VIOFO A129 Modified Firmware MODs Archive

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Expanding my Firmware Modifications to include A129, A119S, A119, & A119PRO Dash Cams to enhance and improve image quality and function. You are invited to Post your comments, questions, ideas & footage below.
This post will be updated with all future MOD releases to keep everyone up to date.
Current Stable MODs for Public --- Updated January 11, 2019
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MOD-6Uk - - - January 11, 2019 > Download 6Uk > https://drive.google.com/open?id=1w7EiUF1enAFDYNlvAVnLp2WGzTn2VVBV
FWA129_MOD-6Uk_v1.50+26F+18RMbs+Sharp120+Edge132+DCTeam.bin
- based on new official FW v1.50
- override BitRate Menu to increase from 20/16/8/7Mbs to 26/18/8/7Mbs on 60fps + 30fps !!!!
- override BitRate for Single Camera Mode 60fps + 30fps now are 24Mbs Wifi on !!!!
- changed Sharpness from 128 to 120 to set Med/Normal level.
- increased Edge Detection from 128 to 132.
- replaced Mic-Off + Wifi-Off graphics to improve visibility.
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MOD-4Uk - - - January 11, 2019 > Download 4Uk > https://drive.google.com/open?id=1WwzrbQiKAUPIV7RiUriSkqs5No5yv2w8
FWA129_MOD-4Uk_v1.50+24F+20RMbs+Sharp120+Edge132+DCTeam.bin
- based on new official FW v1.50
- override BitRate Menu to increase from 20/16/8/7Mbs to 24/20/8/7Mbs on 60fps + 30fps !!!!
- override BitRate for single Camera Mode 60fps + 30fps now are 24Mbs Wifi on !!!!
- changed Sharpness from 128 to 120 to set Med/Normal level.
- increased Edge Detection from 128 to 132.
- replaced Mic-Off + Wifi-Off graphics to improve visibility.
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MOD-2Uk - - - January 11, 2019 > Download 2Uk > https://drive.google.com/open?id=1u5bs7a_g-u0uoCcM_RjpYj9ctCvwUrtP
FWA129_MOD-2Uk_v1.50+22F+22RMbs+Sharp120+Edge132+DCTeam.bin
- based on new official FW v1.50
- override BitRate Menu to increase from 20/16/8/7Mbs to 22/22/8/7Mbs on 60fps + 30fps !!!!
- override BitRate for single Camera Mode 60fps + 30fps now are 22Mbs Wifi on !!!!
- changed Sharpness from 128 to 120 to set Med/Normal level.
- increased Edge Detection from 128 to 132.
- replaced Mic-Off + Wifi-Off graphics to improve visibility.
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MOD-2Uj - - - December 24, 2018 > Download 2Uj > https://drive.google.com/open?id=19PN1EeF8h88sOxyNwz7QzS8w57zDPIIQ
FWA129_MOD-2Uj_v1.50+22F+22RMbs+Sharp123+Edge132+DCTeam.bin
- based on new official FW v1.50
- override BitRate Menu to increase from 20/16/8/7Mbs to 22/22/8/7Mbs on 60fps + 30fps !!!!
- override BitRate for single Camera Mode 60fps + 30fps now are 22Mbs Wifi on !!!!
- changed Sharpness from 128 to 123 to set High/Strong level.
- increased Edge Detection from 128 to 132.
- replaced Mic-Off + Wifi-Off graphics to improve visibility.
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MOD-27W - - - December 22, 2018 > Download 27W > https://drive.google.com/open?id=1yeuGFqCUwF2MGPEhdxIJOy1zdXuIFXhP
FWA129_MOD-27W_v1.50+27F+17RMbs+Default-IQ+DCTeam.bin
- based on new official FW v1.50
- unlocked MAXIMUM Bitrate to 27.6Mbs = 28Mbs clips.
- override BitRate Menu to increase from 20/16/8/7Mbs to 27/17/8/7Mbs on 60fps + 30fps !!!!
- override BitRate for Single Camera Mode 60fps + 30fps now are 24Mbs Wifi on !!!!
- uses Default Image Quality (VIOFO values sharpness,edge,brightness,contrast,saturation)
- replaced Mic-Off + Wifi-Off graphics to improve visibility.
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MOD-7Uj - - - December 22, 2018 > Download 7Uj > https://drive.google.com/open?id=1XZcpw190wi2QRxzNS6hnLdw5DWtqqSOT
FWA129_MOD-7Uj_v1.50+27F+17RMbs+Sharp123+Edge132+DCTeam.bin
- based on new official FW v1.50
- unlocked MAXIMUM Bitrate to 27.6Mbs = 28Mbs clips.
- override BitRate Menu to increase from 20/16/8/7Mbs to 27/17/8/7Mbs on 60fps + 30fps !!!!
- override BitRate for Single Camera Mode 60fps + 30fps now are 24Mbs Wifi on !!!!
- changed Sharpness from 128 to 123 to set High/Strong level.
- increased Edge Detection from 128 to 132.
- replaced Mic-Off + Wifi-Off graphics to improve visibility.
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MOD-6Uj - - - December 21, 2018 > Download 6Uj > https://drive.google.com/open?id=1yWqAQ7qiJDLZTz_mZ9RKzx85E3-ylL3T
FWA129_MOD-6Uj_v1.50+26F+18RMbs+Sharp123+Edge132+DCTeam.bin
- based on new official FW v1.50
- override BitRate Menu to increase from 20/16/8/7Mbs to 26/18/8/7Mbs on 60fps + 30fps !!!!
- override BitRate for Single Camera Mode 60fps + 30fps now are 24Mbs Wifi on !!!!
- changed Sharpness from 128 to 123 to set High/Strong level.
- increased Edge Detection from 128 to 132.
- replaced Mic-Off + Wifi-Off graphics to improve visibility.
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
MOD-4Uj - - - December 9, 2018 > Download 4Uj > https://drive.google.com/open?id=1vaWw127YmcPzLU7VJBLwqeD77TxfOUQn
FWA129_MOD-4Uj_v1.50+24F+20RMbs+Sharp123+Edge132+DCTeam.bin
- based on new official FW v1.50
- override BitRate Menu to increase from 20/16/8/7Mbs to 24/20/8/7Mbs on 60fps + 30fps !!!!
- override BitRate for single Camera Mode 60fps + 30fps now are 24Mbs Wifi on !!!!
- changed Sharpness from 128 to 123 to set High/Strong level.
- increased Edge Detection from 128 to 132.
- replaced Mic-Off + Wifi-Off graphics to improve visibility.
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Current Beta MODs for Testing --- Updated September 30, 2018
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How to load Modified Firmware:
1) DOWNLOAD the version and modification desired.
2) COPY new FW MOD file to root of microSD card using computer.
3) RENAME the FW file from FWA129_MOD-4Uj_v1.50+24F+20RMbs+Sharp123+Edge132+DCTeam.bin ===> to ===> FWA129.bin
4) Safely Remove memory card from computer.
5) Disconnect power to Dashcam, disconnect Rear camera.
6) Insert memory card with binary file into Dash Cam.
7) Connect power to Dashcam wait 60 seconds for update to restart the Dashcam.
8) Dashcam will restart on its own, do not disconnect power cable.
9) Stop recording, then enter MENU and select DEFAULT Setting then wait for Dash Cam to restart.
10) Configure MENU settings Resolution, Loop, Sharpness, GPS, Date, Time Zone.

NOTE:
Computers show or hide file extensions, if you see the .bin after download make sure it stays after renaming.
If you don't see .bin file extension no need to add it since its there but hidden from view.
A129 is almost unbrickable if you don't flash the BootLoader. If update fails or is corrupted the BootLoader is still functional.
To restore Dashcam, copy official A129 firmware file to microSD card then Power-On wait 1 minute.

View the ReadMe and ChangeLog for details from my online MOD Archives.
Beta Testing Setup = CPL on if available, 1min clips, 1080P@30fps, EV=0, WDR off, Camera Model Stamp on.

DOWNLOAD A129 DUO Modified Firmware > https://drive.google.com/open?id=19l3yGyvkrRZMiyRBJVw7oGCFUcNWheYa

Forum thread VIOFO A129 Modified Firmware MODs Archive > https://dashcamtalk.com/forum/threads/a129-modified-firmware-mods-archive.35826/

Firmware Modification Guide for VIOFO Dashcams > https://dashcamtalk.com/forum/threa...modification-guide-for-viofo-a119s-dvr.35502/
Troubleshooting Guide for VIOFO A119S or A119 > https://dashcamtalk.com/forum/threads/troubleshooting-guide-for-viofo-a119s-or-a119-dash-cams.35375/

Disclaimer: All BCHobbyist Modified Firmware is rigorously tested by DCTEAM Members under all conditions world wide. These MODs are not official VIOFO releases and considered Beta Firmware, I/we are not responsible for damage, loss, injury, or greatly improved image quality, use at your own risk.





BCHobbyist will build your Custom A129Duo, A119Pro, A119S & A119 Modified Firmware making adjustments to:
Bit Rate / Frame Rate / Sharpness / Edge Detection / Color Tone / Hue / Brightness / Saturation / Audio Quality /
Menu Text + icons / MP4 embedded Text / Startup Logo /

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We are not associated with DashCamTalk or any Vendor or Manufacturer.
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Please report all issues, thank you for using DCTEAM MODS.
Send MOD Requests by clicking my DashCamTalk Avatar to start Private Conversation, Contact me on BCHobbyist YouTube Channel.

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Expanding my Firmware Modifications to include A129DUO, A119PRO, A119 & A119S Dash Cams. Below is a link to my A129DUO Modified Firmware Collection.
Seeking a few A129DUO owners to install and verify functionality, (must RENAME the binary file from FWA129_v1.20_24Mbps_Sharp_DICE.bin to FWA129.bin )
1) Flash Update proceeds normally (slow blinks, fast blinks, pause, slow blinks, fast blinks, restarts)
2) blue DICE Logo appears.
3) Menu Firmware Version has changed.
4) recorded test clips for 1080p@60, 1080p@30 should now be saved as 24 Mbps.
5) Sharpness has been modified from 40 down to 20 to reduce halo over-sharpening effect.
6) Sharpness may require increasing instead of lower, let me know if its worse.
7) does Parking Mode work normally at 24 Mbps ?
8) rear camera bitrate unchanged but note both cams save clips correctly.
9) anyone running A129 using 1080P@30fps at 15Mbps may want to try 20Mbps instead of 24 to match bit rate of 60fps, let me know.

Sharing my A129DUO Modified Firmware. version 1.20 BitRate 24 Mbps + Sharpness 20 MOD + DICE Logo.
DOWNLOAD BCHobbyist A129DUO Modified Firmware : https://drive.google.com/open?id=19l3yGyvkrRZMiyRBJVw7oGCFUcNWheYa

Increasing BitRate reduces pixelation on complex object like tree leaves, road surface, may reduce motion blur.
A119PRO is almost unbrickable if you don't flash the BootLoader. If update fails or is corrupted the BootLoader is still functional.
To restore Dashcam, copy official A129 firmware file to SD card then Power-On wait 1 minute.
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Thanks, I will give this a try..
 
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Custom firmware wouldn't flash for me. Put onto root of sdcard, when I fired up the cam it just started recording as normal.
 
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Custom firmware wouldn't flash for me. Put onto root of sdcard, when I fired up the cam it just started recording as normal.
To use Modified Firmware you must RENAME the binary file from FWA129_v1.20_24Mbps_Sharp_DICE.bin to FWA129.bin
I add the long name so users can tell differences at a glance.
 
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I named it FWA129.bin thing is I actually needed to just name it FWA129

Will report back my findings
 
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More A129DUO Modified Firmware uploaded all with default Bit Rates, but different Sharpness levels to compare.
FWA129_v1.20_defaultMbps-Sharp27_blueDICE.bin
FWA129_v1.20_defaultMbps-Sharp32_blueDICE.bin (previously known as Sharp20, now values 1-100)
FWA129_v1.20_defaultMbps-Sharp37_blueDICE.bin
(must RENAME the binary file from FWA129_v1.20_27Mbps_Sharp32_blueDICE.bin to FWA129.bin )

Seeking A129DUO owners to install and verify functionality,
1) Flash Update proceeds normally (slow blinks, fast blinks, pause, slow blinks, fast blinks, restarts)
2) blue DICE Logo appears.
3) Menu Firmware Version has changed.
4) recorded test clips for 1080p@60, 1080p@30 should all be saved in original Mbps.
5) Sharpness (1-100) has been modified from official 64 down to 37 / 32 / 27 to reduce halo over-sharpening effect.

DOWNLOAD BCHobbyist A129DUO Modified Firmware : https://drive.google.com/open?id=19l3yGyvkrRZMiyRBJVw7oGCFUcNWheYa

NOTE: all my BCHobbyist Modified Firmware are not Official Releases. These user created binary files may not work, I am not responsible for any loss or damage, use at your own risk. MOD'ing is the future, just ask the guy that launched his car into space.

A129DUO is almost unbrickable if you don't flash the BootLoader.
If update fails or is corrupted the BootLoader is still functional.
To restore Dashcam, delete current FW file from memory card then copy official A129DUO firmware file to card then Power-On wait 1 minute.
 
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Tried the new firmware today. To be honest I couldn't tell much difference. It's such a subtle change it's barely indistinguishable.

Still got pixelation in high tree areas which I figured I would. Picture quality is still great from the front camera.

I really need a cpl, the glare from my dash driving into the sun is really bad.

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Expanding my Firmware Modifications to include A129DUO, A119PRO, A119 & A119S Dash Cams. Below is a link to my A129DUO Modified Firmware Collection.
Seeking a few A129DUO owners to install and verify functionality, (must RENAME the binary file from FWA129_v1.20_24Mbps_Sharp_DICE.bin to FWA129.bin )
1) Flash Update proceeds normally (slow blinks, fast blinks, pause, slow blinks, fast blinks, restarts)
2) blue DICE Logo appears.
3) Menu Firmware Version has changed.
4) recorded test clips for 1080p@60, 1080p@30 should now be saved as 24 Mbps.
5) Sharpness has been modified from 40 down to 20 to reduce halo over-sharpening effect.
6) Sharpness may require increasing instead of lower, let me know if its worse.
7) does Parking Mode work normally at 24 Mbps ?
8) rear camera bitrate unchanged but note both cams save clips correctly.
9) anyone running A129 using 1080P@30fps at 15Mbps may want to try 20Mbps instead of 24 to match bit rate of 60fps, let me know.

Sharing my A129DUO Modified Firmware. version 1.20 BitRate 24 Mbps + Sharpness 20 MOD + DICE Logo.
DOWNLOAD BCHobbyist A129DUO Modified Firmware : https://drive.google.com/open?id=19l3yGyvkrRZMiyRBJVw7oGCFUcNWheYa

Increasing BitRate reduces pixelation on complex object like tree leaves, road surface, may reduce motion blur.
A119PRO is almost unbrickable if you don't flash the BootLoader. If update fails or is corrupted the BootLoader is still functional.
To restore Dashcam, copy official A129 firmware file to SD card then Power-On wait 1 minute.
View attachment 40584
Browse all BCHobbyist WorkShop videos:
https://www.youtube.com/user/bchobbyist
What's the maximum bitrate for the A129?
 
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What's the maximum bitrate for the A129?
Since this is a DUAL Cam DVR good idea to stay under 25Mbps, default at 60fps = 20Mbps / 30fps = 15Mbps
actually I do need some A129 RAW clips using official firmware.
 
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Does bigger bitrate make impact on CPU? I heard that it may overheat in longer time during hot days. I have A129.
 
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Does bigger bitrate make impact on CPU? I heard that it may overheat in longer time during hot days. I have A129.
Increasing Bit Rate , Resolution & Frame Rate will all increase processing load in tiny amounts. Installing the maximum Modified Bit Rate of 27.5Mbps will push the temps higher but not to a critical level. If your goal is improved A129 image quality download my 24Mbps BitRate MOD, its the same default rate all A119 DVRs use for 1440P and supports Parking Mode without lockups or skipped detections. Why the newest A129 has default 1080P@60fps bitrate of only 20Mbps is an insult.
 
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Increasing Bit Rate , Resolution & Frame Rate will all increase processing load in tiny amounts. Installing the maximum Modified Bit Rate of 27.5Mbps will push the temps higher but not to a critical level. If your goal is improved A129 image quality download my 24Mbps BitRate MOD, its the same default rate all A119 DVRs use for 1440P and supports Parking Mode without lockups or skipped detections. Why the newest A129 has default 1080P@60fps bitrate of only 20Mbps is an insult.
Are you going to mod the 1.3 firmware as well?
 
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Are you going to mod the 1.3 firmware as well?
DOWNLOAD BCHobbyist A129DUO Modified Firmware https://drive.google.com/open?id=19l3yGyvkrRZMiyRBJVw7oGCFUcNWheYa
DOWNLOAD A119S Modified Firmware https://drive.google.com/open?id=12fZcd7vuglroUOsL0lHClORbclbXQqLv
DOWNLOAD A119 Modified Firmware https://drive.google.com/open?id=1d47InQ8qHSkZCgVfxersR1gflsd3hQTN
DOWNLOAD A119PRO Modified Firmware https://drive.google.com/open?id=13l_iCWCDkfbS895arQXlRJZNu64sCtS1

BCHobbyist will build your Custom A119PRO, A119, A119S, A129 Firmware MOD
select Bit Rate = default or 27, 26, 25, 24, 20, 15
select Sharpness = default(64) or 48, 37, 32, 27, 16
select Edge Detection = default(128) or 28, 68, 128, 228
select Firmware Menu Date & Version = default or for fun
select Sound Quality = default 32kHz or 44.1kHz CD quality
select Logo = default or custom 320x240 text or JPG graphic

Send MOD Requests by clicking my DashCamTalk Avatar to Start private Conversation, Contact me on BCHobbyist YouTube Channel.
The DICE Logo was added to demonstrate images can be used, and separate MOD'ed from official.
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Sharpness MODs
Sharpness value (1-100) has been modified from official 64 down to 48 / 37 / 32 / 27 / 16 to reduce halo over-sharpening effect.

BitRate MODs
Increased BitRate to 27Mbps, 24Mbps, 20Mbps for both 60 & 30FPS. The higher the number the more load on processor/chipset resulting in more heat. Benefit is reduced pixelation on complex patterns such as road, buildings, trees, sky.

Edge Detection MODs
Edge Detection default value 128 modified to 28 / 68 / 168 / 228 . Correctly combined with Sharpness improves object definition without halo effect.
Video comparisons indicate improved object definition after combining Sharp32+Edge168, Download MOD from (( Custom MODs )) folder.

Sound MODs
Increased sample rate from 32kHz to 44.1kHz 16 bit depth for CD quality.

Contrast, Saturation, Hue, Brightness, White Balance MODs
>>>>>> working on it <<<<<<
More video quality improvements on the way, Thanks for the support.
 
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What is correct combination? Examples? :)
IQ tip, increasing sharpness and edge detection too far creates halo effect, I supplied the MODs you mix and match, try them all out. I can't do everything for VIOFO.

edit: support for the end user has priority so ... Video comparisons indicate improved object definition after combining Sharp32+Edge168, Download MOD from (( Custom MODs )) folder.
More video quality improvements on the way, Thanks for the support.
 
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