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Has the hackabiliy of the E4 made you buy one :  

Yes, I was already looking at the competition at a similar price, but the hack swung it to E4
236 (26.3%)
Yes, I'd not considered buying a TIC before, but 320x240 resolution at this price justifies it (as either tool or toy!)
423 (47.2%)
Yes, I was going to buy an E5/6/8 class of unit but will now get the E4
42 (4.7%)
No, but am looking out for a cheap i3 to hack
40 (4.5%)
Not yet, but probably will if now that a closed-box hack becomes is possible
156 (17.4%)

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Author Topic: Flir E4 Thermal imaging camera teardown  (Read 2590464 times)

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Offline Kabasva

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Re: Flir E4 Thermal imaging camera teardown
« Reply #8525 on: January 06, 2019, 07:00:34 pm »
Hello! :)

I have Flir E4 1.2L (2.11.0) 320x240. What should I do to show in the reports the name of the device E8 and not E4?
I also want to change the first boot image and write there for example my name, how to do it? Help friends! :)
« Last Edit: January 06, 2019, 07:03:08 pm by Kabasva »
 

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Re: Flir E4 Thermal imaging camera teardown
« Reply #8526 on: January 13, 2019, 02:07:33 am »
Hi!

Can someone help with pictures of that plastic part which press button when trigger is pressed? Some dimensions would also help. I need to recreate it  :(
 

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Re: Flir E4 Thermal imaging camera teardown
« Reply #8527 on: January 21, 2019, 07:30:16 am »
Which firmware I should install?
Currently having some old hacked firmware installed, but can´t remember which version or anything.
E4 says Model: E4 1.2L and software 2.3.0
 

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Re: Flir E4 Thermal imaging camera teardown
« Reply #8528 on: January 26, 2019, 10:30:58 am »
Ok guys, I need help.

I got full access to my e30bx, already unlocked according to some how to found messing around the forum

BUT

I have a problem: once restarted "unlocked", there isn't any crossair on the HUD and I cannot select one from menu.

Restoring previous original files, everything work
 

Offline lazarusr

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Re: Flir E4 Thermal imaging camera teardown
« Reply #8529 on: January 28, 2019, 11:44:44 pm »
For people in the UK, RS are selling the E4 (not WIFI) for £597.00 plus VAT (with free shipping). That would be a total of £716.40, which would be competitive as it is. However, if you use the code RSJANSALE you get 10% off (bringing the price down to £644.76 which seems like a bargain). I am not sure how long the code is good for. But, it would be a sensible guess that it is only valid this month.

https://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/thermal-imaging-cameras/8481365/

 

Offline Kabasva

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Re: Flir E4 Thermal imaging camera teardown
« Reply #8530 on: February 02, 2019, 06:47:06 pm »
Hello! :)

I have Flir E4 1.2L (2.11.0) 320x240. What should I do to show in the reports the name of the device E8 and not E4?
I also want to change the first boot image and write there for example my name, how to do it? Help friends! :)
Experienced people, please answer my questions. From tell me where to find the answer, I could not find. :(
 

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Re: Flir E4 Thermal imaging camera teardown
« Reply #8531 on: February 03, 2019, 02:09:54 am »
Hello! :)

I have Flir E4 1.2L (2.11.0) 320x240. What should I do to show in the reports the name of the device E8 and not E4?
I also want to change the first boot image and write there for example my name, how to do it? Help friends! :)
Experienced people, please answer my questions. From tell me where to find the answer, I could not find. :(

Try reply number 153 in this thread.

https://www.eevblog.com/forum/thermal-imaging/flir-e4-wifi-resolution-and-menu-hack-thread/153/
 

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Re: Flir E4 Thermal imaging camera teardown
« Reply #8532 on: February 03, 2019, 02:27:48 am »
Kabasva,

I am working from memory and I worked on my E4 a long time ago.

The cameras identity is held in the EEPROM and that is what is presented to a host computer for reports etc. The Ex identity in the configuration files does not influence how the camera is identified to a host. The FLIR service menu provides access to the cameras identity and other important information.

Toploser has correctly pointed you towards Bud’s work on recreating the service menu and accessing the EEPROM. He was working with a much later camera version though. In his and your case, the Service Menu was removed by FLIR in an attempt to prevent its use for hacking. From Buds work, it is clear that some parts of the service menu may be grafted in from the cameras that still have the service menu. Modifying the EEPROM contents carries the risk of bricking the camera.

Ask yourself if the camera ID is so important. It is the data collected that matters. If you need the camera to present itself as an E8 for compelling business reasons.... you really should consider buying a Bona-Fide E8 as presenting data from a hacked E4 as from a genuine E8 could be considered deception by some.

Fraser
« Last Edit: February 03, 2019, 02:30:39 am by Fraser »
 

Offline mcinque

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Re: Flir E4 Thermal imaging camera teardown
« Reply #8533 on: February 10, 2019, 08:37:54 pm »
Just an update in case it's not been clarified, for 2.3.0:

when you put the E4 in RNDIS mode, use ONLY Windows XP or Windows 7

This because the RNDIS drivers provided with the specific version of flir tools are not fully compatibile with Windows10 and the ethernet details are not set correctly when connected to a Windows10 PC (you can't see the flir network card INFRARED 192.168.0.1/2 but you see as an anonymous network card with higher IP that refuses any ftp connection).

Hope it helps someone.
I'm basically still a rookie and because of this, even with the best intentions, I often say bullshits
 

Offline hibeejo

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Re: Flir E4 Thermal imaging camera teardown
« Reply #8534 on: February 26, 2019, 08:06:59 pm »
Morning

Looking for some help, been scrawling through the numerous threads and can't quite find the right info I'm looking for.

I've recently got my hands on a well priced E4 with a view to hacking it, I'm currently studying Thermography (Buildings) and I'm keen to complete the hack asap, so I can get out and complete my reports whilst the Scottish nights are still dark and cold. My training centre we're going to attempt the upgrade for me but they hadn't had experience of the upgrade with my version. I contacted one of the Ebay accounts to see if my model can be hacked and they said it could.

I have:
Flir E4 1.1L
Part No 63901-0101
Software 1.21.0

I'm running on Windows 10,

Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks in advance
 

Offline panservice

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Re: Flir E4 Thermal imaging camera teardown
« Reply #8535 on: March 05, 2019, 06:47:02 am »
Good evening.
There is a device named FLIR E4 and after connecting it to a non-original charger, it stopped charging and is not detected by the computer. It seems like a microcircuit chip with the designation 0952 456H (circled in the picture) burned off. Maybe someone knows where to get the Datasheet of this chip to buy the same or its counterpart.

 

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Re: Flir E4 Thermal imaging camera teardown
« Reply #8536 on: March 05, 2019, 06:48:42 am »
Keyboard error: Press F1 to continue.
 

Offline panservice

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Re: Flir E4 Thermal imaging camera teardown
« Reply #8537 on: March 05, 2019, 06:53:43 am »
ok
Attached at the end  or here are the pictures

The microcircuit chip next to the USB connector
« Last Edit: March 05, 2019, 07:08:46 am by panservice »
 

Offline Fernandochia

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Re: Flir E4 Thermal imaging camera teardown
« Reply #8538 on: April 09, 2019, 12:01:16 am »
Hi fellows.

I recently bought an E4 1.2LHW, 3.12.0SW.

Due to the reading of this post, i decided that the best path i should follow is to downgrade to 2.11.0 and the apply the correspondent liberation pack.

I can't find the procedure to downgrade the firmware, can anyone give me some help with that (maybe some appropriate post number or link).

Finally, i would like to confirm if i am right:  The procedure once i have the camera with 2.11.0SW is to follow the fubar web instructions but using the files that 2lps has uploaded ¿I'm right?

Regards.
 

Offline tmushy

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Re: Flir E4 Thermal imaging camera teardown
« Reply #8539 on: April 09, 2019, 01:35:28 pm »
I too tried upgrading from my current 1.19 firmware (forgot exact number)

Tried to do it but had a hard time finding links that still worked to download the firmware files
 

Offline ypanasyuk

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Re: Flir E4 Thermal imaging camera teardown
« Reply #8540 on: April 24, 2019, 01:06:12 pm »
Quick question......... not a huge deal but is there a way to hide the popup prompt at boot "This device has unsupported software for personal learning...."? (Screenshot attached)   ::)
 

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Re: Flir E4 Thermal imaging camera teardown
« Reply #8541 on: April 26, 2019, 03:30:27 am »
You have that little inconvenience in exchange of the advantage this forum gave you.
 

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Re: Flir E4 Thermal imaging camera teardown
« Reply #8542 on: April 26, 2019, 04:21:48 am »
I found a couple E4's at what seems to be not too bad of pricing [ $750 - $850 ] and have saved up and reached that level .
Looking to see what to keep an eye out on an upgradeable E4 ?
No need to have some of what has been mentioned - with showing documented IFR , I do just independent work both circuit boards , electronics & insulation heat or Air conditioning loses -doing retired , word of mouth work .
 

Offline greatscott77

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Re: Flir E4 Thermal imaging camera teardown
« Reply #8543 on: May 12, 2019, 06:08:14 am »
I snagged an E4 today for cheap at the pawn shop.

H/w VersionE4 1.1L
F/w Version3.16
Orig F/w Version1.22 (per s/n list)
Latest Calibration2014-04-11

What are my options here? I see there _was_ a one-click software installer, but it's gone now?

EDIT: This post works with my model:

https://www.eevblog.com/forum/thermal-imaging/flir-e4-wifi-resolution-and-menu-hack-thread/msg2252082/#msg2252082

And then this: https://www.eevblog.com/forum/thermal-imaging/flir-e4-wifi-resolution-and-menu-hack-thread/msg1397359/#msg1397359

And to enable RNDIS mode, this was the simplest tutorial.
https://fubar.gr/hacking-the-flir-e4/
« Last Edit: May 12, 2019, 07:59:57 am by greatscott77 »
 

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Re: Flir E4 Thermal imaging camera teardown
« Reply #8544 on: May 12, 2019, 08:14:55 am »
Hah! I'm not able to disable RNDIS mode using the remove RNDIS command from that post though. Does anyone know what might be wrong or how I may be able to fix that?
 


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