rotated picture
        3. Jufukangimx179s-sdv(20170506) (jvin startup logo)
        -rotated picture
        -little bit darker video (more realistic in sunny day)
        -more responsive gallery menu

        I cant find newer firmware than 20170506..

    • Hello, I have an Allwinner V3 with IMX179s sensor and a st7789vpsdl LCD. I managed to get an FWINFO file, but those are the only infos I got from there, the rest shows up as "1 errors occurred". PhoenixSuit tells me it is beike166set-sdv.
      This camera can do Photo Burst in connection with Motion Detection, which is my main and favorite function to use with it, and I am basically searching for the same exact camera again. I have been on an odyssee and checked out several of the cheaper ones, but none of them had this combination. I am not really sure what to do next. I tried using all the diagnostic tools on here on a Win 10 computer and an old XP system, but none were satisfying. I am not sure if I am doing something wrong. Has any of you knowledgeable people any idea?
      Last edited by naturelover; 01-03-2019, 04:13 AM.

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    • Alright, I have a problem. I flashed the firmware of one of my two cameras onto the other. Both have the same sensors and chips, so I thought iut would be ok. The update worked, and then the camera showed a white screen that then turned reddish and then black. Now it won't even turn on again. When I plug it into the computer, I hear a noise, so something is detected. I put the back up full_img.fex on the SD card and tried to reverse what I did. PhoenixSuit shows me the option to do an update, starts it and then stops after a while. Then it shows me the update was successful and starts all over again. Now nothing happens on the camera when I plug it in or try to turn it on. Can I still save it?!

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      • naturelover
        naturelover commented
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        petesimon, I used a beike1gddr166set-sdv with st7789vpsdl LCD and tried to put the FW from a beike166set-sdv with the same LCD on it. The data of both of them shows up the same when I use FWINFO, but PhoenixSuit shows the difference in the name, and I know that there are differences in the menu (the gddr one has a field of view option added, for example). I watched your video several times without different outcomes, but I will give it another try today.
        Here is the data again:
        SoC:
        Allwinner V3
        Product:
        beike166set-sdv
        Manufacturer:
        lzm
        Short id:
        beikeimx179s
        OEM id:

        Camera type:
        lp6182
        FW orig. date:
        20170306
        FW mod. date:
        20161221
        Camera name:

        Version:

        LCD model:
        st7789vpsdl
        LCD resolution:
        320x240
        LCD count:
        1
        Sensor model:
        imx179s

      • petesimon
        petesimon commented
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        naturelover - what's the firmware profile for the other camera (not the one posted above)? and do you have your own original backups from each camera (before you flashed different firmware) ?
        Last edited by petesimon; 01-06-2019, 12:41 PM.

      • naturelover
        naturelover commented
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        petesimon I managed to get the camera back to work. I put the original FW back on it. Now I am looking for another camera that I can put this FW on to be able to use the same functionality (photo burst with motion sensor).

    • "nico" shared this firmware with me. the camera is likely an Elephone/Elecam Rexso Explorer X. download the firmware here - http://pc.cd/j6crtalK

      Code:
      SoC:  
         Allwinner V3 
      Product:  
         crane4k30imx179s-sdv
      Manufacturer:  
         lzm
      Short id:  
         zhongxing
      OEM id:  
         EIE
      Camera type:  
         ym6282
      FW orig. date:  
         20171110
      FW mod. date:  
         20170928
      Camera name:  
         Explorer X
      Version:  
         8000TS023.V1.2
      LCD model:  
         gc9305
      LCD resolution:  
         320x240  
      LCD count:  
         1
      Sensor model:  
         imx179s
      Sensor modules (drivers):
         imx179s_8 , imx179s , imx179
      Wifi:
         xradio
      Logo:
         EIƎ (black and white)
      
      Goprawn forums:
         https://www.goprawn.com

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      • "naturelover" shared these firmware files with me. download them here (folder view) - http://pc.cd/3mn7
        - used "unmakeimg" tool in post #277 to unpack each .img file.

        goprawn_camA.img
        Code:
        SoC:  
           Allwinner V3
        Product:  
           beike166set-sdv
        Manufacturer:  
           lzm
        Short id:  
           beikeimx179s
        OEM id:  
           bird_rf
        Camera type:  
           lp6182
        FW orig. date:  
           20170306
        FW mod. date:  
           20161221
        Camera name:  
               ?
        Version:  
           Bird201702
        LCD model:  
           st7789vpsdl
        LCD resolution:  
           320x240  
        LCD count:  
           1
        Sensor model:  
           imx179s
        Wifi:
           8189es
        .

        goprawn_camB.img
        Code:
        SoC:  
           Allwinner V3
        Product:  
           beike166set-sdv
        Manufacturer:  
           lzm
        Short id:  
           beikeimx179s
        OEM id:  
           bird_rf
        Camera type:  
           lp6182
        FW orig. date:  
           20170306
        FW mod. date:  
           20161221
        Camera name:  
               ?
        Version:  
           Bird201702
        LCD model:  
           st7789vpsdl
        LCD resolution:  
           320x240  
        LCD count:  
           1
        Sensor model:  
           imx179s
        Wifi:
           8189es
        .
        * logos not posted upon request.
        Last edited by petesimon; 01-05-2019, 12:11 PM.

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        • Alright, finally the camera shows some life again. It turns on, I get a white screen that then turns reddish, and then there is this. It is the bar for the FW update?

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          • petesimon
            petesimon commented
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            It is the bar for the FW update?
            no it isn't

        • "aaronben117" shared this firmware with me. download it here - http://pc.cd/5UTctalK

          Code:
          SoC:  
             Allwinner V3 
          Product:  
             beike 4k30imx179s-sdv
          Manufacturer:  
             lzm
          Short id:  
             beikeimx179s
          OEM id:  
             zx_rf
          Camera type:  
             bk6182
          FW orig. date:  
             20170601
          FW mod. date:  
             20170622
          Camera name:  
                  ?
          Version:  
             RF 2017
          LCD model:  
             st9341 fxhhfd
          LCD resolution:  
             320x240  
          LCD count:  
             1
          Sensor model:  
             imx179s
          Sensor modules (drivers):
             imx179s_8 , imx179s , imx179
          Wifi:
             xradio
          Logo:
             XDV

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          • Someone download from 4PDA this firmware and post here. Thank's
            http://4pda.ru/forum/index.php?showt...#entry64238220

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