The original 'brick-fix tool' and 'enhanced mtd hack' has proven pretty useful for those with R0 cameras that had been bricked by doing a firmware update. It's been even more useful to deal with the fallout from the 'Hikvision backdoor' disclosure where so many people are finding their cameras are being messed with from the internet, mischievously or maliciously, and need to update to safer firmware. However - the rather techy original method to make the changes, and probably my not-very-clear instructions have been a challenge for some people. * And I only just noticed this - my original .txt attachments were in Linux format, not Windows format, making them hard to read without proper line breaks. And no-one let me know! Dohh! * So here is 'Brick-fix tool V2' aimed at making the process less complex, a bit automated and easier to use, with the following changes: - After Brick-fix toolV2 has been installed using the Hikvision tftp updater, following the power cycle to activate and drop the payload, the camera will boot directly into 'min-system' mode with telnet and tftp access and a 'fixup' script ready and primed for use. - No web GUI access or Windows shares are needed to move files in and out of the camera. - The fixup script handles all the basics of extracting the original mtdblock6, importing and applying the user-modified mtdblock6 that has had the 'enhanced mtd hack', and initiating a firmware update. - The Brick-fix toolV2 automatically writes a valid template into mtdblock1 that stops cameras that originally had firmware 5.2.0 or 5.2.8 from otherwise going into a bricked state when newer firmware is applied. Attached to this post are the resources required to convert your R0 / DS-2CD2x32 cameras into full English upgradeable devices. - The brick-fix tool V2 in both EN and CN header language versions. - A required resource list and step-by-step guide to the fixup script. - A description of how to do the 'enhanced mtd hack' with screenshot with a list of devType codes for those cameras that have the masqueraded values. - A sample transcript of the fixup script going through all 3 stages - extract mtdblocks, import modded mtdblock6, apply firmware update. *edit* 15Dec17 By popular request, a video worked example using a DS-2CD3332-I camera donated by a generous forum member. *edit* 28Jan18 devType codes updated - thanks @hikcamuser And check out this useful post from @Bradmph with attached resources (but use tftp32 not tftp64) : R0 / DS-2CD2x32 BrickfixV2 brick recovery and full upgrade tool - enhanced.