Your not supposed to open the .bin file. That is the firmware file. Just copy it to your memory card as is and insert it into the camera and start it up. It will update automatically.Hi, Can someone give me the latest version firmware of VIOFO a119s im trying to do it online but it gives me a .bin file which i cannot open.
Thanks for your help!
Software Development Kit, what is used to build the firmware, new SDK includes fixes from NovatekQuestion
What is SDK?
Support for .TS format?
Changed bitrate to ?
Improved image quality?
Yeah, there's a big difference. In the modified fw thread many of us have tested 2.61 and tons of variations of it, as well as the beta of 4.0, official 4.0, and variations of it as well.Wow ! Going from V2.61 to V4.0 means its a major revision.
Has anyone tested to see the difference in picture quality or whatever?
Thank you for your response.In Firmware A119S_V4.0, there are 34 Menu settings, some changes as below:
Video format: .TS and .MP4(default)
sharpness: Strong, Normal(default), Soft
Bitrate: Normal(default), High
Use a USB wall charger and not your PC to power it during the update and see what happens. Did you format the card in the camera or on your PC before copying the .bin file over to the card?Is there a common problem when updating the firmware where the red light keeps rapidly blinking but the firmware will not update? I appear to be on version 2.8 and tried to update when I purchased the camera but had no success then - and not now with version 4.0. The instructions seem to be fairly straightforward so I have no idea if perhaps I am getting it wrong. Download the file, copy it to a recently formatted card Fat32 and insert that into the camera. Restart camera while connected to the pc. Red light rapid blinking for a minute or so. That about right? The light blinks alright but nothing happens.
I'm on version 1.2 (I think), will there be an issue trying to upgrade to the latest version (4.0)?Your not supposed to open the .bin file. That is the firmware file. Just copy it to your memory card as is and insert it into the camera and start it up. It will update automatically.
Sounds like your card is the issue preventing you from updating. What card is it? Brand and model?I'm on version 1.2 (I think), will there be an issue trying to upgrade to the latest version (4.0)?
I've done the following and can't get it to update:
I believe I'm following the directions from the VIOFO website exactly as written and still nothing. The videos I've seen talk about a .zip file but I don't see anything with a .zip file, maybe those are older firmware update videos, not sure.
- downloaded the .bin file from the VIOFO website
- formatted the card on the dashcam
- plugged the camera into my MacBook Air and copied the .bin file to the camera's memory card
- ejected the camera safely, waited about 15 seconds then plugged back into the computer (nothing happened and no blinking red lights).
- Also tried plugging into power outlet instead of computer to start the update but it just started to record as soon as the camera booted up (like it does when plugged into the vehicle).
I haven't really touched the camera in a while and thought about updating the firmware now since I had gone to see video on the camera yesterday but nothing had been recorded since December 2017 (was not aware since camera behaved like it was recording). I'm thinking my memory card is corrupt or something else is wrong with it because I can't delete the files on it, even if I reformat the card on the dash cam. When plugged into my laptop with an adapter it is just read only no matter hoe much I play with that little lock slider thing. I would have though I can at least reformat on the camera and it would erase everything.
Thanks in advance.
The card that I think is bad is a Transcend Premium 300x 64GB microSD. But I've tried 2 other microSD cards to attempt the update (have not use the card I think is bad because of that). I've tried using Sony 64GB (SR64UY2) and a different Transcend 300x 32GB microSD card.Sounds like your card is the issue preventing you from updating. What card is it? Brand and model?
You can try formatting it using the sdformatter program to get the card back to factory specs. Format inside the camera after using the sdformatter program. If that doesn't work, you will need another card.
When updating the camera, I would use a USB wall charger, not your computer, during the update process.
As long as your running V1.2 or later, you should have no issues updating to V4.0. If your running V1.1 or earlier, you will need to install a new bootloader first. The bootloader is available on the Viofo website on the same page as the firmware.