Unfortunately - that's not an R0 series camera, which this thread and technical method is very specifically linked to.
How did you get into recovery mode?
An easy transition from the Chinese version of the ip camera R0 series to the European version is possible using the service firmware. Follow the link to my blog page@alastairstevenson ,
Thank you for the quick reply.
I sort of stumbled upon recovery mode on this camera. I thought the camera temporarily assigned this IP on boot, but found a random forum post telling me to go the web interface and run System>Maintenance>Default and this would factory reset the camera and allow it to assign itself 22.214.171.124. Knowing what I know now from what you have explained, I am not sure how the camera did this? In the web interface under the Network tab, it shows this IP statically assigned.
So, I do have access to a normal web GUI, but I was wanting to run your updater because I think this is a gray market camera and I can't get it to take any firmware. I access the System/Maintenance menu and click the "Browse" button under "Remote Upgrade" and a file search box is never displayed. The "Browse" button appears to do nothing. I have tried accessing this camera via http/https on IE, Firefox, and Chrome and get the same results. I had thought about installing your digicap.dav this way, but have been unable to get it to take in the web GUI.
So onto the next bit of info on this camera. I did some digging and found /home is mounted on ramfs which would be memory. I was able to tftp your digicap.dav to /home without a problem.
rootfs on / type rootfs (rw)
/dev/root on / type ext2 (rw,relatime)
proc on /proc type proc (rw,relatime)
sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw,relatime)
ramfs on /home type ramfs (rw,relatime)
udev on /dev type tmpfs (rw,relatime)
devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,relatime,mode=600)
/dev/ubi1_0 on /dav type ubifs (rw,relatime)
/dev/ubi3_0 on /davinci type ubifs (rw,relatime)
/dev/ubi4_0 on /config type ubifs (rw,relatime)
The issue now, is that I don't have an upgrade binary on this camera. I have searched /bin, I have tried "which upgrade", I tried to do some file searching, but "find" isn't installed. I have no clue how this camera would do an upgrade without this binary.
A little history:
I procured 2 of these DS-2CD2132-I 4mm cameras from a random seller on eBay probably 6 years ago. I have never messed with them until now, and am unsure if the seller did something nefarious to them. They boot, and I can access the RTSP stream from them on my ZM server, but the web GUI is practically useless, so I can't adjust any of the camera settings. I was hoping to run the brickfixv2 and get them back up and running again. I guess I am causing quite the problem!
I would really like to get these cameras fixed, so any help you can provide is greatly appreciated. I can provide you any information you need off the cameras to help in the troubleshooting. Thank you!
@alastairstevenson ,Factory default is not the same as the min-system recovery mode.
You should be able to apply the brickfixV2 via the web GUI with IE11. Lack of browse button suggests not a compatible browser.
Another option to get started on the brickfixV2 firmware would be the Batch Configuration Tool. Check the forum downloads section for that.
That's good to hear, well done!Both of my cameras were running 5.0.2, so I downloaded all of the needed firmware files from this forum, and proceeded to step my way up to 5.4.41, and everything is working like a charm.
Don't be - all these experiences are also helpful to others when you post about them.I am very sorry to bother you with my n00b problems, but I appreciate you pointing me in the right direction. Thanks!
just download and install the service firmwareAn easy transition from the Chinese version of the ip camera R0 series to the European version is possible using the service firmware. Follow the link to my blog page
Download the file and update the firmware from the camera's web interface, or by other available methods, then restart the camera
No, the brickfixV2 is based on the 5.4.0 firmware, specifically to avoid any issues with the downgrade block.I tried to use the Batch Configuration Tool to put your digicap.dav onto the camera, but I think that file is based on a firmware earlier than 5.3.0, so it has protections in place to prevent a downgrade.
Yes, that should work OK, but you'll need to use the CN version that has the Chinese flag in the header.Would the next step be to use the Batch Configuration Tool and load your digicap.dav onto the device?