Converting to English Firmware

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  1. vipor

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    Anyone? Bueller... Bueller... ... Bueller..
     
  2. vipor

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    I checked on the Blackview site and it looks like the latest "English" FW listed is (2.002) dated 14-05-13.

    Can I take this FW, do the "Korea/English" edits listed on post 1 from this thread, and possibly get my camera to English prompts? Anyone?
     
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    I just got my 500 and having the same problem and questions. I tried the Korea/English swap as described on page 1 using the 2.002E firmware and it did not work. Anyone get this working more recently? Anyone have the old 1.005E firmware? The links in this thread are broken...

    Update: I found an old 1.005E online and followed all the instructions. It did not work. After I changed English to Korea, after I plugged it in, it unit overwrote the SD card with the 2.002 Korean firmware. Then changing it back from Korea to English did nothing good.
     
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    I found some instructions on another forum about connecting wirelessly to the 500 via telnet and making some changes. But, I have yet to figure out how to telnet to the camera. I've been able to connect the PC to the camera network. I can open up the telnet window. But, I guess I am not using the right commands in order to make the necessary changes. I get stuck on 2nd step (enter the ip address)

    Here are the instructions I found. Let me know if you succeed on this. Perhaps I am simply missing a step.

    - connect to the DVR via wi-fi.
    - run telnet and enter the address 192.168.8.1
    - in telnet type command:
    cd /mnt/nand
    rm -rf *
    halt

    - eject microSD from DVR
    - download and install on microsd English firmware.
    - insert into DVR
    - reboot DVR.
    - wait for installing english firmware.
    - Done
     
  5. thebrickwall22

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    I will try tonight when I get home from work. I'm not familiar with using telnet, but I did a little searching - if you didn't try it already, I think the first entry must be:

    telnet 192.168.8.1
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    open 192.168.8.1
    (not sure which)

    Then it MAY (sorry not familiar with this stuff) prompt you for a username and password. Other forums say the username is root and the password is pt

    Good luck!
     
  6. thebrickwall22

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    Didn't get it to work. Gave up. I'm returning it.
     
  7. vipor

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    Where did you get it from (if you don't mind me asking)?
     
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    Amazon. But the seller I got it from isn't listed anymore. It's a different seller now.
     
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    Guess that is the best we will be able to do. Returning mine as well. Good luck with your next one. :)
     
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