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Xiaomi Xiaofang 1080p Smart Wifi IP "Small Square" Camera : $19.69 USD

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hoping someone can help me out. I have the Xiaofang Smart camera with the QR code at the bottom and MAC address starting with 34. Is this version of the camera hackable?
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XSnapSX wrote:
Mar 28th, 2018 6:27 pm
hoping someone can help me out. I have the Xiaofang Smart camera with the QR code at the bottom and MAC address starting with 34. Is this version of the camera hackable?
Yes. I have 2 Xiaofangs and both have MAC addresses that start with 34.... both are hacked for RTSP.
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diav wrote:
Mar 28th, 2018 6:53 pm
Yes. I have 2 Xiaofangs and both have MAC addresses that start with 34.... both are hacked for RTSP.
Sorry for the noob question so did you just follow this guide to hack it? what app are using? I tried using the link in the guide to download v4.0.11 of the MiHome app, however it redirects me and downloads a 5.1 version of the app.
http://bobbyromeo.com/technology/xiaomi ... /#firmware

Is there any other guide I should follow?
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XSnapSX wrote:
Mar 28th, 2018 7:34 pm
Sorry for the noob question so did you just follow this guide to hack it? what app are using? I tried using the link in the guide to download v4.0.11 of the MiHome app, however it redirects me and downloads a 5.1 version of the app.
http://bobbyromeo.com/technology/xiaomi ... /#firmware

Is there any other guide I should follow?
Thanks
No worries for noob question.
Yes, I followed Bobby's guide to hack it. You should use app version 4.0.11 because anything higher will prompt you with the "you can't use this outside of China" message. You can download the APK from APKmirror (you'll have to Google... I'm not sure if direct linking APKs is allowed on RFD); you can't download that particular version on Google Play.
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diav wrote:
Mar 28th, 2018 7:44 pm
No worries for noob question.
Yes, I followed Bobby's guide to hack it. You should use app version 4.0.11 because anything higher will prompt you with the "you can't use this outside of China" message. You can download the APK from APKmirror (you'll have to Google... I'm not sure if direct linking APKs is allowed on RFD); you can't download that particular version on Google Play.
My camera keeps getting stuck at Connecting (1/3)
I have also partitioned my SD card and when I try and Write the Image file using Win32 Disk Imager it says access denied
Any ideas?

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XSnapSX wrote:
Mar 28th, 2018 9:22 pm
My camera keeps getting stuck at Connecting (1/3)
I have also partitioned my SD card and when I try and Write the Image file using Win32 Disk Imager it says access denied
Any ideas?

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I don't think you need to partition the SD card before you write the image. Try formatting the SD again and then just write the image?
Not too sure for the steps on Windows since I use a Mac.
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i lost the USB cable/charger, does anyone know where can i buy the USB cable for xiaofang?
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Anyone know where to find one of these now? I have one and love it, need a second one for the other side of the house.

If not this one, what else is available for a similar price point and is hackable (or has RTSP built-in)?

Thanks!
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djrobinn wrote:
Jun 6th, 2018 10:14 am
Anyone know where to find one of these now? I have one and love it, need a second one for the other side of the house.

If not this one, what else is available for a similar price point and is hackable (or has RTSP built-in)?

Thanks!
The Wyzecam V1 or V2 is the same looking camera and is hackable to enable RTSP like the Xiaofang. It's available for $20 US (might need to pick it up in the US) or a bit more in CAD through Amazon.ca.
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rvs007 wrote:
Jun 6th, 2018 11:07 am
The Wyzecam V1 or V2 is the same looking camera and is hackable to enable RTSP like the Xiaofang. It's available for $20 US (might need to pick it up in the US) or a bit more in CAD through Amazon.ca.
I use iVideon server and would like to know if the Wyzecam can be added to iVideon server relatively easily... anyone know? Thanks!
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djrobinn wrote:
Jun 11th, 2018 8:29 am
I use iVideon server and would like to know if the Wyzecam can be added to iVideon server relatively easily... anyone know? Thanks!
Once you've hacked the Wyzecam and enabled RTSP, then it's practically the same as a hacked Xiaofang so yes, it can be easily added to the iVideon server. I have 3 hacked Xiaofangs connected to iVideon and they have been running great for almost a year now.
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rvs007 wrote:
Jun 11th, 2018 8:56 am
Once you've hacked the Wyzecam and enabled RTSP, then it's practically the same as a hacked Xiaofang so yes, it can be easily added to the iVideon server. I have 3 hacked Xiaofangs connected to iVideon and they have been running great for almost a year now.
Thanks rvs007... you've been really helpful through this whole thing. My first one was the original Xiaomi, now it is the Wyzecam, any steps on how to hack the Wyzecam? Can you point me in the right direction? Thanks!
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djrobinn wrote:
Jun 11th, 2018 9:49 am
Thanks rvs007... you've been really helpful through this whole thing. My first one was the original Xiaomi, now it is the Wyzecam, any steps on how to hack the Wyzecam? Can you point me in the right direction? Thanks!
You're welcome! Here are the websites you'll need to hack the Wyzecam:

Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/wyzecam/commen ... _rtsp_for/
Website: https://openip.cam/
Github with installation instructions: https://github.com/openipcamera/openipc-firmware

Make sure you know which version you're hacking (V1 or V2). The instructions are different between the two version.
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rvs007 wrote:
Jun 11th, 2018 9:53 am
You're welcome! Here are the websites you'll need to hack the Wyzecam:

Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/wyzecam/commen ... _rtsp_for/
Website: https://openip.cam/
Github with installation instructions: https://github.com/openipcamera/openipc-firmware

Make sure you know which version you're hacking (V1 or V2). The instructions are different between the two version.
Curious... What if I really like the Wyze Cam app and want to make my oem Xiaomi run Wyze instead... Any articles for that? Is that even possible?
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djrobinn wrote:
Jun 12th, 2018 7:54 pm
Curious... What if I really like the Wyze Cam app and want to make my oem Xiaomi run Wyze instead... Any articles for that? Is that even possible?
I don't believe it's possible. I think Wyze restricts cloud access based on MAC address, so any Xiaomi Xiaofang cameras would not be able to access Wyze's cloud features. I do wish there is a way. I wouldn't mind trying Wyze's app with my Xiaofang cameras too.

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