2008 December 31st, 11:01
Jolleyroger = hero of the day!
2008 December 31st, 14:24
I would totally flash my camera.
However, I am worried about the warranty. I have been thinking about this for a long time. It is only halfway through the warranty. After flashing it, if it malfunctions in the next few months then I would have to pay for my repair.
Is there any other way to do it? For example instead of paying for the repair, pay for a couple months of insurance or protection plan. It might be cheaper.
2008 December 31st, 14:36
No warranty will cover bricking a camera by flashing it with an unknown firmware. It is considered tampering, which voids the warranty immediately. Anyone that does this will have to pay to have it fixed if it doesn't work.
To all Newbies: Have you read this FAQ before posting? Or watched this short video?
If you haven't, then don't complain when I close or move your thread.
The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing. --Albert Einstein
2008 December 31st, 14:50
Even with insurance?
Originally Posted by CycleWriter
2009 January 2nd, 05:24
I'm pleased to announce that Wiesel & lunaticlabs have sucessfully flashed their first modded firmwares & didn't kill their cameras. It looks like the checksum may have been figured out too.
Way to go! .
2009 January 2nd, 06:40
HV20.com's Resident Hacker
2009 January 2nd, 07:53
2009 January 2nd, 09:06
HV20.com's Resident Hacker
Hey _gl, thanks for the appreciation.
To be honest though as I am a HV20 owner and I write software for a living, I don't really care for the prize, I am much more interested in actually unlocking the camera!
So for whatever I contribute to this project I have no interest in getting anything back, I am just having fun doing this...
Happy new year to everybody!
2009 January 2nd, 09:13
these are great news.
whats the next step? would it just be tweaking the current firmware?
with the current knowledge, can dumping the firmware be possible?
2009 January 2nd, 10:00
Although this isn't related, I didn't want to make a new thread... Does anyone know any cool hacks for the Rebel XTi?
2009 January 2nd, 10:40
They're only in the v. early stages of figuring out the firmware. The initial mods were just changing the firmware version number, and experimenting with different bitrates. There's a lot left to figure out by trial and error before anything really cool can be done, but we've now passed the deadlock and everything's looking promising...
Originally Posted by dcloud
2009 January 2nd, 10:41
That's great, but if we don't need to cash for emergencies, then the prize fund stands. Think of it as a 'thank you' from all of us who'll benefit ('s only fair).
Originally Posted by jollyrogerxp
2009 January 2nd, 11:13
New Firmware Hack Thread created.
THIS THREAD HAS MOVED!
I've created a new Official Firmware Hacking Thread. Please subscribe to it and post there from now on.
(this way I can keep the first post updated, and people don't have to trawl through 18 out-of-date pages).