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HackHD Camera Firmware 1.0.20o Download

Posted at December 6, 2023 by PCI-DB Team

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Device NameHackHD Camera Firmware 1.0.20o
CategoryScanner Digital Camera Webcam
File Size11.2 MB
Supported OSOS Independent

HackHD Camera Firmware 1.0.20o Description


- HackHD now records properly on microSDXC cards and will save the video in 4-5 GB chunks. This allows for double the recording time on a 64GB microSDXC. The original firmware worked with microSDXC cards but would not save the video in chunks and if it got too big it would not be able to be opened.
- LED blinks fast and HackHD turns off if no memory card or error. The original firmware allows the the unit to remain on, thus draining the battery.
- To enter standby mode, you only have to hold down the button approximately 1 second (until the LED goes bright). Release and wait. Once the LED flashes quickly 2 times, the camera is ready to record in standby mode. The original firmware required the button be held down for 4 or 5 seconds and has no indication that the unit entered standby mode.
- Unit will turn off when battery too low for camera operation. The original firmware kept the unit running until the battery ran out.
- Debounce rate set to 60ms which means that the button must be pressed down for a minimum of 60 milliseconds (0.6% of 1 second) to count as an active button press. On the original firmware, there were issues of accidentally entering auto mode when trying to hold down the button to enter standby mode since the debounce rate was too low and very sensitive which sometimes caused the board to think the button was released prematurely even though it was not.

Firmware Installation Instructions:

It is crucial these instructions are followed correctly otherwise the HackHD can become permanently defective. If you are having problems installing the new firmware, try first formatting your SD card in Fat32, NTFS, exFAT or trying another card before putting main.elf on it.

1. Put the firmware file (always called main.elf) in the root directory on your microSD card.
2. Insert the microSD and connect an LED, switch, and fully charged battery or external power supply (between 3.7V and 5.5V) to the board.
3. Power up the camera in standby mode. You will know it is in standby mode with the LED remains solid. If the LED beings slowly flashing, it is possible the camera either booted up in auto mode or was accidentally triggered to start recording in standby mode. If this is the case, press the switch again, if the LED goes solid, the camera is in standby mode ready for the next step. If the LED turns off, the camera was in automode so try again to enter standby mode.
4. Once you confirmed the camera is in standby mode and not recording, hold down the switch. After a few seconds, the LED will turn off and then a few seconds later the LED will turn back on. As soon as the LED turns on, immediately release the switch, it is important to do this within half a second of the LED turning back on. The LED will remain on for up to 30 seconds at which point it will turn off with the camera. When the LED turns off, the firmware upgrade should be successful. The video out signal shows the firmware version on the bottom of the feed.

About Digital Camera Firmware:

Updating to a newer firmware version than the one already installed on your camera can improve the device’s overall performance and stability, resolve various issues, and add support for newly developed features or enhance existing ones.

On the other hand, downgrading the camera’s firmware can recover its functionality in the unlikely event the currently installed version is faulty or the device’s performance dropped after an upgrade. However, bear in mind that applying an earlier build might not always be possible.

It is recommended that changing the camera’s firmware be performed when the new release resolves an issue that your device has been encountering, or adds a new feature (or enhances an existing one) that could prove useful for you.

This process isn’t intended to be destructive, but still, it’s best to save all your personal data and configurations before applying a different firmware. Moreover, make sure that the battery is fully charged and don’t use the camera’s buttons while the installation is in progress.

When it comes to the update method, usually, you must copy the firmware file onto a compatible memory card, insert it into the camera, and browse from the menu to the device’s update section.

However, each device has various ways to enter the update mode and particular steps that should be taken for a successful upgrade, therefore make sure you read the product’s installation guide.

That being said, if you consider that this firmware improves your device in any way, then hit the download button and get the desired version; if not, check with our website as often as possible so that you don’t miss the update that will boost your camera’s performance. 

  It is highly recommended to always use the most recent driver version available.

Try to set a system restore point before installing a device driver. This will help if you installed an incorrect or mismatched driver. Problems can arise when your hardware device is too old or not supported any longer.

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