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Название: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi - Custom Firmware
Отправлено: sciagent от 01 Июля 2013, 03:38:14
Blackvue DR500GW-HD WiFi car DVR was one of the first that allows viewing a live video as well as checking and downloading of records via Wi-Fi. The car DVR was issue in Korea in 2012. In 2013 a custom firmware was developed.

The most recent English version of the custom firmware for BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi is available:
(download link is available for registered users only)
(кликните для показа/скрытия)

Older versions of the custom firmware:

(download links are available for registered users only)
(кликните для показа/скрытия)

No-stamp patch:
(download link is available for registered users only)
(кликните для показа/скрытия)
Another no-stamp patch:
(download link is available for registered users only)
(кликните для показа/скрытия)
IMPORTANT! Please check the custom firmware documentation:
(кликните для показа/скрытия)


Welcome for discussions, questions, and proposals!

Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi
Отправлено: Pappy от 03 Июля 2013, 21:24:33
Greetings fro Los Angeles!
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi
Отправлено: MiO_970 от 03 Июля 2013, 21:26:42
 ))O(( 0))
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi
Отправлено: GAS от 03 Июля 2013, 21:31:27
*Сообщение от Pappy [+]
Greetings fro Los Angeles!
Welcome!!!
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi
Отправлено: macabre от 03 Июля 2013, 21:37:06
from Russia with bears and vodka  OooO
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi
Отправлено: kwaijhie от 03 Июля 2013, 22:04:13
From Canada with sticky fingers....... just had a maple syrup waffle (WHAT?????? get your mind out of the gutter will ya)
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi
Отправлено: Nova5 от 04 Июля 2013, 01:59:59
Where can I locate a stock firmware for a US version of the DR500? Like to have that on hand in case I mess something up or have to go back to stock for some reason.
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi
Отправлено: alexsoll от 04 Июля 2013, 02:03:30
*Сообщение от Nova5 [+]
Where can I locate a stock firmware for a US version of the DR500?
And that what is not appropriate?
 
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi
Отправлено: Nova5 от 04 Июля 2013, 02:19:37
That is the Custom. I want to have  the Stock (Factory) firmware as a backup. If I ever have to send it in for warranty work, custom firmware may cause problems.
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi
Отправлено: alexsoll от 04 Июля 2013, 02:27:37
*Сообщение от Nova5 [+]
I want to have  the Stock (Factory) firmware as a backup.

It is clear, then take this - DR500GW-HD_v1.005E(2013_0315),
 http://yadi.sk/d/CFCAot184-bM3


Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi
Отправлено: Nova5 от 04 Июля 2013, 02:33:35
Thank You.
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi
Отправлено: alexsoll от 04 Июля 2013, 02:40:12
Nova5, In this forum are always happy to help. Invite your friends to our forum and  come more often. You are from what country?
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi
Отправлено: Nova5 от 04 Июля 2013, 03:05:00
USA. I'll be by on occasion to check for updates to the custom firmware.
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi
Отправлено: sciagent от 04 Июля 2013, 03:37:01
Anyone visiting us here - welcome!
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi
Отправлено: Nova5 от 05 Июля 2013, 01:43:34
DVRs system time was wrong after installing the custom firmware.  To fix it I did not need to delete all files in "\Record\". I connected to it with the BlackVue App on my Android Phone and made a change from KPH to MPH this updated not only the setting it also updated the DVRs system time based on the Phone's time.
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi - Custom Firmware
Отправлено: sciagent от 05 Июля 2013, 01:48:20
Nova5, please be careful with such operations. Some of custom settings in the config.ini may be reverted by the stock software.
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi - Custom Firmware
Отправлено: Nova5 от 05 Июля 2013, 04:12:19
Will watch for that, I'll have to replace the config.ini with the one from the custom firmware package then.
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi - Custom Firmware
Отправлено: mollydog от 05 Июля 2013, 11:57:13
I have the FW 1.1.1aE and I want to take off the stamp at the bottom right of the screen, I also have downloaded the "patch_shtamp_blank.rar" file and followed the instructions but it didn't work in taking off the stamp, any help will be most welcome

many thanks
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi - Custom Firmware
Отправлено: Pappy от 07 Июля 2013, 00:00:54
Hello,
Hit snag. BV recognized reformatted 64 GB card with custom FW and announced "updating firmware". Seemed to be updating but a few minutes later BV said something I didn't understand and shut off. Turned off car unplugged BV, started car and plugged BV in. again DVR lights turn on and then BV chimes and turns off.

What should I do? Any suggestions?
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi - Custom Firmware
Отправлено: macabre от 07 Июля 2013, 00:25:56
mollydog, try my patch..
https://www.dropbox.com/s/iappgmt6w5e9db8/no%20stamp.zip (https://car-dvr.info/forum/go.php?url=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZHJvcGJveC5jb20vcy9pYXBwZ210Nnc1ZTlkYjgvbm8lMjBzdGFtcC56aXA=)
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi - Custom Firmware
Отправлено: Hillbilly1 от 07 Июля 2013, 04:24:35
 Hello from Australia
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi - Custom Firmware
Отправлено: alexsoll от 07 Июля 2013, 10:55:26
Hello Hillbilly1!
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi - Custom Firmware
Отправлено: mollydog от 07 Июля 2013, 13:58:47

macabre  Thank you very much for your help, I'll do this
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi - Custom Firmware
Отправлено: Pappy от 07 Июля 2013, 20:32:32
An Update...
Dld custom FW (from DVR-Talk link here) and updated successfully (on a 64 GB card). Now up and running with following issues...

1) Image Quality not so great @ 11000 and 12000 bps so I must tweak settings.
2) WiFi issues... BV IOS software has trouble accessing vids (due to higher bitrate?) and even fails to access Live View on occasion.
3) GPS issues... Time is right but the GPS reading is incorrect, perhaps because I booted BV in underground garage. Will remove contents of Record directory and reboot outside.

Any other suggestions?
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi - Custom Firmware
Отправлено: GAS от 07 Июля 2013, 20:48:20
*Сообщение от Pappy [+]
2) WiFi issues... BV IOS software has trouble accessing vids (due to higher bitrate?) and even fails to access Live View on occasion.
There really is so unlikable feature.
*Сообщение от Pappy [+]
3) GPS issues... Time is right but the GPS reading is incorrect, perhaps because I booted BV in underground garage. Will remove contents of Record directory and reboot outside.
GPS will work correctly only on open sky.
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi - Custom Firmware
Отправлено: Pappy от 08 Июля 2013, 10:17:57
Thanks Gas! After rebooting BV I can access clips and Live View on my iPhone running 11,000 bps uncompressed clips. BV can also access 64 GB card using Mio's custom firmware. Thanks you Mio and Company! The custom FW works and has made the BV much more capable. The real issie now is finding the right birate and setting to get an optimum picture. My output isn't much better than the stock BV.
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi - Custom Firmware
Отправлено: macabre от 08 Июля 2013, 10:27:25
*Сообщение от Pappy [+]
My output isn't much better than the stock BV.
we are not miracle man's  ?(
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi - Custom Firmware
Отправлено: sciagent от 08 Июля 2013, 15:09:37
*Сообщение от Pappy [+]
The real issie now is finding the right birate and setting to get an optimum picture.
Yes, that is something most of us do. Something that one likes - the other doesn't. People are different, everyone has own test of "like":)
*Сообщение от Pappy [+]
My output isn't much better than the stock BV.
Well, it should be observably better. Even a difference in a bitrate, 15Mbps of a custom default versus 7,5Mbps of a (former) stock  best should make a difference. Not saying of finely tuned modes.
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi - Custom Firmware
Отправлено: bbsbox от 09 Июля 2013, 03:33:19
Greetings from Sydney!
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi - Custom Firmware
Отправлено: sciagent от 09 Июля 2013, 05:34:52
Welcome, bbsbox!
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi - Custom Firmware
Отправлено: B20RRL от 09 Июля 2013, 18:22:00
After a few issues it seems to be great firmware!

Just want to get rid of the text in the corner and go to a 64GB card.
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi - Custom Firmware
Отправлено: macabre от 09 Июля 2013, 18:49:58
*Сообщение от B20RRL [+]
Just want to get rid of the text in the corner

try please
http://car-dvr.info/forum/index.php?topic=13.msg707#msg707 (http://car-dvr.info/forum/index.php?topic=13.msg707#msg707)
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi - Custom Firmware
Отправлено: Pappy от 09 Июля 2013, 21:11:12
Anyone else experiencing a GPS error in the custom Mac browser (45 miles off) that displays correctly in the stock Blackvue OEM browser? I am!

Anyone find a workaround for the purple tint or grainy image in underground garages?
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi - Custom Firmware
Отправлено: sciagent от 10 Июля 2013, 01:23:37
Pappy, in case you tested everything in similar conditions, it is weird that two browsers show different data. Clearing cache may help, or... Ough, just noticed, what do you mean by "custom Mac browser"?

As for your second question, I just posted the following in a parallel branch :
"The evening mode is still a matter to investigate. Try both, AGGN=2, and AGGN=1, and see what do you like more. Some people turn back to Video=1 mode for a night drive, some are able to find acceptable settings. Lets see how the future firmware will improve the night mode."
Thus so far there is not any solution besides playing with all the settings until you reach a picture quality that will satisfy you.
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi - Custom Firmware
Отправлено: Pappy от 10 Июля 2013, 02:56:15
*Сообщение от sciagent [+]
Pappy, in case you tested everything in similar conditions, it is weird that two browsers show different data. Clearing cache may help, or... Ough, just noticed, what do you mean by "custom Mac browser"?

As for your second question, I just posted the following in a parallel branch :
"The evening mode is still a matter to investigate. Try both, AGGN=2, and AGGN=1, and see what do you like more. Some people turn back to Video=1 mode for a night drive, some are able to find acceptable settings. Lets see how the future firmware will improve the night mode."
Thus so far there is not any solution besides playing with all the settings until you reach a picture quality that will satisfy you.
Thanks Sciagent! Referring to Mac Blackvue browser supplied with 1.1.1 versus stock Mac Blackvue browser.
I'll play with settings but purple appears to be heat related. When I started car this morning in underground garage there was no purple tint. After a few hours of driving in 80*+, purple returns.
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi - Custom Firmware
Отправлено: sciagent от 10 Июля 2013, 03:20:50
Ok, I see. I don't have experience with those under iOS.

Heat related! It looks pretty much like a hardware problem... Custom firmware should not be guilty... To be sure - try to change to Video=1 (avserver.sh settings will be used) and to Video=0 (stock settings) in config-custom.ini. You will be able to see whether the purple tint will disappear.

Is your device still under a guaranty?
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi - Custom Firmware
Отправлено: Pappy от 13 Июля 2013, 22:17:54
*Сообщение от sciagent [+]
Ok, I see. I don't have experience with those under iOS.

Heat related! It looks pretty much like a hardware problem... Custom firmware should not be guilty... To be sure - try to change to Video=1 (avserver.sh settings will be used) and to Video=0 (stock settings) in config-custom.ini. You will be able to see whether the purple tint will disappear.

Is your device still under a guaranty?
Hi... The purple tint disappears overnight. Today was overcast. Out for a few hours and there was no purple tint. So yes, the purple is either related to overheating and/or the aperture not adjusting to a dark garage after being flooded with sunlight. I notice red lights burning out on my recordings which leads me to believe my settings are too sensitive/hot. Going to tweak settings and see what I can come up with.
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi - Custom Firmware
Отправлено: sciagent от 14 Июля 2013, 01:16:51
Thank you for sharing your observations, Pappy 0))

I'm looking forward to see, whether your are able to find proper settings. In case I see any similar proplems, I'll let you know OooO
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi - Custom Firmware
Отправлено: Pappy от 14 Июля 2013, 05:04:55
*Сообщение от sciagent [+]
Thank you for sharing your observations, Pappy 0))

I'm looking forward to see, whether your are able to find proper settings. In case I see any similar proplems, I'll let you know OooO
My pleasure  ~))
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi - Custom Firmware
Отправлено: mordred от 17 Июля 2013, 04:55:50
Can I download the upgraded (modified) firmware file to a freshly formatted SD card, update the DR500 and then insert the SD card I normally use (eg. the ones with all my recordings on it) and use it normally or will there be system files on the day to day card that have to be removed?

In other words:  I use a 32gb card day to day and would like to use another, smaller card to do the upgrade with then insert my day to day card.

Thanks
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi - Custom Firmware
Отправлено: sciagent от 17 Июля 2013, 18:18:51
mordred, sure you can! Make sure to copy the BlackVue directory with all required/own settings (or just required files located in Config and Citytime directories keeping a directory tree) to the other card you are going to use. Otherwise the car DVR will recover default settings of the custom firmware from its memory to an empty memory card.
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi - Custom Firmware
Отправлено: mordred от 17 Июля 2013, 19:09:34
sciagent - thank you very much.  I will give it a try tonight.

So if I understand correctly:

1) format the new SD card and copy the Blackvue folder from the custom firmware zip over to it (with city time and all modifications set)
2) insert new SD card into Blackvue and perform update
3) copy the folders from the custom firmware that you mention above to the old / daily SD card
4) insert the old / daily SD card into Blackvue and  power up

Sound right?
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi - Custom Firmware
Отправлено: sciagent от 17 Июля 2013, 21:41:58
mordred, yes , that's right. It is also good to format your old/daily MicroSD card right before copying the BlackVue directory to it.

My content of the BlackVue directory is the following:
The rest of directories is not needed if you have all the other software installed to your PCs where you are planning to check records.
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi - Custom Firmware
Отправлено: mordred от 18 Июля 2013, 22:52:11
I am wondering what the correlation is between the config.ini and custom config.ini

I ask because after upgrading the firmware, when i reboot the system with a new SD card it reverts back to the default settings that were in the custom config.ini before I made changes to it.

Does this make sense?  in other words, i change the settings in the custom ini and insert that sd into the BV then reboot.  when i take that sd card out and insert my "daily" larger sd card, the settings i made are gone and it reverts to the custom.ini setting that are as they are in the zip file.
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi - Custom Firmware
Отправлено: sciagent от 19 Июля 2013, 02:07:11
mordred, there is not any special correlation.

It looks like you missed p.3 from your ToDo list. And a situation that I described:
http://car-dvr.info/forum/index.php?topic=13.msg1913#msg1913 (http://car-dvr.info/forum/index.php?topic=13.msg1913#msg1913)
happened.

Or, it may be so that you have done p.3, but copied ORIGINAL configuration files of a custom firmware instead of YOUR OWN version configuration files.

There are two main ways to loose (some of) your settings:
1. Insert an empty card into your car DVR. When it does not find the BlackVue directory with a content that was mentioned here:
http://car-dvr.info/forum/index.php?topic=13.msg1942#msg1942 (http://car-dvr.info/forum/index.php?topic=13.msg1942#msg1942)
it will recover a directory structure and default configuration files of the custom firmware.
2. Launch the BlackVue Viewer or any of its mobile applications, and save configuration. It will revert config.ini to a state of those stock settings you had before saving it. All undocumented and custom settings in this file will be lost.

There is also a workaround to prevent those two cases; everything is described in a documentation, but it require certain (may be a little bit more technical) skills.

Otherwise just be advised to take care your own version of configuration files.
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi - Custom Firmware
Отправлено: mordred от 19 Июля 2013, 07:24:13
Thank you very much.  You are correct in that I did not copy the files over, rather formatted the daily card and inserted it blank into the unit.

I have it set the way I would like currently. Should I remove all but the directories you mentioned above?

Do I keep the custom config file on the card?

Thank you.
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi - Custom Firmware
Отправлено: con5tant от 19 Июля 2013, 08:07:33
Hello from sunny California! (USA)
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi - Custom Firmware
Отправлено: GAS от 19 Июля 2013, 08:10:51
con5tant, hello and wellcome!!!
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi - Custom Firmware
Отправлено: sciagent от 19 Июля 2013, 11:56:25
mordred, you should not do that, but you may. Either keep all the directories with all the files on your daily card (and then you will always have everything needed - software and documentation - with you), or just keep a light version of a content as I do.

In first case just make sure that you have a content of your card, from which an update has been performed (e.g. upgrade directory from \\BlackVue\System directory disappears after an upgrade) and all you preferences/settings are set, but not a content of a custom firmware archive where just configuration files have been changed by you.

All configuration files in \\BlackVue\Config directory are needed, including config-custom.ini

Hello and welcome, con5tant!

Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi - Custom Firmware
Отправлено: con5tant от 20 Июля 2013, 01:49:24
I am trying to understand how to install this FW. I've read the install.txt.

When i open up the Config folder on the SD card there are 2 configs, one is config and the other is config-custom. Do i delete the config and rename the custom to config?
When i do that and go into the Blackvue viewer to change the settings, the custom config gets replaced back with the original config (erases the custom)
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi - Custom Firmware
Отправлено: sciagent от 20 Июля 2013, 02:14:23
No, con5tant, do not delete either of configuration files; both are needed when a custom firmware is installed.

When you use the BlackVue Viewer, do not save a configuration file, it really reverts all the settings in the config.ini back to an original state. Then undocumented (Wi-Fi) settings are lost, while
NormalRecordTime=1
Brightness=0
remain.

As you see from my previous posts, I used to keep my versions of configuration files and copy them every time to a memory card after formatting.

The stock BlackVue Viewer is good for fixing broken files, but it can also do that when files are moved from a memory card to a directory on a PC, and viewed from there.

But as for working with files, the Registrator Viewer (https://car-dvr.info/forum/go.php?url=aHR0cDovL3d3dy5yZWdpc3RyYXRvcnZpZXdlci5jb20vaW5kZXhfZW4uaHRtbA==) is more convenient IMHO.
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi - Custom Firmware
Отправлено: con5tant от 20 Июля 2013, 02:42:21
Oh...so to change the settings found in the Blackvue Viewer i should edit the config.ini? For instance, If i want the speed to be in mph, i set SpeedUnit=1?

I apologize if this has all been addressed before.
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi - Custom Firmware
Отправлено: sciagent от 20 Июля 2013, 03:45:29
You can do it in two steps: first make your settings with the BlackVie Viewer (that will exclude mistakes, as sometimes settings are not intuitive, e.g. 0 is used to enable an option instead of disabling it), then - add undocumented settings by editing config.ini with the Notepad++.

Yes, to get speed in mph you have to set SpeedUnit=1

And remember to keep a copy of the file for the future use:)

Have a good luck!
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi - Custom Firmware
Отправлено: Weby от 22 Июля 2013, 13:38:46
Greetings from Switzerland !

I'm very interested in this custom firmware, and wondering if I could help in some sort.

My english isn't the best (French mother language), but I'm skilled in bash scripting and all kind of linux tinkering, and seeing the cramFS image, there is a lot to do with it.
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi - Custom Firmware
Отправлено: macabre от 22 Июля 2013, 13:44:01
wow! welcome. surely we need your some help in programming.  )ooo(
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi - Custom Firmware
Отправлено: Weby от 22 Июля 2013, 14:00:26
My actual goal now is to have a real blackbox in the car, and link the dashcam to a computer that would be always under the seats, with a huge 1Tb harddrive.
I saw there were NFS scripts in the firmware, so it could be possible to use the computers' harddrive memory instead of the SDCards', using the sdcard only as a buffer.
It seems kinda easy to do it, the hard part would be to... find a power source for the computer not to fail, and creating good detection scripts, which would allow the camera to record to SD Only when it detects no computer anymore.
For one camera, using a computer backend is maybe a little too much, but if you have 2-3-10- ?, you could hook them all up and record in the same place, without having x 64Gb sdcards and manually saving them.



Added/Добавлено: 22 Июля 2013, 15:12:50
By the way, I'm interested in knowing how {whoever made the nostamp patch} did to change the values in the elf.

Did he just edit the raw HEX values with a good old hex editor, or disassemble/edit/reassemble ?
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi - Custom Firmware
Отправлено: mordred от 22 Июля 2013, 20:36:52
Do any of the changes made in the BV viewer prgram negate any custom settings?
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi - Custom Firmware
Отправлено: macabre от 22 Июля 2013, 20:57:56
*Сообщение от Weby [+]
Did he just edit the raw HEX values with a good old hex editor, or disassemble/edit/reassemble ?
simply edit the raw HEX values with a good old hex editor  yes
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi - Custom Firmware
Отправлено: Weby от 23 Июля 2013, 02:46:49
Okay, so... why did you leave the last "D" from "DR500GW-HD" ?

(http://up.levert.ch/07d6ee-2013-07-23-004454_578x211_scrot.png)

Doesn't it work with a space (0x20) ?
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi - Custom Firmware
Отправлено: macabre от 23 Июля 2013, 07:25:04
hi. thanks. it is my mistake.
the patch fixed. enjoy.  yes

Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi - Custom Firmware
Отправлено: Weby от 23 Июля 2013, 07:29:21
You're welcome.
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi - Custom Firmware
Отправлено: LHD от 23 Июля 2013, 11:05:28
I just want to say thanks to those who've played with this firmware to make our DR500GWs better than Pittasoft did.

I like it a lot!
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi - Custom Firmware
Отправлено: GAS от 23 Июля 2013, 20:48:12
LHD, enjoy it. ;)
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi - Custom Firmware
Отправлено: Flack от 24 Июля 2013, 18:22:52
Greetings from the UK. I have downloaded the custom firmware and will try and load it later, just read through all the posts and I think I have got the gist of what to do...

Flack  ;)
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi - Custom Firmware
Отправлено: LHD от 25 Июля 2013, 18:09:36
Just a question, I've made changes in the config.ini via the software UI.  What have I broken if anything?

From what I gather, I should edit the ini files to get to where I am, right?

Should I go back to the default config.ini from the archive?
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi - Custom Firmware
Отправлено: the_lone_wolf от 26 Июля 2013, 12:18:33
Thanks for the work - very easy to install and excellent instructions, took less than half an hour

 OooO
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi - Custom Firmware
Отправлено: macabre от 26 Июля 2013, 12:24:24
we are glad!  yes
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi - Custom Firmware
Отправлено: Jest от 26 Июля 2013, 13:02:24
Is the upgrade to FW 1.1.1aE reversible... ? I mean, can i downgrade back to the stock firmware (i have 1.007e at this moment) if i'm not satisfied with the custom FW?
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi - Custom Firmware
Отправлено: macabre от 26 Июля 2013, 13:22:32
Yes, ofcourse. read the manual.
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi - Custom Firmware
Отправлено: MiO_970 от 26 Июля 2013, 16:32:52
Jest, yes this process is reversible.
you can upgrade to 1,007 and back
When upgrading from 1.007, it is necessary to change the custom firmware file version.bin FW 1.005 to 1.007
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi - Custom Firmware
Отправлено: sciagent от 27 Июля 2013, 02:55:47
LHD, it is better to take configuration files from an archive, and edit them with Notepad++, or with a dedicated application providing you with the GUI when you are unsure whether you made changes in those files with a proper software.

Stock software by BlackVue does not harm you configuration files; it may just remove undocumented settings from config.ini. But some text editors may make those files unreadable in Linux environment, and thus may harm your DR500GW.
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi - Custom Firmware
Отправлено: prostcode от 01 Сентября 2013, 14:14:42
Dear all

I am not able to upgrade my DR500GW-HD's firmware from 1.008E to 1.1.1aE.

After inserting the microSD to the camera, it says 'initializing' and blackvue for your save driving, starting recording... and so I thought it was successful.

When I checked and downloaded a video and check the bitrate, it was only 5000kbps, and not what I set out in the custom_config.ini file which was 15000kbps.

When I checked the firmware version, it was still 1.008E.

Pls assist, if not I'll be sticking to the latest stock fimware 1.008E until there is a fix.

Thank you.
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi - Custom Firmware
Отправлено: macabre от 01 Сентября 2013, 20:45:03
prostcode, in root directory must be one folder Blackvue only.
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi - Custom Firmware
Отправлено: MiO_970 от 01 Сентября 2013, 20:55:06
1.1.1aES made ​​on the basis of the original 1,005
Do you already have a 1,008.
your version is higher, so is not updated
You can try to change the file version.bin 1.005 to 1.008
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi - Custom Firmware
Отправлено: prostcode от 02 Сентября 2013, 20:33:34
*Сообщение от MiO970 [+]
1.1.1aES made ​​on the basis of the original 1,005
Do you already have a 1,008.
your version is higher, so is not updated
You can try to change the file version.bin 1.005 to 1.008

I finally get it.

Just need to go to config folder -> version.bin and change the version=1.005 to version=1.008?

Is that right Mio?
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi - Custom Firmware
Отправлено: MiO_970 от 02 Сентября 2013, 22:22:04
yes
when on a flash drive write a custom firmware to change the file
 yes
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi - Custom Firmware
Отправлено: prostcode от 03 Сентября 2013, 07:57:52
*Сообщение от MiO970 [+]
yes
when on a flash drive write a custom firmware to change the file
 yes

Hi Mio, I don't understand. Write a custom firmware?

I just need to change the version.bin from 1.005 to 1.008, save in Notepad++ and insert the card into the camera right and it will be ok right?

Do I need to take the out the card, change the version bin back to 1.005 from 1.008 after that?
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi - Custom Firmware
Отправлено: sciagent от 03 Сентября 2013, 14:49:33
prostcode, yes, do the change in the version.bin of the custom firmware, and then try to update a firmware to that custom one. Do not change a version number back. The following version of the English custom firmware will be base on 1.008 or a later version of a stock firmware. Thus there will not be a version conflict (which happens when you try to downgrade an installed version).
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi - Custom Firmware
Отправлено: SNapEl от 04 Сентября 2013, 19:49:23
Hi Guys, thank you so much for the custom firmware
I've smoothly upgraded to it from 1.008E and it is great!

Just one thing though,
the Blackvue player in Windows now crashes whenever i try to play a video clip
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7358/9670771729_341ba9bf1a_o.png)

but plays fine on Windows Media Player
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7418/9670771885_9096608204_o.png)

On the Mac, the 1080p mp4 files are detected as 720p videos and plays only a cropped portion of it.
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7402/9670771975_580ed95b11_o.png)

The video settings used in config-custom.ini are as follows:
Video=2
Size=1080P
Bitrate=15000000
Cabac=Yes
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi - Custom Firmware
Отправлено: JodiBB от 11 Сентября 2013, 09:17:12
Hey guys,
Thanks for custom firmware.
I have one suggestion about events.
There are sensor to enable/disable microphone. What about possibility to remap this sensor to "mark event" button? It would be usefull I think.
Thanks,
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi - Custom Firmware
Отправлено: macabre от 11 Сентября 2013, 09:24:13
JodiBB, this is not possible, because there is no source code.
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi - Custom Firmware
Отправлено: JodiBB от 11 Сентября 2013, 10:06:56
What a pity! But thanks for your answer.
And what about microphone sensitivity? It's possible to add option to set mic sensitivity? It's really sensitive and usualy not usable.
BTW, I had problem with gps after driving in tunel. When I left, it didn't caught gps for next 3 minutes.
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi - Custom Firmware
Отправлено: DashCamDave от 11 Сентября 2013, 17:26:12
SNapEl, with regards to your problem viewing files on your Mac, I have in the past experienced some errors with playback of BlackVue mp4 files in QuickTime, however it is always perfect in DivX Plus Player for Mac.

Also the new[ish] BlackVue Viewer for Mac (v.1002) is quite good - they fixed the GPS error and playback is smooth now too.
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi - Custom Firmware
Отправлено: SNapEl от 16 Сентября 2013, 17:03:37
Haha I've figured out the problem. Interestingly, a difference in resolution settings in config.ini and custom-config.ini caused the above. Making sure that they were similar solved it!
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi - Custom Firmware
Отправлено: macabre от 16 Сентября 2013, 17:11:10
SNapEl, respect for troubleshooting!
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi - Custom Firmware
Отправлено: Pappy от 23 Сентября 2013, 10:20:19
Would like to roll back to Blackvue 1.008 to give it a try on 16GB card. Do I have to roll back to 1.005 before updating to 1.008? Insert 1.005 on a blank formatted 16GB card into DR-500, is that right?
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi - Custom Firmware
Отправлено: h5n1hk888 от 23 Сентября 2013, 12:43:08
Hello from Hong Kong. )ooo(

Thanks very much for your custom firmware.

I have a BV DR500 with GPS time stuck, have upgrade to stock firmware 1.008 but do not fix the GPS time problem. Then I tried your 1.1.1a and after a few minutes my cam is working as it should, the GPS time have been fixed, yet I have to check the GPS location. ;)

May I reiterate the procedure here, because I find it quite confusing following all this thread in the forum.

Procedure to upgrade BV DR500 stock firmware 1.008 to 1.1.1aE:
1. unzip the  SD-card-ave-v1.1.1aE.zip file to your harddisk.
2. Goto the directory \SD-card-ave-v1.1.1aE\TimeZone find your city file and copy to \SD-card-ave-v1.1.1aE\BlackVue\citytime\ delete the unwanted city, there should be only one city in this directory.
3. If your current stock firmware is 1.008, using notepad++ open the file \SD-card-ave-v1.1.1aE\Config\version.bin, change [firmware]
version = 1.008
4. Format SD card using the sdformatter program, download link is https://www.sdcard.org/downloads/formatter_4/ (https://car-dvr.info/forum/go.php?url=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuc2RjYXJkLm9yZy9kb3dubG9hZHMvZm9ybWF0dGVyXzQv)
5. Copy the \BlackVue directory in \SD-card-ave-v1.1.1aE\BlackVue to the formatted SD card.
6. Insert the SD card into BV DR500 and then power on, if everything is fine you will be running the custom firmware in a few minutes.
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi - Custom Firmware
Отправлено: JodiBB от 08 Октября 2013, 11:59:50
Hey guys,
I would like to ask if there is some plans for future with English version of custom firmware. I saw that there is some newer version russian firmware but I was not able to find english version.
Thanks
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi - Custom Firmware
Отправлено: ahawnt от 25 Октября 2013, 11:24:03
Hi from Edmonton, Canada!

I upgraded to v1.1.1cS.  I had to make a few changes to make the camera run in English, but the firmware upgrade is much better!
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi - Custom Firmware
Отправлено: JodiBB от 28 Октября 2013, 16:40:13
Hey ahawnt,
Could you tell me how did you do that?
Thanks!
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi - Custom Firmware
Отправлено: robbro от 30 Октября 2013, 20:13:17
I have updated to the custom firmware and it all works fine apart from the GPS. The date & time are correct but the blue GPS light doesn't come on and there is no GPS data saved. I have left it on for 45 mins in open air - still nothing.
Has anyone else had this issue ?
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi - Custom Firmware
Отправлено: ahawnt от 09 Ноября 2013, 19:52:56
Hi JodiBB, sorry for the delay in replying.  I will try and post a link (took me hours to get it right).  Check out my YouTube channel -- it's 'YouTube compressed', but it still looks good (of course, even better on BV viewer / Registrator Viewer)!

Added/Добавлено: 09 Ноября 2013, 19:58:55
Here's a movie I made with my custom firmware [edited @ 30fps/ 720p from 1080p because I have a cheap video editor and a slow computer :(  ] ... still good quality even on YouTube.

Sunset from the top of the Mazankowski Heart Institute, Edmonton, Alberta (https://car-dvr.info/forum/go.php?url=aHR0cDovL3d3dy55b3V0dWJlLmNvbS93YXRjaD92PUNEOEJGUEgyZ05BI3dz)

Oh, and I fixed the time/date, sort of ... it now displays the correct date but the time is exactly 7 hours behind.  Still working on that!



Added/Добавлено: 09 Ноября 2013, 20:05:42
This is an earlier attempt.  More grainy but not bad.  The custom firmware needs to be tweaked but this one at least had the date right (time still off by 7h though).  Watch in 1080p (on YouTube) then imagine twice the quality!  There are a couple of others on my channel that aren't private so you can check them out as well.

StreetVandalEdmonton22 (https://car-dvr.info/forum/go.php?url=aHR0cDovL3d3dy55b3V0dWJlLmNvbS93YXRjaD92PTNHOGJVVmttR19nIw==)
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi - Custom Firmware
Отправлено: JodiBB от 11 Ноября 2013, 10:32:32
Hey ahawnt,
Videos are nice! Did you find the link, how to convert russian fw to english? I'd like update to latest version, but it's only in russian language.
Thanks
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi - Custom Firmware
Отправлено: ahawnt от 11 Ноября 2013, 11:59:15
Thanks JodiBB -- still working on the change.  There might be one but I made my own.  Still working out some bugs and need permission to post it.  I could email it to you when I'm finished though!   OooO
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Отправлено: JodiBB от 11 Ноября 2013, 12:04:35
Cool, Thanks! OooO
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi - Custom Firmware
Отправлено: BrAdAsS от 16 Ноября 2013, 11:31:19
Which TimeZone file matches Brisbane Australia? (+10GMT)
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi - Custom Firmware
Отправлено: Romis от 17 Ноября 2013, 01:43:24
Asia/Yakutsk Moscow+06 - Lena River , for example.
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi - Custom Firmware
Отправлено: BrAdAsS от 25 Ноября 2013, 15:29:06
Thanks for that Romis.

My Blackvue uses Firmware v1.009-500GW-E.  What's the firmware upgrade path for that version?

I tried upgrading it following the instructions hoping it would work and it didn't.  It said:

Error 1 - Version Information Different
Error 1 - Version Information Different
Error 1 - Version Information Different
Initialising SD Card
Starting Normal Recording Mode
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi - Custom Firmware
Отправлено: LHD от 26 Ноября 2013, 20:44:15
Hi guys,
I think I've messed up.  I downloaded the latest custom to update from an old version and it processes the update but then the lights go out.

I can reload the SD with the update folder and it repeats the update so its not bricked - but it still turns itself off......

I'm going for stock 1.05 for now, I assume that's a good step?
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi - Custom Firmware
Отправлено: JonathanM от 27 Ноября 2013, 15:07:58
Hey Guys,

Loving the custom firmware and the throughput it provides due to HT40+.
However the parking mode is always recording "P" files to the SD card.
Is there any way to get the behavior that the stock firmware has (only write the file to disk when an event occurs) ?

PS

Is my custom firmware just going bonkers ?
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi - Custom Firmware
Отправлено: tonymy01 от 27 Ноября 2013, 15:40:12
It is probably some extra noise in the video image is confusing the movement sensor. 
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi - Custom Firmware
Отправлено: JonathanM от 27 Ноября 2013, 16:00:23
Hi Tony,

Your correct, I put the movement setting down to 0 and that fixed the issue.

Excellent :)
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi - Custom Firmware
Отправлено: BrAdAsS от 29 Ноября 2013, 02:42:59
Atleast you can get yours to reflash JonathanM.
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi - Custom Firmware
Отправлено: JonathanM от 29 Ноября 2013, 17:19:02
Yes, I have been able to flash from custom -> stock -> custom without issues.

What's yours doing BrAdAsS ?
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi - Custom Firmware
Отправлено: BrAdAsS от 30 Ноября 2013, 01:17:08
It says:
"Error 1 - Version Information Different", three times..
Then it enters "Normal Recording Mode" and operates like nothing happened.

My Blackvue's 1.009E firmware isn't mentioned in "install_en-v1.1.1a.txt", I'd prefer err on the side of caution until there is an official yes.
What stock firmware version are you using?

Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi - Custom Firmware
Отправлено: JonathanM от 30 Ноября 2013, 16:51:21
Same as you 1.009E.

I did the following:

* rename the stock firmware folder to BlackVue-Stock
* install the custom firmware
* install the timezone file (I grabed a Sydney timezone file from a linux box)
* copy over the version.bin from the stock firmware over the custom firmware version.bin (replace it) (files located in the firmware config folders).
* configure the custom firmware as required.

Then flash the new firmware.

*Note: This worked for me, but I took a gamble and it paid off.*
*Don't know if it's a gamble that will work for you, or brick your device, beware*

I "needed" the functionality the custom firmware had so I just sorta went f**k it, what could go wrong.

PS

The rolling back is easy, do as the documentation says and it will work perfectly.
Remember to leave the custom firmware on the sd card until you have finished flashing back to stock firmware.
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi - Custom Firmware
Отправлено: ahawnt от 31 Декабря 2013, 05:29:16
(1) Insert formatted (blank) SDHC into DVR and wait (5 minutes)
(2) Create a file called "upgrade" on Desktop
(3) Put the file "emergency.sh" into the "upgrade" file folder (on Desktop)
(4) Put formatted SDHC card in computer and move custom firmware file (SD-card-ave-v1.1.1aE) on to SDHC card then delete file "upgrade" (in "System" folder) and replace it with "upgrade" file containing "emergency.sh" file
(5) Put SDHC card into dash cam and turn on then leave it on for 2 - 5 minutes
(6) Turn off and remove SDHC card
(7) Remove "upgrade" file (containing emergency.sh") file and move custom firmware file (SD-card-ave-v1.1.1aE) on to SDHC card
(8) Put SDHC card into dashcam again and wait for files to be upgraded (you now hear (English) prompts)
(9) The program will delete the "upgrade" folder containing patch files
... FIXED!
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi - Custom Firmware
Отправлено: sanityinsanity от 03 Января 2014, 04:36:45
Hi,

Thank you very much for the custom firmware. Give users more options than the default firmware.

I would like to ask if it is possible to disable the start up sound "chime". I prefer the DVR to be as stealth as possible.

Thanks.


Steve
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi - Custom Firmware
Отправлено: JodiBB от 04 Января 2014, 03:48:23
I'm looking for rear camera for my vehicle. I'm satisfied with blackvue dr500gw, so I would like the same camera for rear. I found dr500 lite, without wifi and gps. I think it's ok for second camera, but I have a question. It's possible to install custom fw to this version?
Thanks
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi - Custom Firmware
Отправлено: grahambell от 08 Января 2014, 06:08:23
Greetings from Oxford, England looking forward to what I can learn here and hopefully make a contribution :)
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi - Custom Firmware
Отправлено: jie от 09 Января 2014, 13:57:12

Greetings from Singapore.

You guys are great! 0))
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi - Custom Firmware
Отправлено: Zippo2000 от 09 Января 2014, 16:45:45
Thank you guys!
With this firmware, you have saved my ass!
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi - Custom Firmware
Отправлено: kelvgoh от 10 Января 2014, 09:39:59
Greetings from Singapore.  I'm new to the custom firmware scene and will be trying it out this weekend.  I've been having pains with the date/time after 1.005E.  Hope it all goes away with the custom firmware.
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi - Custom Firmware
Отправлено: wozzzzza от 11 Января 2014, 08:42:50
my gps has stopped working a while back, the speed reading is fine but it just doesn't plot position on the map any more. anyone know a fix for this? is it stuffed?? running custom firmware 1.1.1ae
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi - Custom Firmware
Отправлено: leontdi170 от 12 Января 2014, 17:05:21
Mio Hello!

you who is the master of programing!! could you do me parveneitr mail to my address laurent.105 @ orange.fr 1.1.1aE custom firmware that rips! I shoot with the original firmware that gives zero to image quality compared to your version!! please! thank you very much!!Annuler les modifications
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi - Custom Firmware
Отправлено: wozzzzza от 13 Января 2014, 16:59:06
*Сообщение от leontdi170 [+]
you who is the master of programing!! could you do me parveneitr mail to my address laurent.105 @ orange.fr 1.1.1aE custom firmware that rips! I shoot with the original firmware that gives zero to image quality compared to your version!! please! thank you very much!!Annuler les modifications
whats wrong with the link on page 1 of this post??
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi - Custom Firmware
Отправлено: leontdi170 от 17 Января 2014, 00:51:56
велике спасибі за швидку відповідь! і прошивки
добрий день
привітання Францію! 0)) 0)) 0))
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi - Custom Firmware
Отправлено: MiO_970 от 17 Января 2014, 01:09:28
De votre ukrainien très bien  OooO  :))
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi - Custom Firmware
Отправлено: wozzzzza от 21 Января 2014, 16:25:26
can anyone assist with my problem?? Mio???
my gps has stopped working a while back, the speed reading is fine but it just doesn't plot position on the map any more. anyone know a fix for this? is it stuffed?? running custom firmware 1.1.1ae
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi - Custom Firmware
Отправлено: MiO_970 от 21 Января 2014, 16:53:15
try to this player http://www.registratorviewer.com/index_en.html (https://car-dvr.info/forum/go.php?url=aHR0cDovL3d3dy5yZWdpc3RyYXRvcnZpZXdlci5jb20vaW5kZXhfZW4uaHRtbA==)  ?(
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi - Custom Firmware
Отправлено: wozzzzza от 22 Января 2014, 08:59:58
*Сообщение от MiO970 [+]
try to this player [url]http://www.registratorviewer.com/index_en.html[/url] ([url]https://car-dvr.info/forum/go.php?url=aHR0cDovL3d3dy5yZWdpc3RyYXRvcnZpZXdlci5jb20vaW5kZXhfZW4uaHRtbA==[/url])  ?(

perfect, that fixed it thanks, thought it was weird that speed worked and position didn't. don't know what is going on with blackvue viewer but this one above is better.
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi - Custom Firmware
Отправлено: mrderrickc от 29 Января 2014, 10:43:15
Hello!

I am new here and just picked up one of these dashcams. I am from Melbourne, Australia.

Was looking at the instructions included in the zip file and it mentions the correct timezone file, I could not locate one for Melbourne or Sydney Australia, can anyone help me please?

Many thanks!
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi - Custom Firmware
Отправлено: MiO_970 от 29 Января 2014, 10:52:24
mrderrickc, Look here http://yadi.sk/d/vIoPx7Eo6CZSC (https://car-dvr.info/forum/go.php?url=aHR0cDovL3lhZGkuc2svZC92SW9QeDdFbzZDWlND)
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi - Custom Firmware
Отправлено: SumitB от 29 Января 2014, 14:25:43
Can someone please help me with this? I recently had to replace the RTC Battery of my DR500GW as the Clock was always going to 1970. I was running 1.1.1E before I changed the battery. Now, after changing the battery, my camera keeps rebooting and is unusable. Is there anyway in which I can recover the camera? You help will be appreciated.
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi - Custom Firmware
Отправлено: mrderrickc от 29 Января 2014, 14:46:04
*Сообщение от MiO970 [+]
mrderrickc, Look here [url]http://yadi.sk/d/vIoPx7Eo6CZSC[/url] ([url]https://car-dvr.info/forum/go.php?url=aHR0cDovL3lhZGkuc2svZC92SW9QeDdFbzZDWlND[/url])


Hi Mio,

Thank you for replying, I had a look however can't see one for Australia. I had a look inside each file and none for Melbourne or Sydney.

America
Asia
Canada
Europe
India
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi - Custom Firmware
Отправлено: welder от 29 Января 2014, 14:57:07
You can use telnet\ssh to get your timezone.
cp /usr/share/zoneinfo/Australia/Melbourne /mnt/mmc/BlackVue/citytime/
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi - Custom Firmware
Отправлено: mrderrickc от 29 Января 2014, 15:23:54
*Сообщение от welder [+]
You can use telnet\ssh to get your timezone.
cp /usr/share/zoneinfo/Australia/Melbourne /mnt/mmc/BlackVue/citytime/

Thank you!!!!  )ooo(
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi - Custom Firmware
Отправлено: kiwires от 29 Января 2014, 15:59:05
*Сообщение от mrderrickc [+]
Hi Mio,

Thank you for replying, I had a look however can't see one for Australia. I had a look inside each file and none for Melbourne or Sydney.

America
Asia
Canada
Europe
India

Or use Asia/Vladivostok like I did for Melbourne AEST in Summertime.


Added/Добавлено: 29 Января 2014, 16:10:09
Greetings from Melbourne, Australia!
I've successfully upgraded from stock 1.0.11E to custom 1.1.1aE. Part of the reason for doing that was to see if it resolved a wifi issue with my Samsung Galaxy Note 2.
Observations:
1. The upgrade went well on a 8GB microSD card but I got the error message "Check SD Card" when I tried it with a Sandisk microSDHC 64GB card.
So I SDFormatted the 64GB and copied over the successful files from the 8GB card. On inserting it into the BV, I get a message saying "Initialising SD card" and the green LED stays on for a long time. Right now it's been about 15mins and still no reboot. Has it failed or does it just take a long time to initialise a 64GB card?
2. With the stock and custom FW, my SGN2 can connect via BT but will always report an error "Signal too weak. Return to list" whenever I try to view clips or go to Live. However, I have my Nexus 7 just beside the phone and that connects fine and lets me view Live and Recorded clips over BT. Is there a setting on the phone or config.ini to fix this issue? The SGN2 works fine over wifi everywhere else.

Appreciate any assistance you guys can offer.
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi - Custom Firmware
Отправлено: wozzzzza от 31 Января 2014, 16:26:40
did you format the card with the right formatter and right block size?
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi - Custom Firmware
Отправлено: kiwires от 01 Февраля 2014, 05:59:59
I used the recommended SDFormatter mentioned in this forum.
Changed option to Full Erase but left the Format Size Adjustment Off. Should that be changed to On?
It's formatted as FAT32.
I checked the Properties and all it tells me is the size and file system.
How do I find out what the block size is on the 16GB?
Thanks.

Added/Добавлено: 01 Февраля 2014, 10:48:28
After more Googling, I found out how to check the cluster size. It's an old DOS command I'd forgotten - CHKDSK.
Now to find out how to change the cluster size on the 64GB SDHC card from 128kB to 32kB to match that on the 16GB.

Added/Добавлено: 01 Февраля 2014, 12:01:03
So SWEET!
Used guiformat (http://www.ridgecrop.demon.co.uk/index.htm?guiformat.htm (https://car-dvr.info/forum/go.php?url=aHR0cDovL3d3dy5yaWRnZWNyb3AuZGVtb24uY28udWsvaW5kZXguaHRtP2d1aWZvcm1hdC5odG0=)) and formatted 64GB SDHC from exFAT to FAT32 with 32kB clusters.
Copied over contents from working 32GB SDHC card and inserted into BV.
Got the "Starting Normal Recording" message and checked the recordings.
Now I have a 64GB SDHC in my Blackvue.
All's good.
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi - Custom Firmware
Отправлено: kiwires от 05 Февраля 2014, 16:20:58
In regards to the 2nd problem I had in not being able to view the Recorded clips or Liveview from the BV off my Samsung Galaxy Note II, I found a workaround.
When I switch Mobile Data OFF, it works fine. With Mobile Data ON, I get the Weak Signal error.
With my Nexus 7 2013, it works fine.
Any ideas why Mobile Data on the phone would affect it?
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi - Custom Firmware
Отправлено: JodiBB от 12 Февраля 2014, 02:06:37
Any info about new version of English FW?
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi - Custom Firmware
Отправлено: BrAdAsS от 11 Апреля 2014, 05:05:59
I found the problem I was having - I had to modify the .bin file and change it from v1.05 to v1.09 - that's why the version information was different.
It flashed no problems from a 64GB sandisk ultra sd card.

I have noticed despite being set on the same 1080p, the daytime video quality is noticeably poorer now, and night time video is like you're in the Fukushima Nuclear Reactor! It has white dots all over the screen.

The reason I wanted the custom firmware was to:
1. extend the 3minute length of the files in normal record mode to as long as possible.
2. disable event mode  so it wouldn't record events. I drive a 4wd and even with the Gshock sensor on Low, it trips event mode when four wheel driving off road.
3. use a 64GB SD card to take it to 14hours of recording.

Is there a way to use all the original Blackvue video settings to get the picture back to what it was?
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi - Custom Firmware
Отправлено: BrAdAsS от 12 Апреля 2014, 16:49:45
I've answered my own question...  Pity I can't read Russian to find the Edit button on this forum.
Yes the video can be set to use default Pittasoft video settings so it doesn't look horrible after flashing to the custom firmware.

Event Mode seems to have been disabled as I have not seen one Event video file since.  This is the change I made.  Config.ini/TAB1/EventRecordTime=0
It seems the Park Mode recording time is the same setting as the Event Mode recording time setting.    Setting it to 0 forces Park mode to default to a 1 min recording length.
Changing Park mode recording to 3mins in the Blackvue software reverts it to Config.ini/TAB1/EventRecordTime=3

I still can't increase the recording length passed 3 minutes.  Any setting higher than 3, defaults video output to 1min.   Config.ini/TAB1/NormalRecordTime=3

I got the documentation that came with the custom firmware but, where can one find the docs/help on the documented features that are missing from config.ini?

Is there any setting to stop the Blackvue overlapping video files in Event Mode?

I'm surprised there isn't more feedback on this.




Added/Добавлено: 13 Апреля 2014, 11:09:00
I used the Yakutsk timezone file in the citytime directory for +10GMT but the date has defaulted to 1970 and the time is wrong.

How do you fix the date and time issue after flashing to the custom firmware?

Added/Добавлено: 13 Апреля 2014, 12:51:49
I removed all video files from /blackvue/record/
I formatted the SD card

The date defaults to 1970-01-01 and time to 0900

Added/Добавлено: 13 Апреля 2014, 12:54:49
I am using the Yakutsk file taken from the TimeZone folder and I have placed it in the citytime folder.  Doesn't work.

Added/Добавлено: 13 Апреля 2014, 13:00:52
GPS location and map works perfectly.
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi - Custom Firmware
Отправлено: BrAdAsS от 18 Апреля 2014, 06:37:59
I've come to the conclusion that the custom firmware v1.1.1aE is just too buggy and unreliable to use.
I've even rewritten all the help documentation in proper English to make it easier to understand.

I downgraded back to v1.009, then upgraded to the custom firmware again.
This time I put the citytime folder and file in every folder combination possible mentioned in the help docs:
\\Blackvue\Config\citytime\Yakutsk
\\Blackvue\Config\Yakutsk
\\Blackvue\System\citytime\Yakutsk
\\Blackvue\System\Yakutsk
\\Blackvue\citytime\Yakutsk
\\Blackvue\Yakutsk

And it worked.  The date and time was updated to the correct values...  temporarily.  It then randomly chose 2009,2010,2013 dates and It soon reverted back to 1970-01-01  0900hrs by itself.
Logging in to the Web Interface (192.168.8.1)  and choosing the Reset GPS feature followed by Reboot does nothing to change the date/time to what it should be.  Even if you let the DVR sit after booting up, it takes a random length of time..  a few seconds to about 3 minutes to acquire the GPS lock.  The GPS position and Maps are perfect.  It's just the date and time that's wrong.

Firmware version 1.009e doesn't have any of these problems!  Blackvue have since release a newer version of firmware.. v2.001e and I'm about to install that firmware instead.

I've also noticed I can no longer get the DVR to record more than between 10-20minutes before the red record light just stops flashing with the GPS light on solid.
(only when using the custom firmware)
I've tried the different Modes of Video.. 0, 1 and 2, changed just about every setting experimenting and so far IMO the stock Pittasoft settings are better than any custom setting.  When using the custom firmware, after 10-20mins the DVR red record light just stops flashing, then it stops recording - DVR still has power as the blue GPS light indicates it has acquired GPS lock.  Upon removing the power source, the DVR shuts down as per normal.
I've tried combinations of just about every setting (excluding SALDRE) and I haven't had any success in getting the above to work a part from the basic settings.

At this point, the only benefit of the firmware to me is the 64GB capacity.  Is there a version of custom firmware or will there ever be a release just for increasing the capacity to 64GB??

-Brad
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi - Custom Firmware
Отправлено: DREAM2014 от 21 Мая 2014, 03:28:20
Hello from Ontario ,Canada.   OooO
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi - Custom Firmware
Отправлено: VingCard от 24 Июня 2014, 17:03:46
Hi.

I have bought a 500gw and want to upgrade the firmware to get the best out of it..
Can anyone send me the firmware and explain how to upload it..
Getting rid of the product stamp would also be good, but not important.

Improving the quality is what I am trying to achieve.. Any help would be really appreciated.

Thank you
Daryl
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi - Custom Firmware
Отправлено: bluepippa от 08 Сентября 2014, 07:48:50
Anyone?  :( I am still looking to upgrade the firmware on my 500, but dont know where to begin.

Thanks
Daryl
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi - Custom Firmware
Отправлено: DenisSharifulin от 08 Сентября 2014, 08:25:00
VingCard, bluepippa,  http://car-dvr.info/forum/index.php?topic=13.msg76#msg76 (http://car-dvr.info/forum/index.php?topic=13.msg76#msg76)

 (http://ipic.su/img/img7/fs/kiss_49kb.1410150248.png)
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi - Custom Firmware
Отправлено: inkhorn от 26 Ноября 2014, 21:05:54
Will there be hacked versions updated to match the latest firmware v2.002 ?
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi - Custom Firmware
Отправлено: DenisSharifulin от 26 Ноября 2014, 21:17:38
inkhorn,
http://car-dvr.info/forum/index.php?topic=5.0 (http://car-dvr.info/forum/index.php?topic=5.0)
http://car-dvr.info/forum/index.php?topic=557.0 (http://car-dvr.info/forum/index.php?topic=557.0)
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi - Custom Firmware
Отправлено: inkhorn от 26 Ноября 2014, 22:00:13
All spoliers are hidden and unreadable when using Google Translate, and even then I can't understand whats being said  :(
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi - Custom Firmware
Отправлено: neoncek от 13 Марта 2015, 17:26:40
Hello, does the first post of this topic contain latest release firmware for DR500GW-HD?
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi - Custom Firmware
Отправлено: DenisSharifulin от 13 Марта 2015, 20:24:42
neoncekhttp://car-dvr.info/forum/index.php?topic=5.0
Название: Re: BlackVue DR500GW-HD WiFi - Custom Firmware
Отправлено: Paprik_AU от 25 Января 2018, 00:47:41
Greetings from Australia,

I have registered and trying new firmware but the original post still says {Hidden Content}

Does it mean I have to donate to unlock the content?

Thank you for information.
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